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

Brac Reef Beach Resort: "Valet diving and resort", Aug, 2016,

by Lee Knapp, KS, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 9210.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments This is an all inclusive resort except for drinks. The resort is newly renovated and is nicely laid out. It has two floors but no elevator. The staff is very helpful with your luggage. A refrigerator is available upon request and you can obtain snack food and alcohol at stores located a couple miles away. You can take a taxi or use their free bicycles. The prices at the bar are comparable to US. A nice pool but no shade around it. There are cabanas along the beach with hammocks and lounge chairs. The food is buffet style and was very good. The staff was very accommodating to individual dietary needs. The room was comfortable, good air conditioning, and free internet that worked well.

The dive shop is part of the property and has an excellent staff. You can rent anything you need and for this trip I rented their BC. They group according to skill levels with a dive master. There is a rinse tank for cameras and a separate one for masks. There is also a table for cameras. The boat also was equipped with a head.

The dive times are conveniently timed after breakfast so you are not in a hurry. Our equipment was always ready and the tanks typically were filled over 3000 psi. The reefs were fairly healthy but not an abundance of fish. There are friendly groupers that like to petted and touched. Any current was slight. There is an extra fee to go over to Little Cayman and that trip is optional. The dive sites are not far away so often the surface interval is back at the dock.

If you are looking for a good place to stay and dive, I recommend the Brac Reef Beach Resort.
Websites Brac Reef Beach Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Africa, Hawaii, Jordan, Fiji, Australia, Thailand, Costa Rica,
Margarita Island, Palau, Yap
Closest Airport Cayman Brac Getting There Flights originate from Grand Cayman on Cayman Air. Allow for extra time when returning back to Grand Cayman. Flights may be canceled due to weather.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas surge, no currents
Water Temp 86-87°F / 30-31°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50-70 Ft/ 15-21 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions 110 feet max and begin the safety stop at 700 psi.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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 [None]
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