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Dive Review of Brac Scuba Shack/Carib Sands/Brac Beach Village in
Cayman Islands/Cayman Brac

October, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by Ken New, MN, US
Sr. Reviewer   (9 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
"Great Place for a Relaxed Dive Vacation"
Report Number 8557
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Most of the Caribbean, Galapagos, Hawaii, S. Pacific
Closest Airport
Charles Kirkconnell
Getting There
Fly to Grand Cayman, 45 min.
hop to Brac.  They may be
starting direct flights soon.

Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, rainy  
calm, choppy  
Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Watch your gauges, start safety stop at 750. Note: I get cold & so used
the 3mm; many people dove in swimsuits/rashguard.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
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Boat Facilities
3 stars
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As stated above, no rinse bucket on board is a drawback, even though staff
rinses cameras with a hose after eac ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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4 stars
Service and Attitude
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Overall Rating

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5 stars   
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Our first trip to Brac and it won't be the last!  

The Good: Scuba Shack is one of the best operations we've dived with. 
Small: two owners, two dive masters (both of whom are marine biologists);
boat takes a max. of 10 but we were usually 3 (just us) to 5, only one day
with 7.  They meet you on the first dive day at the pier of the resort,
& from then on handle all your gear except wetsuits, and there is a
rinse tank and a locked drying locker on the pier to hang those.  Two dives
in the AM beginning at 8:40; afternoon dive requires a minimum of 3, night
dives a min. of 4.  They cross to Bloody Bay on Little Cayman, weather
permitting, for a min. of 5 divers and a small surcharge.  Even in Oct.,
they found a day we could go.

Dive sites: they always had a plan but adjusted easily for weather and
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