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Capt. Tibbetts Wreck is awesome !!

We only had one chance to see this wreck when in Cayman Brac and we are so glad we did. We were the... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2017
Peggy S
,
Vegreville, Canada
Great Wreck Dive

The Captain Tibbetts or #396 Russian Frigate is a wreck divers dream. Laying in relatively shallow... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2017
sbear1324
,
Slidell, Louisiana
via mobile
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A 330-foot Russian frigate that was sunk in September 1996.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“great wreck” (23 reviews)
“wreck dive” (30 reviews)
“swim throughs” (12 reviews)
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Cayman Brac
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"great wreck"
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"wreck dive"
in 30 reviews
"swim throughs"
in 12 reviews
"nice swim"
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"goliath grouper"
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"large grouper"
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"coral growth"
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"gun turrets"
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"lots of sea life"
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"a degree angle"
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"excellent visibility"
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"radar tower"
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"sea cucumbers"
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"sandy bottom"
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"recreational divers"
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"great photo opportunity"
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"clear water"
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

This was a good dive site. The boat is stainless steel so there isn't much growth yet on the hull. You can penetrate the wreck in several locations. The turrets and large guns are still present. There is lots of life to look at.

Thank WorldTrvlr13
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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This was one dive that stood out from the rest. This wreck is in moderate depth, decent visibility and it is huge (like 300+). It has a couple of enclosed deck guns which are great for selfies, and we visited a Goliath grouper, barracuda, box...More

Thank Colin S
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

Excellent dive with with the bottom about 85 feet and the radar tower above 30 feet. Dove this wreck with the awesome dive masters from Reef Divers.

Thank Matthew S
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

After having studied the Soviet Navy, a dive on a real Russian Frigate was quite a treat! Most of the ship was there, with much life on it. I thought the swim-throughs looked a little tight for no wetsuit, but to explore the outside of...More

1  Thank Brian A
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