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Kittiwake Shipwreck & Artificial Reef

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Address: West Bay KY1, Grand Cayman
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The ex-USS Kittiwake is an Ex-US Navy Submarine Rescue Vessel. She was sunk...

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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A must see!

A must for divers! Very cool wreck dive and the water is so warm. You see a variety of fish. There are many dive companies that go out to the wreck in George Town.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Lakebay, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A must for divers! Very cool wreck dive and the water is so warm. You see a variety of fish. There are many dive companies that go out to the wreck in George Town.

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Odessa, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our snorkeling experience was nice but there aren't as many fish on the wreck as we excepted. It is also more of a dive location due to the depth of 25 feet. The crew did a great job keeping us all safe and entertained. The catamaran was a delightful experience!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

One of the Cayman Aggressor dive sites... not too deep (~60'), but lots to see. Wide open hull cuts that allow well lit penetrations. Abounding with little critters, variety of fish, plenty of photography subjects.

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While the boat has not really been down long enough to have lots of growth on it there is lots of life hanging around. I am glad I finally did this dive and will do it again in about 10 years.

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Somerset, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a cool dive, we did this as a navigation dive from one site to here. Very interesting to swim inside and see the inside of a wreck.

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great wreck with a lot to see. Very easy to navigate with many large exits from almost any room on board. Very shallow 55 feet to the sand and 12 feet to the top. So an easy 50 minute dive is possible. You only get the pins for an hour or you could dive much longer. I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a certified diver visiting Grand Cayman, don't miss out on diving the USS Kittiwake. Most dive companies will take you there by request on certain days of the week. There is an extra park entrance fee to dive it, but it is not much. I have dived the Kittiwake about 4 times over 4 years, and have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dove on this wreck - our first - and had a blast. Very eerie. Lots of fish including about 7 ft green eel. You can swim through the wreck (not me, I am claustrophobic) and those who did had a great time. Ship has been made safe as possible for divers - no entanglements, etc. Very odd to be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose to snorkel and it was a fantastic experience. However, those who were diving were able to get up close and personal.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have dove the Kittiwake at least 8 times. It is awesome....great swim throughs and visibility. If your a diver it is a must especially with Ambassador Divers. They give a great history and know the ship like the back of their hands....

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