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

Brac Reef Beach Resort/Cayman Beach Resort: "Easy diving on Cayman Brac", Mar, 2016,

by Lee R Wahler, FL, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 7 Helpful votes). Report 8873 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations N/A Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 2 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Reef Divers URL [ link]
They have operations on all 3 Cayman Islands.
I went down solo in March 2016, but there were other divers I knew there for buddies.

Pickup at small airport, 10 minutes to hotel, handled bags, quick check-in. Computer in lobby area.

Hotel is modern (rebuilt), very clean, easy access, helpful staff. Quiet and good looking beach front location. Front and back doors, back onto patio. With my bad feet I appreciated how close my ground floor room was to dive shop (and because my path led me through the bar!). Buffet food had variety and was filling but only a notch above good. One could eat indoors with ac, or on porch in fresh air.

After diving and hanging gear up, I could get a drink and jump in a huge hot tub or go swimming in a great large pool. That really helped!

Reef Diver says its a valet service and they lived up to that. They provided a numbered mesh bag at check-in. They schlepped my bag down to the shop then to boat. After first day, I only had to carry bag about 75 feet from boat to wash/dry next to shop, and of course camera gear. With dip/wash buckets for all of above. Crew helped too.
Boat crews were great. Divers sat on bench seat at stern and they geared you up. Stand up jump in, couldn't be easier. They definitely helped my getting back onboard (feet again).

Excellent dive briefs. One or two guides in water, but with great clarity not much of a problem. Blue & Clear water on most dives. Only turbidity/backscatter down on small corals. And there were huge corals too. Not many large pelagics, but lots of little fauna.

Most dives were in 45 to 90 ft range, of course some shallower and a few down to 100 fsw.

Good boats, comfortable, not much bouncing. The north shore dives sites took a few minutes longer but were mostly calm water dives.
A comfortable resort with VERY nice facilities, did I mention the big bar right in the middle? A superb dive operation.
Websites Brac Reef Beach Resort   Cayman Beach Resort

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Most of Carib, US East Coast, West Coast and western Pacfic
Closest Airport West End, Cayman Brac Getting There Jet to Georgetown, GC. One hr prop to West End. There might be some jets direct?

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 78-82°F / 26-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 75-100 Ft/ 23-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No gloves. Back onboard with 500 psi. Nothing goes overboard but the diver.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 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 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Boat had camera table, crew handed rig to UWP. They were Always at stern to recover camera rig. Shop had big dip tanks. Not much photo gear for sale.
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