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

Olympus Dive Center: "Sharks Galore with Olympus Dive Center", Jun, 2014,

by Mark Etter, PA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 11 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 7849.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Komodo, Red Sea, Raja Ampat, Lembeh, Bunaken, Caymans, Bonaire, Truk, NC, St Lucia, etc.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 75 to 79 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 40 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions We did short deco dives due to the depths of some of the wrecks. Best to dive with doubles or steel 120's. I would not recommend aluminum 80's due to the dive profiles. Diving is advanced in my opinion due to the potential for strong currents, changing visibility, and distance from shore.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A 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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Cameras were easily stored for the 1-2 hour boat ride. Large water tanks were available for rinsing. Crew was great with helping with cameras. ... 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 N/A
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 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments So many sharks you can forget to look at the wrecks on a good day. We dove the Atlas, Caribsea, Indra, and Hutton. Didn't go to the U-352 due to strong currents. Great trip for sharks. I saw more than 20 on the Atlas. Crew is fun but safe and very professional ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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