Main Menu
Join Undercurrent on Facebook

The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975 | |
For Divers since 1975
The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975
Join Undercurrent on Facebook
"Best of the Web: scuba tips no other
source dares to publish" -- Forbes
 

Dive Review of Odyssey in
Micronesia/Truk

Odyssey, Jun, 2009,

by Martha & Jeff Hubbard, NY, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 26 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 5072.

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 to 85 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 30 to 60 Feet

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.

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 worlds 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 dont 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.
Was this report helpful to you?
Bookmark and Share
Leave a comment (Subscribers only -- 200 words max)
Subscribers can comment here
 

Subscribe Now
Subscribers can post comments, ask the reviewer questions, as well as getting immediate and complete access to ALL 398 dive reviews of Micronesia and all other dive destinations. Complete access to all issues and Chapbooks is also included.

Bookmark and Share
Featured Links from Our Sponsors
Interested in becoming a sponsor?
Reef & Rainforest, Let our experience be your guide -- Reef and Rainforest
Reef & Rainforest
is an agency for travelers that scuba dive. Looking for sharks, wrecks, kayaking, tropical islands? We specialize in adventures to Micronesia.
Island Dreams Travel
Island Dreams Travel
Island Dreams specializes in dive travel to Micronesia. We've dived there ourselves, and stand ready to customize your Micronesia scuba diving adventure.

Want to assemble your own collection of Micronesia reports in one place?
Use the Mini Chapbook Facility to create your personalized collection.

Note: The information here was reported by the author above, but has NOT been reviewed nor edited by Undercurrent prior to posting on our website. Please report any major problems by writing to us and referencing the report number above.

Undercurrent Home


Get more dive info like these and other important scuba updates sent monthly to your email.
And a FREE Recent Issue of Undercurrent

Free Undercurrent Issue
Get a free
monthly email and
a sample issue!



Find in  

| Home | Online Members Area | My Account | Login | Join |
| Travel Index | Dive Resort & Liveaboard Reviews | Featured Reports | Recent Issues | Back Issues |
| Dive Gear Index | Health/Safety Index | Environment & Misc. Index | Seasonal Planner | Blogs | Free Articles | Book Picks | News |
| Special Offers | RSS | FAQ | About Us | Contact Us | Links |


Copyright © 1996-2017 Undercurrent (www.undercurrent.org)
3020 Bridgeway, Ste 102, Sausalito, Ca 94965
All rights reserved.

Page displayed in 0.1 seconds