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“Kinda Boring”

Kittiwake Shipwreck & Artificial Reef
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Grand Cayman Kittiwake and Reef Sail
Ranked #1 of 27 things to do in West Bay
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Owner description: 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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Phoenix, Arizona
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Kinda Boring”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

Compared to other GCM diving, I did not really enjoy this dive. The wreck was too "prepared." I am glad I did it, but would not go again. Also had a bit of a cattle call feel to it.

Visited March 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Kittiwake”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

Half the family dove the wreck, the other half snorkeled. It was very interesting and the fish were incredible to see. Our tour was by Red Sail. They were excellent guides.

Visited March 2013
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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews
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“Dove here with Divetech”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

The wreck itself is fairly new so the process of becoming a reef inhabited by all sorts of sea life is still underway. However, swimming through a boat is just neat! Seeing yourself in a mirror while under water in a boat with all of your dive gear on just doesn't happen so that was just cool :) You can also snorkel here, but we would have missed the moray eel making a home under the outside edge of the boat and the rays in the sand surrounding it.

Visited February 2013
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Saugerties, New York
Level 4 Contributor
16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“Great Dive”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

Loved the Dive on this wreck. Got to swim through the entire ship. If you get a chance you should definitely do this dive. Not a lot of fish or coral yet, but just the swim through was enough. Great Dive.

Visited April 2012
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“Visit the ship!”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

Great dive. Be sure to cal Wall to Wall and book a trip to the Kittiwake with Giles' crew. They are terrific.

Visited March 2013
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