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

Brac Reef Beach Resort: "Awesome resort - I'll go back", Nov, 2017,

by Jay Bitzer, TX, US ( 2 reports with 6 Helpful votes). Report 10045 has 4 Helpful votes.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments We love this place! The staff are excellent - always friendly and smiling and eager to do whatever they can to take care of you, from the front desk to the dining room to the dive shop. Everything is laid out nicely, so it's a very short walk to wherever you need to go. The food was very good, the dive boats in good repair, the dive sites very close, and the diving excellent.

We enjoyed all thirteen dives we did during our stay. The briefings on the boat were excellent, and you could follow the dive master or explore on your own. No heavy-handed oversight, but they were quick to help if you needed it. They set up our gear each morning, then put it on us as we would sit on the back of the boat. At the end of the dive, we would hand up our fins and climb up the ladder. They call it "valet diving," and it was. Loved it.

The boat could have up to 16 or so divers, which was a bit much, but there was still plenty of room. Afternoon dives were less crowded.

A table was reserved for dive cameras. There was no rinse bucket, but there was a fresh water shower for divers and cameras. And we were so close to the dive shop that cameras could be rinsed within 10-15 minutes after the last dive back at the shop.

There was a head on board, as well as plenty of cold water and fresh oranges. Dive towels were also provided.

My only two (very minor) complaints were that the room air conditioners are a bit noisy (got used to that after the first night) and the mattresses are not great (though we found one bed better than the other). Neither of these took away from our enjoyment of the week, and we can't wait to go back.

The food was really good! Plenty of variety and plenty of food. You could sit inside in the AC or on the screened in porch. (It was quieter on the porch.) Super-friendly staff were always nearby to fill your water glass or take your dirty plates. This was probably the best dining we've had at any all-inclusive dive resort.

The beach was a great place to relax, with three big cabanas with two hammocks in each, plus plenty of loungers. We could see both the sunrise and sunset from the beach.

Our last day there, we took a two-hour tour of the island. Very interesting, inexpensive ($25 each), and I'd recommend it.

We have dived in Grand Cayman three times, but I think I prefer Cayman Brac. Quiet, secluded, low-paced, and the reef is in better shape. I would have enjoyed seeing more larger fish (sharks, turtles), but there were lots of fish on every dive, and the coral was in the best shape of anywhere we've been in a long time.
Websites Brac Reef Beach Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Bahamas, Hawaii, Cuba, Florida, Honduras, Belize
Closest Airport CYB (Cayman Brac) Getting There Fly into Grand Cayman, then take Cayman Airways to Cayman Brac.

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy, cloudy Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 82-83°F / 28-28°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 75-100 Ft/ 23-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Bottom depth and time were given, but not monitored. Be back on the boat with at least 500 psi.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 2 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 N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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