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Welcome to the Kittiwake Dive Site

You can snorkel overhead and see the main decks and topography of the ship plus take a look down the smoke stack that opens up straight down to the bottom of the hull and the engine rooms. There is no end of rooms to explore this wreck, that will soon enough become an artificial reef, enhancing the marine environment with new fishery stock and habitats for marine life.

The Kittiwake is situated in marine park that is protected under law in Cayman, with no touching or taking of anything, no gloves allowed and no fishing allowed on the wreck/Kittiwake site. It requires an entrance fee to visit from a licensed operator, with the fees going towards the ongoing maintenance and protection of the new artificial wreck/reef plus natural reefs. An exception to taking fish is made for culling lionfish, an invasive species to Cayman waters.

Latest News and Events


Renew your Kittiwake license for 2013-14!

May 2013

Enjoy uninterrupted access to the Kittiwake by renewing your vessel license and/or annual pass. Click here for more information.



 Kittiwake Receives 2013 Trip Advisor Award of Excellence--click here to read more.




Dive 365 is official!

November 2012

When you dive in the Cayman Islands, you now have 365 dive sites to choose from--a new dive site for each day of the year! Read more about Dive 365 here.



Renew your Kittiwake license & annual pass for the July 1, 2012--June 30, 2013 year!

June 1st, 2012
Enjoy uninterrupted access to the Kittiwake by renewing...more

First Anniversary of the Kittiwake
January 5th, 2012
Celebrating a Cayman Shipwreck Success...more 
 The changing face of the Kittiwake
August 17, 2011
Every visit to the USS Kittiwake reveals exciting changes...more  
Kittiwake on the cover of S.E. Diving News
July 8, 2011
Kittiwake on the cover of the August Issue...more 
Kittiwake on the Cover of Scuba Diving Mag
June 12, 2011
Read the full article in the July 2011 issue of Scuba Diving Magazine....more