Kittiwake Shipwreck & Artificial Reef

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Kittiwake Shipwreck & Artificial Reef

Kittiwake Shipwreck & Artificial Reef
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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 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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Charliecat90
Bacup, UK5 contributions
If you love wrecks this is one of the best.
May 2021
Big wreck, easy and accessible penetration. Good for wreck rats and even free divers. Ex US navy submarine support vessel sunk as artificial reef.
Written 11 June 2021
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Mark S
Jacksonville Beach, FL26 contributions
Amazing Experience
Mar 2020
Do yourself a favor and book through Red Sail Sports. They have this down to a science. Amazing guided dive for me and my son. Water clarity is beyond amazing. Penetrating that wreck was the dive of a lifetime....I can't wait to go back and do it again.
Written 17 March 2020
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BeckyRN1979
Little Rock, AR92 contributions
Diver’s dream wreck
Mar 2020 • Couples
This is the 4 th time for us to dive this wreck over the last few years. Still a great wreck to dive , now has more areas to “ swim through “ on all three levels. A huge Goliath grouper hangs out on the wreck and swam through the lower level with us. It still amazing!
Written 16 March 2020
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Paul Walker
4 contributions
Dive this spot!
Mar 2020
We saved this dive for out final day in Cayman and I am so glad we did. A very large ship sunk into the ocean, so divers can swim through it and explore the reef right next to it is a brilliant idea and the idea works! Do not try to swim out there to snorkel. WAY too far from shore for that. Take a boat and get down there for an amazing dive.
Written 15 March 2020
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ElaineT
Washington DC, DC55 contributions
Great dive site
Feb 2020
Kittiwake is well worth the dive. It's unusual because there is almost no silt. You can swim in and out of a lot of the the wreck safely without needing technical diving skills or equipment. The steep angle of the wreck is a little odd, but we were able to see the screw, the shaft and engine remains, the interior decks, the bridge, the anchor winch, and of course the steering wheel. There are some soft coral and sponges starting to grow on the ship and some interesting fish in the area.
Written 23 February 2020
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AirSchis
Vancouver, Canada894 contributions
Novelty dive
Feb 2020
We snorkelled above this sunken ship. It was sunk on purpose to provide an artificial reef for reef fish. Very unique snorkelling opportunity and there were many scuba divers around the wreck as well. There are a number of large schools of colourful fish so that was very cool.
Written 23 February 2020
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Tim D
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States6 contributions
The fairly intact restrooms, bridge, quarters make it easy to imagine this ship at work.
Oct 2019
A great dive, shallow, easy penetration, lots to to see inside and out. Clear waters of the West end of Grand Cayman an lots of fish. Begining to show lots of soft coral and sponges.
Written 20 February 2020
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Douglas W
Washington DC, DC12 contributions
Awesome!!
Jan 2020 • Friends
Great Dive for all levels of Diver!!

Go with Divetech!!

The wreck site is adjoining the Sand Chute dive which is a fantastic dive site in its own right. Plenty of depth and walls to explore!
Written 25 January 2020
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Aaron H
15 contributions
Great Scuba Dive
Jan 2020
We had a great one tank dive here with Lobster Pot Diving and Deeper Blue Divers. The visibility of almost infinite, and the wreck itself is super easy to dive even for beginners. Our guide Neil took his time and made sure we were comfortable the entire dive.

We saw amazing fish, both big and small, and colorful and vibrant coral. This dive site is the most amazing site I have dove yet. Most see!
Written 10 January 2020
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Placid Barry
168 contributions
Terrific snorkeling destination
Jan 2020
I'll do this again, but I want my scuba gear next time. I was able to free-dive to the uppermost bridge wing, but i'd love to come back for 30 minutes of bottom time. This was amazing.
Written 6 January 2020
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