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

July, 2011, an Instant Reader Report by G. Tripp Jones MD, SC, US
Top Contributor   (52 reports, with 5 Helpful votes)
Report Number 6151
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Truk, Belize, St. Kitts, Grenada, Bahamas, Australia, St. Lucia, Roatan,
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 110    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
110 feet/40 min, first dive and 60 min/60 feet second dive.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
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  
My wife, the photographer, was pleased overall.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
4 stars   
5 stars    
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
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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