This will be REEF's second trip to Cayman Brac, one of the Sister Islands of the Cayman Islands. Smaller and less developed than Grand Cayman, Brac offers a slow paced island getaway. Participants will help build REEF's fish survey database in this less-dived area by participating in a week of citizen science-based fish surveys! The dive staff at Brac Reef Beach Resort will take excellent care of the group and are known for providing a high level of service. The waters of the Cayman Islands have some of the best dive conditions in the Caribbean, with excellent visibility and few currents, making Cayman Brac a perfect destination for divers of all levels, as well as snorkelers. With plenty of land-based activities including cave explorations and hiking, Cayman Brac is also a great destination for non-divers.
Trip Type: Fish Survey - click here to learn more!
Pricing: $1,490 per diver based on double occupancy. Single occupancy and non-diver rates also available - please contact REEF Trips for more information.
Accommodations: The standard accommodation is an air-conditioned, ocean view room with either two doubles or one king bed, patios or balconies and free Wi-Fi. All rooms are housed in a two-story building surrounded by foliage and landscaped gardens.
Diving: The trip package includes 12 total boat dives. Average water temperature is 78-80 degrees Fahrenheit. Reef Divers is the onsite dive operator at the resort and will change tanks and rinse and store gear for all participants.
Price Includes: The trip package includes 7 nights of accommodation, 6 days of 2-tank morning boat dives, daily breakfast and dinner, round-trip airport transfers, taxes and service fees, tanks, weights and weight belts.
REEF Program Fee: A REEF Program Fee of $300 per diver will be added to each package to cover the cost of the group leader, seminar and REEF survey materials.
Additional Fees: The following costs are not included in the price paid to REEF - All flights and lunch. Optional afternoon dives available for an additional cost. Optional Nitrox available for additional cost. Gratuities are not included and are at each individual's discretion. Insurance is not included, however REEF strongly recommends that each participant purchase adequate dive travel insurance to protect you from unforeseen circumstances. More information about dive travel insurance can be viewed here.
About the Trip Leader: Janna Nichols is REEF's Citizen Science Program Manager, focusing on member relations, field stations, and working extensively with the Volunteer Fish Survey Project. She coordinates REEF's social media and was also the creator of the popular REEF Fishinar (webinar) program. Janna is passionate about underwater photography and marine life identification, and many of her photos appear in west coast marine life ID guides, publications, and online resources. She has completed over 1,000 REEF surveys and is an expert level REEF surveyor in the Pacific Coast and Tropical Western Atlantic regions.
How to Sign Up: To reserve your space or find out more, e-mail us at trips@REEF.org, or call us at 305-588-5869. A $500 deposit will be collected at the time of booking. Visit our Trip Policies page for more information on deposit and payment schedules.
How to Get There: Participants should make arrangements to fly into Cayman Brac (CYB). Most itineraries will include a layover in Grand Cayman prior to flying to Cayman Brac. Flights should arrive on Nov. 3 and depart on Nov. 10.
Transfers: Round-trip transfers are included in the trip package. Participants will be picked up at the airport and transferred to Brac Reef Resort in Cayman Brac.