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Dive Review of Brac Reef Beach Resort in
Cayman Islands

Brac Reef Beach Resort: "Relaxing week on Cayman Brac", Feb, 2019,

by Henry Zenzie, MA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 11360.

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 3 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments We spent a week at the Cayman Brac Beach Resort with another couple in February 2019. As other reviewers have mentioned, the rooms are clean, the food is excellent, the staff is great, and the valet diving is efficient and easy.

Now on to the diving. Unfortunately, the seas were 4-8 feet for the entire week we were there, and we were only able to dive the south side of the island on our first day. The rest of our dives were on the north side of the island where the seas were calm. On the south side reefs, the corals were reasonably healthy, and we saw a nice variety of typical Caribbean marine life including a large school of tarpon and a spectacular mound of pillar collar.

Although most of the dives on the north side of the island were very good, there were a couple of sites where the reefs were covered in a fuzzy growth with few fish. Based on a quick internet search, it appears that the growth is actually macro algae. Note that this is only a guess; I am not a marine biologist! Since most Caribbean reefs have problems of one type or another, I don't consider the macro algae a significant negative. However, my wife was somewhat concerned about it. We really enjoyed the Tibbetts wreck; the resident yellow frogfish was particularly impressive. We also saw less common Caribbean marine life including flying gurnard, black jack, octopus, and seahorses. Prior to departure, we went on an island tour with Mr. Mossy: highly recommended!
Websites Brac Reef Beach Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Palau, Yap, Bali, Sipadan, Florida, Little Cayman, Bimini, Jamaica, Bonaire, New England, Roatan, Raja Ampat, Belize
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather windy Seas choppy, surge, no currents
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40-80 Ft/ 12-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 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 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]
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