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The Limousine of Dive Boats

         Custom designed Newton introduces new concept in customer comfort. Ocean Frontiers Ltd., the dive operation that wrote the book on East End diving in Grand Cayman, has launched the first in a series of custom designed dive boats in a plan to upgrade and expand its fleet to accommodate the company’s growth. Co-owner and Managing Partner Steve Broadbeltsays the new 46-foot Newton named “Gun Bay Diver” was built in the U.S.A. and designed to take the diving experience to the next level.“We listened to our divers and gone one step further by adding features no other diveshop has done before, so we’ve designed a dive boat that’s more like a limo,” he said.“We want people to come aboard and have a different experience – to know that they’regetting something special.”Each diver has an individual pod with their dedicated tanks, a personal mask rinse bucket,a crate for...
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A Community Worthy of Renown

A Community Worthy of Renown
David Meerman Scott knows marketing. His immensely readable and intelligent books have provided critical guidance to countless people whose job it is to communicate for a living, myself included. So when a man of Scott’s caliber has this to say about Ocean Frontiers and about our own Steve Broadbelt, it should not be taken lightly: “I'm so impressed with how Steve Broadbelt, managing director at Ocean Frontiers builds both online and offline customer relationships with his scuba diving clients, that I interviewed him so you can hear in his own words.” You can watch the interview with Steve by clicking here. I am proud to say I introduced Scott to Ocean Frontiers at a marketing conference, where I was presenting Steve’s Green Shorts Challenge as a model of smart social media.  Scott wrote this about the challenge. But he did more than write. Last week he and his daughter came to the...
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3-Tank Safari v3.0

3-Tank Safari v3.0
We’re at it again with an all new take on an Ocean Frontiers’ original, the 3-Tank Safari. As if diving all 55 dive sites on Grand Cayman’s East End wasn’t enough, we’ve always enjoyed pushing the frontier and taking our customers to dive sites they have never seen before. Originally the 3-Tank Safari consisted of a ‘Best of Cayman’ kind of experience with a fixed itinerary of dive sites, including: Babylon, Stingray City and Snapper Hole (weather permitting). As our repeat business built, the interest to include a Stingray scuba dive in the trip was shrinking and at that point we took a new direction. The trip then changed to 3 ‘real’ dive sites, all of which were outside of the East End dive zone, at new sites along the north wall. The revised 3-Tank also only ran in the summer when the dive conditions were more reliable and favorable for...
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Historic Anchor Discovered in Bodden Town

Historic Anchor Discovered in Bodden Town
Since February 2011, Ocean Frontiers has been hunting high and low for the invasive Red Lionfish that has invaded our reef systems.  During these hunts, we often find unexpected objects, which are normally in the form of some kind of marine life. However, on Sunday January 9th, 2012, we were fortunate enough to swim right over a very old and historical anchor on the reefs just off shore in Bodden Town.   You can see how the anchor was wedged under the coral ledge with little hope of the ships crew retrieving this large anchor.  We have submitted this photo to the National Museum and hope to have some more insights to share soon as to the type and approximate age of the anchor.  The great and unexpected experience on Lionfish Hunts, is the discovery of such incredible historical finds.  Remember to keep a look out on your next dive, you...
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