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Dive Review of Odyssey Adventures/Blue Lagoon in
Micronesia/True Lagoon

Odyssey Adventures/Blue Lagoon: "Great to be back in Truk on the Odyssey", Jun, 2016,

by Mark Etter, PA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 11 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 9118.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments It was great to be back on the Odyssey for another in-depth tour of Truk lagoon. I was glad to see some familiar faces on board again. The crew and boat appeared to have survived the hurricane from last year and the wrecks are in great shape. Madison was there to lead us again into the dark engine rooms of the Shinkoku Maru and the Rio DeJaneiro Maru. The water was a bit green for the week due to the rain but the diving was spectacular! See my attached video clips. I was treated to a private deep dive on the San Francisco Maru with Captain James. The rest of the guests avoided this dive due to the depths of 170 feet. If you ever want to explore historical WWII wrecks, this is a great trip with excellent guides and a fantastic live aboard. The food and crew are great and the boat is spacious. There are multiple lounges and many places to get away from the crowd if you seek privacy. The wrecks are covered with hard and soft corals. A diver does not need to penetrate the ships to enjoy the sights. The bottoms of the RIO DeJaneiro and Heian Maru are complete reef systems with fish, sponges, coral, and occasional rays and turtles. There were leopard sharks on the Shinkoku Maru but I missed them. See sights below for short videos.

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Websites Odyssey Adventures   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Raja Amat, Gangga, Lembeh, Bunaken, Komodo, Maldives, Red Sea, Socorro, North & South Carolina, Fiji, Australia, Chuuk, Kona, Caymans, St Lucia, Belize, Bonaire, etc.
Closest Airport Getting There Long and arduous flight with an unexpected detour to Narida Japan for sushi

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy, cloudy Seas no currents
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-90 Ft/ 15-27 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Few restrictions. Restrictions were dependent on the wreck and conditions. No deeper than 180 feet on the San Francisco Maru
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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 The lower lounge was great for a dry location for camera set up. There is a large table with multiple shelves on the dive deck for storage of cameras too.
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