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Dive Review of Ocean Frontiers/Compass Point Condos in
Cayman Islands/East End, Grand Cayman

Ocean Frontiers/Compass Point Condos, Apr, 2013,

by Eric A Frick, IL, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 30 reports with 24 Helpful votes). Report 7168.

No photos available at this time

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 4 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Trip was arranged through my local dive retailer. It was my 4th trip to the East End. For a Caribbean destination, the East End still offers good diving with a minimum of hassle. The diving and condos were booked in combination and each unit included a car rental. Don't forget, however, that insurance (optional) for your vehicle is not included and can add up to US$26 per day to the cost of your rental. The 45 minute drive to the East End is still pleasant and you will find grocery stores along the way (brace yourself for the high prices). Ocean Frontiers remains a great operation and all went smoothly. We were aboard their boat "Eastern Skies" which was showing its age but I understand it is in for a refit. The East End is no longer remote nor wild and the diving, while suitable, is not truly remarkable. The underwater topography is as wonderful as ever.

Compass Point offers grills (charcoal on the ocean side of the road and gas across the road near their newer units). The Wednesday evening cookout was ok with ribs and chicken, 2 or 3 sides and a couple of desserts but not too much of a party. We grilled out several nights on our own and found that the charcoal grill at the southern end of the beach was the only one with a light above it. They also provide bikes for guests but be advised, the ones we saw had one gear, one brake and there wasn't a helmet in sight. The roadway outside can be busy at times.
Websites Ocean Frontiers   Compass Point Condos

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Great Lakes, Hawaii, Mexico, Caribbean
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas choppy
Water Temp 79-81°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30-70 Ft/ 9-21 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No decompression diving. Return in 1 hour or at 500 p.s.i.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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