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

Brac Reef Beach Resort, Jul, 2011,

by G. Tripp Jones MD, SC, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 52 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 6151.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Truk, Belize, St. Kitts, Grenada, Bahamas, Australia, St. Lucia, Roatan, Curacao,
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50 to 110 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 110 feet/40 min, first dive and 60 min/60 feet second dive.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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 My wife, the photographer, was pleased overall.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was our dive shop's (Wateree Dive Center in Columbia, SC) group trip for probably the 8th time or so to the Brac. We did not have a good start when USAirways called at 2:45 AM to tell us our 7 AM flight from Columbia, SC to Charlotte was cancelled due to "crew rest concerns" This was a bunch of bull so all 31 divers had to leave and get to Charlotte airport for the 9:40 flight. All made it and we all got to Cayman Brac on three flights from Grand Cayman to Cayman Brac. The resort has been rebuilt since the last big hurricane and really everything was very good. The food was excellent, buffet style, and plentiful. The attitude of the entire staff was excellent, with all quite willing to help in any way. The dive operation, Reef Divers, is excellent. The boats (4) are roomy and stable. All are 46 foot, new and well built. The corals were really healthy with good fish life. I was very pleased to see more grouper than any where we've been in the last 5 years. We went to Little Cayman one day and it was nice, but the site, Busstop, had more bleached coral and was the poorest dive of the week. Mixing Bowl was good, not great. Our dive masters, Bret and Barbie, were excellent. Barbie was named "Divemaster of the Month"
and left to receive her award in Miami.
Overall, this was a great week and I would certainly return. This is the first time our shop had been there since 2006, and I think it is better than ever.
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