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

July, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Tim Franke, TX, US (1 report)
Report Number 5568
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
Gulf of Mexico, California, Keys, Cayman
Closest Airport
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Dive Conditions

rainy, cloudy  
Water Temp
85   to    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 120    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
standard table depths and times were briefed up front of each dive with a
clear dive plan.  The dive master was very accommodating for all levels of
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Separate fresh water barrel and table on each boat for equipment.
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 $$
5 stars    
5 stars   
5 stars    
The weather was cloudy with some rain during dives and driving rain and
wind over night.  Came as close as I ever want to come to a water lighting
strike on the ride back in from a morning dive.

The diving was not perfect Cayman conditions due to the storms that had
been through and chopped up the water before we arrived.  However, our
family fully enjoyed the dives each day and we have nothing but great
things to say about the operator, Ocean Frontiers, and all of their staff. 
Except for one dive with fairly stiff current, the pace was liesurely and
planned to allow for the range of experience.  Several technically
challenging coral tubes/ shoots were included - entering at about 65' and
then exiting out on the wall at 100' or so.  Very cool, but seemed
unnecessarily risky for inexperienced level divers without lights on a
cloudy and dim day.  Not really a complaint, but something to think about
if you are with younger, less experienced divers.  Boats are in pretty good
shape except for surfaces on the diving platforms that caused more than one
fall during our three days.

For us, the crews and dive staff are always a make or break proposition for
any dive vacation.  These guys have a big thumbs up from all in our group
which numbered about 20.  I wouldn't hesitate to return to Compass Point
and the Ocean Frontier folks on Cayman's East End for another great
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