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

Reef Divers/Brac Reef Beach Resort, Mar, 2012,

by Todd Arrants, TN, US ( 2 reports). Report 6487.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving USVI, Cozumel, Belize, Bonaire, Little Cayman, Key Largo, Kona
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp 81 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 80 to 120 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions First dive, 50 minutes, 110 feet, second and third dive, 60 minutes, 60 feet. Could follow dive master or dive on your own.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 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 5 stars
UW Photo Comments seperate table on boat for cameras and seperate rinse tub on shore.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was our second trip to Brac Reef, first since the hurricane. The rebuild is very nice and the rooms are new and nicely furnished. They are small. Internet was good and realible. The new bar is great. Food was excellent. Surprisingly good! Trudy, the manager, does a good job and her people seem to like what they do and they treat you well. According to my wife and daughter, the spa is very nice too.
Reef Divers I believe is one of, if not the best, dive operators we have dove with. They are fun and very good and safety driven. Their briefings are the best and are accurate. We dove with several DM's during our stay and my daughter did her Jr. AOW (13) with Beccy and Beccy was wonderful to her. Had a hard time getting her to dive with me when she finished up. Mick, the manager, is very involved which is nice. He dove with us a couple of days, so he doesn't just sit in the shop! We also had Barbie, BJ, and Ian for different periods during the week. Loved them all!
The diving on the Brac is good and different from LC. Water vis is excellent, especailly on the deeper sites. We did a south side wall, which was impressive. Most dives were done on the north side due to early spring winds during our stay. The Loin Fish is common, but not near as common as other places we have been in the past few years. Their early attack on them seems to be paying off, at least on their dive sites. While the grouper and sharks will follow the DM in hopes of scoring a free meal, there isn't any evidence yet that they are eating them on their own at this time. But they do seem to like them when served up on a stick!
I do recommend these guys, both Reef Divers and Brac Reef resort. The Cayman's are expensive, but they are a good value for what you get and pretty accessible too.
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