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Address: Cayman Brac
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A 330-foot Russian frigate that was sunk in September 1996.

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Easy and interesting wreck dive

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Liz L
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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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49 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank Liz L
Toronto, Ontario
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank SquaherVacations
Vegreville, Canada
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79 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 got some beautiful pictures of her lying there and we took our time exploring her.... More 

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Thank Peggy S
Slidell, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 level of dive skills.

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Thank sbear1324
Houston, Texas
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 is not entirely sanitized. There are a lot of loose wires and other items that... More 

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Thank christopher C
Airdrie, Canada
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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, turtles and stingrays to name a few. Swim for the two bouys close to each... More 

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Thank Darryn M
Turlock, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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 is kind of cool on its self, the wreak is in great shape and is... More 

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Thank BradArnold
Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 for swim-throughs and checking out the old equipment and gauges. An A+ winner!

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Thank David L
Roseburg, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank WorldTrvlr13
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 fish, and many others. After being sunk intentionally about 20 years ago, the wreck was... More 

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Thank Colin S

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