We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Kittiwake Shipwreck & Artificial Reef

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: West Bay KY1, Grand Cayman
Phone Number:
+1 345-949-8522
Website
Description:

The ex-USS Kittiwake is an Ex-US Navy Submarine Rescue Vessel. She was sunk...

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$70.00*
and up
Grand Cayman Kittiwake and Reef Sail
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 707 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 522
    Excellent
  • 122
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Dive the Kittiwake with Divetech

Would recommend diving the Kittiwake with Divetech (they actually maintain the wreck too). Briefing began with an interesting history of the ship that was sank about 20 years... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
scubamom2017
,
Springfield, Illinois
Add Photo Write a Review

707 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 692: English reviews
Springfield, Illinois
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Would recommend diving the Kittiwake with Divetech (they actually maintain the wreck too). Briefing began with an interesting history of the ship that was sank about 20 years ago. Saw lots of marine life around the wreck and diving through the rooms was lots of fun. It was the perfect first wreck dive for a couple in our group as... More 

Helpful?
Thank scubamom2017
Markham, Canada
Level Contributor
36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The USS Kitty Wake is one of the most popular Dive Sites in Grand Cayman. Your experienced guide will explain the history of the USS Kitty Wake before splashing in and then take you on a exciting underwater tour of the ship. She rests in about 60' of water. The USS Kitty Wake is a former 251’ US Naval Vessel... More 

Helpful?
Thank lwdem
Kelowna, Canada
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great and worthwhile scuba dive allowing for safe and full penetration of the interior. I thought it would be like an amusement park visit, but was very pleasantly surprised. A must do for divers.

Helpful?
Thank 3Dogs3Kids
Thetford Mines, Canada
Level Contributor
51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must for diver, snorkelers, and the rest of us! You got to go there. Use red sails sports Catamarans. Asked to go with Mike, Gio and Alton.

Helpful?
Thank cdecdd28
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Level Contributor
58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took this excursion and snorkeled over the sunken ship. There was a lot of fish to see along with divers going into the body of the ship. There was also a nice reef to swim by. Water was nice and highly recommend going to the Kittiwake.

Helpful?
Thank YoBob536
Ottawa
Level Contributor
32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a shipwreck that you can dive without a shipwreck certification because it has been modified to provide many 'exits' so getting lost or trapped in unlikely. The ship itself is very intact and amazing to explore. Even if you can't dive, snorkel the surface, the upper most point of the ship is only about 15 below the surface,... More 

Helpful?
Thank ludge999
Level Contributor
54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow!!! We did a day and night dive at the Kittiwake and it was one of the best dives we've ever done. This is heaven for divers as the wreck is quite shallow so you get a long bottom time

Helpful?
Thank Jordy C
Santa Rosa, CA
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This wreck was very open and inviting lots of decks to penetrate yet very open so you don't feel claustrophobic. Open for all diving abilities.

Helpful?
Thank jennylynndiver
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dove at the end of Jan as a second dive of the day, there was only our small group there. Nobody else. Great vis. It sits up right on the white sandy bottom, Swam thru deck by deck. Great fun, very safe wreck to dive, Loved it!

Helpful?
Thank rogarob
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you enjoy diving this destination is a must as it is an easy wreck dive safe and not very deep. It is a manmade wreck and it has been in place for 6 years and is starting to show the ravages of the sea. The bridge roof and sides have been removed by storm currents. This is a must... More 

Helpful?
Thank Diverroy

Travellers who viewed Kittiwake Shipwreck & Artificial Reef also viewed

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
 
Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman
 

Been to Kittiwake Shipwreck & Artificial Reef? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Kittiwake Shipwreck & Artificial Reef and other visitors
6 questions
Ask a question
over a year ago
Sacramento, California
over a year ago
Hot Springs, Arkansas
over a year ago

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from Kittiwake Shipwreck & Artificial Reef staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?