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Dive Review of Odyssey in
Micronesia/Truk

Odyssey, May, 2004,

by Tripp Jones MD, S.C., USA (Top Contributor Top Contributor 52 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 1051.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Caymans, San Sal, Cozumel, Turks and Caicos, St. Kitts, etc
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, noCurrents
Water Temp 80 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 15 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dive your own profile with computers.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments My wife thought setup was fine.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This is a superb dive operation. It's a long way and a long time to get there from the East Coast of US, but worth the travel. I came in 1996, and brought my wife and 2 sons this time and we all had a great dive trip. The diving is hard to describe since it is simply magnificent. The wrecks are accesible to most divers and it is awesome in its grandeur. The dive staff is superb, allowing one to dive his/her own profile, but available if needed. The wrecks are slowly deteriorating, but the soft corals are a dream for a photographer. The service by the crew is exceptional and the accomodations and food are fine. I can think of no criticism for the dive operation. They are professional, courteous and really try to make your week of diving the best. The trip back to the Mainland is a bear, having to fly out of Truk at 2:25 AM (that's right, 2:25 AM!). A stopover in Honolulu makes it bearable. We flew Continental and have no complaints. This is a trip for seasoned divers and well worth the effort and money to make it at least once in your life. Our dive shop, Wateree Dive Center in Columbia, SC will probably return again in a couple of years.
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