Any commercial operator or private vessel owner wishing to license their vessel for the Kittiwake Marine Park for the upcoming licensing year (1 July 2012--30 June 2013) will be able to complete the necessary paperwork beginning 1 June 2012. The simple process involves the following steps:
* complete and sign all pages of the licensing agreement
* provide proof of insurance for the vessel (commercial operators only)
* have current membership with CITA (Cayman Islands Tourism Association; commerical operators only)
* pay vessel licensing fees (commerical vessels: CI $150 for first vessel, CI $75 each additional vessel; private vessels: CI $50 each)
All paperwork can be completed at the CITA office at 1320 West Bay Road during regular business hours, which run Monday--Friday 9am-4:30pm and Saturdays from 9am-2pm. If there are any questions about the process, please contact CITA at 345-949-8522.
Vessel licensing fees, annual pass and one-day visit passes help to support the Kittiwake Marine Park, including all maintenance of the site, as well as contribute towards an environmental contingency fund.
CITA and its watersport members appreciate the public's support of the Kittiwake, which had more than 20,000 divers and snorkellers in its first year as a dive/snorkel attraction. It has been covered by media worldwide and is a very popular site for locals and visitors to Cayman to enjoy!