Captain Keith Tibbetts Wreck (Cayman Brac)

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Captain Keith Tibbetts Wreck (Cayman Brac)
Captain Keith Tibbetts Wreck (Cayman Brac)
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Key Info

Off the West Coast of Cayman Brac

Price & Hours

Prices vary by tour
Hours vary by tour company

Details

Sightseeing, Swimming/Pools Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
3.4scorecard
  • 3.0Value
  • 0.0Food Scene
  • 3.5Atmosphere

Captain Keith Tibbetts Wreck is a 330-foot-long Russian frigate that was deliberately sunk off Cayman Brac to create an artificial reef. It's now the coral-crusted, sponge-coated home to thousands of groupers, amber-colored scorpionfish and even a handful of green moray eels. The ship is largely intact; its remains range from 30 to 100 feet below the surface. This intermediate dive is approximately 200 yards from shore, so most people take a boat to the site. 

Travelers say the dive is easily doable for beginners (thanks to the high visibility and low currents) but could also act as a challenge for experienced divers who are willing to penetrate the wreck. Many visitors reported a good experience with Brac Scuba Shack, which offers various wreck and wall dives around Cayman Brac. Rates vary, but you can expect to pay $75 for one tank.  

If you're looking to dive a wreck closer to Grand Cayman, consider the Kittiwake Shipwreck & Artificial Reef

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For several years now, Seven Mile Beach has been lauded as one of the Caribbean's best beaches. Take one glance at this crescent-shaped shore and one sniff of the soft, coral sand and you'll easily understand why. Many of Grand Cayman's best resorts are situated on Seven Mile, and there are a number of casual beach bars and restaurants, a playground, restrooms and showers to boot. What's more, it's also a great spot to try snorkeling for the first time – the clear water allows snorkelers to see the vibrant fish and beautiful coral. 

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