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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...more
West Bay KY1, Grand Cayman
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The ship was an excellent swim thru and very picturesque even with it leaning on its port side. The ship in a great depth for even beginning divers.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank bobandsue260
Reviewed 5 days ago

An excellent place to dive even if you are not wreck certified. While the hurricane moved the original wreck, it's actually more realistic now.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Mark L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a Disney Cruise Line sponsored excursion (at least I booked it through them). The crew was friendly and helpful. Short catamaran ride to the two sites. Water, lemonade, and snacks were provided in addition to snorkeling gear. Leave from the beach and arrive...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank CliffD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the swim through, and searching for sea creatures outside on the upper deck. Totally recommend bringing a small light.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ed V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

WOW!!!! It was our first time to dive a wreck where you could go all through it. The ship is on its side now after a storm in 2017 but it’s still awesome! Our guide was with Cayman Diving. The dive was very interesting in...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank shelikes2travelalso
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a fun wreck to dive on. If you are just starting out, an easy wreck to access. There are a lot of openings for easy exit if needed. Great photo OP at the prop.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank robertbM6447EU
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our dive group visited Kittiwake in March 2019, and we were VERY excited to see it as the hype is everywhere in the magazines/advertisements. We were not disappointed!! This wreck is a diver paradise, with easy penetration (even for beginners) and so much to see....More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Lanzen
Reviewed March 12, 2019

If you have dove on this wreck prior to the last hurricane moving it, it may be worth another look. The entire wreck now lists about 45 degrees to port. It is not as disorienting as the Tibbets wreck on Cayman Brac, but it does...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank sinman777
Reviewed March 10, 2019

We did this excursion off our Princess Cruise. The number of people per boat getting to the sites was reasonable and the sights spectacular. The visibility of the Shipwreck was amazing. The cheese burger reef was impressive, especially with the clarity of the water and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Patricia F
Reviewed March 6, 2019

The Kittiwake is a good wreck dive. The visibility is pretty good and the rooms are large and easy to swim through even with the angle that it is now resting. There is a fair amount of growth and the ship is not so deep...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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April 17, 2019|
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Response from James W | Reviewed this property |
The wreck used to be more accessible to snorkelers. When it sat upright in the water, the top of the tower was about 12 feet below the surface. It rolled on to its port side a couple years ago and now the top of the tower is... More
January 20, 2019|
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Response from Richard D | Reviewed this property |
Depending on which operation you go through both snorkeling gear and scuba gear are available. Typically dive gear is not included in the price for scuba while snorkeling gear usually is. There are a number of diver... More
November 7, 2018|
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Response from jon h | Reviewed this property |
Even if you are a very good snorkler, this wreck is probably too deep. Upper portions of the wreck are approximately 50 to 60 feet down and the penetratable portions even deeper. It used to sit upright and the upper... More