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Kittiwake Shipwreck & Artificial Reef

Address: West Bay KY1, Grand Cayman
Phone Number: 345-949-8522
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Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in West Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships, Reefs, Outdoors
Owner description: The ex-USS Kittiwake is an Ex-US Navy Submarine Rescue Vessel. She...
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Type: Ships, Reefs, Outdoors
Owner description: The ex-USS Kittiwake is an Ex-US Navy Submarine Rescue Vessel. She was sunk on January 5th, 2011 in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands to create an artificial reef and shipwreck attraction for scuba divers and snorkelers to visit and enjoy.The attraction is operated by the Cayman Islands Tourism Association. Please use a licensed operator and all visitors are required to pay a user fee.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

This was a wonderful dive site. Very interesting to see the vessel from a divers point of view. Our dive guides from Deep Blue Divers were excellent at getting us into all the cool places on the vessel.

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Geneva, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

I'm a low-time diver but this was a very easy dive, shallow, good visibility, and lots to see. Even some interesting critters, including eagle rays. Made the trip with Living the Dream dive company.

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Milton, Delaware, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A growing attraction off seven mile. The clear water makes the ship look touchable from the surface. The number of resident fish continues to grow

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I dove the Kittiwake with family members as one of my first ocean dives. However, just looking down upon the ship from the surface was impressive. With a guide, we swam through the very open pathways that had been cut specifically to allow safe diving through the wreck. A very enjoyable dive!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

this was a life fulfilling adventure. like being in a James Bond movie. An underwater playground you need to experience to believe.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Our return dive trip to the Kittiwake was a delightful view into our Creator's perfect work in the gorgeous marine Eco-system off the coast of Grand Cayman. We were thrilled to see the beginnings of healthy new coral formations, sponges and its of healthy macro-life. Reef fish were plentiful including healthy juvenile populations. We were thrilled by several Eagle Ray... More 

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Fairfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I've done a lot of wreck dives and this was the best!! Went through all the levels of the ship - AMAZING! We were also blessed with the presence of a big blue spotted eagle ray!

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This trip was the first time I was able to see the Kittiwake. I totally enjoyed the tour of the ship and the knowledge of the guide. We went with Debbie from Ocean Frontiers. She didn't rush the trip and gave the group time to enjoy it. Would highly recommend them.

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The snorkeling trip to Kitewake was worth the time. While there were also scuba opportunities, the snorkeling was fun. Our trip also included a couple of other stops for reef experiences.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This is still in the early stages of developing in to a great reef. However it is a good dive for everyone from experienced through to novices.

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