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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 2 days ago via mobile

WOW!!!! It was our first time to dive a wreck where you could go all through it. The ship is on its side now after a storm in 2017 but it’s still awesome! Our guide was with Cayman Diving. The dive was very interesting in...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank shelikes2travelalso
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fun wreck to dive on. If you are just starting out, an easy wreck to access. There are a lot of openings for easy exit if needed. Great photo OP at the prop.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank robertbM6447EU
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our dive group visited Kittiwake in March 2019, and we were VERY excited to see it as the hype is everywhere in the magazines/advertisements. We were not disappointed!! This wreck is a diver paradise, with easy penetration (even for beginners) and so much to see....More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Lanzen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have dove on this wreck prior to the last hurricane moving it, it may be worth another look. The entire wreck now lists about 45 degrees to port. It is not as disorienting as the Tibbets wreck on Cayman Brac, but it does...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank sinman777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did this excursion off our Princess Cruise. The number of people per boat getting to the sites was reasonable and the sights spectacular. The visibility of the Shipwreck was amazing. The cheese burger reef was impressive, especially with the clarity of the water and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Patricia F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Kittiwake is a good wreck dive. The visibility is pretty good and the rooms are large and easy to swim through even with the angle that it is now resting. There is a fair amount of growth and the ship is not so deep...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ROSE M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On a whim, my husband and I did the dive of the wreck on our last day on the island. You do not need to be wreck certified to do this dive (my husband is wreck-certified, but I am not). We had poor water visibility...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AWashingtonGirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I did this excursion on our Carnival cruise. It was our first time snorkeling. We both really enjoyed it, and highly recommend it. Our boat captain Jack and guide Cesar were great, and helped us all have a great experience.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Cruiselvr1
Reviewed 14 February 2019

Old support and rescue vessel (Submarine rescue) of the Navy. Interesting to do (once or twice). It is artificial since it has been sunken on purpose, for recreational diving. It is completely safe to swim in and out, since "escape holes" have been cut everywhere....More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Johan S
Reviewed 13 February 2019

Enjoyed a 45 minute afternoon dive here. Had a guide that led us through the boat. Some of the areas were a bit tight but overall it was manageable. It was fun to do a different type of dive. My daughter got vertigo at one...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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20 January 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
7 November 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
28 July 2018|
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Response from WoodyInAZ | Reviewed this property |
yes, one should be a good swimmer, water is 60-70 feet deep, one can clearly enjoy snorkeling above the ship, the visibility is great!