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Dive Review of Ocean Frontiers in
Cayman Islands

Ocean Frontiers, Feb, 2003,

by Peter Dollard, Maine, USA . Report 426.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Ocean Frontiers was exactly as advertised in your news letter. They were perfect. The facilities were excellent but the staff is what makes them outstanding.Every single person we interacted with went out of there way to be helpful and seemed genuinely interested in making sure we had a good time. They were receptive to requests for dive sites and seemed as excited as the guests after good dives. We stayed in the East End of Grand Cayman at the Royal Reef Resort which is a top of the line Time Share.The reefs were in excellent condition, as good as any we've seen in the Carribean including the Belize Atolls.Good walls, a few sharks and Eagle Rays. What I really enjoyed were the shallow dives where the topography included canyons, numerous swim throughs and small caverns filled with silversides. Very satisfying diving compared to the reef devastation we've seen in other parts of the Carribean such as Honduras. The resort was beautiful, setting, grounds and buildings.Problem was the rooms were only cleaned on Sat and Wed unless you wanted to pay $50 extra per cleaning. At one point we asked for clean sheets and they just dropped them off at the room instaed of changing them. Divers had to eat breakfast at the room as breakfast (served next door at Morritts) started too late. This actually worked out well and we came to like having breakfast on our porch.Food in Grand Cayman is outrageously expensive though of gourmet quality (Portofinos and The Lighthouse)You need a car at the East End which is 45 min from Georgetown.Highly recommend the less crowded East End and Ocean Frontiers dive operation

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Cozumel, Bermuda, Turks and Caicos, St Lucia, Bonaire, Honduras, Belize, Red Sea
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp 78-80°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 80-100 Ft/ 24-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 1St dive of the day deep wall dive was escorted, 2nd shallow dive were allowed to go unescorted
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 2 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 2 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments typical carribean reef diving which i already have lots of pics. Only shot 3 rolls of film in 6 days
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