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Dive Review of Odyssey Adventures in
Micronesia/Chuuk

Odyssey Adventures: "Wrecks! Great Liveaboard in Chuuk", Nov, 2016,

by Clayton Randall, MA, US ( 1 report). Report 9411.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Chuuk (land-based), Palau, Cozumel, USVI, Cayman Islands, Bonaire, NC, NJ, MA, PA
Closest Airport Weno, Chuuk, FSM Getting There Chuuk is a <2-hr flight from Guam or 12-hr "island hopper" from Honolulu. Schedules are irregular, so count on 2 days total travel time from US including layovers

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy, cloudy Seas calm
Water Temp 86 to 87 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 25 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Essentially none: try not to come up with an empty tank
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Great wrecks and anemones/clownfish, not a huge number of other fish. One or two nudibranches, some schools of jacks and bait fish, a moray or two. Nice coral encrustations on the shallower wrecks ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Pros:
- Wrecks! If you like wreck diving, this is the place- look up Operation Hailstone (Feb 17-18, 1944).
- We dove on some wrecks not usually done in Chuuk, such as the San Francisco Maru and Hoki Maru- both great wrecks.
- We usually dove 4-5x/day (night dive available most nights), 2x on the last day if diving the SF Maru. We typically did 2 dives on one wreck in the morning, 2 more on another in the afternoon/night.
- Captain, crew, and staff were very knowledgeable and accommodating.
- Dive briefings were comprehensive and accompanied by informative videos (captain is a well-known underwater photographer and videographer).
- We were treated like grownups, could d ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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