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

Reef Divers/Brac Reef Beach Resort, May, 2005,

by Chuck Levine, PA, USA . Report 1809.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Bonaire, Bahamas, St. Vincent, Turks and Caicos, Florida, Pennsylvania, Saba
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, noCurrents
Water Temp 80 to 83 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 100 to 150 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 110 feet with computer, no decompression diving, 500 psi on return
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 2 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was my third time visiting Cayman Brac, staying at Brac Reef Beach Resort and diving with Reef Divers. Although it was a quick Memorial Day Weekend dive trip, it was an easily accomplished rejuventation: flew out of PA Friday morning, on Cayman Brac by friday afternoon; three-tank dive Saturday, two-tank dive Sunday (including an excursion over to Bloody Bay Wall on Little Cayman), eight great meals, and flew home Monday. Only problem: we proved that this could be done~!

Brac Reef Resort appeared to be pretty much back together after being hit by the storm surge from hurricane Ivan last summer. The docks are almost completely repaired; the dive boats and buildings weathered the fierce winds with little noticable damage. Under water the reefs and walls apppear relatively unscathed: just the occasional demonstration of residual from storm surge was noticable.
Visability was typical of the Caymans: >100 feet in warm still waters. Sponges, soft and hard corrals are abundant. Many juveniles noted on the reefs, and turtles check in regularly.

Reef Divers as expected provided excellent "concierge-style" service, even for us 3-nighters! And, to the amazement of my traveling companion, every one of the dive staff greeted me by name on arrival (last visit was August 2004). Their friendliness extended to him during our long weekend at Brac Reef and amply demonstrated why I like to return annually to this jewel in the Caribbean Sea.
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