December 27, 2015
January 2, 2016
Welcome to the laid back island of Cayman Brac. Only 14 square miles in size, this island has great appeal for divers, snorkelers, sports fishermen, bird watchers, rock climbers, and those who just want to get off the beaten path.
Upon arrival, kick off your shoes, enjoy a complimentary rum punch and bask in the sun. Find a secluded spot among the sea grapes and coconut palms to decompress from the hustle of everyday life. Vacation has begun!
Accommodations are at Brac Reef Resort, a property that Sub-Aquatic Sports has used often. The resort sits on 4 1/2 acres of sandy beach with the ocean just steps away. Everything is close by, the restaurant, the hammocks, the hobby cats and, of course, the dive boats.
Cayman Brac is a family-owned and operated resort with 27 standard rooms, 10 junior suites and 3 handicap-accessible rooms. All rooms are air conditioned and have either a walkout balcony or patio with a beachfront view. The restaurant offers buffet style meals. The food selection is diverse and fresh. This package does not include lunches but it can be added for an additional $98/person. Better yet, grab a burgers or conch fritters at the beach bar or find a local diner.
Diving, of course, is our main focus and this place is known for ‘valet dive service’. Ten dives are included in the package. On the first morning, set your gear bag outside the hotel door and a staff member will take it from there. That’s the last time you’ll haul it for the week. The staff will load it onto the boats each day, set regulators onto tanks then rinse the everything in the evening.
Unparalleled service is paired with unparalleled diving. The Caribbean Sea is home to an endless array of fish, corals and marine life. The waterscape ranges from reef to walls to shipwrecks. The most popular shipwreck is the Russian Missile Frigate #356, renamed the MV Capt. Keith Tibbetts (as in the Tibbetts family who owns the resort). It is located just 10 minutes from the docks.
The surrounding reefs are home to tons of turtles plus Spotted Eagle Rays, Reef Sharks, Nassau Groupers, Moray Eels, Stingrays, Horse-Eye Jacks, Barracuda, Nurse Sharks, Tarpon, Flying Gurnards and more!
Water temperatures will be around 78-80`F. The visibility is usually excellent. Morning boats depart for two dives at 8:30am. You’ll be back by lunch time and the afternoon is at leisure. Optional 1-tank afternoon and night dives are available for an additional fee.
About Cayman Brac:
This small coral island is rich with history. Christopher Columbus first documented the island in 1503. Tales of pirates like Blackbeard and Anne Bonny plus buried treasure create a colorful backdrop to what today is a peaceful, quiet hideaway. Local residents now number around 1,800.
There is a distinct Caribbean charm to the island. Houses are painted pastel colors and have gingerbread details. Ride a bike to the bluff and you’ll find cattle grazing and vegetable gardens. Hikers can explore miles of trails surrounded by tropical plants and fruit trees. Mango and papaya as well as beautiful wild orchids abound.
Add $140 for four 1-tank afternoon dives
Add $98 for lunches daily in restaurant.
A deposit non-refundable $300 is necessary to guarantee your space. Final payment is due November 1, 2015. No refunds can be given unless we are able to refill you space and if so a $100 administration fee will apply so Travel Insurance is strongly recommended.
Call for prices if you wish to extend your vacation.
*No shore diving is located at the hotel. You must rent a car to get to a dive site.
As of March 18, the price is $810 on the flight below but is subject to change until a deposit is made. A $100 non-refundable deposit is necessary to secure a seat on this flight. Times and taxes are subject to change.
Sunday, December 27
Chicago—Grand Cayman 8:00am-12:55pm
Grand Cayman—Brac 3:00pm-3:40pm
Saturday, January 2
Brac—Grand Cayman 1:00pm—1:35pm
Grand Cayman—Chicago 5:10pm-8:05pm
This trip WILL sell out so if you're interested, please contact us directly at 269-968-8551.
Stingray, seaturtle and schooling fish photos by Gina Michels.
Blenny and batfish photos by Rick Sass
Nurse shark photo by Kim Sass
Sub-Aquatic Sports & Service Ltd.
347 North Helmer Road
Battle Creek, MI 49037