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

Ocean Frontiers/Compass Point: "Another great trip to Cayman's East End", Jun, 2014,

by Duncan Seibert, CA, US ( 1 report). Report 7833.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
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 4 stars
Comments We keep going back because it is so nice and so easy. I'm a macro photographer and always find new subjects, many super micro size (1/8" and up). My wife goes for the larger animals, sharks, rays, groupers, etc. but also likes the small stuff.
Ocean Frontiers is top notch. Friendly staff with different senses of humor, especially Kevin. We dove on the west end 1 day with another operator and the comparison was clear. Over the years we have dived with several operators and Ocean Frontiers is the by far the best for taking care of their clients.
When you arrive you give them your gear and then they take care of it throughout your visit. It is on the boat every day for you, all set up. At the end of the day you put it in a basket and they take it away to wash and dry.
The new Nitrox system should be installed by now. Continuous blending so you will get accurate 32% fills.
Compass Point rooms are on site, very comfortable, have kitchens, laundry, full audio/visual, free WiFi that really works, good beds and great views. Our room is only a few steps from the boats. The WiFi is so good that I can work remotely on my customer's computer systems and Skype call clearly. Compass Point has older rooms on the beach side of the road and a new building across the road with larger rooms.
The onsite restaurant, Eagle Ray's, offers a nice selection of very good food and drink and even offers room service.
Websites Ocean Frontiers   Compass Point

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving California, BC, Fiji, Palau, Cocos, Yap, Persian Gulf, Florida, Bahamas, all over Caribbean
Closest Airport GCM Getting There Many flights from eastern and central US

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, cloudy Seas calm, choppy, currents
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 70-100 Ft/ 21-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Most trips are planned for about 100-110 feet 1st dive, 40-60 feet 2nd dive. This is not enforced but dive times are planned for no-deco limits at these profiles. Also, this is where most of the interesting things are found.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments Each boat has camera tables and rinse tanks. Eastern Skies has the best camera table. Several UWP groups and pros use Ocean Frontiers as their primary operator in Cayman, including National Geographic and Alex Mustard.
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