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Kittiwake shipwreck diving offers the opportunity to explore the modified wreckage of the USS Kittiwake, a salvage and rescue vessel that was operational for over 50 years.
After being donated by the Maritime Administration for the purpose of creating an artificial reef, the vessel was cleared of all hazardous materials, had holes cut from the hull, and all the doors removed in preparation for her descent January 5, 2011 in the waters of the northern portion of Seven Mile Beach.
Kittiwake is a sizeable vessel, with a length of over 250 feet and five decks that was able to accommodate 85 sailors, so there is much to explore, and plenty of space for the habitation of marine life (who treat the old ship like an urban housing complex). It is an excellent home for the Cayman sea creatures, as well as an endlessly fascinating exploration site for divers and snorkelers.
A Kittiwake wreck dive offers a legion of opportunities for reef and wreckage exploration. A good many of the vessel's original instruments were left intact, so you can roam through the different chambers and explore all of the different rooms and features as you go.
Regardless of your level of diving skill, the Kittiwake is an excellent dive spot. In addition, Kittiwake snorkel opportunities are also vast. We offer both single and double tank dives seven days per week (upon request). We're thrilled to have received TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence Award for our stellar reviews, and we are anxious to show you why we've been so honored.
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