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Dive Review of Odyssey Adventures in
Micronesia/Chuuk Lagoon

Odyssey Adventures, Jun, 2013,

by Ken McClure, ID, US ( 2 reports). Report 7058.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was my first liveaboard. It exceeded my expectations. Staterooms were plain but larger and more comfortable than they appeared on the website photographs. Ample storage in room for clothing, suitcases, dive travel bags, etc. My only criticism (and it is a minor one) is that the food could be notched up just a tad.

The dive operation was ALL about service. Dive briefings were thorough and comprehensive. I'm not one to penetrate deeply into a dark wreck I haven't dived before. Whenever I was ready to dive if I wanted a guide one would don gear and take me through the portions of the ship I wanted to see. They would also let me dive ANY time my computer would let me, with a buddy or a group, with or without a guide. All dives were 30% Nitrox except for the San Francisco Maru which was 24% because of it's depth. These were all deep dives (for recreational divers) and not at all a place for beginners. I was surprised by the vibrancy of the corals and sponges. I was there for the wrecks but my wife (who is not as enamored by that pursuit as I) enjoyed the corals, sponges and fish just as much as I enjoyed the wrecks.

This was a superb way to dive Chuuk. It is more expensive than the shore operators but their small boats (many without shade or shelter) looked pretty uncomfortable in the chop and the rain. I'd do this again in a heartbeat.
Websites Odyssey Adventures   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Australia, Caribbean, Mexico, Belize, Hawaii.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas calm, choppy, no currents
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 40-60 Ft/ 12-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions None. Dives were either alone or with a guide. Computer limits allowed.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Dedicated rinse tanks and ample room on two tiered camera table.
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By James B. Rogers in WA, US at Jul 24, 2013 20:50 EST  
I agree. I thought the food sucked and I told them so in my out brief. First time I saw a chef live up to her name. Chef Poorly. For the cost of the charter the food should be much better.
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