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Dive Review of Olympus Dive Center/Morehead City Hampton Inn in
The Continental USA/North Carolina

Olympus Dive Center/Morehead City Hampton Inn, Aug, 2013,

by Steve Thomas, CO, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 7349.

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments All dives were on wrecks, including the WWII German sub, the U-352. Sand Tiger sharks were on most of the sites with many circling on the Aeolus. The sites ranged from 70 ft. to 110 ft. and 30% nitrox was used on all dives.

In addition to the Sand Tigers, many other interesting fish were seen such as Oyster Toadfish, High Hats, Flounder, Barracuda, eels and a lone Lionfish. Looking around on the decks of the wrecks you could find many Sand Tiger teeth.

Olympus Dive Center is a well run operation with a large boat and full safety gear. They are one of the most safety oriented dive companies that I have ever dove with. In the event of rain or bad weather the boat has a large cabin with water an a microwave. You need to bring tour own food on the trips.

The briefings were well done and the rope rigging down to the wrecks was well laid out and easy to use even in currents and low visibility.

For fairly experienced divers looking for a change from the Caribbean reefs and the chance to explore WWII wrecks with more fish than expected, I would recommend checking out the Morehead, NC area. If you mention that you are diving with Olympus Divers you get a good discount at the local Hampton Inn and there are several very good restaurants in Morehead City.
Websites Olympus Dive Center   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Most popular Caribbean areas, Australia, Palau , Florida Keys
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 77-80°F / 25-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 10-45 Ft/ 3-14 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Return to the boat with at least 500 psi.
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 2 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments Relatively small camera bench on the boat.
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