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

April, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Lynda Durfee, VA, USA
Top Contributor   (38 reports, with 2 Helpful votes)
Report Number 5443
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Aruba, Bahamas, Saba, Statia, St. Kitts, Hawaii, Lake Tahoe, Key Largo
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, cloudy  
Water Temp
79   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Enter depth limit on NITROX log per tables and don't exceed limits. Dive
your profile if on computer.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Separate rinse tank for cameras. Crew handed cameras to divers.  Table in
middle of boat used by divers for other gear (including coffee cups!)
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    
3 stars   
5 stars    
Unusual weather (winds 20-30 mph and gusting higher all week).  Bought
ultimate package ($750 for 5 days unlimited diving) and was credited for
day with no dives.  Crew and shop personnel very friendly, professional,
helpful at all times.  Boat crew and DMs very safety conscious.  Good dive
briefings with sketch of site on whiteboard indicating depths, contours,
swimthroughs, etc.  DMs led dives for about 30-35 minutes, then you could
explore on your own, or do entire dive in buddy teams w/out DM.  I used
NITROX all week (except shallow night dive), and all dives were 55-60
minutes, and I never felt rushed to get back on boat to meet a schedule. 
First dive am or pm was a wall dive to about 100 feet, often getting there
via a swimthrough from about 60 feet.  Some of the second (shallower) dives
also included swimthroughs, open caverns, etc.  Fun if you're not
claustrophobic!  Some of the dives had schools of tarpon hanging in the
caverns.  Unfortunately, no grouper seen at Grouper Grotto, due to
overfishing.  Didn't repeat a site all week. Short trips to dive sites (no
more than 25 minutes), with sites on East End and east side of south coast.
DMs very knowledgeable about critters, and books onboard to help with fish
and creature ID. Didn't make it to Stingray City because govt closed the
reef due to high winds and swells.  BBQ with dive photos/films on Wed.
evening for $20. I would dive with OF again.  I didn't stay onsite (Compass
Point) because I had a timeshare exchange at the Reef Resort, 3.7 miles
north. The RR had a Dunkin Donuts, liquor store and grocery store just
across street and onsite restaurant and bar.  If you stay at CP, you will
need to stock up on groceries and plan to cook, because there wasn't
anything within a short walking distance that was open in the evening.  You
will also need a car if you want to explore or eat out.  
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