THE ISLANDS OF THE TURKS & CAICOS sit surrounded by turquoise waters containing more than 1,000 square miles of spectacular coral reef. The Turks & Caicos Islands are known for their expansive underwater visibility, high-voltage wall dives and the profusion of marine life of all sizes located within their boundaries. Explore the five different black coral species at Black Coral Forest, the reef sharks of Provo’s Shark Hotel, the deep-water gorgonians of G-Spot and the spotted eagle rays of Double D, along with a multitude of other dive sites along the region’s plunging walls.

The M/V Turks & Caicos Explorer II comfortably accommodates 20 passengers in ten double staterooms, all with private bathroom facilities, individually controlled air conditioning, windows or port lights, hanging closet and wardrobe. The air-conditioned salon on the main deck includes dining tables, TV, CD/DVD, video library and lounge area. The large sundeck has lounge chairs and a buffet area. A large, awning-covered fly bridge with wet bar and barbecue is accessed from the sundeck. The dive deck is equipped with a bathroom, individual gear bins, camera table, recharging station, air and nitrox filling stations, tank racks, freshwater showers and a separate freshwater rinse for both scuba and underwater camera equipment. There are two large stairways accessing the dive platform, where two in-water ladders hang for easy access to and from the water.

The seven-night package for 2020 starts at $2,595 per person (double occupancy) includes five and a half days of diving (up to five dives a day) with departures on most Saturdays from Providenciales.

For more details, email info@explorerventures.com, call (800) 322-3577 (U.S. and Canada), (307) 235-0683 or visit explorerventures.com.