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Dive with Odyssey Adventures to see the ghost fleet of Truk Lagoon, the world’s best shipwreck destination. That’s only the beginning of your adventure. We’ll take you to the outer reefs to see a pristine underwater utopia where over 300 varieties of soft and hard corals flaunt their rainbow colors. You’ll see an abundance of incredible tropical fish, anemones, gorgonians, eagle rays and even frenzied shark feedings.
You'll have the option to dive at your leisure, or borrow one of our experienced local dive guides who will show you all those places you wouldn't find on your own.
4417 Beach Blvd., Ste. 200
Jacksonville, FL 32207
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26th January 2011 by Rhone_Man
Simply the best liveaboard in the world
Visit Date: January 2011
Let's get something out the way first - the diving in Truk Lagoon is spectacular. You know that. I know that. So I won't waste time here gushing about the quality of the diving.
It was the quality of the Odyssey that was a real shock to me. Liveaboards have a reputation of being cramped places, with dodgy food, that give you a positive incentive to spend as much time underwater as possible. The Odyssey is more like living on a mini cruise ship. The cabins are spacious. 16 guests is a very modest number for the space available. The food is very good. Plentiful fresh water and hot showers. The crew is extremely relaxed about letting you dive your own way (Deco? No probs. Solo? No probs. First timer who wants a guide holding your hand? No probs. Whatever you want.) What is even more amazing is that they accomplish this in Chuuk, which (if you spend any time on land) you quickly realise is a pretty backward place.
The Odyssey keeps a reasonable set schedule rotating around the key wrecks of the lagoon (a typical week takes you across 13 different wrecks), but if you have a burning desire to visit somewhere off the beaten track, they will launch the skiff and take you. I fully appreciate that gushing reviews always look a bit suspicious, but I can honestly say it was the most enjoyable week's diving of my entire life. And this wasn't my first rodeo.
What's the catch? Well there are two. Firstly, it isn't cheap; but even given the price, I do think it represents good value for money (try costing out 4 or 5 nitrox dives a day from a land based operation in Chuuk...). Secondly, wherever you live in the world, Chuuk is a heckuva trip to get there. Even Australia which is comparitively close is more than a 24 hour journey. Most people travel for nearer to 36 hours.
But Truk really is somewhere that everyone should dive at least once. And if you are going to do it, you really should do it on the Odyssey. There are three other main options (the Thorfinn, Blue Lagoon Resort, and Truk Stop). Go to Truk Stop if you need helium for tec dives, but otherwise, you'd be mad not to spend the diving trip of a lifetime aboard the Odyssey.
29th July 2009 by RJP
The Odyssey Will Ruin You For Other Liveaboards!
Visit Date: March 2009
Simply the best liveaboard trip you'll ever do! The boat is great, the crew is phenomenal, and the wrecks are amazing.