Kittiwake Diving Tour In Grand Cayman

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George created this website to be an online guide for tourists vacationing in the Cayman Islands.

He was born and raised in Cayman, meaning that this website is kept up-to-date with the most accurate local knowledge available.

He also founded a watersports company, giving him valuable experience in the Cayman tourism industry; this translates into reliable coverage of Cayman's best activities, described throughout this website.


Video Of The Kittiwake Shipwreck:


 


Pricing:


  • $105 per person
  • 2.5 hours (2hrs diving, 30mins for transportation & orientation)
  • Guests MUST BE PADI CERTIFIED to participate

 


Details:


  • Free Transport
  • ALL Dive Equipment Included
  • 2 Tanks - Shipwreck & Reef Dive
  • Certified Guide
  • Kittiwake Marine Park Entrance Fee

 

 

diving site

 


Additional Information:


The USS Kittiwake is an ex-US Navy ship that was purposely sunk off Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman, on the 5th January 2011.

This vessel was sunk in order to create a world-class dive site. Thousands of excited visitors snorkel and dive (mainly dive) this site every year, and it has become one of Cayman's top attractions.

This is a great activity for both hotel and cruise ship tourists.

 


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The Kittiwake Grand Cayman is 251 feet long and has a beam of 42 feet. This allows for a very unique diving experience. It is rare to be able to dive such a large shipwreck, let alone one is such crystal-clear conditions. The ocean visibility is amazing due to the topography of the surrounding area.

There are many rooms that you can dive through, such as the decompression chambers and the engine room. This is a unique experience in the sense that the area is stable enough to be able to dive through.

There is a large array of fish that inhabit this wreck. Schools of jacks patrol the perimeter. Eels hide among the interior sections. If you are lucky, you will see a nurse shark. Loin fish are kept under control from divers who cull them for environmental reasons.

The Kittiwake wreck in Grand Cayman was originally designed as a US Navy supply ship. It was built in Georgia on the 10th July 1945. She was stationed in the Atlantic during the 1950’s as a way to serve “silent ships”.

Grand Cayman Kittiwake is in the state it is due to it being decommissioned in 1994. The vessel collided with the submarine USS Bergall in 1984, due to a mechanical issue; this is the reason for the decommissioning.

Kittiwake dive Grand Cayman is a reality due to the Cayman Islands government purchasing the vessel in 2004. However, it took until 2011 for the vessel to actually be sunk off of Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman. Today, this is the most popular dive site in the Cayman Islands, and is a must do when visiting.

 

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