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

Olympus Dive Center: "Sharks Galore with Olympus Dive Center", Jun, 2014,

by Mark Etter, PA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 11 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 7849.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments So many sharks you can forget to look at the wrecks on a good day. We dove the Atlas, Caribsea, Indra, and Hutton. Didn't go to the U-352 due to strong currents. Great trip for sharks. I saw more than 20 on the Atlas. Crew is fun but safe and very professional. Check out Mike's pictures of the U-352 in the shop. Great stuff! A good day in North Carolina is a good as any place I've ever been.

We stayed in the bunk house with the Dive Center. Better than I expected and very comfortable. A great place for socializing with other divers. Going back next year for the sharks.
Websites Olympus Dive Center   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Komodo, Red Sea, Raja Ampat, Lembeh, Bunaken, Caymans, Bonaire, Truk, NC, St Lucia, etc.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 75-79°F / 24-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 40-60 Ft/ 12-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions We did short deco dives due to the depths of some of the wrecks. Best to dive with doubles or steel 120's. I would not recommend aluminum 80's due to the dive profiles. Diving is advanced in my opinion due to the potential for strong currents, changing visibility, and distance from shore.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Cameras were easily stored for the 1-2 hour boat ride. Large water tanks were available for rinsing. Crew was great with helping with cameras.
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