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Dive Review of Ocean Frontiers/Compass Point Condominiums in
Cayman Islands/East End, Grand Cayman

April, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Eric Frick, IL, U.S.A.
Sr. Contributor   (27 reports, with 4 Helpful votes)
Report Number 4043
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Great Lakes, Hawaii, Florida Keys, other Caribbean
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
80   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
70   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Dive your computer, return with 500 or more p.s.i.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
2 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
2 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
3 stars  
Dedicated camera bucket & a large table for cameras
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
4 stars    
After a 5 year absence, it was time to return to the East End.  I went on a
trip coordinated through my local dive shop.  The incredible wall
formations remain the top reason to return to this spot.  The East End
itself is recovering nicely from the 2004 hurricane and the building boom
is booming once again.

The fish population, unfortunately, is not doing as well as I might have
expected.  Most species were present but very few large fish were seen and
the numbers of fish seem to be diminished.  Those corals that were there
were in satisfactory shape but not overly lush.  Alge seemed much more in
abundance than 5 years ago.  I don't know whether to blame the hurricane,
warmer water temperatures, runoff and pollution, fewer critters or other

Ocean Frontiers remains a top dive operator.  Crates are placed outside
your door and you drop your dive gear in.  They are taken to the boat for
your first day's dive and you do not have to touch it after that.  Ocean
Frontiers hauls it off the boat after each day, rinses and hangs it and it
is back on the boat for your next day's diving.  A detailed map of each
dive spot is drawn on a whiteboard by your guides before each dive.  We
were given the chance to go on a guided dive or to explore on our own at
each dive site.

Compass Point is a condo development on site and is a great place to stay. 
Roomy condos have daily "light" (very light) maid service and
each features great views of the sea.

The East End is still a great spot.  A few years of dedicated environmental
management would return it to the top of the list for many divers.
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