WORLDWIDE DIVING TAUCHSERVICE GmbH
30 Years of Dive Safaris and Scuba Cruises
Schedule MV Odyssey - Truk Lagoon / Micronesia
In May, 1999 Odyssey International, Inc., purchased the Marie-Anda from Blue Lagoon Cruises who is located in Lautoka, Fiji. The Marie-Anda was built in 1978 in Fiji for Blue Lagoon Cruises to be used as a small cruise ship which accommodated 40 passengers for 1-7 day cruises around the Yasawa Islands in Fiji. In July, 1999, renovations began on the Marie-Anda transforming her into the breathtaking new Odyssey. The 20 cabins were removed and replaced with 9 very spacious staterooms and a comfortable entertainment lounge. The Odyssey is 126 feet long, with a 24 foot beam and draft of 6 feet, built entirely of steel. Length of trip: Seven (7) nights on board the Odyssey. Sunday to Sunday. Up to 5 dives daily off the mother ship. Arrival and departure jnformation: Guests are greeted at the airport by an Odyssey crew member. Transfers to and from the aiport are included in the price at the beginning and end of the scheduled charter for those arriving and departing on charter schedule. Boarding time on Sunday begins at 5 PM and continues through the evening. Number of passengers: The maximum number of passengers the Odyssey will accommodate is 16. There are nine cabins; two single cabins, six king or twins and one double/twin bunk. All cabins have private head and shower. Crew: As a rule, the crew members to passenger ratio will be 1:2. Departs: Weno, Chuuk The Odyssey boasts nine large, luxurious staterooms all fully carpeted with private air conditioning controls, windows or large portholes, and private toilet, shower and sink all in every stateroom. Six of the staterooms are equipped to easily accommodate two single travelers in twin beds or a couple in a spacious king size bed. Also available are two staterooms for single travelers only - they have all the features of the double staterooms and easily accommodate the single traveler in a twin bed. The ninth stateroom's sleeping arrangements are a bunk bed with a double bed below and twin above. All staterooms have a DVD player with 13" monitor. Staterooms are cleaned daily. What The Odyssey Offers Wreck diving Shallow diving Night diving Diving for all levels of divers Technical diving (double setups and DIN and YOKE systems available) Diving off mother ship Large, convenient, easy entry dive platform Fixed deco/safety bar at 15 feet Gear rinse tanks Camera tables Camera rinse tanks Battery charging Free Nitrox for certified Nitrox divers Variety of classes Spacious - 132' - for only 16 passengers - provides better photo and video opportunities with less people underwater Large portholes or windows in each cabin Fully air conditioned Private ensuite facilities Large entertainment lounge with TV, DVD and VCR TVs and DVD players in all cabins Movies Library Airport transfers (for those arriving and departing on charter schedule) Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and all snacks) Beer, wine and other alcoholic beverages.
|Routen||Explore Truk Lagoon on board the MV Odyssey|
|Engines||2 x Detroit Diesel 330 h.p. each|
|Generators||2 x Stamford 80 kw & 1 Stamford 40 kw|
|Navigation||2 x Furuno Radar (24 nautical miles), GMDSS equipped for Sea Area A3, Magellan GPS, Furuno GPS, Furuno Depth Sounder , Compass, Furuno weatherfax, Comnav Autopilot|
|Communication||2 x VHF Radio, 2 x Single side band radio|
|Safety||Liferings, life jackets, fire extinguishers, fire hydrants, fire alarms, and fire fighting suit. Liferaft 1 x 25 persons RFD Survive inflatables|
|First Aid||Oxygen. First aid kit,|
|Equipment||16 x 80 cubic foot aluminum scuba and Nitrox cylinders, DIN or yoke valves 16 x OMS 112 cubic foot steel tanks. 2 tenders - 25 foot custom aluminum with twin 115 Yamaha four stroke outboards 20 foot aluminum with 40 hp Yamaha outboard|
|Techn. Diving||Nitrox Membrane System.|
|Facilities||Staterooms: The Odyssey boasts nine large, luxurious staterooms all fully carpeted with private air conditioning controls, windows or large portholes, and private toilet, shower and sink all in every stateroom. Six of the staterooms are equipped to easily accommodate two single travelers in twin beds or a couple in a spacious king size bed. Also available are two staterooms for single travelers only - they have all the features of the double staterooms and easily accommodate the single traveler in a twin bed. The ninth stateroom's sleeping arrangements are a bunk bed with a double bed below and twin above. All staterooms have a DVD player with 13" monitor. Staterooms are cleaned daily. Dive Deck: During your stay in Truk Lagoon you will find that the majority of your diving will easily be done directly off the Odyssey while we are moored over the dive site. Once you arrive and set up your gear in your own private seat and protected dive locker, you won`t have to take your gear apart until you prepare to go home. Your tank (air or Nitrox) will be conveniently filled at your seat. You`ll find that the spacious dive platform (13' x 6') has plenty of room for two divers plus a divemaster. Two 7' ladders to help you out of the water where you can step up to the convenient freshwater shower to rinse off with. Just 4 steps to the dive deck and you`ll find the camera rinse tanks (one on either side of the boat). Past the camera rinse tanks are the gear rinse tanks. For our photographers, we have a large, sturdy, 3-tiered, carpeted photo table for all your working needs. There`s plenty of space to hang your wetsuit on the bar just in front of the protected fan blowing warm air out of the engine room! Ahhh! Dining Area: The most striking room on the Odyssey. Attractive Fijian teak tables that can easily seat a full boat and her crew. Full service wet bar which is made out of coconut wood (also known as palmwood. After coconut trees fall, the wood is collected, treated and used to make gorgeous furniture.) The Odyssey's dining salon is fully carpeted and air conditioned with two walls of spacious windows for viewing the beauty of the islands in Truk Lagoon. Dining Area: Delicious buffet-style meals are the norm for the Odyssey. We feel its more relaxed and similar to being at home. Breakfast includes a hot breakfast plus toast, cereals, fruit and juices. Guests are served delicious lunches and snacks throughout the day. Hot, savory, hearty dinners will complete your exciting day of diving, eating and relaxing. Don`t forget the most important part of the meal though…the dessert! Delicious buffet-style meals are the norm for the Odyssey. We feel its more relaxed and similar to being at home. Breakfast includes a hot breakfast plus toast, cereals, fruit and juices. Guests are served delicious lunches and snacks throughout the day. Hot, savory, hearty dinners will complete your exciting day of diving, eating and relaxing. Don`t forget the most important part of the meal though…the dessert! Entertainment Lounge The comfortable lounge is where you`ll find a variety of ways to entertain yourself. We have a well stocked fridge to quench your thirst while you settle in for a good movie (with close to 300 DVD titles to choose from — even current ones) on our NTSC/PAL TV, VCR and DVD player. Please feel free to bring your own as our crew always loves to see new movies. Listen to some music on the stereo system or find a good book to read in the library. Start a game (board games or cards) with your fellow passengers or crew or look through our various fish identification books. Odyssey also has a well-stocked boutique located in the lounge. Sun Deck: We haven`t forgotten about you sun worshippers! Just behind the dining area we have a nice size sun deck with lounge chairs and deck chairs. There is also a covered section where you can still be outside, but not in direct sun. This is also were we meet for the dive briefings.|
Included in the rate: Greeting at the airport by crew member.Transfers to and from the airport at the beginning and end of the charter for those arriving and departing on charter schedule.Double occupancy accommodations on board for seven (7) nights. Private head, shower, and sink in each cabin. Your own air conditioning control in your cabin. Fascinating wreck and night diving. Guided dives, if desired.Warm towels after dives. Six (6) amazing days of diving, up to 5 dives a day.Breakfast, lunch, dinner and all snacks, except for dinner on final evening. All beverages including beer and wine. Relaxing in a spacious entertainment center with loads of movies, games, and books.Use of your own dive locker while on board.30% Nitrox fills for certified Nitrox divers.Filled tanks, weights and weight belts. Meeting other divers from around the world. Technical divers: Mixes up to 100% oxygen available at $2 per cubic foot. Use of doubles with dual valve isolation manifolds (DIN or yoke.) Use of 30 cu. foot pony bottles.
Not included in the rate - extras: Chuuk departure tax (US $20.) Dinner on the last night. Airfare Travel and dive insurance. Equipment rentals. Dive courses. Optional land tour on departure day. 5% Chuuk VAT/sales tax. $30 dive permit.