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Dive Review of Odyssey Expeditions in
Australia/Rowley Shoals

Odyssey Expeditions: "Stunning Isolation", Nov, 2016,

by Judy Ormandy, Lower Hutt, NZ ( 1 report). Report 9258.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Asia, Australasia, Pacific
Closest Airport Broome Getting There Broome is 2 1/2 hours flight from Perth. Perth is isolated from most places

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 29 to 30 Celsius Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 30 to Meters

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]max depth 30m, no deco diving
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales 1 or 2
Corals 5 stars 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 N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
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Comments Rowley Shoals are an isolated group of 3 atolls off the coast of Broome. They are only able to be dived 1-2 months per year so very few people get to dive here.

Odyssey is usually used for trips up into the Kimberley so it is not primarily used as a dive boat. While she was more than adequate, on occasions it was obvious she hadnt been designed as a dive boat. There are 4 bathrooms (each with hot shower & toilet) on the dive deck, used by punters & crew. None of the rooms have ensuites. The deluxe rooms have a sink, the standard rooms dont. I had a standard room and it was fine. All have a fridge and separate aircon (although this doesnt work when the compressor is in action), the mattress was comfortable & there was plenty of storage space. Soft drinks, juices & water provi ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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