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

Reef Divers/Brac Reef Beach Resort, Aug, 2004,

by Rob and Judy McDonald, MD, USA . Report 1190.

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 N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This is the third trip here. Resort excellent, has pool, beach but no real swimming as it is too shallow, hammocks on beach that are great but they need more of them, pier with covered top at the end with benches and hammocks out there. Liesel is at the front desk and is great. Quite nice little gift shop and you can donate to the Humane Society on the Island there by buying a tee shirt. Food good and lots of it, served buffet style and lots of selections. We do the meal plan and other than one night going to Captains Table (excellent, get the conch fritters) we ate at the resort the whole stay.
Now to the diving. Sara is new at the dive shop and there is nothing she cant do for you. Remembers who you are and things you like and will go to any lengths to make sure you are taken care of and happy. She is a great addition to the staff. Speaking of staff, we have had Marc and Craig and divemasters and requested them again they were so good. This time Marc was busy and we had Craig and Vickie. She is also great. They are both friendly, knowledgable, easy going except if you dont dive safely and then they are quick to realize you need help and give advice on how to improve things and keep an extra eye on you. Get Craig to tell you about the thong wearer on the trip to the Tibbetts wreck! This is a first class operation. Boats in great repair, divemasters top notch, gear taken care of for you. You gear up at the back of the boat, you sit and they bring the gear to you, and do giant stride into the water. We had great dives in the week we were there. Get the three dive a day package. We saw lots of turtles, several sharks, bristle worms, cushion star fish, green and spotted moray eels, lettuce leaf sea slugs, etc, etc, etc. Great amount of tropical fish and lots of small critters. One day coming back to the boat I spotted two fish coming toward me that looked BIG. As they got closer it was a pair of midnight blue parrott fish that had to be 3-4 feet long. I have never seen them this big before and it was spectacular.
This is a great place for large groups too as everything is here and trying to more a lot of people to different restaurants is not always easy. Great to have a boat big enough to take care of keeping a big group diving together too. The Brac has it all and no need for the hassle of Grand Cayman.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Caymans, Bonaire, Tobago, Bahamas, Turks and Caicos
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 84-86°F / 29-30°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 80-150 Ft/ 24-46 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Buddy diving or with divemaster. No lower than 110 feet. No deco.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Ed Beaty has photo shop and you can rent equipment or get plenty of info on taking pictures. Get his video of your dives.
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