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Kittiwake Shipwreck & Artificial Reef

West Bay KY1, Grand Cayman
345-949-8522
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Ranked #2 of 7 attractions in West Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Ships, Reefs
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... more » 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. « less
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Myersville, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Nice trip with RedSail Sports to the shipwreck and reef. Loved the true sail back sipping Rum Runners

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We took a boat charter to snorkel Kittiwake and it was great. Made my kids want to learn to scuba dive, so we could go deeper to explore. Though not too far from the shore, I don't think you can really swim out there without taking a charter.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Booked this snorkel tour with Discount Excursions & it was fantastic! We went on a Saturday morning & we got lucky that there wasn't a cruise docked at the port as the shipwreck area was dead. Only two other boats were there. Our guide, Tim even took our camera to take better photos of inside the wreck for us. I... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

the kittiwake dive was excellent. The ship is easy to swim through. Most elements are still intact. I would take advantage of this opportunity if you can.

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I dive in Cayman frequently. If you are visiting from a cruise ship just imagine you cruise ship under water! This is not a wreck, it is a sunk ship. There is no fish life on the boat and there are many other much better sites to dive. Cayman offers fantastic sea life. Wouldn't you rather see turtles, stingrays, eels,... More

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Claremore, Oklahoma
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Good wreck dive if you're into that sort of diving. I usually do not care for wreck diving much. But as wreck dives go this one is probably the best I have done in 30+ years of diving. Most divers are fixated on the wreck. But you can also see schools of silversides just inside the wreck as well as... More

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Port Orchard, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is a super easy wreck dive that even beginners can do. We have been diving for many years and we had a blast. Even worth the trip from the east end of the island.

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Houston, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I'm not really a big fan of wrecks dives but my buddy wanted to go so I tagged along. Boy was I pleasantly surprised and very happy she wanted to go. I had an absolute blast! It was great that there was not a lot of silt and sediment to have to worry about visibility. It was also kind of... More

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Austin, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

As an experienced wreck diver, I'm always a little skeptical of artificial wrecks. They're...too clean. But this is a really neat experience, and must if you've never enjoyed a wreck dive before. New Divers: Trust your divemaster and stick close to him. There's always a way out if you get a little spooked. The prop is really cool to see,... More

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Seneca, South Carolina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Visited the Kittywake with DiveTech. My first wreck dive! Loved learning the history prior to the dive. Really enjoyed the ship!

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