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Dive Review of Ocean Frontiers/The Reef Resort in
Cayman Islands/Grand Cayman, East End

Ocean Frontiers/The Reef Resort, Aug, 2006,

by Clem Clapp, AL, US (Contributor Contributor 18 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 2727.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Ocean Frontiers had a gift shop & booking desk at the resort as well as at Compass Point where their main op is located.
Can't say enough in regards to friendly and competent dive op. Treated divers like adults regardless of experience level. They kept and set up gear daily. Had a problem with high pressure hose after am dives one day. When I returned for pm dives it had been replaced. Very nice, roomy and well-maintained dive boats. All tanks 3000psi. Nitrox @$12.00 per tank. Choice of guided dives or not.
Nice wall diving. Coral was less than I had expected. Not bleached but probably damaged due to hurricane Ivan which hit the east side very hard.
Lot of varied sea creatures. Saw a number of turtles, a few sharks and the uncommon (I was told) manta visit on the Babylon wall site.
Another favorite site was Snapper Hole which, while lacking in coral, had a good selection of critters from tarpon, spotted drum, nurse shark, banded coral shrimp and groupers and some swim thrus.
The resort was well maintained with a beach bar for lunch and a restaurant for breakfast and dinner. Did not open for breakfast until 8:00 (nor did any other restaurant that I could locate) which was the time of the diving departure. There was a grocery store across the street which opened at 7:00am which helped a bit. Our accomodations was an ocean front studio on the 3rd floor with a jacuzzi and covered porch. Very clean. Good ac. Nice view of beach and pool.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, noCurrents
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 75-100 Ft/ 23-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 100 ft. depth, back on board with 500psi.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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