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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 1, 2019

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Divetech, Ltd.

Email: info@divetech.com Telephone: 1 (877) 946-5658

          They provide diving boat trips, PADI courses, lionfish hunting, technical and rebreather training.

Reef Divers At Grand Cayman

Email: reefdivers@cobaltcoast.com Telephone: (345) 946 5656

Sapphire Watersports

Email: rssritz@redsailcayman.com Telephone: (1) 345 943-9000

          Sapphire Watersports is the exclusive watersports operator at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, offering a variety of excursions and private charters to make your vacation truly memorable. Revel in new experiences both above and below Cayman's signature clear blue waters. Sapphire Watersports offers guests the opportunity to enjoy the best that Grand Cayman has to offer.

Red Sail Sports

Email: info@redsailcayman.com Telephone: (345) 623-5965

          Red Sail Sports opened in 1987 at the Grand Cayman Beach Suites Hotel on Grand Cayman. They started with two dive boats, some beach toys and about 20 enthusiastic staff members. Since then, they've built a reputation as one of the world's leading resort watersports operators. Their philosophy has remained the same throughout the years: give customers the best quality service possible. Today, Red Sail Sports has now grown to eight dive boats, five luxurious catamarans, dive shop locations at all major beach resorts on Grand Cayman, and an impressive range of resort retail boutiques.

Ambassador Divers

Email: ambassadordivers@candw.ky Telephone: +1 (345) 949-4530

          Ambassador Divers and Grand Cayman are the ideal location to complete the PADI Open Water Diver Course. Diving with Ambassador Divers couldn't be easier with a full valet service as they wash, dry and store divers' gear so it's ready to dive the next day. Their boat is big and never crowded.

Happy Fish Divers

Email: info@happyfishdivers.com Telephone: +1 345-547-5699

          Happy Fish Divers Specializes in Teaching. They are qualified to teach Discover Scuba Diving all the way through Divemaster. Their instructors are some of the best on Grand Cayman and are very personable and professional. They do most of their teaching at Turtle Reef. Turtle Reef is a very calm shallow cove where they can do all of their confined water training and then a short swim away is the reef itself.

Living The Dream Divers

Email: dive@ltddivers.com Telephone: +1(345) 526-3483

          The Caymans offer a lot of choices for people wanting to enjoy the water. Their service is flexible, friendly, safe, and fun for anyone to enjoy – no matter the level of experience. Their boats are purpose-built Newton dive and snorkel vessels designed and built for Grand Cayman diving with no detail overlooked. Their dive team are true professionals~ highly qualified, patient, personable and have a passion for diving. They believe in small groups and big boats, so they limit the numbers to give excellent service, both in and out of the water.

Pirate Divers

Email: piratedivers@outlook.com Telephone: (345) 324 3271

          They offer a complete PADI Diver training package through their school from Try dives to PADI Professional courses, and complete internships from beginner to Instructor. They can include training on the standard dive trips or give personal and group/family instruction to any schedule. They also offer a full diving package including West, South & North side, 2 & 1 tank diving trips; Kittiwake dives, fantastic shore and night dives, and full equipment rental packages, while their diver to guide ratios are a maximum of 6 people on any dive trip. They also provide a vast choice of snorkeling trips and excursions, Sting Ray City being the most popular, Coral Gardens, Fringing reef, Starfish Point and many, many more.

Epic Divers

Email: info@epicdivers.com Telephone: 1-345-526-5020

          They offer all levels of scuba diving certification from Open Water to Dive Master. Epic is affiliated with PADI and the Universal Referral Program.

Seven Mile Watersports

Email: info@7milediver.com Telephone: (345) 949-0332

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