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Dive Review of Ocean Frontiers/Compass Point in
Cayman Islands

Ocean Frontiers/Compass Point : "Another great dive trip with Ocean Frontiers", Sep, 2016,

by G. Tripp Jones MD, SC, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 67 reports with 26 Helpful votes). Report 9102 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
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 & I returned for the seventh consecutive year diving with Ocean Frontiers & stayed at Compass Point condos, just 100 feet from the dive boats. We rented a car from Avis, traveling about 35 minutes to the resort. The weather was a problem, with a tropical wave that turned into Hermine giving us rain & wind, but we did not miss any dives. The dive boats are fine & this remains our top rated dive staff that we have dived with. The condos are in excellent shape, clean & convenient. The on site restaurant is good, especially lionfish tacos, burgers, etc.
The diving was good, with pretty good viz, little current & was 85 degrees. We also dived the Kittiwake, off Seven Mile Beach,& it is a well done wreck dive. The corals looked good, with good fish life & lots of juveniles. We saw about 4 lionfish all week. We dined at a number of local restaurants, & all were very good, especially Tukka's.
Overall, this is a well run operation & 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 18 miles (GCM) Getting There American Airlines Charlotte to GCM

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy Seas calm, choppy, surge
Water Temp 84-85°F / 29-29°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 60-100 Ft/ 18-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions CIWA Guidelines
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 4 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]
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Subscriber's Comments

By Craig A Wood in PA, US at Sep 08, 2016 09:21 EST  
Hi Tripp, after 7 visits, you and your wife must be close or have your green shorts by now. My son, Jeff, and I dived with you in 2011. My favorite operation too, would love to return. Craig
By report author: G. Tripp Jones MD in SC, US at Sep 08, 2016 21:19 EST  
Hey!! We got our green shorts last year & now working on 2nd set ( most expensive shorts we've ever had, but worth it!) Hope to see you all again soon.
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