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Dive Review of Ocean Frontiers/Stayed in rental house, Sea Cliff in
Cayman Islands/Grand Cayman, East End

Ocean Frontiers/Stayed in rental house, Sea Cliff, Mar, 2008,

by Frank Steven Bissell, VA, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports). Report 4111.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Fiji, Saba, Belize, Cozumel, St. Lucia, Turks and Caicos, Key West, Wisconsin
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy, no currents
Water Temp 78 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 80 to 150 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Nitrox depth limits, computer ok, 100 feet for 45 minutes first dive, 60 feet second dive
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments water barrel on board, table

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 2 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Coral is really suffering on Grand Cayman. I chose East End for some non-diving friends where we could also dive. Almost all elkhorn is dead. Algae on reef everywhere. Not many sponges. Still fish to look at, and George the divemaster took us through some cool swimthroughs with silversides and feeding trevally. The North side was better. But I was shocked by the condition of the reef and I am interested to know if it is poor at Little Cayman and Cayman Brac as well. The dive shop did not have much to say, as they cannot fix it, but it is painful to see. One site had a patrolling pair of Black-tip reef sharks, and we saw a few others. No eagle rays or sting rays.
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