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

Ocean Frontiers/Compass Point, Jun, 2009,

by Ken Hodge, TX, United States ( 1 report). Report 4868.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 26-50 dives
Where else diving [Grand Cayman & Cozumel]
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp 80 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 75 to 125 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Be back on boat with 500 PSI. If you were with guide let them know when you hit half tank.
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 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments Had separate rinse tank on boat and camera area.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was our second time to dive with Ocean Frontiers and we were not disappointed. They store your gear, wash your gear, load and unload your gear onto the boat; if your not careful you will get spoiled. If you stay at Compass Point you literally roll out of bed and onto the boat and your gear is set up and ready. They took our request and got us to some of the dive sites we wanted to go to even in the rougher water. The winds were coming out of a different direction than normal and we dove on the north side most of the time. They were having some issues with a couple of the boats that needed some service, but still got us out diving. If you want to dive on your own you are more than welcome. They also gave me a larger tank (100) at my request as I really go through the air. You were allowed to dive your computer and extend your bottom time. Diving and staying on the East End is great because you get much more of the local food and culture. If you are looking for the business of Georgetown, then you don't want the East End. Cayman is trying to keep the lion fish from infiltrating the area and one of our DMs caught a lion fish on one of our dives. We love Ocean Frontiers and can't wait to go back again.
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