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

March, 2012, an Instant Reader Report by Joseph Siemiatkoski, MA, US (1 report)
Report Number 6495
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
recently: St. Thomas, St. Croix, Curacao, Cayman Brac.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
Water Temp
78   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 90    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
There is a 100 foot limit, mostly because the DMs are on nitrox and could
suffer if they had to help you below that depth. We are experienced divers,
after the first day the DMs encouraged us to do our own thing. There is
also a Cayman law against wearing gloves; don't do it, the fine is huge.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
4 stars  
They had large dip tanks on the boats for cameras, and admonished people
who tried to use them for masks, etc. The resident camera pro (Ellary Wray)
was very helpful, and liked to "talk tech".  I wish I had brought
my macro lens...
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
3 stars   
4 stars    
Love the staff here, all very dedicated, pleasant folks.  As much as I hate
repeating vacation sites (so many islands, so little time...) I would come
back here again. The lodging at Compass Point was very clean, modern and
well appointed.  They need to inventory the kitchen basics a bit (only 3
forks, and no cork screw - had to buy one up the street). 
The dive sites were in good health, and a good variety of deep/shallow
sites.  Saw reef and nurse sharks, many turtles, groupers were occasional
but good size.  
They do a weekly lion fish hunt, which probably isn't often enough to
really make a dent in the population.  They should try feeding the lion
fish to the groupers and eels (as they do in St. Thomas to good effect) to
encourage predation.
East End is a very quite, beautiful, enjoyable district with several decent
to very good restaurants.  A great place for a relaxing vacation. Try
Tukka's for lion fish ceviche, the Lighthouse had the best conch friters,
and lunch at Miss Vivine's Kitchen was delicious and a great value to boot.
 The Queen Elizabeth II botanical gardens are worth a visit to see the
iguanas and find out the names of all the local plants.
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