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Dive Review of Odyssey in

Odyssey, Jun, 2009,

by Martha & Jeff Hubbard, NY, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 30 reports with 17 Helpful votes). Report 5072.

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 N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Odyssey is approaching 10 years in Truk and for much of that time has been the world’s most popular live-aboard. Out 5th visit (since 2003) showed that she still deserves that title. Although the owner-founders, Cara and Lenny, were not aboard on our most recent trip, many of the crew members who made it the best are still there. Capt JJ, Purser Kim, and Todd head the crew, who all still make the best wreck diving on earth as much fun as possible. Dive when you want, go where you want, penetrate wrecks or not, breathe what gas you want, surface when your computer wants. No to little need for thermal protection, but skins or a light wetsuit will protect against scrapes on the wrecks. Two dives in the morning, 2 in afternoon, 1 after dinner. You can dive San Francisco Maru on the last Saturday, if you like, or do another dive if you don’t fancy a deco dive to 165 ft. The ship, the crew, the food, the diving are all excellent, and we can attest that everything is as good as it was on our first charter.
Odyssey was built by divers for divers, and always showed it, but the recent refit made some improvements which were welcome. Air-con is much more responsive, deck surface is better . . . The food is excellent – chef Gina is one of the old timers on the crew.
This will be your best week of diving ever.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Australia, Fiji, Hawai'i, PNG, Brazil
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 84-85°F / 29-29°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 30-60 Ft/ 9-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 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 Dedicated camera/computer table with compressed air; big camera/computer only tanks.
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