Kittiwake Shipwreck & Artificial Reef

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Kittiwake Shipwreck & Artificial Reef

The historic Ex-USS Kittiwake became a home to sponges, Goliath groupers, urchins and squirrelfish since its sinking in 2011. Over the years, the underwater wreck has blossomed into a beautiful and dynamic artificial reef — the perfect refuge for marine life. Divers of all skill levels, as well as snorkellers, explore the shipwreck with ease, as it is only 17 metres (55 feet) deep.

Do & See

Grand Cayman is a treasure chest of fun activities, history and culture. The remains of the colonial era fortification Fort George greet you right as you step off the ship. The Cayman Islands National Museum and Cayman Maritime Treasure Museum are a short walk away from the port. Further north, make a brief stop at "Hell"— a jagged football field–size area of limestone rock formations.