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

Ocean Frontiers/Compass Point : "Continues top notch diving & service", Sep, 2017,

by G. Tripp Jones MD, SC, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 70 reports with 27 Helpful votes). Report 9785 has 1 Helpful vote.

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 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments My wife & I returned for our annual trip to the East End of Grand Cayman, diving with Ocean Frontiers. We flew American from Charlotte to Grand Cayman, then got a car ( included in dive package) & drove to East End, about 15-16 miles. The staff is friendly, helpful & professional. The 1 bedroom condo is well appointed, right beside the dive dock. There is an onsite restaurant which is good ( Eagle Ray's). There are some very good local restaurants ( Tukka's, Bombay Chopsticks, South Coast Grill, Over the Edge, & The Italian Kitchen) to name a few. A car is needed to go to these restaurants. We usually stop by a grocery store to get sandwich food for lunch. There is a nice onsite pool also.
The dive operation, Ocean Frontiers, continues to be top notch, with excellent, professional dive masters & captains, with safety a top priority. They are very environmentally sensitive also, being sure to gather any trash both above & below the water. The viz was great 5 of the 6 days we dived, generally 100+ on the walls & 70-80 on the reefs. The corals were healthy for the most part, similar to Little Cayman. The fish life was good & we saw only 3 lion fish the entire week. The boats are good, with a new Newton 46 ( Gun Bay Diver) in the fleet. We really have no complaints at all, only kudos for the entire staff. Many divers go for the Green Shorts, a neat marketing tool to dive all 55 sites of the east end.
Websites Ocean Frontiers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving All over Caribbean, Truk, Australia, etc.
Closest Airport Georgetown 15 miles Getting There Charlotte>Grand Cayman
American 821

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 86-87°F / 30-31°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 60-125 Ft/ 18-38 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Be back with700# psi.
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 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 No complaints from wife, the photographer.
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