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Dive Review of Ocean Frontiers/Morritt's Tortuga Club in
Cayman Islands/East End Grand Cayman

May, 2011, an Instant Reader Report by Paul Lima, TN, US
Sr. Contributor   (27 reports)
Report Number 6226
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Hawaii, Florida, Mexico, Caribbean
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy  
Water Temp
80   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
70   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
return with 500psi  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars    
3 stars   
4 stars    
Great dive operation with valet service that washes, stores and sets up
gear the next day. Friendly and detail oriented staff with excellent
environmental awareness - no harrassing or chasing wildlife here. Several
nice touches including dry erase boards that are used to illustrate the
dive sites. Several boats with lots of deck space and marine heads. Always
went out with significantly fewer divers than the boats could accomodate
and noticed that they did not try to decrease costs by putting more divers
on fewer boats. Another pleasant surprise was that tipping was never
mentioned or hinted at. I asked at the office and was told if we wished to
tip at the end of our stay we could leave an envelope with the office staff
and it would be shared. We went on a night dive with UV lights which
totally changed what we saw. Anemones, in particular, shone vividly in the
light and we were able to feed them by holding the lights close by to
attract small lifeforms. Because the diving is on the windward side of the
island the waters were much rougher than those on the west side. At times
it was difficult to reboard the bucking boats but current was not an issue
on any of the dives and once underwater the surface turmoil had little
effect. Meclazine was a lifesaver for me on almost all dives, especially on
the 3 tank adventure along the north shore. Usually did a wall dive
followed by a reef dive with many swimthroughs in dramatic topography. Each
dive seemed to be exceptional only to be surpassed by the next dive. Can't
wait to go back.
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