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Kittiwake Shipwreck & Artificial Reef

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Address: West Bay KY1, Grand Cayman
Phone Number: +1 345-949-8522
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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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Fitting end for a Navy salvage ship. Great wreck to dive on. From beginner to experienced divers, all will enjoy this site.

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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Panama City Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fitting end for a Navy salvage ship. Great wreck to dive on. From beginner to experienced divers, all will enjoy this site.

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Guilford Ct
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went there with deepbluediverscayman, just the three of us. We were the only ones diving there, which was fabulous. In and out of the wreck, with turtle, spotted rays and a large barracuda next to us. The visibility was fabulous, it was diving like in a big aquarium with the wreck in the middle and coral reef around us.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A fantastic ship to dive! It is a fairly new artificial reef but it is already full of life. There is also lots to see inside the ship!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this wreck dive was accessible for even novice divers. we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We wen with Cayman Turtle Divers (great) and they scheduled it as our second of two dives, the first was a wall dive. Hard to believe, but you really have to ask dive companies to do this, even thought the dives are quite close. Cayman Turtle... More 

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Marianna, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice wreck to dive. Easy penetration. Pretty sterile as far as wrecks go. Minimal life on it but that should change in a few years. Worth diving at least once.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a first timer in a wreck, I had a little trepidation about going "inside" - but this was really easy. Lots to see with virtually no meaningful obstructions, but still lots of passages to practice top notch buoyancy control. Definitely worth a visit!

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great wreck dive; lots to see. At approx. 60 feet it's not too deep for divers with less experience.

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful sand, clean, safe with crystal clear water and an amazing variety of fish. Dog friendlym too!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Did this dive as part of our dive package with Tortuga Divers. Really cool site, dive briefing included a lot of history about the ship and how it was placed. Really interesting dive and really went through the ship. Not just a couple of swim throughs. I would not recommend no this dive if you struggle with bouancy. Some pretty... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This wreck is certainly worth diving once, perhaps more if you really enjoy wreck diving. It's a submarine tender that was purposely sunk in 2010 to be an underwater attraction. Our family generally does not go inside wrecks for safety reasons, but we did this one with a guide and enjoyed it.

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