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Dive Review of Olympus Dive Center in
The Continental USA/Morehead City NC

Olympus Dive Center: "Very Good Diving off Morehead City, North Carolina", Jul, 2018,

by Joseph Muratore, NY, US ( 2 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 10483 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 2 stars Food N/A
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 We drove down to Morehead City from Long Island, NY. We had arranged for five days of two tank boat diving with Olympus Dive Center, and accommodations at the Olympus Dive Center “Dive Lodge”. The Dive lodge was just a bunkhouse, rustic but clean, some rooms having 4 bunks and some having 8. If you don’t mind sharing a bathroom and showers with other people, and bunking with up to 8 people in a room, then it is definitely worth the $20/night. The dive operation and boat were very good. The main problem is the weather: out of the five days, the first two were blown out due to heavy swells. And on the last three days, it was certainly dive-able but still rough. The wrecks were great, though it was too rough to go out to the deepest ones, 100ft deep and deeper. But even the shallower wrecks, 50-90 ft deep, were covered with massive amounts of fish, including sand tiger sharks on every dive. The best of the shallower wrecks that we visited was the Caribsea, at about 90 ft. North Carolina is definitely worth a dive trip, but it has to be understood that conditions offshore are unpredictable, and you have to be prepared for canceled boat trips. On good days, the wreck diving here is incredible.
Websites Olympus Dive Center   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Most recently, southern Florida and Morehead City, North Carolina
Closest Airport Getting There Drove from New York to Morehead City NC

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 79-82°F / 26-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 35-60 Ft/ 11-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Buddy system
alternate air source
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 1 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments Rinse tank for only photo equipment.
Tables in cabin for working on equipment.
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