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Dive Review of Olympus Dive Center in
The Continental USA/North Carolina Offshore

August, 2011, an Instant Reader Report by C Leroy Anderson, UT, US
Sr. Reviewer   (8 reports)
Report Number 6182
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry  
calm, choppy, surge, currents, no currents  
Water Temp
75   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
20   to 70    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
No restrictions, dive was diver's personal responsibility.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Tropical Fish
2 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  5 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
4 stars  
They do have water buckets on the boat and are careful with your cameras.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
1 stars   
5 stars    
Last week I had the chance of doing some wreck diving in North Carolina.
The diving is hit and miss depending on currents, surface winds, overall
weather, and visibility. But when it all comes together it is incredible
diving. There are many magnificent wrecks due to U boat activity during
World War 2. And since they stopped long line fishing for sharks in the
area, the shark population has rebounded wonderfully, with many of the
wrecks supporting great shark diving opportunities. The sharks are docile
and magnificent to view in their natural environment. There is no need for
chumming to attract the sharks here, these are all natural interactions. We
also saw large loggerhead turtles, did our safety stops among schools of
great barracuda, and had the marvelous opportunity of snorkeling with wild
dolphins. I was thrilled on many occaisions to be with the sharks on these
rugged wrecks while being swarmed by incredibly thick schools of baitfish.
Incredible!  I went diving with the Olympus Dive Center in Morehead City,
and also with Outer Banks Diving, Hattaras, North Carolina. See my small
sample video on youtube:
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