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

June, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Ken Mostello, MA, US
Reviewer   (3 reports)
Report Number 5544
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Micronesia, Indonesia, Polynesia, Mexico, Canada, Bonaire, Cozumel,
Florida, New England
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
choppy  
Water Temp
69   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
5
Water Visibility
25   to 35    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
[Unspecified]  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  1 stars
Tropical Fish
2 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
1 stars  
Boat Facilities
1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
1 stars  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
Camera table is small, overcrowded, and unstable.  Rinse tank has about 4-5
inches of water in it.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
N/A
Food
1 stars
Service and Attitude
2 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
1 stars
Dive Operation
2 stars  
Shore Diving  
N/A  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
2 stars    
Beginners
1 stars   
Advanced
3 stars    
Comments  
The boat was grossly over crowded with 27 divers aboard.  When combined
with choppy seas and 2 hour plus commutes to dive sites, the boat is just a
bad experience.  Sharks were few in number and many of the best sites were
unanavailable due to high seas.
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