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

Olympus Dive Center: "Great Wreck Dives and Sand Tiger Sharks", Aug, 2021,

by Patrick Lynch, GA, US ( 2 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 11726 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food N/A
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 3 stars
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Comments Dove 3 days on their "full Day trips". It is a long (2+ hour) ride on the boat to the wrecks off the coast, many of them sunk by German U-boats. Fortunately the weather cooperated and we got out all 3 days for 2 tank dives each day. At one site (The Caribe Sea Wreck) we stayed at that location for both dives because the Sand Tigers Sharks were there in large numbers and well worth a second look. Good penetration opportunities at some of the wrecks and ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Olympus Dive Center   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving All over the Caribbean, Key Largo, Socorro, Cozumel, Raja Ampat Indonesia, Maui, Kona, Sea of Cortez
Closest Airport Wilmington, NC (ILM) Getting There I drove from the Atlanta, GA area and picked up my buddy at ILM.

Dive Conditions

Weather Seas choppy, no currents
Water Temp 80-75°F / 27-24°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60-70 Ft/ 18-21 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions At least 25 dives,Advanced Cert preferred but OW with experience accepted. Min of 2 dives below 70ft, At least 2 dives in previous 12 months, At least 2 boat dives. Al listed on website.
Non DECO dive, No solo divers (if I recall correctly)
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available?

What I Saw

Sharks Lots 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 N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments I only use my GoPro so can't offer meaningful rating on camera facilities. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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