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Address: Cayman Brac
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A 330-foot Russian frigate that was sunk in September 1996.

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Great wreck dive

This wreck was a great dive. We were able to watch our guide spear a lion fish and the feed it to a large grouper. The swim through a were good. Great pics!

Reviewed 1 week ago
jhope2b
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Peculiar, Missouri
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Peculiar, Missouri
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This wreck was a great dive. We were able to watch our guide spear a lion fish and the feed it to a large grouper. The swim through a were good. Great pics!

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Thank jhope2b
Minnesota
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68 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband & I dived this wreck in 2016 by boat. This year, we were shore diving only, so we waited for a calm day (with little waves or current) and did a surface swim to the wreck out from shore (about 250-300 yds) to the shallowest of the 3 moorings (at the stern) and then dropped down. We could... More 

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Thank PennyK121
Walnut Creek, California
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I dove the MV Captain Keith Tibbetts in March of 2017 with Brac Scuba Shack. The wreck is interesting from a historical perspective of the Russia/Cuba/Cayman connections. The wreck is in two large pieces at about 50-75 ft in a sandy area with lots of garden eels, a couple of rays and a small turtle in the area. The splitting... More 

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Thank jmrobotics
Shawnee, Kansas
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I have visited the wreck by scuba and by snorkeling. Either way it is a highlight visit w lots of fish and sea turtles

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Thank HuskerInOz
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This wreck was easy and interesting with 2 swim throughs - one easy, one hard. Both were optional. There is some gorgeous reef beside the wreck as well.

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Thank 99lizl
Toronto, Ontario
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Great dive - be sure to explore the interior - we have a great video of my son and I swimming along a corridor with a friendly grouper showing us the way.

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Thank SquaherVacations
Vegreville, Canada
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79 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We only had one chance to see this wreck when in Cayman Brac and we are so glad we did. We were the only dive group on her at the time so it was great to have such a huge ship all to ourselves. We got some beautiful pictures of her lying there and we took our time exploring her.... More 

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Thank Peggy S
Slidell, Louisiana
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102 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

The Captain Tibbetts or #396 Russian Frigate is a wreck divers dream. Laying in relatively shallow waters on the leeward side of Cayman Brac. It's an easy dive, lots of sea life and many original features of the wreck to still explore. Good for all level of dive skills.

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Thank sbear1324
Houston, Texas
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

This wreck can be easily reached from the shore. It is so large and the water so clear that you can easily see it once you get in the vicinity of the mooring balls. If you chose to penetrate the wreck realize that the vessel is not entirely sanitized. There are a lot of loose wires and other items that... More 

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Thank christopher C
Airdrie, Canada
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

You don't have to be a strong swimmer, and we had our two youngest in life jackets. Our oldest is 15 and is not a trained swimmer - he made it out no problem. We had the whole place to ourselves and saw grouper, barracudas, turtles and stingrays to name a few. Swim for the two bouys close to each... More 

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