CARIBBEAN EXPLORER II I 28% DISCOUNT I 29 FEB - 07 MAR 2020 I ST.MAARTEN - ST.KITTS

CARIBBEAN EXPLORER II I 28% DISCOUNT I 29 FEB - 07 MAR 2020 I ST.MAARTEN - ST.KITTS
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CARIBBEAN EXPLORER. “Leading Liveaboard” two years running, A/C Cabins. Nitrox. Large dive platform with easy swim access. Salon entertainment center, wet bar and photo lab. St Kitts and St Maarten's impressive dive yacht. Drinks included.



HIGHLIGHTS

  • 7 Nights, 27 Dives
  • Languages spoken - English
  • The only boat offering liveaboard safaris to St Kitts, Saba and St Maarten
  • Warm, turquoise waters teeming with Caribbean reef sharks, turtles, nurse sharks
  • Schools of fish,stunning coral, great visibility, breath-taking topography and wrecks
  • Complimentary alcohol onboard
  • 5 dives available each day
  • Air conditioned salon and on the deck with ample room for sunbathing

SERVICES ON BOARD

  • Dives from easy exit/entry swim platform with zodiac support
  • Battery Charging Station Warm-Water Showers Fish Id And Diving Books Spacious Dive Deck
  • Din/Int Adapters Nitrox ($) Rental Equipment ($)
  • Air-Conditioning. Lounge/TV Area. US Power Sockets. Movies
  • Snorkeling. Fishing. Land Excursions
  • Buffet Fine Cuisine Vegetarian Food
  • Alcohol - Local alcohol and soft drinks included
  • Payments on board - Visa Mastercard Cash
  • Fire Alarm, Fire Extinguisher, Life Jackets, Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit, Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon
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OUR  BOAT 

The 117 ft. (32m) aluminum built Caribbean Explorer II can comfortably accommodate 18 guests, in 9 en-suite cabins. The 8 English speaking, experienced and delightful crew members attend to the every need of guests on this dive vacation. The air conditioned cabins come in a variety of options: Queen bed, Queen bed with Upper Twin bed, Upper and Lower Twin beds, Double bed or Double Lower and Twin Upper beds. Each Stateroom features individual temperature controls, private bathrooms with hot shower, port hole or window and storage space.

AMENITIES

Hang out and enjoy the scenery from the Upper Deck or work on your tan on from the Sun Deck, complete with comfortable lounge chairs. The air conditioned Main Salon features a TV, CD/DVD, video library, entertainment center where guests can listen to music, watch movies or show photos from dives. Take a drink with your buddy at the Wet Bar as you discuss the day’s diving. Shop at the onboard boutique or work on your photos at the photo/video lab below deck. Can’t get enough of the underwater sites, go for a snorkel or try your hand at fishing. On land adventures will include shore excursions to the exotic islands steeped in history and diverse cultures. The Caribbean Explorer II has a satellite telephone for incoming and outgoing calls worldwide.

FOOD ON BOARD

Mornings will begin with a plentiful breakfast consisting of bacon and eggs, pancakes, French toast, muffins, fresh fruit and Danish pastries. Lunches are fresh prepared and include: soup, sandwiches, quiche, burgers, pasta and assorted salads. Cuisine for the evening meals include fresh vegetables, rice, pasta, chicken, beef, turkey, pork and fish. International and Local mouth-watering dishes will satisfy all appetites. Homemade baked breads, cookies and brownies are available for hungry guests between dives. All soft drinks and local alcohol are included in your package. The atmosphere is always informal, with the entire crew doing whatever needs to be done, be that helping with service, making beds or answering questions. The very experienced crew will make you feel comfortable and well catered for.

DIVING IN THE AREA

The Northeastern Caribbean is an intriguing area offering a blend of Dutch, British, French and Native cultures on some of the most scenic islands of the Caribbean. Saba Marine Park, St. Kitts and Nevis offer some of the most dramatic and breathtaking scuba diving experiences in the Caribbean. The roomy and comfortable Caribbean Explorer II carries Dive Safari Adventurers in style to the 'off the beaten path' dive sites of the Caribbean. Saba, St. Kitts and St. Maarten have jaw dropping topography and are renowned for submerged offshore pinnacles, and a 5 square mile top of a dormant volcano towering 3,000 feet above the surface, surrounded by volcanic sand. The abundance and biodiversity of the marine life attests to the development of the Saba Marine Park in 1987, ensuring the Dive Safari of a lifetime.

LOWER DECK - 1 DOUBLE, 1 UPPER TWIN BED - STATEROOMS 8 & 9

Double bed with bunk above, private en-suite bathroom with shower. All cabins have air-conditioning.

  • Size: -
  • Beds: 2 Bunks (double lower, single upper)
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: Yes
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

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LOWER DECK - 1 QUEEN OR 2 TWINS - STATEROOMS 5 & 6

Beds: 1 Queen or 2 Twins, private en-suite bathroom with shower, cabinet and drawers, porthole views. All cabins have air-conditioning.

  • Size: -
  • Beds: 1 Queen or 2 twins
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: Yes
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

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MAIN DECK - 1 BUNK BED (UPPER/LOWER TWINS) - STATEROOM 4

This cabin has 1 Bunk bed (upper/lower twins), a private en-suite bathroom, small window. The cabin is air-conditioned.

  • Size: -
  • Beds: 2 Bunks
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: Yes
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

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LOWER DECK - DOUBLE BED - STATEROOM 7

The cabin has a double bed, private en-suite bathroom with shower. All cabins have air-conditioning.

  • Size: -
  • Beds: 1 Double
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: No
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes 

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MAIN DECK - QUEEN BED - STATEROOM 1

The cabin has a queen bed, window, private en-suite bathroom and shower. All cabins are air-conditioned.

  • Size: -
  • Beds: 1 Queen
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: No
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

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MAIN DECK - BUNK BED (QUEEN LOWER, SINGLE UPPER) - STATEROOMS 2 & 3

1 Bunk bed (queen lower, single upper), windows, private ensuite bathroom and shower. The cabins are all air-conditioned.

  • Size: -
  • Beds: 1 Queen + 1 Twin
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: Yes
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

MOST RELEVANT INFORMATION

  • The trip begins in in St Maarten - Bobby's Marina and ends in St. Kitts - Port Zante
  • The closest airport to the departure harbour is Princess Juliana Intl (SXM) and the closest airport to the arrival harbour is Robert L Bradshaw (SKB)

EMBARKATION AND DEPARTURE

  • Pickup time at the airport is according to your flights.
  • Give yourself enough time to go through immigration and pickup your bags
  • You can check in on the boat as of 15:00
  • The boat departs St Maarten - Bobby's Marina between 18:00 and 19:00 on the same day
  • The vessel is equipped with US power sockets
  • Accepted payment methods on board: Cash, VISA, Mastercard, USD, Local currency
  • DIN/INT adaptors are available on board
  • Towels and soap are included

ARRIVAL AND DISEMBARKATION

  • Your last dives will be on the second to last day in the morning
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you respect the 24 hour no-fly time after your last dive!
  • The boat docks back in St. Kitts - Port Zante in the afternoon on the second to last day
  • Check out and disembarkation is around 09:00 on the last day.

OTHER INFORMATION

  • Most divers are comfortable with a 3 mm wetsuit in summer and up to a 5 mm wetsuit in winter
  • Internet access is not available aboard

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • You require Open Water certification
  • From beginner to experienced, everyone is welcome
  • The operator recommends that divers log at least one dive within the 12 months prior to boarding the vessel, or are encouraged to participate in a refresher course on board.
  • Diving in the Northeastern Caribbean will surprise you - the variety of dive sites that we visit weekly will amaze you
  • The weather in the Northeastern Caribbean is remarkably consistent year-round.
  • The temperatures range from the 70´s ºF or higher in the winter months to the low 90's ºF during the summer, with nearly constant sea breezes. Water temperatures range from a low of about 76 degrees F in winter to a high of about 85 degrees F in summer.
  • There is normally little appreciable current at the sites we visit, and visibility is generally between 50 and 150 feet. Most divers are comfortable with a 3mm wetsuit in summer, and up to a 5 mm wetsuit in winter.
  • Your dives will be done from the vessel itself, taking advantage of the easy-access dive platform and other on board amenities.
  • Entries are usually made from the side exit gates into the water, a drop of 4 feet or so.
  • Great visibility - 3 islands to discover above and under water -
  • Saba marine park Caribbean reef sharks, turtles, schools of fish - Amazing topography - Beautiful reef - Wrecks
  • Land excursion

PROGRAM

DAY 1 (Saturday)

  • Boarding at 15:00
  • 18:30: Dinner (snacks or dinner available for those arriving on later flights)
  • 20:00: Captain's Briefing, documents
  • Night spent at dock.

DAY 2 (Sunday)

  • Saba 5 dives;
  • Night spent at mooring

Sample Itineraries Days aboard the vessel generally involve

  • Breakfast from 7 to 8 am (cold breakfasts are available for late risers)
  • Two morning dives
  • Lunch at 12:30 pm
  • Two afternoon dives
  • Dinner at 6:30 pm
  • Night dive.
  • Island tours will be arranged at each island visited for those interested; further island access is available daily upon request.
  • Please note that these itineraries are examples only, and will change depending on weather and logistics at the Captain's discretion.

DAY 3 (Monday)

  • Saba 5 dives;
  • optional island tour (miss 1 dive).

DAY 4 (Tuesday)

  • Saba 5 dives
  • Night crossing to St.Kitts (2 1/2 hours).

DAY 5-6 (Wednesday, Thursday)

  • St. Kitts 5 dives (per day);
  • Night spent at mooring

DAY 7 (Friday)

  • St Kitts 2 dives  before lunch.
  • Lunch
  • Return to Port Zante
  • Afternoon island tour
  • Dinner ashore
  • Night spent aboard vessel at dock.

DAY 8 (Saturday)

  • 07:00 Continental breakfast
  • 09:00 Guests depart the vessel.
  • Should you be leaving on an afternoon flight, please feel free to leave your luggage aboard (or on the dock alongside) until you depart.
  • Due to the necessity of readying the vessel for our next cruise, we must strictly enforce the 9am departure deadline.

INCLUDED

  • Full board, including all meals, snacks, water, tea, coffee, soft drinks and local alcohol
  • Dive guides

NOT INCLUDED

  • Fuel surcharges: USD 80 (per trip)
  • Port/Immigration/Marine Park fees: USD 115 (per trip)
  • Full scuba set 150 USD per week
  • Dive computer 75 USD per week
  • Nitrox 150 USD per week
  • Transfer from/to local hotels (round-trip) 20 USD per person
  • Transfer to/from the airport (round-trip) 20 USD per person
  • Tips for the crew (recommended)
  • Friday night dinner

CANCELLATION POLICY

What if I need to cancel my booking?

Your reservation request is obligation free and you can cancel anytime within the first 72 hours. During this time you can easily find matching flights and get answers from our reservations team to any further questions you may have.

After you have confirmed and paid for your reservation, the following cancellation policy applies:

  • 30 % non refundable
  • Between 120 days and 90 days before trip = 70 % refundable
  • Less than 90 days before trip = no refund

In case of cancellation the refund will be transferred to your bank account, credit card or paypal account within 10 business days

BEFORE TRAVELLING

  • Make sure you meet the country's requirements corresponding to your nationality make sure your passport is valid at least six months after the date you plan to visit the country
  • Diving insurance is mandatory for divers of all ages on all of our trips: bring your certificate as proof
  • It is strongly recommended to have travel insurance that is appropriate for the type of diving holidays you are going to do
  • Check the electrical standards (such as which plugs are used) in your destination country before travelling and bring the appropriate adaptor if necessary.
  • The itinerary and the number of dives are indicative and are subject to weather conditions and conditions: safety is always first
  • All divers must provide their diving certification card
  • Diving computers are compulsory Local rates, fuel surcharges, distance rates, port fees, etc. may change without notice due to changes in government policy, changes in the price of oil, etc. The changes are beyond our control and the increases must be paid if the boat requests them. We will endeavor to inform you of any changes as soon as possible. A change in these rates does not entitle you to cancel the trip.

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