Led by Led by Lad Akins, REEF Director of Special Projects and Peter Hughes, REEF Board of Trustees
Cost Per Person: $2,595 double occupancy VIP Stateroom, $2,395 double occupancy Main Deck Stateroom, $2,195 Lower Deck Stateroom
What is included: 7 nights onboard the M/V Turks & Caicos Explorer II liveaboard, three daily meals and snacks (except dinner Friday night), all alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, 6 days of diving with a special research itinerary scheduled for Provo, Great Inagua, Hogsty Reef Atoll, and Little Inagua (up to 5 dives per day including night dives and 2 dives on the last day), tanks, weight and weight belts.
Additional fees: A REEF Program fee of $250 per diver will be added to each package to cover the cost of the group leaders, seminars, and survey materials. Port tax $85/pp*, Bahamian Diving Fee/Tax*, $250 Fuel Surcharge*, Research Permit Fee*, Airline Departure Tax*, and Airport Transfers to boat $45/each way*. Nitrox available on board for extra $150/pp for the duration of the trip. Friday night dinner ashore on participant’s own (transportation provided & included), crew gratuity at participant’s own discretion.
*Prices subject to change.
Airport/hotel transfer information: Participants will fly into/out of Providenciales International Airport (PLS) on Turks & Caicos. Transfers will be arranged in advance and from there participants will be transported to the M/V Turks & Caicos Explorer II. Transfers are an extra cost and can be paid directly to the driver. The vessel is available for boarding after 3pm on Saturday. Participants will disembark the M/V Turks & Caicos Exploer II on the following Saturday.
To reserve your space or find out more, email us at email@example.com or call us at 305-588-5869. A $500 deposit per person will be collected at time of booking. Visit our Trip Policies page for more information on deposit and payment schedules.
About the trip leaders:
Lad Akins, REEF’s Director of Special Projects, is renowned as the leading expert on invasive species, specifically lionfish. He served as the Founding Executive Director of REEF and led the organization in that capacity for 16 years, helping to design and develop REEF’s widely recognized marine conservation programs. In 2005, he stepped down to focus his efforts solely on the lionfish invasion.
Peter A. Hughes is the Founder of the DivEncounters Alliance, a group of independent live-aboard dive operators, and a member of REEF’s Board of Directors. Peter is one of the diving world’s foremost live-aboard operators, having spent more than forty years in the diving industry. Peter received the DEMA Reaching Out Award for helping to evolve the live-aboard diving industry and subsequently joined the DEMA Hall of Fame in 2011.