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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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  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great dive” (96 reviews)
“wreck dives” (23 reviews)
“red sail sports” (22 reviews)
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West Bay KY1, Grand Cayman
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+1 345-949-8522
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"great dive"
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"wreck dives"
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"red sail sports"
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"ambassador divers"
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"deep blue divers"
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"engine room"
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"grouper"
in 16 reviews
"great visibility"
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"marine life"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Awesome dive place with amazing visibility and great sea life around the wreck. Go with Reef Divers located and Cobalt Coast Dive Resort

Thank Reinaldo C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love to dive or indeed snorkel over interesting areas, do not miss out on this experience! I’m so happy to see the coral already forming on this ship. My family really enjoyed this experience.

Thank Jondanmax
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my first wreck, and it was terrific. Easy to navigate the interior. She’s been stripped down, but there’s still cool stuff to see inside. Coming out through the smokestack was way cool. Pirate Divers took me. They were top notch.

Thank JohnnyJayhawk
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an easy wreck dive with good penetration possibilities. The wreck listed after the storm season last year, which makes it very interesting and different than other sites. It lists toward a reef which has nice corals and decent aquatic life for Grand Cayman....More

1  Thank Treavor B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great dive to take my newly certified grandsons on but there were 4 boats tied up on site with several more waiting and it was a zoo of divers on the wreck. Maybe choose a time when not so many dive boats are doing this...More

Thank fishpictures
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wreck open and accessible for all level of diver. Take a flashlight to see all the details. Very little silt to be stirred up. Several good places to take photos showing location and setting.

Thank BrentwoodMO
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a snorkeling trip to the Kittiwake Shipwreck with Red Sail and were not disappointed. We boarded a beautiful new catamaran beachside at the Westin and sailed directly to a beautiful reef. The captain [a female] and crew were so incredibly accommodating and very...More

Thank Amy A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great wreck dive for Advanced Open water Divers who can navigate through the interior of the ship and Open Water divers who want o some amazing photography as well.

Thank 12Ray
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this trip for our 30th Anniversary and are so glad we did. I brought my underwater camera and took some good pics and video. There was a huge grouper that had a hook in his mouth, luckily he got away. I would definitely...More

Thank SPGWG G
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Reviewed 14 July 2018

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

1  Thank Glokboy
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Aziza Z
29 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!
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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
25 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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