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Kittiwake Shipwreck & Artificial Reef

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Address: West Bay KY1, Grand Cayman
Phone Number: 345-949-8522
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Description: The ex-USS Kittiwake is an Ex-US Navy Submarine Rescue Vessel. She was...
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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Sunken US Navy ship. Fun to swim in and around. Beginning to be home to many creatures. A giant grouper was living there when we last dove the site.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Sunken US Navy ship. Fun to swim in and around. Beginning to be home to many creatures. A giant grouper was living there when we last dove the site.

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Bennington, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Very cool dive that has been cut for easy swim through for divers. Not a lot of life on it yet, as it's fairly young, but it's very interesting.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We dove as part of a Wreck Diving class certification. They did done a great job preparing and locating the wreck for diving. It is relatively recently sunk, so marine growth is in early stages, but it is very nice. Beautiful silver-sides seen inside with sunlight from hatches. We dove with Tom with Off The Wall Divers - who I... More 

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Port Washington, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My wife and I dove this shortly after the ship was sunk. Great wildlife, water clarity and photo ops. Wouldn't recommend snorkeling it, as I don't think you would see enough to make it worth while.

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Wichita, Kansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Had a great time snorkeling he Kittiwake. Very eerie but also amazing fish to see. We saw a barracuda while snorkeling that day!

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The ship has very large openings and is well lit. There are several areas that can explored with ease. Great first time dive.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Dove with Epic Divers, a terrific dive op 2 weeks ago. It didn't look like it was going to happen due to poor weather, but the dive Gods heard my prayer. This is a nice size ship and since it is considered a shallow dive I was able to spend lots of time exploring all the nooks and crannies and... More 

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St. George, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

4 year old wreck. In 60 feet of coral surroundings. Wide open, tons of silversides greeted us. Currents were rough. Sweeping us in and out of rooms. Swept me once off the deck completely. Must do it with an outfit. Highly recommend turtle divers. Highlight of 10 day trip . $100. U.s. for 2 tank dive

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Love this wreck! They did a great job setting it down gently, and it's shallow enough that you can spend a lot of time exploring it. Our DM led us through the ship, ensuring that we got to spend time in the recompression chamber (super cool!) and the galley. Also a great place for underwater photographers to hone their skills.

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Leesville, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This is a can't miss dive site, highly recommend. The depth is great with most of it around 40ft (my max was just over 60). The site itself is easy to navigate, you can go in and out of the ship checking out the different levels. Not a lot of coral growth on the ship yet, but tons of fish... More 

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Address: Address: West Bay KY1, Grand Cayman
Phone Number: 345-949-8522
Location: Caribbean  >  Cayman Islands  >  Grand Cayman  >  West Bay

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