Our vessel on the Silver Bank, the M/V Turks & Caicos Explorer II, is a 124 ft. custom-designed liveaboard dive boat housing 20 guests in 10 well-appointed cabins. Two upper deck staterooms each feature a queen-sized bed, desk with chair, and picture windows. Staterooms 3 and 4 on the main deck each have twin beds and desk with chair, and large windows. Staterooms 5, 6 and 7 on the main deck each have twin/queen beds, desk with chair, and window. The lower passenger staterooms 8, 9, and 10 are accessed via a circular staircase from the main salon; each includes twin upper/lower beds and large portholes. All staterooms have hanging closets, wardrobe, ample storage space, individually controlled air conditioning units, and private bathrooms with shower.
On the main floor, the air-conditioned salon contains an entertainment center with TV/DVD and stereo, comfortable couches, and several tables for dining. It can be accessed directly from all staterooms and the galley. Aft of the salon area, the dive deck is equipped with individual gear lockers, wet and dry camera tables, a recharging station, and freshwater rinse baths for wetsuits and cameras. It also has a wetsuit hanging area, freshwater showers, and a bathroom. One floor up from the dive deck, a large sun deck area features comfortable lounge chairs, and provides access via an outside walkway to the two upper deck suites and the pilothouse forward. The awning-covered fly bridge is accessed via semicircular stairs from the sun deck, and features settee seating for 12 to 15, a barbecue, wet bar and helm station.
The vessel is equipped with modern instrumentation and communications including 48-mile Simrad radar with proximity alarms, autopilot, GPS and location alarm, digital depth sounder with alarm, digital bottom recorder, computerized chart system, and Satellite phone with data link. The electricity provided is 220 V and 110 V AC power (110 V AC 3-prong grounded outlets are available in all cabins and heads).
The M/V Turks & Caicos Explorer II crew is composed of certified dive masters and instructors who have undergone rigorous STCW 95 training in shipboard firefighting, sea survival skills, CPR, first aid and crowd control. Ship stewards offer unparalleled service including daily housekeeping, and the chef offers an excellent variety of delicious cuisine, from locally sourced produce, fish, and meats. If you have a special request regarding diet, please let us know so that we may advise the ship directly. They will do their best to accommodate your wishes. If you have a favorite snack or libation, please feel free to bring it along.
You may pay for your onboard expenditures with credit cards, cash or travelers check. No personal checks please.