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Dive Review of Odyssey in

August, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by Bob & Doris Schaffer, CA, USA
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Report Number 1264
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Caribbean; PNG; Solomons; Cocos; Red Sea; Mexico; California;
Micronesia;Australia; Fiji; Tonga; Maldives
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

windy, rainy, cloudy  
choppy, surge  
Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
15   to 30    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
None  - except limits imposed by Nitrox  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Among the best of any of the liveaboards.  Large 3-tier table and charging
stations in video lounge with plenty of recepticles in a secure and dry
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
1 stars   
4 stars    
This was our fourth trip to Truk and second on Odyssey.  Unfortunately, we
encountered bad weather, arrived 2-1/2 days late (because of Typhoon Chaba)
and visibility was the worst we've ever experienced.  Wrecks still make
interesting diving and the collection of soft corals, anemones, tropical
fish and small critters is just amazing. Some of the wrecks are so large
that it may take two or more dives to completely see one wreck. Odyssey is
an outstanding boat; crew is knowledgeable and accommodating and they
pretty much leave experienced divers alone but happily provide information
and assistance when requested or they think it is necessary or would be
welcome.  Food is very good, plentiful and well-prepared.  Everything is
included in the per person cost(soft drinks, beer, wine, nitrox)which makes
the trip a good value and we didn't feel "nickled and dimed" for
every little thing.  Cabins are very comfortable and everything works. 
Boat could use more comfortable lounges on the deck and more attention to
laundering the blankets and bedspreads between guests, but these are minor
inconveniences compared to the overall experience of the trip. Odyssey
schedules a shark feed on the outer wall of the lagoon and while we don't
particularly like shark feeds and didn't think it was needed since there
seemed to be plenty of sharks without the feed, we did participate and got
some pretty good video footage. Captain Lenny and First Mate Cara do a
great job. All in all, an excellent trip.
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