The Kittiwake was a U.S. Navy vessel in service since 1945 to 1994.
It was sunk within the West Bay bight with the purpose of creating an artificial reef and wreck site attraction.
The wreck lies on a 60 feet deep sand patch. Its lenght is 252 feet and the wheel house and main structure reaches very close to the surface as the vessel is sitting almost straight up.
The wreck has been made safe for divers and snorkelers by cutting big openings to facilitate access for divers and natural light. The wreck can be enjoyed by scuba divers as well as snorkelers.
Don Foster's Dive Cayman visits the wreck twice a week. Usually Wednesdays & Saturdays departing at 2 pm (check in is at 1:30 pm).
To dive and snorkel this private marine park we need to follow certain rules and regulations. Although the divers to guide ratio is 8 to 1, usually we prefer to keep the ratio 6 to 1. Divers and snrokelers will be briefed on the history of the Kittiwake and the logistics to dive and snorkel safely.
This site is a must do! Putting your mask in the water and seeing this large vessel almost entirely is something to remember!
For more information on the Kittiwake site please go to: www.kittiwakecayman.com
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