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The USS Kittiwake is a popular wreck dive located off Grand Cayman. Sunk in 2011, the shipwreck is now under the protection of the National Park of Cayman Islands.

The ship is still pretty much intact, sitting on its keel with the top part reaching shallow water. Even snorkelers can see the vessel from above.

Although it is a new wreck, there is some life around it; reef fish, eagle rays, moray eels, and turtles can be spotted here. The visibility is outstanding, reaching 30 meters (98 feet), one of the best on the island.

Divers can penetrate the ship to visit the compression chamber, generators, machine shop, and bathrooms. A giant propeller can be seen resting in the sand.

Divers can visit the USS Kittiwake all year round, but may want to avoid the hurricane season (June through October).

The dive site has a depth of 20 meters (65 feet) and the water temperatures is usually around 27 degrees Centigrade (80 degrees Fahrenheit) year-round.

Dive site info provided by Liam B on Aug, 1st 2019

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Cayman University Divers

Email: info@cudivers.com Telephone: 345-327-1238

          Cayman University Divers operated our first dive charter in July of 2012. Since then we have been taking individuals, couples and entire families on amazing adventures below the crystal blue seas off Grand Cayman Island. Cayman's spectacular walls, shallow reefs and wrecks are among the best anywhere. We limit our trips to 6 divers so each outing is like being on a private charter. We offer Underwater Narration on all dives at no additional charge. Just point at a fish and we will tell you what it is.

Cayman Turtle Divers

Email: caymanturtledivers@gmail.com Telephone: (345) 938 0184

          This dive shop in Grand Cayman provides a personalized dive experience led by a dedicated and knowledgeable crew and at a maximum of only 6 divers. They provide a full valet service from setting up the gear to washing it and packing it, and their resident marine biologist is always eager to fill divers in on what all the little critters are doing on dives. They offer a full range of scuba instruction as well as specialty snorkel trips, sunset cruises, Stingray City trips and private charters.

Seasports Diving

Email: dive@seasportsdiving.com Telephone: (345) 916 3261

          What makes them different: -they are now taking a MAXIMUM of SIX divers – No cattle boats! - Staff with over 30 years experience in Cayman - Beach pick up - Free equipment wash and storage - Unlimited bottom time - Buddy team diving welcome - Later start. No battling for dive sites, they are usually all free! - PADI certified instructors and small classes - 80 CF tanks - Night Dives - Amazing private charters

Don Foster's Dive Cayman, Ltd.

Email: dfd@donfosters.com Telephone: (345) 945-5132

          Don Foster's Dive was established in 1982 and is one of the island's most respected dive operations. Their waterfront location features spectacular shore diving or snorkeling opportunities and is adjacent to Devil's Grotto, one of Grand Cayman's most famous shore dives. With their fleet of 6 spacious boats, they offer daily 2 tank dives, 1 tank dives, Kittiwake wreck dives, Stingray City dives and fantastic guided night dives from shore to their house reef, Casuarina Point. Their expanded retail shop offers drinks, snacks, souvenirs, and t-shirts with full dive equipment rental. Instruction available from Introductory Scuba courses to full Open Water Dive up to Divemaster certification.

Neptune's Divers

Email: neptunes@neptunesdivers.com Telephone: +1 345-945-3990

          They specifically cater to individuals and small groups who are looking for personal attention as well as diving freedom by only taking out 8 DIVERS MAXIMUM! They also provide diving certifications.

Indepth Watersports

Email: nat@indepthwatersports.com Telephone: (345) 926 8604

Lobster Pot Dive Center

Email: dive@lobsterpotdivecenter.com Telephone: +1 345 946-8685

          The Lobster Pot Dive center on Grand Cayman is an authorized PADI 5 Star Dive Resort with a 5 star reputation. Together with their partners, DEEP BLUE DIVERS and WALL TO WALL DIVING, they offer PADI dive courses, morning and afternoon boat dive trips to Grand Cayman’s famous wall, the wreck of the EX-USS KITTIWAKE and STINGRAY CITY, shore diving, night diving, snorkeling and dive & snorkel EQUIPMENT RENTALS. The Lobster Pot Dive Center is stocked with clothing, gifts and souvenirs to satisfy all shopping needs from basic dive essentials such as masks, fins, snorkels, dry bags and dive accessories to sunglasses, beach towels, postcards, sunscreen, pirate paraphernalia and more.

Eden Rock Diving Center, Ltd.

Email: info@edenrockdive.com Telephone: 1-345-949-7243

          Launched in 1983, Eden Rock Diving Center is a full service diving center dedicated to a fun and safe experience diving or snorkeling two of Grand Cayman best shallow reefs Eden Rock and Devil's Grotto. Eden Rock and Devil's Grotto two of Cayman most interesting reefs riddled with tunnels, caverns and grotto's, illuminated by rays of sunlight that stream in from skylights. Only a short swim from shore, divers will descend at the buoys to a maze of tunnels where big Tarpon and Barracuda like to hide. Parrot Fish, Sargent Majors, Yellow Tail Snappers, Turtles and an occasional Stingray are among the surprises that await divers.

Indigo Divers

Email: dive@indigodivers.com Telephone: +1 (345) 525-3932

          They guarantee no more than six divers at a time, believing that small dive groups are key to their success. This allows for individual attention, less time waiting for other divers getting on & off the boat, and most importantly, when divers are in the water they will not feel crowded. Not only are their boat dives focused on small dive groups, they also keep things small & personal in their dive instruction. When it comes to Cayman scuba lessons, they typically have just 1-4 students in each class, so one can be assured of the personal attention they deserve. As an owner operated dive company, Indigo Divers offer an exclusive service for those looking for an exceptional diving vacation. They strive for excellence and cater to scuba divers of all experience levels. They take great pride in their customer service, and with just six divers maximum, they guarantee an exclusive experience.

Seahorse Diving School

Email: seahorsedivingschool@gmail.com Telephone: +1 (345) 328-2778

          - Teacher and passionate leader that emphasizes protection and respect of the environment. - Promoting various diving courses for children and teenagers. - Developing Emergency First Respond and Care for Children. - Issued over 1,000 certifications.
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