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

Brac Reef Beach Resort/Cayman Brac Beach Resort: "Cayman Brac, August 2017", Aug, 2017,

by Kenneth LaBarbera, CA, US ( 2 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 10008 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments West coast flights to get to Cayman islands is an all day endeavor. That said, all was up ok once we landed on Cayman Brac. The resort pick up was right there for the less than 15 min trip to resort. Not much of a drive as it backs right up to the runway. I had requested a second floor, ocean view room with a refrigerator far away from pool and bar noise. The room they gave us was right over the pool/lobby, near parking lot, very little view except for the roof line. I went to lobby and told them the room was not acceptable, not even close to what I requested. After some back an forth and checking my reservation they agreed to change to change our room. The new room they gave us, #221, was fantastic. I don't believe they even bother to check the guests request profiles prior to arrivals.

All meals are buffet style and always varied, cooked to perfection and plentiful. Don't go there to lose weight....the deserts were my undoing.

Diving is off 2 to 3 large, well maintained boats. They do AM and PM dives. We opted to do the two AM dives. The crew goes out of their way to help with tanks and getting in and out of the water. 100 ft. max. depth is the rule which is no problem for most. All can be seen at that depth or less. Most times the boat can be seen. Not much in the large critter category. Some coral had large growths of algae. Lots of reef fish, a few turtles, eels and small sharks. All dive sites are short ride from the dock in calm waters.

The last time I dove the Caymans was with Bob Soto in the late '70's. Lobster, conch beds and large fish were all over. Sadly, time and has taken its toll on the sites we visited. In a few words, the daily dive sites are a bit tired. I saw a few lobster and conch and no big critters at all.

Cayman Brac is a great place to go for easy diving, great food and service. if you are a non dive your activities are limited.
Websites Brac Reef Beach Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Calif. coast, Hawaii, Fiji, Soloman
Islands, BWI, Bahamas, Turk/Caicos, Cocos Islands, Truk Lagoon, Guam, Mex. Revillagigedo/Socorro Islands, Sea of Cortez, St. Kitts, Belize, Aruba, Florida Keys, Cancun, Cozumel, Bora Bora, Tahati
Closest Airport Cayman Brac Getting There Sacramento-Tampa-Grand Cayman-Cayman Brac

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 82-85°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 70-100 Ft/ 21-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 100ft max enforced
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Small critters and some great coral shots...crew very helpful with cameras both getting in and out of water.
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