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

Olympus Dive Center/Hampton Inn in Morehead City: "Excellent NC Diving with Olympus Dive Center", Aug, 2015,

by Richard J Lunsford Jr, KY, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 8338.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Bonaire (> 150 dives), Key Largo (20 dives), Jupiter, Fl (10 dives), Belize via live-aboard (26 dives), several on Caribbean cruise stops.
Closest Airport Coastal Carolina Regional Airport (EWN - New Bern) Getting There Fly to New Bern & get a rental car to Morehead City.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm
Water Temp 73 to 86 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 15 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No deco. diving. Spear fishing okay but not on wrecks with sharks present.
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 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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments There was a fairly small dedicated rinse bucket & a camera table. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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 1 stars
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Comments Did 9 dives over 5 days out of Morehead City, NC, with Olympus Dive Center, Aug. 9-13, 2015. With a choice of operating out of Hatteras, Morehead City or Wilmington, M.C. was recommended to me as offering the most wrecks with the highest amount of success (per DVanKirk on Scubaboard). ODC had a strong reputation. I found them to be very safety conscious, give excellent briefings, run a smooth operation with personable staff and have a nice, large dive shop. $35/day to use a guide was money well-spent for a newcomer. Rental gear was mainly ScubaPro. EAN 30 is often used & nearly all d ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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