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Dive Review of Ocean Frontiers in
Cayman Islands

December, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Tom Hamilton, OH, USA (2 reports)
Report Number 5306
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Red Sea Saudi Arabia, Red Sea Egypt, Seychelles, Lebanon, Rangiroa,
Fakarava, Sea of Cortez, Saba, Bahamas, Florida Keys, Lake Brome
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
75   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
80   to 130    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
One hundred feet  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
5 stars  
Pro photographer on site, she can help out with general problems. Generally
very well set up for cameras.
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 $$
3 stars    
5 stars   
3 stars    
Cayman wall diving is great for crystal clear water and dizzying views over
the wall down to deep blue infinity. Lots of fun and interesting swim
throughs, nice coral growth, a bit above average compared to other spots in
the Caribbean.

The dive masters were awesome, all very experienced, helpful, friendly and
engaging, I think they are Ocean Frontier's best asset, management
certainly seems to select them with great care and attention. And although
I know DM's rely on tips for much needed extra income, unlike some other
dive operators I have visited, there was never a suggestion of demand in
that direction. I was very impressed by that enormous respect they showed
for their clients.

Accommodation was also super, ocean front condo fully equipped with a
kitchen, washer-dryer, internet etc, etc, about 50 steps in total straight
onto the dive boat. Beautiful!

One small annoyance of note. During our stay there, a beaked whale was
found washed up ashore. With permission from the Cayman government
authorities, Ocean Frontier towed the carcass just outside the reef and
lashed it to a mooring. Predictably, it was set on by some very impressive
Tiger sharks. Having filmed sharks quite extensively, had I had the
opportunity to film that, it would have made my trip. I was politely
informed, though, that 'civilians' aren't allowed to do that.

To be fair, the safety concerns are considerable, legal liability being
what it is these days, they choose the safe route. And the Cayman
government does, in fact, prohibit chumming for sharks.

In this somewhat grey-area case, however, they might consider taking a
better measure of their clientele. The UWP community, as a general group,
lives to dive for ever-better images from the ocean. And that opportunity,
sadly missed, was a spectacular one.

That notwithstanding, any future trips to Grand Cayman will certainly
involve Ocean Frontiers. Not a dive adventure by any means, but an
outstanding island vacation with some clear blue warm water mixed in.
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