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Dive Review of Ocean Frontiers in
Cayman Islands/Grand Cayman

January, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Neil Saari, WI, US
Report Number 3905
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Truk, Bikini, Bahamas, New Zealand, Mexico, California, Great Lakes.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
100   to 125    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Dive own profile but avoid going into deco.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
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
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
5 stars    
Ocean Frontiers (OF) is located on the East End of Grand Cayman Island
and has to be one of the most efficient land based operations anywhere.
When you first arrive, your gear goes into a basket which is then stored in
a secure area. The amount of weight you need is noted on your basket. When
you arrive at the boat each day for your dives, your gear is already set up
on a tank for you and your required weights, (belt or integrated) are under
your seat by your fins. The only thing the guest does is insert their
weights in their BC. OF has 3-4 fast, well equipped boats that hold a max
of 12 divers and have plenty of room for everyone. During the dives, you
can dive your own profile or be lead by a dive master.  There is one DM in
the water for each group of 6 divers.  My wife and I always took the guided
tour since the DM knows where to find the best photo ops and swim through.
After about 40 minutes on each dive, the DM points up to the boat to show
the divers were it is and waves good bye allowing the divers to make their
safety stop and poke around on their own for their remaining time. There is
plenty of water and lemonade available on the boat and plenty of room for
cameras, hats, sunglasses, etc. The DMs change out each divers tank
between dives. When the boat arrives back at the pier, other OF staff
members are there with your basket. The diver puts all of their gear in the
basket including wet suit and thats it! OF hauls your gear up the pier,
rinses it out and hangs up all wet suits, BCs and regs. You literally do
nothing with your gear from when you arrive until when you leave. The East
End has many great dive sites and it is away from the cruise ship crowds of
Georgetown. Although we stayed at a time-share resort several miles away,
we inspected an empty condo on site which is called Compass Point for
future visits. OF built the Compass Point condos and then sold them. (Full
ownership, not time-share) When the owners are not there, they are rented
out to visiting divers. The condos are new and very well equipped with full
kitchens and free internet wi-fi. They are located just steps from the pier
and are very convenient. Grand Cayman is an expensive island but OFs dive
or dive and lodging packages are very reasonable. Every OF dive and stay
package includes a rental car, so nearby restaurants are easily accessible
as well as those drives into Georgetown for groceries of additional
restaurant options. OF is a great dive concession we will use again
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