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Dive Review of olympus dive center/midnight express in
The Continental USA/Morehead city,North Carolina

olympus dive center/midnight express, Aug, 2005,

by al marvelli, ny, usa (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports). Report 2020.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving long island NY, new jersey, virginia beach, florida, costa rica, roatan honduras
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm, choppy, currents
Water Temp 72 to 76 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 40 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions recreational limits, no deco,no ext range,
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments i wasnt shooting this trip but buddies were. they crew tried to be helpful but the camera tables on the dive deck seemed smallish. plenty of room to setup in the cabin, but no carpeted surface there.

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 2 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments The diving here seems excellent, the dive shop seems to balance betwween being a hardcore wrek diving place and dealing with photo people flying in from everywhere.The group we had was experienced northeast wrekers and the staff seemed to focus on telling us what we couldnt do, albeit politely. The wreks were beautiful and the sand tigers seemed to show up as if on cue. the current can rip tho, a dive on the uboat was quite a ride and would not have been a place for a beginner-or a northeast nutjob with a fortyfive minute obligation. The bunkhouse seemed a little chaotic;the shop owners wife now runs an antique shop behind it and a word with her cleared up a few issues.However it is first come,first serve dorm style housing. be forewarned,the people who showed up at 1230am and found it overbooked slept on the couches in the lounge. the bar next door was good eating, not much to do in town otherwise.we will go again, and we will be there early to get bunks! cya u/w!!
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