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Cayman Brac snorkeling

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Cayman Brac snorkeling

Thank you to those who replied to our recent CaymanBrac post!!!!! Does anyone know if there are snorkeling possibilities with beach access? We currently don't dive but like to snorkel. I had heard that you need foot protection around the island on the shore. Again, as first timers to Cayman Brac we're very appreciative for your replies! Thanks!!!

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1. Re: Cayman Brac snorkeling

Here is some information on snorkel sites on the Brac

divecayman.ky/sites/snorkelling_sites_brac.a…

Edited: 30 January 2010, 02:15
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this is some information from someone who lives on the Brac and is on another forum

Radar Reef (north side) - This is at the end of Kirkconnell in Stake Bay. There are steps leading into the water and once in the water, you can stand on the bottom. For a new snorkeler, stay close to shore and head west.

Buccaneer's Reef (north side) - Located at the north end of Robert Foster Lane (dirt road). This lane is west of the airport on the North Side Rd. There was a small barcadere that was expanded a number of years ago to allow dive boats to enter (the project was never completed). You can swim around in the barcadere and see some fish. It is like a very large salt water pool--nice warm water. It has an access out into the sea, but for more experienced snorkelers.

Near resorts (south side) - Just east of the Brac Caribbean is a house and then a vacant lot. Good snorkeling inside the lagoon for a new snorkeler. I have taken new snorkelers there before and they enjoyed it. Best bet if the sea is rough on the north side.

My number one recommendation is Radar Reef because of all the sea life you can see and ease of access. Take reef runners (water socks) and if possible get fins that will will work with them. You will feel a lot more confident walking on the bottom with reef runners on and it makes it easy to go over hot rocky areas.

Good luck

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jandkMo: Just wondering, have you been to any of the Cayman Islands previously and, of the 3, why Cayman Brac is your choice? Also, in addition to snorkelng, what would you enjoy on your vacation? Each of the 3 islands offers different experiences for vacationers and we can offer tips/suggestions based on your preferences.

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Awesome - thank you sooo much!!

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Wow! Thank you once again for the great information. We really really appreciate it. The countdown is on and we are really looking forward to our vist. Thanks again!

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Thanks for your offer. This is our first time to the Caymans. We were looking for someplace to get away from it all! We aren't interested in night life or shopping or anything othere than relaxing. We don't have any great plans to do a whole lot other than explore the island, snorkel, lay on the beach, and eat occasionally! It is ultimately my desire to eventually relocate to the islands but we have to explore them and see which would best suit us. This trip is more of a vacation as opposed to a scouting trip. We've secured a home and a car and are now counting down the days til our summer trip. Any information you can provide to add to our research is greatly appreciated! Thank you sooo much!!!

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7. Re: Cayman Brac snorkeling

We did the "scouting" thing for years and looked at many different islands. We also took into account being close to good medical etc. If this is your first time to the Caymans, I would look at Grand Cayman. You can find many places along "busy" SMB that are not that busy. However if you want to get off the beaten track check out the North Side or out East. If you are on Grand Cayman you will find excellent benefits and if you need something more the States are a quick trip away. If you haven't visited the Caymans before, I would suggest staying on the big sister first (you can easily do an overnight or day trip to the sister islands on Cayman Airways) and just get your bearing from there. We found it a perfect place to plan our "future" based on many test trips to different islands. Good luck!

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