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

Olympus Dive Center, Jul, 2013,

by Edward Leibowitz, NJ, US (Contributor Contributor 13 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 7131.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Enjoyed diving with Olympus. I was a bit afraid to dive with them, since they did not lead guided dives like in the Caribbean. However, Olympus personnel pre dived the site before we went into the water and told us what to expect. I was diving with a group of very experienced divers, probably more experienced than the dive masters at some of the other destinations where I dove in the past. The boat rides to the dive sites usually took about 2 hours. The first day I got seasick. Found the boat rides to the dive sites a bit rough. After throwing up the first day, I took seasickness medicine and had no problems on the three remaining days. The first day I dove with a 5-4-3 wetsuit. However I felt chilly in the water at depth using this suit. I then switched to a 7-mil suit which I found to be more comfortable at depth. One day we could not go out because of the rough sea conditions. We dove, the Indra,U-352 submarine,Aeolus and the Caribsea. Saw many sand tiger sharks on the Caribsea at 100 ft and also when doing a 15 foot stop for 5 minutes. The crew including, George, Galvin, Bud and others were all very helpful. I would consider diving with Olympus again. I got a good deal on accommodations at the EconoLodge in Morehead City. AARP room rate was about $71/night for a single room. Breakfast was included in the room rate. I had to be on the boat between (6:00-6:30) AM and therefore could not partake of the free breakfast. It takes about 10 minutes to drive to Olympus divers from the Econolodge.
Websites Olympus Dive Center   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Palau, Yap, Malaysia Indonesia, Fiji, Bonaire, Cayman, Tortola, San Salvador, Dominica, Saba
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas choppy
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 20-30 Ft/ 6-9 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Decompression Diving not permitted.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish N/A
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments
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