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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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Highlight of a week of diving on Grand Cayman. Big swim throughs make the interior of the ship accessible to divers of all skill levels.

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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Nassau, New Providence Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Highlight of a week of diving on Grand Cayman. Big swim throughs make the interior of the ship accessible to divers of all skill levels.

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Norristown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was an incredible dive. Very knowledgable Captain and Dive Master! It was just a short trip from the shore to the Kittiwake.

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Lakeside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The ship is 15 ft below you it is amazing, the crew was great I would recommend to anyone. You stop at Hamburger reef on the way back to the pier another snorklers dream

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice Shipwreck that is easy to get to and easy to dive for all levels of divers. We had various skill levels in our group and everyone enjoyed the dive. We were lucky enough to see a turtle, barracuda and great big school jacks while we were diving on the wreck. Definitely recommend it. Great for photos and/or video.

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Jerome, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Snorkeling can be done above the ship, but you really need to be diving to swim through the fascinating interior.

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Thames Ditton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you're an experienced diver this may be too easy and simple for you. It's a ship that's been sunk for the tourist diver. I loved that it's been made "easy" for divers to do and the thought that's gone into it. The ship has been intentionally sunk. We had a beautiful clear day for the dive. It's eerie going... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Would recommend diving the Kittiwake with Divetech (they actually maintain the wreck too). Briefing began with an interesting history of the ship that was sank about 20 years ago. Saw lots of marine life around the wreck and diving through the rooms was lots of fun. It was the perfect first wreck dive for a couple in our group as... More 

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Markham, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The USS Kitty Wake is one of the most popular Dive Sites in Grand Cayman. Your experienced guide will explain the history of the USS Kitty Wake before splashing in and then take you on a exciting underwater tour of the ship. She rests in about 60' of water. The USS Kitty Wake is a former 251’ US Naval Vessel... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great and worthwhile scuba dive allowing for safe and full penetration of the interior. I thought it would be like an amusement park visit, but was very pleasantly surprised. A must do for divers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must for diver, snorkelers, and the rest of us! You got to go there. Use red sails sports Catamarans. Asked to go with Mike, Gio and Alton.

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