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

Brac Reef Beach Resort, May, 2014,

by W Glen Kitchens, NM, US (Contributor Contributor 18 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 7594.

No photos available at this time

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 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Before this trip I had only heard about 'valet' diving but after being treated to it for a week by Reef Divers' friendly staff, I'm now a big fan! The operation uses 46'-0 Newton Dive Special boats which provide a wide deck with plenty of room to suit up, good seating down both sides & a weather cover over half the deck. To enter the water, the diver takes fins & mask to the stern, has a seat & then the crew bring the heavy gear to you. They will also pass camera gear to you in the water.

On exit from the water the procedure reverses - fins off, walk up the ladder & have a seat. The crew removes your gear & sets up your next tank - diving doesn't get much easier than this.

The diving is Cayman Islands 'nice' - good visibility, little or no current, very nice coral & sponges & a variety of colorful tropical fish. Little Cayman is about an hour's boat ride from the resort so when weather permits, one morning is dedicated to make the trip to Bloody Bay Wall, which is worth the extra $35. Reef Divers' rental gear is in very good shape & worth the minimal rental price. My group's plan included two morning dives & an afternoon dive. Night dives are also available.

Brac Reef Resort is a good facility w/ free WIFI throughout & TV (although channels are few & reception poor). A pool & bar are conveniently located to all the rooms & the restaurant serves a great buffet at all three meals. The dinner buffet was different every night.

The resort has a beautiful white sand beach but the shore entry is mostly ironshore, so it's a little rough to swim from the beach, but a pier is provided for entry to swimmers & snorkelers. No one in my group was bitten by a sand flea or mosquito all week, which was a definite plus!

Resort staff & dive staff were all very accommodating & helpful. This is a great location for divers but also a facility non-divers will enjoy as well.
Websites Brac Reef Beach Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving numerous Pacific & Carribean locations;
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy, no currents
Water Temp 81-83°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 60-80 Ft/ 18-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Stay within no-decompression limits on computer (which is required). Reef Divers will provide a computer at no additional charge.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments No rinse barrel on boat, but fresh-water hose is provided for rinse. A dedicated rinse barrel is provided at the dive shop. A large carpeted table on the boat is where the cameras lie while the boat is in-transit.
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