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

Ocean Frontiers/Compass Point: "Ocean Frontiers- East End Grand Cayman", Jun, 2018,

by Howard Kaiser, MO, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 11 reports with 10 Helpful votes). Report 10343.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Baja, Cozumel, Honduras, Belize, Bahamas, Hawaii , Grand Caymans, North Carolina, Costa Rica
Closest Airport GCM Getting There KC to Charlotte to GCM; leave 7AM and arrive 2:15 PM

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas surge
Water Temp 80 to Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 60 to 70 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Requested 100 ft max depth but flexible with experienced divers; come back with 500psi min.
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 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
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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 4 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
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Comments Compass Point condos are directly across the street from the dive boats. Fully equipped kitchens, new mattresses a pleasant surprise. After 10 yrs, condo in great shape. We always stop at Hurleys on our way from the airport and make breakfasts every morning and occasional sandwiches if we are doing four dives per day and need a quick turnaround.
Staff at OF has had a fairly large turnover which is common and they continue to carefully vet their staff, retaining the ones that show skills consistent with OF's operating credo- always be positive and helpful with customers. The dive masters- especially Evan, Hunter, James , Miriam, and Steve are great at remembering names and engaging with the customers. A few newer members tended to get ahead of the dive group and didn't make an effort to show divers critters etc, but these were in the minority. OF's secret to success is consistently seeking out the best employees.
THE DIVING pleasant surprise finding that the lion fish situation is well in-hand. Over 16 dives this trip, I saw less than ten total compared to five years ago when the lion fish derbies were consiste ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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