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Dive Review of Brac Scuba Shack in
Cayman Islands/Cayman Brac

Brac Scuba Shack: "Spectacular reefs, easy shore diving", Apr, 2018,

by Burro Station, VA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 10537.

No photos available at this time

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 4 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments We rented a house on the southwest shore through VRBO, and they happened to have a house copy of the Cayman Brac shore diving guide. This guide made a huge difference in our ability to locate the best shore entries (though a few were marked by signs).

Brac Scuba Shack was reasonably priced and easy to deal with. Stay close to the west end for easier access to the shop to exchange tanks.

There are many spectacular close-in sites with easy entries, especially on the north shore, but watch out for fast-moving boats. Many sites had spur and groove topography. We were also able to swim out to the famous "Keith Tibbetts" wreck of the Russian vessel and had it to ourselves late one afternoon -- a goliath grouper and a turtle made an appearance.
On most dives we saw turtles, stingrays, spotted eagle rays, barracuda, Nassau grouper, and large conch moving across the sand. On the night snorkel we did on our last night we saw two octopi.

The whole island is barely 12 miles long and has virtually no crime. We were advised that we could just leave the keys in the car and go diving, and this proved to be true!!!
Websites Brac Scuba Shack   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Curacao, Bonaire. Florida, Salt Cay TCI
Closest Airport Cayman Brac Getting There Flew nonstop (Saturdays only) on United from Washington Dulles to Grand Cayman, then on Cayman Express to Cayman Brac.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 83-86°F / 28-30°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60-100 Ft/ 18-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Can only rent one tank per diver at a time for shore diving, but turnover at the shop was efficient and easy
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available?

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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