Kittiwake Shipwreck & Artificial Reef, West Bay

4.6
#1 of 54 in Nature in Cayman Islands
Reef Ship
Explore the wreckage of a former World WarII U.S. submarine rescue ship at Kittiwake Shipwreck & Artificial Reef. Accessible to both certified divers and snorkelers, the wreck houses a large variety of colorful marine life, with eagle rays skimming through the sand below. Clear waters and openings in the ship itself allow sufficient lighting for you to navigate and examine the ship's many rooms underwater. The wreck itself is still quite new, so there is not much coral growth. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, West Bay holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Kittiwake Shipwreck & Artificial Reef and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • We just returned from a Carnival Cruise and were excited about the Kittiwake and reef snorkel excursion. We were a party of eight with three teenagers and an eleven year old. We didn't know what to ex...  more »
  • Captain Larry at Ambassador Dive shop took us through the Kitiwake. Having just been certified last year, I never imagined I would do a wreck so early in my dive career. It was very cool and I am happ...  more »
  • Great dive site. Highly recommend. I visited it with the Deep Blue Divers dive shop and was a fantastic experience. Only a 50 to 60 feet dive spot. Perfect for even beginning Divers.  more »
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  • You have to dive this if you're here. Super, super cool. Going into the ship is just unbelievable. There are mirrors in the head so you can even see yourself wearing SCUBA gear underwater.
  • I am from Grand Cayman and have been diving since i was 10 years old and i have never been on a dive as amazing as the Kittiwake! Macabuca (Cracked Conch) is a great shore dive if you dont want to go with red sail.
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