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Dive Review of Reef Divers/private home in Cayman Creek area in
Cayman Islands/Cayman Brac

Reef Divers/private home in Cayman Creek area, Mar, 2006,

by Jon Scott, NH, USA . Report 2825.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 0-25 dives
Where else diving Kauii, Hawaii (open water cert), NH and VT lakes
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp 80 to 0 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 80 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
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 3 stars Large Fish 4 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 [None]

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 3 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 Family of 4 for first post-certification open water tropical diving. Could not have made a better choice of destination or dive ops. From the first day, Reef Divers staff made us welcome and gave us the confidence and support to dive successfully, safely and have a great time. Valet service was a big plus for us as new divers (could concentrate on in-water diving basics). Could follow divemasters (which we often did) or go on own (which we also did) and explore on our own around boat to finish dive. Entry by giant stride from comfortable rear deck; exit by large stern laders with tailing line to prevent ladder traffic jams. Boats comfortable and well laid out, even when full to capacity. Excellent, entertaining and informative but not overwhelming pre-dive briefings. Good camaraderie with fellow divers. Very thorough roll calls after dives completed. Plenty of snacks, fruit, water for surface intervals. Typical day was deep first dive, often with interesting swim-throughs and/or wall. Shallower spur & groove reef for 2nd AM dive. Lunch at shore. PM dive, more spur & groove, more laid back but still lots to see; fewer divers for PM. Garden eels, flying gurnards, nurse sharks, juvenile spotted drum, lobster, flamingo tongue, tarpon!, eagle rays, huge grouper, variety of morays and more. Wrecks were a special treat and set up very well for less experienced divers to visit. Night dive was well worth it; schedule depends on advance sign-ups, so register early or be disappointed. Snorkeling from shore also excellent, if care given to coral underfoot, tide/surge conditions; many dive mooring buoys accessible from shore under right conditions; bring dive flag. Saw squadrons of squid on several occasions. Great hiking around island, very friendly locals. Cooked our own food most meals (local groceries not as expensive as rumored) but enjoyed Aunt Sha's, and highly recommend Barry's Golden Jerk stand, the absolute best; be sure not to miss, only open a few nights per week. Brac Reef resort puts out a nice buffet spread and has a good bar menu for lunches (but costs can add up quickly for a family of four; be careful). Divemasters Jason and Vicki and other Reef Divers and Brac Reef staff went out of their way to make this first tropical dive trip a success for all of us. Next trip back to the Brac, already scheduled, diving again with Reef Divers.
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