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

Brac Reef Beach Resort: "Easy Dive Trip: Good Food, Valet Diving", May, 2015,

by Rik Pavlescak, FL, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports). Report 8388.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Costa Brava, Roatan, Key West, Cozumel, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Grand Cayman
Closest Airport Cayman Brac Getting There Fly to Grand Cayman, connect to Cayman Brac on Cayman Air

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 80 to Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 80 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Back on boat at 500 psi; generally 50-60 minute dives
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Boat had a dry table reserved for cameras. Rinse tank and hose with fresh water a ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
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Comments I had the opportunity to travel with a group of divers. The package included round trip airport transfers, 17 dives, accommodations and meals. Nitrox was $10 extra per tank. A trip to the Bloody Bay Wall was an extra $35 per diver (about 45 minute boat trip away from Cayman Brac). Costs, all-in $2200 for a single room. (About $315 a night.)

Here's a breakdown:
Arrival at airport....walked out, looking for signage for transportation with the Resort's logo on it. No such thing....just a guy asking where I was going and telling me to throw my luggage in the pickup truck and get into a van. I wasn't sure that this was the arranged transportation: no list of names, nothing to indicate that this was the "official airport transfer". Folks in my group hopped on, so I did, too. It was the right van. Would be helpful to have a little signage or something with the resort logo on it.

The airport is only a 5 minute drive away from the resort. In fact, the rooms overlook the runway. No worries, though--only a few flights a day and they're generally quiet when they come and go.

The check-in process was very quick and very smooth. We arrived before noon--when I got to the room, housekeeping was still working on it, but let me move my bags in. No problem. I went to look for lunch since I had been traveling since very early in the morning. When I got there, I was told that lunch on the first day wasn't included. My package says, 7 days accomodations, all meals, etc. but I didn't argue. (Also didn't get lunch on final day because we had to leave 15 minutes before lunch opened.) They c ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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