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MV Captain Keith Tibbetts

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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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Great Dive

This is our second trip to Cayman Brac, and our second dive on the Tibbits, and it did not disappoint. Lots of life and fish. Reef Divers are a great company to use for diving... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Don R
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Devon, Canada
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Devon, Canada
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is our second trip to Cayman Brac, and our second dive on the Tibbits, and it did not disappoint. Lots of life and fish. Reef Divers are a great company to use for diving. I especially like their Valet diving.

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Thank Don R
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were on the Brac with 19 of our closest friends for a diving vacation and one of the sites we dove was this. The Russian wreck 356 or the MV Tibbetts is a great site! From the garden eels in the sand to the green sea turtle that came to check on us it was great! Plenty of penetration... More 

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Thank robert h
Pine Bush, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This wreck is shallow enough, that one can expand their bottom time if they stay along the top portion of the ship. There is a reef nearby that can be incorporated in the dive if wreck diving doesn't interest you. We saw a turtle, southern rays and plenty of fish life on and near this really cool wreck.

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Thank PegH
Richland, Michigan
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106 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unusual to get this size wreck in pretty shallow water, so you can spend a long dive exploring. you can swim through various parts and/or go around the outside. We saw some turtles and rays around it... there are supposedly large grouper who hang inside, but we didn't see them. Watch your weight pockets if you go inside... easy to... More 

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Thank Noel G
Thunder Bay, Canada
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68 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Took the kids (12, 13) from Buccaneers cut out to the buoy. Easy to see from shore but had to keep the eyes out for the markets once swimming in the limited swell. It's a solid swim but the kids and I had no trouble. The nearest buoy marks the deck of the ship and it was easy to see... More 

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Thank Kevin K
Marquette, Michigan
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Great dive. Not a lot of wildlife, but the wreck was in good shape. Not too deep. Anchored off the bow and followed the buoy line down to the wreck. Visibility was excellent.

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Thank DivermanJohn
San Francisco
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Simple, 6 minute shore swim and then down to about 78 feet. You can actually swim through the wreckage - and it's more wreckage now than when sunk.

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Thank billandiris
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This a great shipwreck dive, especially for those who are new to shipwreck diving. The dive masters gave clear warning about tight diving conditions inside. You don't have to go inside. You can shine a torch through port holes to see what's inside.

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Thank Katherine D
Seneca, South Carolina
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191 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

The MV Captain Keith Tibbetts is a great dive. Lots of beautiful coral, sponges and ocean life. The ship has so many wonderful photo opportunities. Banded Coral Shrimp color. Waves of schooling fish and a beautiful turtle too!

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Thank suzyf29
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I love diving this wreck. Abundant wildlife and beautiful corals. Don't forget to look to the sand surrounding the wreck for the Garden Eels and numerous rays and Hogfish. If you're a geocacher don't miss finding the treasure hidden in plain view on the wreck but make sure you give one if you take one.

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