Cayman Brac, better known as “The Brac”, is located about 80 miles east of Grand Cayman and is one of two “Sister Islands” of Grand Cayman, the other being the tiny island of Little Cayman. The two are separated by just five miles and both offer spectacular wall and reef diving. Cayman Brac is also home to one of the most popular wrecks in the Caribbean, a 330-foot Russian warship now known as the MV Capt. Keith Tibbetts, as well as over 40 other dive sites. The locals, or “Brac’rs” number only about 1600 and resort or condominium accommodations are very limited making it a true “get away from it all” dive vacation.
Diving in the Cayman Brac
Cayman Brac’s miles of shallow reefs are inhabited by a multitude of marine life, unafraid of divers. The 330-foot Russian warship #356, complete with four deck guns, was intentionally sunk off the island’s west end in 1996. Renamed the MV Capt. Keith Tibbetts, she is the only divable Russian warship in the Western Hemisphere. The Tibbetts is a unique and exciting addition to the Brac’s other underwater attractions, which include two other wrecks, an ancient anchor embedded in a wall; miles of healthy shallow reefs featuring elkhorn corals and abundant fish populations; and miles of colorful sponge and coral laden drop-offs.
- Water Temp: 78-82°
- Visibility: 100′+
- Wetsuit: skin to 3mm
Best Time to Travel
- Year-round Favorite Dive Sites
- East Chute
- Inside Out
- Capt. Keith Tibbetts, Cayman Brac
- Cayman Brac Museum
- Rebecca’s Cave
- Birdwatching and Nature Trails
- Climbing the Bluff