Friday, July 22, 2011

Brac Bash Underwater Photo Competition

September 2011 marks the 15 year anniversary of the sinking of the M.V. Capt. K.P. Tibbetts off the shores of Cayman Brac. In celebration of this event, the Sister Islands Tourism Association (SITA) has initiated an underwater photo competition. The competition is open to all non-professional photographers who are not residents of the Cayman Islands. Submission of an underwater photo of the sunken frigate runs to August 30.

The grand prize for the photo contest is free airfare on Cayman Airways, a 7-night stay at the Brac Reef Beach Resort with daily breakfast, lunch and dinner; 6 days of 2-tank diving at Reef Divers and airport ground transfers. The grand prize winner will also receive free admission to the Brac Bash Cook-off and will become an official judge for this fun event. The Brac Bash is an annual event held in honor of the sinking of the M.V. Capt. K.P. Tibbets and is spearheaded by SITA. 

The M.V. Capt. K.P. Tibbets was build in the Soviet Union in 1984 for the Cuban Navy. It was purchased and sunk by the Cayman Islands Government and christened the M.V. Capt. K.P. Tibbets after a Cayman Brac politician. The ship has become a major dive attraction on the Brac. 

There is no format specified for the photos submitted. Entries for the competition should be sent to

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