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Dive Review of Olympus Dive Center/Econolodge in Morehead City in
The Continental USA/North Carolina

July, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Ed Noga, OH, US
Reviewer   (6 reports)
Report Number 5753
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Everywhere I can--Galapagos, Truk, Costa Rica, many Caribbean sites, St.
Lawrence River, North and South Carolina, Florida, all the Great Lakes
except Superior and especially Lake Erie.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, dry  
calm, choppy, currents  
Water Temp
75   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
35   to 75    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Be careful, no deco, come back with 500 cf.   
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
5 stars  
Large Pelagics
  5 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Big table, enough buckets and they handle your camera carefully when you
pass it to them, and when they hand it overboard.  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
3 stars   
4 stars    
Five years ago I really blasted Olympus in a review, and for good reason.
Well, now they deserve a big attaboy. Our trip to Lake Huron fell apart
along with a truck transmission, so we limped back to Ohio, dumped the boat
and truck, and headed south. Discovery Diving is a fabulous outfit in
Beaufort, N.C., and we always go there, but they were booked. Reluctantly,
we called Olympus. The result was five excellent days of diving,
outstanding service, totally fair treatment. It was somewhat windy on a
couple of occasions and we had to stay inshore, but the captain (Purifoy)
asked our opinion about what to do, and agreed to make a run out to some of
the offshore wrecks, with the option of turning around. Several people who
never had been on U-352 finally got the opportunity because of that. Sharks
everywhere, surprisingly on the inshore wrecks more than the offshore
stuff. The current was rippin' on the Schurz, and brisk on some of the
other wrecks, and we did spend a lot of quality time on the Indra in five
days. But we got out every day and never had a bad dive. We used both their
big boats, and the crews were excellent. I still love Discovery to death,
but I'll never hesitate again to go with Olympus. 
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