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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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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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Great Wreck Dive

I loved diving the Kittiwake this trip. There were only two boats, so no crowds. I was able to take my time and take pictures.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
suzyf29
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Seneca, South Carolina
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Seneca, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved diving the Kittiwake this trip. There were only two boats, so no crowds. I was able to take my time and take pictures.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a fun wreck dive down to a historic ship! The dive is exciting as you move along the sandy bottom all you see is blue water...then rising out the sand is the bow of the Kittiwake! Very cool! Lots of rooms to explore and it is an easy dive. Only problem is that it is a crowed dive...everyone... More 

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

Amazing scuba dive. Really fun getting to explore the ship. Relatively shallow access and great visibility. When scuba diving in the Caymans, this should be one of your must-do dives.

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Thank TommyFreefly
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The U.S.S. Kittiwake was a United States Navy submarine rescue vessel deliberately sunk as an artificial reef and a scuba diving attraction. It lies in Grand Caymans West Bay at the north end of 7-Mile Beach. It is served by a number of diving companies. My group went with Divetech, based at the beautiful Lighthouse Point Resort. The wreck lies... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cayman Islands knew what they were doing when they chose the Kittiwake for their flagship wreck! There is some much to see on this wreck! You could dedicate a dive to each section. This would be a great place to come back to year after year to see how it evolves into a living reef. There are already beautiful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a Red Sail tour (can't recommend them more highly) to Kittiwake and the whole experience was amazing. As a snorkeler, you don't get to see inside all of the nooks and crannies as you do with scuba, but the violet waters and the ghostly site are pretty amazing even so. Would recommend if you have a need... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This wonderful wreck dive is a great opportunity for novice scuba divers to experience something amazing. With the boat being specifically sunk for divers to easily navigate, you have little to fear when exploring this incredible underwater attraction.

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Mont Belvieu, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best wreck dive I have been on. Went back twice and still wanted to go again. So much to see and explore.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After getting certified, our daughter dove the Kittiwake with Lobster Pot Dive Center and loved the experience.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have done multiple scuba diving trips to the Kittiwake Shipwreck & Artificial Reef. It is fun to explore the shipwreck inside and out and see the pretty tropical fish around and on the ship.

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