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Dive Review of Ocean Frontiers/The Reef Resort in
Cayman Islands/Grand Cayman, East End

August, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Clem Clapp, AL, US
Sr. Reviewer   (11 reports)
Report Number 2727
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, noCurrents  
Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
75   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
100 ft. depth, back on board with 500psi.   
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 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):
4 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
4 stars    
Ocean Frontiers had a gift shop & booking desk at the resort as well as
at Compass Point where their main op is located.
Can't say enough in regards to friendly and competent dive op. Treated
divers like adults regardless of experience level. They kept and set up
gear daily. Had a problem with high pressure hose after am dives one day.
When I returned for pm dives it had been replaced. Very nice, roomy and
well-maintained dive boats. All tanks 3000psi. Nitrox @$12.00 per tank.
Choice of guided dives or not.
Nice wall diving. Coral was less than I had expected. Not bleached but
probably damaged due to hurricane Ivan which hit the east side very hard.
Lot of varied sea creatures. Saw a number of turtles, a few sharks and the
uncommon (I was told) manta visit on the Babylon wall site.
Another favorite site was Snapper Hole which, while lacking in coral, had a
good selection of critters from tarpon, spotted drum, nurse shark, banded
coral shrimp and groupers and some swim thrus.
The resort was well maintained with a beach bar for lunch and a restaurant
for breakfast and dinner. Did not open for breakfast until 8:00 (nor did
any other restaurant that I could locate) which was the time of the diving
departure. There was a grocery store across the street which opened at
7:00am which helped a bit. Our accomodations was an ocean front studio on
the 3rd floor with a jacuzzi and covered porch. Very clean. Good ac. Nice
view of beach and pool.   
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