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

Ocean Frontiers/Compass Point, Jul, 2010,

by Tim Franke, TX, US ( 1 report). Report 5568.

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 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments The weather was cloudy with some rain during dives and driving rain and wind over night. Came as close as I ever want to come to a water lighting strike on the ride back in from a morning dive.

The diving was not perfect Cayman conditions due to the storms that had been through and chopped up the water before we arrived. However, our family fully enjoyed the dives each day and we have nothing but great things to say about the operator, Ocean Frontiers, and all of their staff. Except for one dive with fairly stiff current, the pace was liesurely and planned to allow for the range of experience. Several technically challenging coral tubes/ shoots were included - entering at about 65' and then exiting out on the wall at 100' or so. Very cool, but seemed unnecessarily risky for inexperienced level divers without lights on a cloudy and dim day. Not really a complaint, but something to think about if you are with younger, less experienced divers. Boats are in pretty good shape except for surfaces on the diving platforms that caused more than one fall during our three days.

For us, the crews and dive staff are always a make or break proposition for any dive vacation. These guys have a big thumbs up from all in our group which numbered about 20. I wouldn't hesitate to return to Compass Point and the Ocean Frontier folks on Cayman's East End for another great experience.
Websites Ocean Frontiers   Compass Point

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Gulf of Mexico, California, Keys, Cayman
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy, cloudy Seas surge
Water Temp 85-°F / 29-°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60-120 Ft/ 18-37 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions standard table depths and times were briefed up front of each dive with a clear dive plan. The dive master was very accommodating for all levels of experience.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Separate fresh water barrel and table on each boat for equipment.
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