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Historically Interesting

I dove the MV Captain Keith Tibbetts in March of 2017 with Brac Scuba Shack. The wreck is... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2017
jmrobotics
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Walnut Creek, California
Great to snorkel or scuba

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

Reviewed 15 March 2017
HuskerInOz
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Shawnee, Kansas
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A 330-foot Russian frigate that was sunk in September 1996.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“great wreck” (23 reviews)
“wreck dive” (28 reviews)
“swim throughs” (12 reviews)
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Cayman Brac
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

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...More

Thank jmrobotics
Reviewed 15 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

Thank HuskerInOz
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.

Thank 99lizl
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.

Thank SquaherVacations
Reviewed 12 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...More

Thank Peggy S
Reviewed 11 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...More

Thank sbear1324
Reviewed 25 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...More

Thank christopher C
Reviewed 22 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,...More

Thank Darryn M
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

This was a great dive site. It was around 100 feet to the sand. It has a cool swim entry and exit. The ship bow broke off and exposed the propulsion system turbines and a lot of pipe, wires and wreckage. Other than that, which...More

Thank BradArnold
Reviewed 8 January 2017

You can get there from the shore, but I'd still recommend a boat dive. This former Russian frigate was given to Cuba and then sold to the Cayman Islands to sink and become a reef. Amazing how much life has flourished here. Plenty of opportunities...More

Thank David L
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