A group of twenty-four divers (and one non-diver) recently returned from a fabulous week at the Brac Reef Beach Resort on Cayman Brac where we dove with the wonderful staff at Reef Divers. The diving was fantastic! We took over two boats. Nick Civitillo and company were on Big Sister crewed by Jason & Phil.
The rest of the group and I were on Little Sister crewed by Donnie and Vicki. Both crews were excellent! In addition to valet dive services, they gave thoroughly detailed and entertaining briefings and were highly skilled at pointing out really cool stuff underwater.
The water temp was comfortable 85 degrees. The weather for the first half of the week was absolutely outstanding! Calm winds and calm seas prevailed allowing both boats to get over to Bloody Bay Wall on Little Cayman. It’s just like you read about only better! We managed to squeeze in a night dive on Tarpon Reef as well.
Bloody Bay Wall
The wind picked up a bit mid-week with a mild chop and occasional surface current…no problem for a bunch of New England divers. Still, it was a good thing that plenty of unbelievable diving was just a short ride from the dock. Most of the deep dives like Eden Wall, Wilderness Wall, Knuckles, and Three Anchors had beautiful swim-throughs in addition to breath taking walls.
Eden Wall Swim-Through
The shallower dives like Buccaneer Reef, Pillar Coral and Fisheries had a plethora of marine life. Over the course of the week we saw nurse sharks, barracuda, tarpon, giant rainbow parrotfish, goliath groupers, tiny juvenile spotted drums, queen triggerfish, yellow rays, southern rays, spotted eagle rays, green, spotted and golden tail morays and much more.
Beautiful Hard Corals
Lynn having some fun on the reef
Of course, no trip to the Brac would be complete with at least one trip to the wreck of Captain Keith Tibbetts. She’s in two pieces now but still an incredible dive with plenty of swim-throughs and marine life. Most of us managed to log 18 dives by the end of the week.
The food, service and accommodations at the Brac Reef Beach Resort were top notch and there were some pretty cool critters top-side as well…
Check out more pictures from the trip in our photo gallery!!