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

Ocean Frontiers/Compass Point Dive Resort: "Great to get back underwater", Sep, 2015,

by Judy Duncan, MA, US ( 1 report). Report 8446.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments The resort has very nice accommodations e.g. apartments with kitchen, living room, washer drier, bedroom(s) and bathroom(s). Rental car is included. We fixed breakfast and lunch and went out for dinner. On site dining at Eagle Ray is excellent.

My husband I are not exactly typical divers. We have been diving since the mid seventies which means we are senior divers. All the staff was cheerful and experienced. The boats are well equipped, comfortable, etc. I would recommend nitrox since most mooring sites are at about 40' and nitrox gives you more time to explore around the boat at the end of the dive.

Visibility was quite good and the corals were healthy. The fish weren't as numerous as 30 years ago but that is probably true world wide. We did see turtle, reef sharks, nurse shark, and the usual reef fish. No large grouper but I don't know where there are any anymore. The Caymans are making a concerted effort to hunt lion fish. The best bet is to introduce lion fish to everyone's menu. Lion fish tacos at Eagle Ray and Tukka's are outstanding. We enjoyed the trip so much we are returning in November to celebrate my husband's 82nd birthday.
Websites Ocean Frontiers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Primarily in the Carribean but also California, Australia and lobstering in New England
Closest Airport GCM Getting There From Boston one change of planes but starting Oct. 31 direct BOS-GCM

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 85-87°F / 29-31°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 70-150 Ft/ 21-46 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Use the computer. Don't exceed the nitrox limits
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 N/A
Large Pelagics 1 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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By Craig A Wood in PA, US at Oct 07, 2015 04:30 EST  
Way to go, I hope to be diving in 20 years! Compass Point/Ocean Frontiers is my Caribbean favorite
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