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Dive Review of Odyssey Adventures in
Micronesia/Truk (Chuuk)

Odyssey Adventures: "Best way to dive the amazing wrecks of Truk Lagoon", Aug, 2017,

by John Tucker, Tokyo, Japan ( 1 report). Report 9896.

No photos available at this time

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 This was my second trip to Truk. The wrecks are of course a mind-blowing underwater museum and are what brought me back, but the contrast between the Odyssey and the first boat two years ago couldn't be any greater...I won't name names but let's just say it rhymes with "Wore Thin" :)

We chartered the whole boat for an all-tech trip with experienced divers, and for that I doubt there's a better liveaboard anywhere. It was the smoothest dive operation I've ever seen, especially considering the gas-mixing requirements (everyone was on twins plus pony bottles), and the facilities were among the best I've seen on a liveaboard. The dive deck layout is highly efficient, including an in-water elevator for exits that was just ridiculously convenient...with a crew member always standing by to remove your fins after the dive, as they had helped with putting them on beforehand. Needless to say, we got spoiled quickly! This was representative of an extremely happy, congenial, and attentive team, led by Capt. and talented underwater photographer/videographer Mike Gerken. The local guides are the most experienced in Truk, including Ken, who is famous for singing during tours of the engine rooms! All of them were excellent. Cabins were spacious and comfortable, and the food was very good considering the remote location and the need to import most items. I did not expect steak & lobster!

I'd go back in a heartbeat.
Websites Odyssey Adventures   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Galapagos, Cocos Island, Socorro, Komodo, Philippines
Closest Airport Chuuk Getting There United's "island hopper" between Guam and Hawaii is the only way to get there AFAIK.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 28-30°C / 82-86°F Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 10-25 M / 33-82 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Extensive freedom to plan and execute dives, with extremely experienced guides available on request. Gas mixes expertly handled, with recommendations discussed in advance. Schedules were flexible, with up to four dives a day possible, though we never did more than four.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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