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Dive Review of Truk Odyssey in

Truk Odyssey, Jun, 2003,

by Terry Gee, TX, USA (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 9 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 813.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments I would try to avoid Los Angeles on the way over or back. I fly frequently, but LA is by far the worst airport to fly through. Lines extended out the doors and down the street at EVERY place that you had to pass through. Three hours is just about the minimum amount of time that you should give yourself to get through that mess. Otherwise it is a fairly smooth but very long trip. Close to eighteen hours flying time. To get to Truk you must pass through Guam, the same as going to Palau and many of the other dive sites in that part of the world. The lay overs are not exceptional and the customs and immigrations in every area we ran in to are easy to deal with. The airport in Truk is more like an open warehouse so don't expect any amenities there like food or water. We stopped in Hawaii for two days on the return trip to make it a little less grueling and that was great. I recommend it as going is never too difficult but returning home you are tired, not going on vacation but back to work, etc. and it makes for essentially two vacations in one. Still, like Palau, this is one of those trips that everyone who is really into diving and especially if you love history, should do.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Diving for over 30 years and am a professional dive master, tour guide. Pacific, Sea of Cortez, Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic areas.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy Seas calm
Water Temp 80-84°F / 27-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 25-50 Ft/ 8-15 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No restrictions, dive briefings followed by dive master assistance and guidance if you wanted it but otherwise you could do what you wanted.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 2 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 Odyssey is one of the nicest live aboards that I have sailed on. The crew is helpful, knowledgable and friendly. The diving is almost all wreck diving but the best there is. The rooms are very large and spacious, airconditioned and well kept up. The food is great. It is one of those trips that a diver just has to do at least once in his/her lifetime and the Truk Odyssey is a fantastic vessel to dive from. The owner/capt and his wife make it a trip to remember.
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