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20 Years of Diving Cayman's Frontier 1996-2016

20 Years of Diving Cayman's Frontier 1996-2016
Two decades of diving on the frontier of Grand Cayman's East End has been an incredible journey, only made possible by our loyal customers.  We have acheived many milestones over the last twenty years and are excited about what the future holds above and below the surface over the next 20 years.    In 1996 we opened our doors as the only independant dive operator servicing the East End of Grand Cayman.  Until 1996, the only other way to dive the East End was to stay at either the Dive Lodge or the Tortuga Club.   It wasn't possible to stay on the West side and dive the East End - this is how Ocean Frontiers got its start.  With our brand new dive boat, Nauti-Cat, an old Cayman style building for our dive shop and a big 9 seater Dodge van, we had our very first customer on Valentines day,...
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Ocean Frontiers Rated one of the World’s Best Dive Operations

Ocean Frontiers Rated one of the World’s Best Dive Operations
Ocean Frontiers, dive operator at the Compass Point Resort on Grand Cayman’s remote East End, was rated one of the world’s Best Dive Operations, and tops in Cayman, by Scuba Diving readers in the 2014 Top 100 Gold List Awards. The Cayman Islands were rated No. 1 for Best Overall Destination in the Caribbean and Atlantic. The magazine polls its readers every year and asks thousands of subscribers to rate their dive experiences in a variety of categories. “We’re excited and honored by this recognition because it comes from experienced divers who know first-hand the excellent diving we offer,” says co-owner Steve Broadbelt. “They are telling us that we do a good job – this makes me very proud of our dive staff because they work very hard.” Broadbelt shared the good news during a staff meeting in early January, and it added extra cheer to the morning dive boats. Dive...
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SeaOrbiter - Website of the month

SeaOrbiter - Website of the month
The SeaOrbiter Project is June's 'Website of the Month'.  Each month we pick the most interesting website we can find that will pique the interest of any diver.   The SeaOrbiter is an incredible project and we hope it makes it from concept in to reality, and then comes to visit us in the Cayman Islands.  Construction is scheduled to commence in 127 days from now and will be the only vessel of its kind in the world.  At almost 200 feet tall with half of the vessel remaining underwater and 4 accommodation decks above the surface and 6 decks below will prove to be the ultimate marine science research station.  To find our more, visit their webiste here. 
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Why I Dive...

Why I Dive...
Personally, life divides neatly into two unequal parts. There’s diving and there’s surface intervals. Mine is not a unique addiction. One of my favorite things about Ocean Frontiers & Compass Point Dive Resort is the familiar faces one sees on the dive boat on visit after visit.  There’s an unstated understanding among many if not most divers that diving is not optional – it’s an essential part of what makes us happy. What is it about scuba diving, and specifically diving the East End of Grand Cayman that is so compelling? Is it the sensation of weightless as one drifts slowly from the boat to the reef? Is it the phantasmagoric world that slowly comes into focus as one drifts down like a leaf in an autumn breeze? Is it a moment of awe and wonder with a shark or a spotted eagle-ray or a turtle? Is it the silence, the...
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A New Window Under the Water

A New Window Under the Water
Not 1000 yards from the Ocean Frontiers dock, an undersea webcam is broadcasting a little bit of Cayman reef magic all over the world. The webcam is live, and you can get in on the action by clicking here. You can watch blue tangs jostle for space at a busy cleaning station as gobies race from fish to fish. Eagle rays fly by on a regular basis. More recently a nurse shark put in an appearance. Not only is the webcam crazy cool, the story behind it is as well. The cam is a project of Teens 4 Oceans, a group dedicated to inspiring and engaging a new generations of ocean stewards and conservation leaders by teaching Marine Science to High School Kids. The camera sits in about 6 feet of water, just inside the sound.  A moored platform is tethered to the camera as it shoots a signal from a HD-1 underwater camera system back to an antenna...
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