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Dive Review of Ocean Frontiers/Morritt's tortuga Club and Resort in
Cayman Islands/Grand Cayman Island

June, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Robert Newman, CA, USA
Report Number 2517
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Catalina Island-CA, Cozumel, Bonaire, Curacao
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

windy, rainy, cloudy  
Water Temp
82   to 83    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
100   to 120    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Unenforced 100 foot max  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  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  
Camera table not dedicated just to cameras.  Camera rinse tank also had
lights put into it.
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  
4 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
5 stars    
Even though Tropical Storm Alberto took away the sun and provided lots of
rain, heavy at times, it was not until the end of the week when the winds
got too high that Ocean Frontiers cancelled several boat dives.  The storm
did not affect the underwater portion of diving, just made it wet topside
after the dive.  They had a very competent staff, Spencer (captain and lead
DM) was outstanding.  

Ocean Frontiers is on the NE end of Grand Cayman and dives the east and
north sides of the island.  We stayed about 5 mintues away from the dive
operation so they picked us up prior to our afternoon dives.  They have two
boats - we dove on the NautiCat.  On the dives there were 12-14 divers, not

Spencer gave a very detailed dive briefing with depths, suggested profiles
and any special things to look for while holding a good drawing of the dive
site.  We could follow the DM or dive our own profile, so we started with
the DM but headed off on our own after 10-15 minutes.  Most of our dives
were 40-50 minutes at depths between 50-85 feet.  Those with computers
could dive their computers as long as they stayed away from decompression
dives with no time limits.  they stressed doing a safety stop before every
dive, and had a reg hanging down ~20' for those low on air.

After each dive they asked for our time and depth and checked our dive
computer.  After they got to know us they did not check our computers, just
asked for the info.  At the end of the week Ocean Frontiers provides a
printed dive log for each person.

One could leave their gear on the boat in big plastic crates they labeled
with our name and Ocean Frontiers would rinse it off and set it up the next
day.  We left our BCDs and fins, took our regs and wetsuits back to the
resort to rinse; others left all their dive gear.  

Vis stayed great, but without sun it was darker and photogs needed lights
to take any pics.  Reefs were in good to great shape.  Lots of macro life,
1-2 turtles on many dives, a couple of sharks, and some big grouper.  The
sites Ocean Frontiers took us to really nice sites not dived much by others
like on the west end.  The Maze, Grouper Grotto and Babylon were really
great dive sites with deep canyons and lots of sea life.  Overall I would
dive with Ocean Frontiers again and highly recommend them.

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