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

Ocean Frontiers/Compass Point, Sep, 2007,

by Ron & Dawn Steedman, FL, USA (Top Contributor Top Contributor 39 reports with 8 Helpful votes). Report 3594.

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 N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments This was truely and outstanding crew and resort! The rooms were great, and included wireless connections for those like us who needed to stay connected. Everyone was helpful, had a smile and a cheery word, and the divemasters called you by name from day 1. We were to have gone three weeks prior, but due to Hurricane Dean, we delayed a few weeks. Even though the resort told us all was well the day after (they had lost their dock)we had been to areas thus affected before, and decided to wait. The dive crew concurred with our decision when we arrived there. A word to the wise- sometimes dive resorts bend the truth not to lose customers.
The dive profiles were 100 ft. on the first dive, and 60 on the 2nd. (I wish there had been an afternoon 1 tank dive.) The briefings are superb, and there were 2 dive masters in the water with us. Our group was never larger than 9, and dive times were unrestricted- at least an hr. each dive. Small Nitox tanks are available, The walls are very pretty, with many swim throughs. Beautiful seafans,sponges, and gorgonians. Fish life not as diverse and abundant as Bonaire- but the walls make up for it. Our favorite area to dive was the north shore, our favorite site- Babylon Wall. On the other side, Snapper Hole - one of the swim throughs there was so thick with silversides that the vis. was 1 ft! Tarpons were hanging out in their midst- it was etherial.
Restaurants- they were all good: Over the Edge - excellent grilled lobster and shrimp, Lighthouse- excellent Suckling pig, Portofino's- Grouper. Vivine's Kitchen- honest food for an honest price.
No problem with bugs or mosquitos when we were there.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Carribbean, Hawaii, Florida
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas choppy
Water Temp 84-85°F / 29-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 70-100 Ft/ 21-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dive your own limits if using a computer
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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