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Dive Review of Ocean Frontiers/Compass Point Condos in
Cayman Islands/east end

Ocean Frontiers/Compass Point Condos: "Excellent diving with superb dive operation", Sep, 2015,

by G. Tripp Jones MD, SC, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 67 reports with 26 Helpful votes). Report 8375 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 4 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 This was our 7th trip to Ocean Frontiers and it continues to be about our favorite venue and dive operation. We flew to Georgetown, rented a car and drove about 35 minutes to the east end. Compass Point condos are on site and we had a nice 1 bedroom condo, only 30 seconds from the dive dock. The condos are clean, certainly adequate for us. Since there were no meals included in our plan, a car is needed to go to the grocery store and out for meals. We ate breakfast and lunch in the condo and dinner out at local restaurants; Tukka's, Over the Edge, South Coast Bar and Grill and the on site restaurant, Eagle Rays. All are good with Tukka's being excellent.
The dive operation is superb. They do valet diving, and you really don't rinse or set up gear at all. The boats, all in good shape, leave at about 8:00 am for a 2 tank dive, and, if you sign up, about 1:30 for the afternoon dives. We did the am dives and 3 others: the Kittiwake ( a well done wreck dive), macro dive and the X dive ( see sharks). The viz was phenomenal, generally 125+ on the wall, no current to speak of, and the water was 87 degrees. The dives are led the first part, but then you can do your own thing when they bring you back, point out the boat. The corals were healthy other than a few sites on the south side, and there was excellent fish life with much macro opportunities. The dive operation is very safety conscious, but not obtrusive.The staff treats everyone extremely well.Special kudos to Kevin, Mark, Evan & Ben. We saw spotted eagle rays, turtles and sharks. We had a ball!
We also completed the "Green Short Challenge" which is completing the 55 dive sites on the east end. This took a number of years, but getting our "Green Shorts" was worth it. We will definitely return.
Websites Ocean Frontiers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving All over Caribbean, Truk, Australia, etc.
Closest Airport Georgetown (35 min) Getting There USAirways Charlotte to Georgetown

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 86-87°F / 30-31°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 60-125 Ft/ 18-38 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Back to boat 700 pounds.
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 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments My wife, the photographer, had no problems.
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Subscriber's Comments

By Craig A Wood in PA, US at Sep 30, 2015 03:51 EST  
Congratulations on the your Green Shorts, my son and I were with you at Compass Point/Ocean Frontiers in 2011. My favorite destination in the Caribbean, I would love to return and work toward my Green Short (31/55 to date)
By report author: G. Tripp Jones MD in SC, US at Sep 30, 2015 17:13 EST  
This is our favorite dive destination. The Green Shorts are nice, but it is such great diving, we'll do it again. Thanks!!!
By Howard Kaiser in MO, US at Oct 04, 2015 06:40 EST  
Tripp! Glad to hear that you and Ann came back to Compass Point. Jean and I are sorry we missed you and want to congratulate you folks on your Green Shorts! The staff at OF and Compass Point make this our home away from home.
By report author: G. Tripp Jones MD in SC, US at Oct 04, 2015 12:32 EST  
Hey Howard! Great to hear from you. Hope to catch up with you down there again soon. We'll be going back at least every September- October. Hope you are well.
By report author: G. Tripp Jones MD in SC, US at Oct 04, 2015 12:32 EST  
Hey Howard! Great to hear from you. Hope to catch up with you down there again soon. We'll be going back at least every September- October. Hope you are well.
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