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Dive Review of Ocean Frontiers/Morritt's in
Cayman Islands/Grand Cayman East End

Ocean Frontiers/Morritt's: "Another great week with OF", Apr, 2016,

by Ms Lynda Durfee, VA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 49 reports with 21 Helpful votes). Report 8897 has 1 Helpful vote.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was my fourth trip diving with OF. As mentioned in other reports, they will rinse, store and setup your gear between dive days. It's nice not to have to rinse it yourself, then drag it back to your accommodation. Multi-day discount of 5+ 2-tank trips gets you a $99 US price per trip. 12 tanks of Nitrox for $99 (single tank price available). Onsite accommodations include kitchenettes, but I've stayed at the Reef or Morritt's on timeshare exchanges. If you're tracking your dives towards the "Green shorts challenge", the crew will attempt to get you to sites you need for completion, depending on conditions. You will usually stay on the same boat during the week, so they will also attempt to avoid repeating dive sites during the weeks. Visibility great, weather cooperated this week (no rain or strong winds). First dive usually a wall dive, followed by a shallow (35-60 foot) reef dive. Saw a shark or two on about half the dives. Walls and reefs in good shape. Few lionfish spotted due to aggressive hunting to cull them; a few restaurants have lionfish on the menu. Not overly abundant fish populations compared to some other islands (I dive in Aruba every year and see more large schools of fish, eels and angel fish). Small schools of tarpon on several sites. Advantage to East End diving is that you will rarely see another dive boat nearby, unlike the west end. Crew really seems to enjoy their jobs and interacting with guests.
Websites Ocean Frontiers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving All over Caribbean, all Hawaiian islands, Fiji, Palau, Maldives.
Closest Airport Getting There easy connections from US

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 82-83°F / 28-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 70-100 Ft/ 21-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions stay above rec dive limits, esp for Nitrox.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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 Dedicated rinse bucket onboard.
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