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

Brac Reef Beach Resort, Oct, 2011,

by Dennis Brierley, OR, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 6301.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Fiji, Cozumel, Roathan
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 88 to Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 75 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 120 maximum, be back on boat with 500psi
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments A table was provided for the cameras. Divemasters rinsed off the cameras when you handed up the cameras.The dive masters took very good care of the handling of our cameras.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments We have been diving off and on in the Cayman Islands since 1987. The reefs are getting more damaged each year. Grand Cayman west side shows the wear and tear of all the divers but you can still find great areas. Don't forget about Hurricane Ivan. We saw the damage the year after Hurricane Ivan. Every piece of soft coral and lots of hard coral down to 60 feet were gone. The next year we saw an improvement. Even though the reefs are not as beautiful as in the past, any trip underwater is a joy to do. Cayman Brac and Little Cayman reefs are in better shape. Water wasn't as clear as in the past because of the wind and choppy water but who cares. There's always next time. We enjoy the islands because of the people and their friendliness to us. We did have to pay $15.00 in excess luggage because we flew from Grand Cayman to the Brac in the Otter. They only charged .50 a #. Coming back we were on the jet and didn't have to pay extra. Dress is casual and food is fantastic. Must go on a diet. Hotel new furnishings after Hurricane Paloma. Our dive masters Mick and Dave on Big Sister were great. Didn't lecture or babysit. They treated us like adults with a brain. We can't wait to go back.
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