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

Ocean Frontiers/Compass Point: "Good diving with mediocre corals", Oct, 2015,

by Donald Greenberg, AK, US (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 8707.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments They provide good information prior to arrival. Compass Point has nice condos on the beach at East End, Grand Cayman. The associated dive company, Ocean Frontiers, shares the property. Dive masters lead the dive for 30 minutes, and then you are on your own until you start up when you reach 700 PSI.
The boats are large and accommodate 10 divers and 4 staff. The staff members are all instructors and take turns being captain, mate and dive masters. The reefs have some decent corals, but also have lots of competing algae. A few dive sites have large sponges. I have found the diving on Cayman Brac and Little Cayman more interesting with many large groupers compared with smaller fish on Grand Cayman. Local divers and frequent visitors seem to prefer Ocean Frontiers to other dive companies, and report that the diving at East End is superior to other parts of Grand Cayman.
The grill at Compass Point serves lion fish (quite tasty), which is culled weekly.
Websites Ocean Frontiers   Compass Point

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Hawaii, Australia, Guam, Thailand, Western Samoa, Alaska, Vancouver Island, Mexico, Galapagos
Closest Airport Grand Cayman (GCM) Getting There Direct connections from multiple mainland USA airports as well as Britain, and multiple airlines

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 82-85°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 60-100 Ft/ 18-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions no decompression dives
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments There is a large fresh water rinse tank both on the boat and on shore.
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