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Dive Review of Odyssey Adventures/Blue Lagoon Resort in
Micronesia/Truk Lagoon

Odyssey Adventures/Blue Lagoon Resort, Aug, 2013,

by Barry Fox, CA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 7103 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Cozumel, SoCal, Belize, Roatan, Bahamas Hawaii
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas
Water Temp 82 to 87 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 30 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Max operating depth.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments The latch on the housing for my camera broke just as we were getting ready to go into the water for the first dive of the week so I didn't get a ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 2 stars
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Comments My dive partner and I were aboard the Odyssey from August 18 to August 25, 2013. We arrived on Chuuk two days before boarding Odyssey to make sure of a couple of things one to acclimate to clear the jet lag from California and just in case our luggage was lost in transient. Luggage made it fine. We stayed at the Blue Lagoon Resort (BLR); while the BLR is not a Five Star Resort the staff were outstanding from the check in process to the time we left Chuuk. The rooms are very basic with clean sheets, A/C and a warm shower, the beds are a little hard for my liking but not horrible. We didn't leave the resort we'd seen enough of Chuuk on the 30 minute drive from the airport to the BLR, so we ate at the dining room at the BLR, again nothing fancy but good enough food. We chose not to dive before our week on Odyssey; (the dive operator on site is the Blue Lagoon Dive Shop) so I have no opinion on their operation.

Odyssey: The Odysseys Captain, Captain Nelson met us in the lobby of the BLR promptly at 5pm on Sunday the 18th we were asked if we had luggage? If so where was it located we told him where it was and a crewmember from Odyssey carried it out the boat to the Odyssey. Odyssey is moored just off the BLR. We took the short boat ride out to Odyssey. Once we boarded Odyssey we were given our room assignments and asked to go up to the dining area to show our dive cards. We were greeted by Kelsey who was the assistant to the chef she was giving out nice cold wet towels. The 2nd Captain Todd was behind the bar asking us what we wanted to drink. Great first impression of the Odyssey crew, they made us feel real welcome.

First off the crew aboard Odyssey was top notch, very professional, also they were all very kind and giving from the very first interaction with the Captain, Captain Nelson who met us in the lobby of the Blue Lagoon Resort until we departed the following Sunday. The crew for the week consisted of, Captain Nelson, Assistant Captain Todd, Chef ? Assistant to the Chef Kelsey, Engineer Mike, dive masters Kent, Ken, Mika, and Nelson.

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Subscriber's Comments

By Corrynne Yamanaka in CA, US at Aug 31, 2013 00:50 EST  
Thanks for that really in depth review. We're also considering doing Truk, and as divers with ~ 65 dives experience, after reading your review, we're considering getting more training.
By Barry Fox in CA, US at Sep 01, 2013 01:21 EST  
You are very welcome, if you would like any more information you can contact me at bafox45@yahoo.com Barry
By carl berenson in WA, US at Sep 03, 2013 15:49 EST  
Same here. I think I will pass on wreck diving at Turk and see Palau and yap instead. Thanks for your candid review of your experience. I appreciate it.
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