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CEX II engineer dives in to help frame a few shots & do a quick hull inspection.

CEX II engineer dives in to help frame a few shots & do a quick hull inspection.

St. Kitts & Saba Islands Diving

I just left the Explorer II this afternoon to fly back to SFO. I needed a last minute dive trip STAT, and landed onto the Explorer II quite by chance. We had some serious underwater photographers on board, and some seriously funny divers! A very interesting mix indeed.
There was never a dull moment above or below the surface.
The crew worked tirelessly to insure our dive safety, and skillfully handled our gear & cameras.
Captain Ian runs a tight ship, and keeps things on schedule. It’s fun to try to get him to crack a smile.
The DM’s were knowledgable of the area & helped us find some critters. Not a Batfish in sight, though Claire went out of her way to seek them out. When I would ask Stephen what he could help me find on a dive, he responded, “The boat!” Always a good answer! Kate was also an excellent DM to dive with.
All the crew members were great to us. One crew member in particular went out of his way to help the divers. Any issues with scuba gear, cabin maintenance problems, or camera gear challenges were skillfully handled with a smile by Robert Wolfe. He was courteous, professional, and went above & beyond to meet the needs of everyone on board.
Robert was always on the dive deck to give guidance on which camera to take on a particular dive depending on the site. He kindly accompanied me on a few dives so I could get the shot I was looking for. He even got the guests together at various points on the trip for photo opportunities that we would have otherwise overlooked.
Many thanks to the Explorer II crew. A special thank you goes out to Mr. Wolfe who exceeded all expectations & made St Kitts & Saba a trip to remember.

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2 Comments

  1. Hi Karen,

    I’m thinking seriously of diving this area. Interesting article but wondering how the diving is. Saw a video on Saba, really enjoyed it . Bob

    • Bob,
      You & I are spoiled by all the dives we have done in “The Coral Triangle.”
      Indonesia, Malaysia, PNG, & the Philippines are phenomenal, so try not to compare The Caribbean with those places. Just look at my photo album to see the creatures we photographed. The diving is good, and you get up to 5 dives a day on this live aboard.


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