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Destination at a Glance

Would you classify this destination as
- Cold Water
Location
Odessa, Odessa Region, Ukraine
Date of latest visit
7/2015
What is there to see underwater?
- Shipwrecks
- Shipwrecks that allow fun and easy penetration
- Shipwrecks that allow interesting and serious penetration
- Shipwrecks with historical significance

Diving Gear

What kinds of tanks are normally used?
Steel
Is the area rebreather friendly?
Yes
What gear can be rented in the area?
- Technical tanks
What is the standard configuration of the tanks for this area?
- Twins/Doubles
- Sidemount
What deco tanks available (if any)?
- 11/12 L

Diving conditions

Standard maximum depth for dives in this area
18-40m
Minimum water temperature on your dives (C)
6
Maximum water temperature on your dives (C)
14
Any currents?
Some currents
Air temperature during the gear assembly and after dives (C)
30
Can weather be a problem in that area?
Sometimes sea can be quite rough
What is the standard bottom gas?
- Air
And how long are decompression periods (if any)?
- No decompression dives
- Less than 10min
How do divers enter water?
- Giant stride
- Back roll
Where is the gear usually assembled?
- on the boat
- on land
Is there anyone to help the divers (based on your experience)?
Fellow divers or boat crew can usually help when needed

Diving Day

How to get to the dive shops or places the gear is kept?
- Divers get there themselves
How do divers usually get to the divesites?
- Boat ride
Is it easy to find guides and buddies?
- Groups are not automatically arranged but it's easy to find someone to dive with
Is it realistic to dive without a guide?
Yes
Is solo diving allowed?
It is allowed
Where is the closest decompression chamber?
< 2h
How does insurance coverage work?
DAN doesn't work but some particular insurances do
How much (roughly) would a typical dive cost (incl tanks/weights rental, boat ride if necessary, all gases and the guide if needed)?
< 100 USD
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Aug 31 '15
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