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

Ocean Frontiers/Compass Point: "Another great trip to the East End", Oct, 2014,

by G. Tripp Jones MD, SC, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 68 reports with 26 Helpful votes). Report 7916.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was our 6th trip to the East End to dive with Ocean Frontiers and stay at Compass Point which is on site and about 30' from the dive pier. We flew from Charlotte to Grand Cayman nonstop (2 1/2 hours) and had a rental car ( included in the package) for the 35 minute drive to the East End. The condo is very nice, clean and quite a nice facility. The dive operation, Ocean Frontiers, is still the best dive operation we have been with in 20+ years of diving. The boats leave at 8:00 am for a two tank dive, with the options of 53+ dive sites being an extremely flexible option, depending on the weather. We did the 6 days of two tank dives and added the 3 tank safari and the "macromania" dive, led by Brittany, to the week of diving. The viz was very good, 100+ on deep dives and 70+ on reef dives. One day we had a hellacious current and did a drift dive, covering 6 (SIX) dive sites. It was great diving, with a super dive staff, and we were quite happy with the experience.

The diving was good, but saw only 3 sharks all week, but others at the resort saw more. A few turtles were seen and the fish life was good. They really try to cull the lionfish population.

The resort has an on site restaurant, Eagle Ray's, which has improved very much in the last year. Local restaurants we visited included Tukka's ( the best), Over the Edge, Kurt's Korner, and the South Coast Bar and Grill. We ate breakfast and lunch in our condo after visiting the local grocery store, but enjoying the local restaurants for the evening meal.

I really enjoy returning to Compass Point/ Ocean Frontiers and we will definitely return.
Websites Ocean Frontiers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving All over the Caribbean, Truk, Australia
Closest Airport GCM 35 minutes Getting There USAirways Charlotte to GCM

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, currents, no currents
Water Temp 83-85°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 70-100 Ft/ 21-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 100 ft first deep dive, then 60 ft. 2nd. Dive your computer
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 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]
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