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Kittiwake Shipwreck & Artificial Reef

West Bay KY1, Grand Cayman
+1 345-949-8522
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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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“great dive” (95 reviews)
“wreck dives” (23 reviews)
“red sail sports” (23 reviews)
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West Bay KY1, Grand Cayman
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"great dive"
in 95 reviews
"wreck dives"
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"red sail sports"
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"sunken ship"
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"deep blue divers"
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"ambassador divers"
in 13 reviews
"engine room"
in 11 reviews
"decompression chamber"
in 9 reviews
"great visibility"
in 9 reviews
"marine life"
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"dream divers"
in 11 reviews
"swim throughs"
in 17 reviews
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"ocean frontiers"
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"shallow dive"
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"grand cayman"
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"easy swim"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We booked a tour through Sunset Divers to dive this wreck on the 4th of July since we are from the USA and wouldn't be there to celebrate the 4th. Our Captain, Christian, gave us a great briefing of the wreck and what to expect....More

Thank Glokboy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You take a nice boat ride over to the Kittiwake wreck. It was sunk on purpose to make an artifical reef. The water is very, very salty. Took care of my sore throat! Then you reboard the boat to go to cheeseburger reef. Many, many...More

Thank Lovetotravel815
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Susan P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

1  Thank L M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Garrett G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank twoalexanders
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Luwana1049
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Reviewed 27 May 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.

Thank cvet78
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Reviewed 23 May 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!

Thank Giznut
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Fox S
20 April 2018|
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Response from Stuart R | Reviewed this property |
They can only snorkel. You have to be a certified diver to enter the ship.
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Nancy G
24 August 2017|
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Response from Wreck_Diver1 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you would have enough time to do both. Each activity is minum 3 hours and given the time needed to drive between them and a lunch you would be hard pressed to get both in. I don't cruise so I'm not sure how... More
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Linda G
6 April 2017|
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Response from TheFloridaSix | Reviewed this property |
Not unless whoever you go out there with sets one. I can't imagine they would unless you can't swim. The first time we went out, my sons were about 6 years old.
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