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Dive Review of Ocaen Frontiers/Kaibo Yacht Club (Not Affiliated) in
Cayman Islands/East Side

May, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Mari & Kelley DeLoach, Nevada, USA (1 report)
Report Number 4071
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
26-50 dives
Where else diving
Cozumel, Tahiti, Bahamas, St Thomas
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

cloudy, dry  
choppy, surge, currents  
Water Temp
84   to 87    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
They requested no one go below safe deco limits. They wanted us all to stay
above 100 ft.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  5 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
2 stars  
If you do not have time to do a white balance check at depth.  Set your
white balance to over cast it is a quick set and it worked fabulously.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
5 stars    
Let's start with the bad first: Ocean Frontiers told us they had a broken
boat so in which case they had to put 14 divers on each of our 10 dives. 
That really BLEW!  But putting that aside!  Ocean Frontiers was fabulous. 
We had a spectacular time.  Our main dive master was Ian and he was really
great.  Request him if you can.  Now let my share the highlight of our
trip.  My husband and I were luckily enough to observe two squid perform a
beautiful mating dance right in front of us in the middle of the day.
Unbelievably beautiful! It was a moment we will never forget! The wall
diving and tunnels were also breathtaking. The reef was in wonderful
condition.  We will return again and again.  Beware of incompetent divers
though.  Ocean Frontiers doesn't seem to verify diver's experience too
well.  Our last 2 tank afternoon dive was with 14 divers. 9 of those divers
were blatantly inexperienced and probably had not dove in years.  This made
for a miserable dive for those of us with experience.  These divers
jeopardized their own safety as well as everyone elses. One person even
did a header of the boat because they weren't paying attention!  We would
have been happier if the staff was a little more cautious on whom they put
in the water especially when the dives are to 100 feet!!!!  
One more thing:  If you get a chance have a private boat take you for a
shallow dive to deep stingray city. We highly recommend Peter with Fat Fish
Adventures.  He is very reasonable and he will make sure you are surrounded
by the most beautiful stingrays you have ever seen.  That one little 12
foot dive was beyond words.  When you get bored with the Rays if that is
possible!!! swim over to the huge coral heads and visit with the resident
Nurse Shark and Moray eel. There is a great thermo cline there so they are
absolutely covered with life.  It is a GREAT dive for the day before you
fly out.
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