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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
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Reviewed June 29, 2018

This was a really cool dive. I wish I dove it more than one time. It really takes a whole dive just to take in all there is to see on the outside and one dive to explore inside. It really is a fascinating dive,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Susan P
Reviewed June 29, 2018

Kittiwake with Reef Divers was a lot of fun. We were led through the ship and swam from the bottom deck all the way up to the 3rd level. If you like to swim through stuff while diving this is about as good as it...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed June 28, 2018

There are several companies that take you out to the ship wreck. I choose Red Sail for the catamaran and it was fantastic. The crew is very nice and helpful. We meet the boat at the Westin hotel. What a fancy place.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 28, 2018

Like others have said we stopped at this location with a snuba diving excursion trip through carnival cruise. I was fascinated with the ship wreck and just laid out under water looking down at this ship that would never move again if you look down...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

Have taken my son on this dive 4 times now. Great wreck for beginners, awesome visibility, marine life and with the reef wall right next to it you can see new things each dive.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank twoalexanders
Reviewed June 17, 2018

The Kittiwake was amazing. It's in about 25 feet of water but since the water is so clear it was easy to get a great view even though I was snorkeling and not able to dive all the way down. If you have the opportunity...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 27, 2018

We entered at one end and swam throughout the inside. My only regret was not spending more time outside. Maybe a two dive one inside one outside.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank cvet78
Reviewed May 23, 2018 via mobile

This was the second trip back to the island. I think that now that the wreck has been turned and moved closer to the reef it makes the dive awesome. Ship has great penetration an is a pretty easy dive. Just good fun!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Giznut
Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

Very nice small wreck. Fantastic for pictures in spite of the shallowness of the water. More expensive than regular boat dives due to the required reef medallion. Definitely recommended for photographers with wide angle lenses.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 907diver
Reviewed May 15, 2018

Paul, Larry and John took my group to dive in this Shipwreck. It has large chambers where you can dive with no risks. It is well conserved. Although it is well illuminated it is advised to take a light with you.

Date of experience: May 2018
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chicchic325
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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
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katstrio
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
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980sharig
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
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