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

Brac Scuba Shack/Carib Sands/Brac Beach Village: "Great Place for a Relaxed Dive Vacation", Oct, 2015,

by Ken New, MN, US (Contributor Contributor 14 reports with 7 Helpful votes). Report 8557.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments 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 diver reques ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Brac Scuba Shack   Carib Sands/Brac Beach Village

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Most of the Caribbean, Galapagos, Hawaii, S. Pacific
Closest Airport Charles Kirkconnell Int'l Getting There Fly to Grand Cayman, 45 min. hop to Brac. They may be starting direct flights soon.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-80 Ft/ 15-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
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.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments As stated above, no rinse bucket on board is a drawback, even though staff rinses cameras with a hose after eac ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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