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

August, 2013, an Instant Reader Report by Barry Fox, CA, US
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Report Number 7103
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Cozumel, SoCal, Belize, Roatan, Bahamas Hawaii
Closest Airport
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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 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  3 stars
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
5 stars
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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 
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
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Food
5 stars
Service and Attitude
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

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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.

During our week on Odyssey we had the maximum th ...
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Subscriber's Comments

By divergal 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 DIVCHIEF 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 irenedabania 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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