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

October, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Danny McGrory, NY, United States (1 report)
Report Number 4503
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
New York,Florida,Mexican Cenotes,Cancun,Cozumel,Playa del Carmen,Cabo San
Lucas,Bonaire,Saba,St.Lucia,Papau New Guinea
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
80   to 86    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 150    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Depth Limits,Communicate half tank of air left,mandatory safety stops.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Separate Camera bucket on each dive.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
5 stars   
5 stars    
Ocean Frontiers is probably the best Dive Operations I have ever dived
It is located on the East End of Grand Cayman and the resort affiliated
with them is Compass Point.
I was very impressed how friendly,helpful and courteous the whole staff was
from the very first dive. When you dive with Ocean Frontiers you touch your
dive gear twice. Once when you get there and once when you leave! They take
care of everything, including rinsing and hang drying your wetsuits. All
your equipment is waiting for you on the boat, set up and ready to go.They
change your tanks between dives and break it down, rinse and store it in
your own locker until your next dive.
The instructors are very knowledgeable. Their dive briefing and maps of the
dive site are excellent.You can go on the dive guided or you can dive your
own profile. Letting you know that you are responsible for your navigation
and air consumption.
The first dive of the day is the wall dive. Our first dive was The Maze.The
dive was unreal. The swim troughs and crevasses that we dived in were
amazing! Finally coming out on a wall and seeing reef sharks and turtles
swimming in the mild current. Maximum depth is between 100ft and 120ft. Now
I know why this dive site is rated one of the best on Grand Cayman. Another
favorite of mine is High Rock Drop Off. This is also a deep dive. You start
your dive in about 60ft entering a long sun lit descending tunnel. At the
end of the tunnel you come out on this amazing wall looking down 3000ft
into the Cayman Trench! All with 100 to 150ft visibility.Other favorite
deep dive sites are Sunset Reef,Split Rock and Barrel Sponge Wall.
The second dive of the day is the shallow one. Maximum depth 60ft.You can
also go guided or go off on your own. Some great sites are Kelly's
Caverns,Frank Sound Gardens and Fish Tank. We saw some nice nurse sharks
sleeping under rock ledges,free swimming moray eels and turtles. Lots of
reef fish and small stuff to look for.
We also used Ocean Frontiers for our dive at Stingray City.This was an
afternoon dive with only six divers on the boat.I hired Elly Wray, Ocean
Frontier's photographer who got some amazing shots of Stingrays swimming
all around us.
If you ever go to Grand Cayman.Stay on the East End and dive with Ocean
Frontiers. You will be happy that you did.
Hope this was helpful and safe diving, Danny 
P.S. We did not stay at Compass Point.I had a Timeshare at The Morritts
Grand which is about a 5 to 10 minute dive from this dive operation.
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