Captain Keith Tibbetts Wreck (Cayman Brac)

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Off the West Coast of Cayman Brac

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2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
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  • 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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#1 Seven Mile Beach (Grand Cayman)

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. 

Recent visitors enjoyed the calm waves and soft sand even though there were heavy crowds. Reviewers say Seven Mile Beach is one of the most beautiful places in the world, affording ample opportunities to snorkel and stand-up paddleboard, as well as build sand castles and take long walks.  

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