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Dive Review of Odyssey Adventures in
Micronesia/Truk Lagoon

Odyssey Adventures, Mar, 2013,

by S Lori Brown, WA, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 22 reports). Report 6924.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Florida, Hawaii, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington (Puget Sound), Bonaire, Cozumel, Fiji, Indonesia (Irian Jaya, Sulawesi, Bali, Komodo, Raja Empat), Jamaica, Papua New Guinea
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, cloudy Seas choppy, no currents
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 25 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Allowed divers to dive own profile, deco diving was acceptable (and necessary), solo diving acceptable, pretty much left diving up to the divers
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A 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 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments A table for photographers, fresh water in reserved wash tubs for cameras, advice on good subjects. ... 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 3 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 1 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments It was a long haul from Seattle to Truk via San Francisco, Honolulu, and Guam. Odyssey Adventures staff met us at the Truk airport late at night and shuttled us to the Blue Lagoon Resort (a misnomer) where we hopped on a boat for the ride to the Odyssey.
During a flyover of Truk Lagoon in 1944, American pilots came across an unexpected trove of Japanese vessels including warships, tankers, and cargo ships. The Japanese spotted the American plane and began bugging out but American torpedoes (and in some cases bad luck) sank dozens of vessels in the lagoon.
The dive briefings given by Capt JJ and Dive Guide (instructor) Kim were always excellent: detailed and complete. They included what was ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Ms Lynda Durfee in VA, US at Mar 27, 2013 11:25 EST  
It's not clear from the review whether the diver was doing technical diving. What blend was used for the last dive to 165+ feet?
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