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Address: Little Cayman

A 120-foot cargo freighter sitting upright on the bottom at a depth of 50...

A 120-foot cargo freighter sitting upright on the bottom at a depth of 50 feet.

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Shallow Wreck with Abundant Fish Life

The story of the Soto Trader is tragic - it was sunk in an accidental explosion and people died - but the site today is lovely. The wreck itself is about 80 feet long and... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2015
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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153 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2015

The story of the Soto Trader is tragic - it was sunk in an accidental explosion and people died - but the site today is lovely. The wreck itself is about 80 feet long and encrusted with coral and sponges. Swimming around the wreck you will see pipe horses, juvenile grouper and other juvie fish, southern rays, lobsters and many... More 

Thank Manatee4Me
Metairie, Louisiana
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2014

When you've been diving the walls and reefs all week, the Soto Trader is a nice change of pace. Look for grouper "cleaning stations" where the shrimp are inside the grouper's mouths to clean.

Thank Robyn B
Courtenay, Canada
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2013

Shallow little wreck dive, but a great dive, almost didn't get to go but got luck that one of the guests on our boat really wanted to go and we were totally game!!

Thank lisanewbie
East Hampton, New York
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55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2013

Did this dive during the day...thanks to Mike, our head divemaster, he gave me a personally guided tour...easy to navigate, it's mostly open and not in deep waters...approximately 50 ft. Nice large barracuda hanging out to greet us inside and a colorful large parrot fish...guess they were shooting the breeze. Sadly, it went down in flames and two men perished...so... More 

Thank susankeber88
Temple, Texas
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16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2012

A few grouper have set up camp and are quite territorial here, saw them defending against others. Otherwise not much here. The reef just to the west, however, is quite fun, with a mature spotted drum hiding in a shallow cave, several large crustaceans, lost of colorful reef fish, and a few lionfish (culling occurs weekly).

Thank mholguin
Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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290 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2012

Not deep, easy access and good amount of marine life. A very nice wreck dive, not to be missed at Little Cayman.

Thank WSS64
San Antonio, Texas
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110 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2012

Gay found an isolated coral head that had an absolute tizzy of baby fish activity. Not baby gobies and parrots that you see all the time, but---baby snappers and tangs and rock beauties and surgeons...

Thank scdaub
Bristol, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2011

It was a fairly dull dive to be honest, the wreck was interesting enough for about a 5 minute browse (there was a green Moray eel in the centre of the wreck), the rest was fairly boring although some decent corals.

Thank Chili4417

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