CAYMAN BRAC Cayman
Cayman Brac is considered by many seasoned travelers to be the most
beautiful island in the Caymans. Cayman Brac's most outstanding
feature is its 130 foot high limestone bluff, which runs from its
to its east end. Brac diving is usually done on the north side due
to a more
rugged and rough south side.
For more information about Cayman Brac visit the Cayman Islands
Board of Tourism’s official website –
This is the newest wreck to sink in the waters off of Cayman Brac.
Cayman Mariner was a 65 foot long vessel operated by Cayman Energy
Limited. Originally used as a tender to transport crews to and from
tankers, the Mariner was intentionally sunk as a dive site in
bow of the Cayman Mainer
sunk in 1986. Photo courtesy Keith lpson.
The Cayman Mariner is now resting in 50 to 60 feet of water.
to veteran diver, Craig Burns, this wreck is an excellent photo prop
divers, and visibility is usually excellent, ranging from 100 to
over 200 feet.
The Kissime is a
favorite spot for wide
angle photography as well as video.
Photo courtesy Jozef Koppelman.
The Kissime is a great little wreck of a 60 foot tug boat. She was
back in 1982 and lies intact on a sand bottom in 35 to 40 feet of
The wreck is leaning on her port side and is surrounded by a
reef. The average visibility here ranges from 80 to 120 feet. The
a favorite spot for wide angle photography as well as video.
The Prince Frederick was a 110 foot, wood hulled, twin masted
was powered by both steam and sail and is said to have sunk in the
1800's. Her remains lie on the south side of Cayman Brac in 20 to 40
Although most of her
wood hull has been destroyed by (wood
eating worms), parts of her machinery and masts can still be seen.
who visit the site will find piles of anchor chain, four anchors,
boilers, and some remaining wood beams.
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taken with permission from the book Tropical Shipwrecks by Daniel
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