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Dive Review of Ocean Frontiers/Compass Point in
Cayman Islands/Grand Cayman, E. end

September, 2011, an Instant Reader Report by G. Tripp Jones MD, SC, US
Top Contributor   (52 reports, with 4 Helpful votes)
Report Number 6241
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Truk, Australia, Belize, Grenada, Roatan, Saba, St. Kitts, Turks &
Caicos, Cozumel, Bahamas, etc
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
Water Temp
85   to 86    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 125    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
100 feet first dive, 60 feet second dive, 700 lbs air   
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
My wife, the photographer, was satisfied.
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    
4 stars   
5 stars    
My wife and I booked a promotional deal with Ocean Frontiers several months
ago and we returned after being there in May at the East End of Grand
Cayman. We had 6 days of 2 tank dives, 1 bedroom condo, and a car for the
week in the deal, which was excellent. 

We had a very nice condo which was right at the boat dock. We went to local
grocery stores and ate breakfast and lunch in room and went to dinner at
local restaurants. You need a car on the east end, since no restaurants,
except 2 very small local restaurants, are near. Over the Edge is fine and
we ate there 3 times.

The dive operation, Ocean Frontiers, is, in my opinion, the best we have
dived with in over 20 years of diving. When we were going to the boat the
first morning, we remembered we had not asked for "63's" when we
checked in. Lo and behold, they had them set up for her already. They kept
that info in their computer profile for us, but I thought that was super.
The dive masters would let you go on your own or guide you for the first
half of the dive, returning you to the boat and then you can stay as long
as you want.

The water was crystal clear and the ocean was flat. My wife took a picture
of the clouds at 87 FEET!! It was that clear and still. The water temp was
85-87 degrees and there was some coral bleaching in shallow areas. We saw 2
small beaked whales on one trip for a few seconds. The coral deep looked
great, and there are a lot of canyons, swim thrus and just great diving. A
few turtles were seen, but only saw nurse sharks. 

I really love diving the East End. The diving was more pristine than other
places and we will certainly return. The diving is fine, and the staff is
wonderful. There was not one divemaster we did not like and all were
extremely helpful. 
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