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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 October 25, 2018

This wreck is relatively close to the surface and is now laying on its port side after many years sitting upright. The Kittiwake was intentionally sunk for divers and so was cleaned of wiring, plumbing and foreign substances. Entrances and companionways were enlarged and made...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jon h
Reviewed October 19, 2018

While wreck diver certification is not demanded it is advisable as the the wreck is no longer standing upright. It is very safely emptied of pipes cables and other hazzards but wrecks always bear a danger. It is an intresting dive, maybe uo to two...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JorgeMCBKK
Reviewed October 18, 2018

Wreck has not been there long enough to have a lot of coral growth or any inhabitants yet although there are some corals. Give it another 10 to 15 years and it'll be fantastic but for now, it's swim thru's. :-) Large cut outs for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Neaville
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

We dove the Kittywake with a divemaster and two other guests of Cayman Turtle Divers. There are 5 levels, but only 3 were light enough to tour. We swam up into the old recompression chamber and could’ve taken our regs out but decided not to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cindyloumurph
Reviewed October 2, 2018

great dive. Great skills to master your buoyancy control and lots of life around thus shipwreck. Highly recommend😎

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Vicken B
Reviewed September 30, 2018

We dove this wreck with living the dream diver and had an amazing dive. We saw tons of fish lots of color and we found several cleaner shrimp and cleaning stations as well as a lone barracuda.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank adrenc2017
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

It was awesome. It is a very safe way to do a wreck dive. Easy to dive beautiful and very cool. I would highly recommend to divers.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Tim H
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Really nice dive, but be prepared if you follow the dive master inside. He takes a serpentine path through the wreck, and some of the turns are tight and very dark. Be aware that the wreck has now rolled over on it's side and the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank proudnanaOhio
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

Unforgettable snorkel excursion. USS Kittiwake is a EPIC sight!!! I booked a tour with Red Sail via Kimpton Seafire concierge. Highly recommend you see this amazing sight for yourself!!! We also had a 2nd stop to this tour to snorkel a more shallow areas filled...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank aeroems
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Awesome dive place with amazing visibility and great sea life around the wreck. Go with Reef Divers located and Cobalt Coast Dive Resort

Date of experience: August 2018
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April 17, 2019|
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Response from Cliff S | Reviewed this property |
Check with don fosters dive shop! I do know it has moved a little and is on its side a little so snorkeling is a little deep. Bit I have seen freedivers there while we scuba dived. It is a beautiful wreck and worth seeing... 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