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Dive Review of Olympus Dive Center in
The Continental USA/Morehead City, NC

September, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by Manny Perry, Fl, USA (2 reports)
Report Number 3636
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Micronesia, Palau, Hawaii, Florida, Mexico, Bahamas, Utila, Caymans.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy  
Water Temp
80   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
70   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Buddy rule was enforced, otherwise you could dive your own profile.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
2 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
3 stars  
Rinse tank for cameras availiable on the boat, crew would hand down you
camera once in the water, however one diver complained that he did not get
to shoot one dive because no one handed his camera to him. 
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
1 stars   
5 stars    
Seas were rough first weekend after labor day and many divers were seasick.
Once in the water and below the chop the conditions were excellent. 80+
degree water and 80 feet vis. My dive buddy only used a shorty. Wrecks
including the U352 were excellent dives, current down below was minimal.
Plenty of sharks. Capt George was very good with his briefings and he and
his crew were very good about everyone being accounted for. They were very
safety concious yet allowed every one dive their own plan. Boat ladder was
"fins on" and crew removed your fins for you. Nice touch.
Possible tropical storm brewing offshore made the 2 hour boat ride &
two hour surface interval too much for some divers who opted out the next
day. Boat was very roomy and the sundeck made it nice for socializing,
sunning and snacking. Bring a lunch, they provide coolers for your snacks.
If seas are rough take Dramamine and eat Saltines. Accomodations at the
lodge was not private but very comfortable, and made the trip very cost
effective. Raps Bar and Grill next to the lodge had good food and
atmosphere. Again, the wrecks were awsome and North Carolina in my view an
often overlooked dive destination. Will return next season. 
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