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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We came here to freedive and it was incredible! I had no idea what to expect, and was just in awe of how intact the ship was down there! I was in a group and did not have alot of time to play, but really...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank eawalsh
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have done the Kittiwake multiple times throughout the past several years and it seems each time its a different dive. I am not a huge wreck dive fan but this is something I do enjoy doing from time to time. Last year the Kittiwake...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Richard D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This wreck is great, especially for wreck novices. It has been completely stripped and has great big wide exits everywhere. But still with interesting details like the two pressure chambers. A wreck that is actually ok for nightdiving, as it is impossible to get lost...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Windy N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have 30 dives under my belt and found the Kittiwake to be a fun, cool experience with a nice amount of challenge and maneuvering. Our guide referred to the Kittiwake as the Fisher Price of wreck diving which makes a lot of sense. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Chris C
Reviewed 8 December 2018

The Good: The wreck isn't that deep, so you can either opt for SCUBA (if your certified) or snorkeling. The wreck is relatively new so if your expecting a lot of coral growth on it, you might be disappointed. You can penetrate the wreck from...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Kevin E
Reviewed 29 November 2018

A very cool wreck to explore. Lots of holes to go in and look around. Sad to see that a storm put it on it's side, but still a nice dive.Usually has a lot of fish in & around it. Still being a fairly new...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dave S
Reviewed 29 November 2018 via mobile

I did this awesome dive a d it was just amazing! When we went there wasn't any other divers! It was amazing the number of fish and how beautiful it is to see underwater. I did a recreational dive as I am not a certified...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Cliff S
Reviewed 29 November 2018

This is a very interesting wreck! It tipped on its side after a couple of big storms in 2016, and so snorkeling isn't a great option for most of us. The average depth for a swim through is about 60-65 feet, with the hull resting...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank James W
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

Wonderful dive on a famous ship.she sits on a sand bottom in 65 feet of water. An easy dive with lots of opportunity to get inside the wreak on multiple levels. It must be a great home as there are many very well fed parrot...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Minkster56
Reviewed 9 November 2018

what an amazing experience!! I would HIGHLY recommend Shaggys Diving to take you down to see this amazing shipwreck...well worth it!

Date of experience: August 2018
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8 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
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!
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.