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

Ocean Frontiers/Compass Point Dive Resort: "Top Notch Resort and Dive Center", Jun, 2017,

by Emmette Murkett, AL, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 9643 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Caymans, Cozumel, Xcalak, Banco Chinchorro, Bimini, Southern Bahamas, Red Sea, Gulf of Mexico, US rivers and springs, Florida Keys, Belize
Closest Airport GCM Getting There I rented a car from Budget for $2/day instead of taking the dive package that includes a rental car. Even though most of the taxes and fees were disclosed ($72 for 8 days), I had to pay an additional couple of mystery fees of about $20 and had to get a CI driver's permit for another $20. The little elf car that I got was fine for 2 people and their bags, but rent something bigger if you have more than 2. Gas is over $4.00CI per imperial gallon, but the elf car only used about 4 gallons.

Dive Conditions

Weather windy Seas choppy, surge, currents
Water Temp 25 to 28 Celsius Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 75 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions They don't allow solo diving but don't make any effort to pair up the single divers. Buddy pairs can do their own thing but singles have to stay with the guide, who sometimes takes off at a rapid clip.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Pay attention to the back side of dead sea fans. I found plenty of flamingo tongues, including a fairly rare fingerprint flamingo tongue. Make sure you pair up with a buddy that is cont ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments The Compass Point Resort has really nice condos w/ ocean view balconies. Ocean Frontiers, the onsite dive center, is definitely the premier dive shop in the area. The dive shop was close enough to my 3rd floor unit that I got my favorite wake-up call every morning- the clanging of tanks being loaded! The restaurant is directly above the dive shop and excellent food. Made to order breakfast was included and there is real milk for the coffee. Foster's Express IGA and the liquor store are about a mile past the resor ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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