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Dive Review of Ocean Frontiers/Compass Point in
Cayman Islands/Grand Cayman, E. end

Ocean Frontiers/Compass Point, Sep, 2011,

by G. Tripp Jones MD, SC, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 68 reports with 26 Helpful votes). Report 6241.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food N/A
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 and I booked a promotional deal with Ocean Frontiers several months ago and we returned after being there in May at the East End of Grand Cayman. We had 6 days of 2 tank dives, 1 bedroom condo, and a car for the week in the deal, which was excellent.

We had a very nice condo which was right at the boat dock. We went to local grocery stores and ate breakfast and lunch in room and went to dinner at local restaurants. You need a car on the east end, since no restaurants, except 2 very small local restaurants, are near. Over the Edge is fine and we ate there 3 times.

The dive operation, Ocean Frontiers, is, in my opinion, the best we have dived with in over 20 years of diving. When we were going to the boat the first morning, we remembered we had not asked for "63's" when we checked in. Lo and behold, they had them set up for her already. They kept that info in their computer profile for us, but I thought that was super. The dive masters would let you go on your own or guide you for the first half of the dive, returning you to the boat and then you can stay as long as you want.

The water was crystal clear and the ocean was flat. My wife took a picture of the clouds at 87 FEET!! It was that clear and still. The water temp was 85-87 degrees and there was some coral bleaching in shallow areas. We saw 2 small beaked whales on one trip for a few seconds. The coral deep looked great, and there are a lot of canyons, swim thrus and just great diving. A few turtles were seen, but only saw nurse sharks.

I really love diving the East End. The diving was more pristine than other places and we will certainly return. The diving is fine, and the staff is wonderful. There was not one divemaster we did not like and all were extremely helpful.
Websites Ocean Frontiers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Truk, Australia, Belize, Grenada, Roatan, Saba, St. Kitts, Turks & Caicos, Cozumel, Bahamas, etc
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 85-86°F / 29-30°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 60-125 Ft/ 18-38 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 100 feet first dive, 60 feet second dive, 700 lbs air
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales 1 or 2
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments My wife, the photographer, was satisfied.
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