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

Brac Reef Beach Resort, Mar, 2011,

by Bob Abraham, MA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports). Report 6235.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving New England, Lake Ontario, Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Caribbean, and Mexico
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 79 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 75 to 200 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions computers, one hour, 500 psi
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 2 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 4 stars
UW Photo Comments plenty of dry space and separate camera tanks on the boats, the crew did a good job of keeping masks out of the camera tank

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 2 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments First this is a great operation, great location. I heartily recommend it for experienced divers who like to get away from it all. Good accommodations, great staff, great food, convenient location (short boat rides), well equipped big dive boats that, true to their website are not crowded. Our week featured bright sunny weather with some gentle, but big, swells and it became clear why they had these boats. They handled the conditions easily. Big seas meant no one was allowed to walk around on deck with tanks on. The crew brings you your tank and you are fitted with your equipment on seats at the swim platform and step into the water, reverse the procedure once on board. The crew takes the tanks and change them out for the next dive (awesome for us guys with wives). Definitely use Nitrox for the week if you can, the Southern walls are fairly deep and deep is where you will see the "pelagics" and there are a lot of cool swim throughs and cracks in the walls so its well worth the expense for the extra minutes. We did see several sharks, two hammerheads which were spectacular. Our favorite site was Wilderness Wall. The Tibbets is also a must see, huge ship and truly a wreck, it looks like they pulled the plug with the engines running,lots of interesting gear to see including a jet turbine.
For you bone fisherman bring your gear there is an abandoned resort up the street with some challenging fish in the flats. In shore fishing is permitted from the shore only, no flats boats.
Don't expect night life outside the resort although they have local entertainers several nights.
Our biggest problem for the week? trying to decide which one of the three amazing deserts offered nightly would we not eat ;-)
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