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Dive Review of Brac Reef Beach Resort in
Cayman Islands/Cayman Brac

March, 2011, an Instant Reader Report by James Sackett, VT, US
Reviewer   (3 reports)
Report Number 6007
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
Roatan, Utila, Bermuda, Saba
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
80   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Profile was posted at every dive, but not rigidly enforced.  We were asked
to return at 500 psi.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Camera table available on the boat, rinse tank on the dock.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
5 stars   
5 stars    
Brac Reef Resort was destroyed by Hurricane Paloma in the fall of 2008 and
has been completely rebuilt, so it's essentially a brand new facility.  The
rooms are spotlessly clean and quite comfortable, with daily maid service
and easy access to the beach, dock, pool, bar and restaurant.  The only
negative was the rooster that insisted on waking us up every morning at
4:00 a.m., but that was a minor problem.

We were on the FAP, so there was a buffet available at breakfast, lunch and
dinner.   Having experienced resort buffets before, I was prepared to be
disappointed, but the food was excellent with a wide variety of choices
available.  It's clear that the kitchen staff takes a lot of pride in the
food that they serve and we were very pleased.  The dining room staff is
simply outstanding.   They greeted us by name at every meal and made sure
that we had everything we needed.

The dive operation was great and our divemasters, Brett and BJ, were
excellent.   They were extremely knowledgeable about the dive sites around
the Brac and Little Cayman.   Every dive briefing was thorough and
informative.   Once we were in the water, we were free to explore on our
own, which worked great for us since we tend linger and thoroughly explore
the areas that we dive.   The reefs around the Brac are very healthy with
abundant fish, rays, eels and turtles.  Unfortunately, there were also a
lot of lionfish.  We saw them on almost every dive, but they don't seem to
have impacted the fish populations yet.   The dive boat was forty something
feet long with plenty of room for everyone. Entry was by giant stride and
exit was via dual ladders.  

This was an awesome vacation for us and I strongly recommend Brac Reef
Resort and Reef Divers for both beginning and experienced divers.  We're
already planning a trip back to the Brac!
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