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Kittiwake Shipwreck & Artificial Reef

Address: West Bay KY1, Grand Cayman
Phone Number: 345-949-8522
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Ranked #10 of 162 things to do in West Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships, Reefs, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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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Lacey, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Ambassador Divers located at the Comfort Suites offers the best prices, staff assistance and spirit of comradarie any new diver to the Caymans would appreciate. This is not a "booze cruise" shop. But rather a team of experienced divers that will lead (and stay with you) as they expose you to turtles, shark, rays, barracuda, etc. and the most fascinating... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We left from Cobalt Coast, and the resort did a great job of explaining the dive and leading the tour. I is a very easy dive with very few tight spaces or anything to make a diver nervous. It was fascinating to see the ship and all its components: bathrooms, racks, wheel, etc. I think everyone should try it at... More 

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Indpls., IN
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Did a scuba diving trip to the Kittiwake. Although interesting as a ship, it has not been sunk long enough to develop coral and draw a big following of sea life. The water was clear and there are some good picture opportunities. Could also see that if other dive operators with several groups of divers were diving at the same... More 

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Curacao
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We did a 400ft/120m dive on the wall. The long deco stop was sheer fun on this wreck. A nearby anchored buoy is perfect to stage bottles.

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Atlanta, GA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Snorkeled over the shipwreck which is quite an experience. Would recommend it to anyone who likes to snorkel and I hope to do it again next time in Grand Cayman.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Very easy to explore even for newer divers. It's in very good shape sitting in 60 feet of water. The bridge is around 20 feet.

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Chilliwack, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We loved the tour. The deck hands were very helpful, fun & kind. They were right at the steps to help us back onto the boat. The only thing I can say that we didn't like, has nothing to do with the tour. The water was choppy. The stingrays & fish were awesome Ken & Linda

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Denver, Colorado
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Wow, I knew this was going to be the scuba equivalent of touristy. But darn if it wasn't so super interesting - a really great dive and such a different experience since it was set up to be a dive site from having been a dive boat for the Navy. Do not miss it if you want to experience many... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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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