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

March, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by Bob and Betty Barada, CA, USA
Report Number 3242
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
California, Hawaii, Mexico, Cozumel, Fiji, Tahiti, Bora Bora, Belize.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy  
calm, choppy  
Water Temp
81   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 90    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Depth: 110; time was set, but loosely enforced for advanced divers on
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
5 stars  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
2 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
4 stars    
The resort is clean and comfortable.  I would describe it as a top quality
motel by US standards, with large rooms, large baths, good air conditioning
and TVs in the room.  Exercise facilities and rudimentary spa offerrings as
well.  Food was buffet style and plentiful.  Some excellent, all very good.
 Lobster thermidor, chicken cordon bleu, prime rib, pastas, and excellent
salads.  You can eat inside at tables with air conditioning or in a
screened in patio.  Karoake night, movie night, happy hour night and
manager's night all brought people together.  Pool and hot tub available. 
Nice pier to hang out at night and watch the eagle rays, sting rays, tarpon
and other fish life beg for handouts.  Service was excellent in all

Diving was easy as pie -- my wife calls it "princess diving"
where they collect your gear from outside your room the first night and
they handle it all week.  They rinse it and hook it up for you on the boat
before each dive.  We did three dives a day, but skipped the night dives. 
The boats are roomy and stable custom designed Newtons.  Dive crew and
captains are funny and knowledgeable.  They are flexible as to what you
want to see and dive.  We had high easterly winds the first few days so
seas were running pretty high for getting back on the boat.  They hung out
a current line and had you take off your fins before you approached the
ladder.  They anticipated your moves and held the ladders down while you
come up, grabbing your gear immediately.  We had a fairly novice diver
experience an anxiety attack on the current line and one of the crew
entered the water immediately to calm her, take off her gear, and escort
her to the ladder.

We usually go to Cozumel at this time of year, but decided to go here
because of the damage to the reefs in Cozumel by Wilma.  We hadn't been to
the Caymans since 2001.  The coral here was in fairly good shape, the sea
life diverse and plentiful.  We swam with Eagle Rays and Sting Rays,
numerous turtles, occasional nurse sharks, juvenile spotted drums, and the
usual tropical fish.  Spotted numerous large lobster and crab.  One large
grouper fell in love with my wife and followed her everywhere, occasionally
stopping to be petted.
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