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Kittiwake Shipwreck & Artificial Reef

Address: West Bay KY1, Grand Cayman
Phone Number: 345-949-8522
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in West Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships, Reefs, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The ex-USS Kittiwake is an Ex-US Navy Submarine Rescue Vessel. She...
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Type: Ships, Reefs, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

If you love wreck diving Grand Cayman has made an adventurous yet very safe experience. Go with a small boat, stay away from the maddening crowds!

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Galion, Ohio, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This was an intentionally sunk ship, has only been down for 4 years, so does not have a lot of coral growing on it yet. Able to dive through the entire ship.

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Chassell, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Do not miss this dive. It is so much fun and so worth it. I'd do it again and again. It was great to be able to penetrate the wreck, and there is so much time to dive since it is not very deep, that you really get a chance to truly enjoy it.

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Corona, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Our group was 20 friends/divers! The Viz was great, lots of history relayed from our DM. Great dive but too short. I wish they would allow more experienced divers longer dive.

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New London, WI
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8 reviews 8 reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

It is great to be able to dive through a wreck that has so much history behind. We went through all of the ship and had "photo opportunities", also.

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Or snorkel, or free dive. Shallow enough to see well from the surface. Definitely worth a trip. We went with Don Foster's Dive.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Had a blast diving this wreck! Very easy to get to, and for a relatively inexperienced diver like me, it was easy to enjoy. We dove all around it and through it - saw some grouper, a ray, and all kinds of species (found conch on the sea floor). All in all - a great time..

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This was so much fun. Wonderful scuba dive. We went with Don Foster's and they were great. Highly recommend it.

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New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great experience to dive or snorkel. We went with Red Sail which was great! Red Sail takes careof everything

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Fun, but would not be on my short list. Maybe once it is more established it will be better. I imagine this is great for newbie scuba divers, but not as much for snorkelers

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