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Dive the Kittiwake

Price: $124.00
Individual Price includes tanks and weights. Full Gear Rental adds BC, regulator, mask, fins, and snorkel.
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Tour Details
Tour Details

The newest dive site in the Cayman Islands is the ex-USS Kittiwake, a U.S. Navy submarine rescue vessel, sunk in 60 feet of water on the west side in January 2011 as an artificial reef. But there's nothing artificial about the thrills that await you down there on this Grand Cayman excursion!

Commissioned in July 1946, she served the Navy proudly until 1994. Measuring 251 feet long with a 42 foot beam, there are five decks on the 47-foot tall Kittiwake. The upper decks accommodate two bridges along with the radio and navigation room. The sonar has been removed. The Captain and XO's quarters are also located on the upper decks. On the main deck, you will find the rec room, mess hall, and re-compression chambers. You will note the large A-frame structure on the stern that supported submarines and hard hat divers, as well as the diving bell where divers would enter to return to the ship from the ocean. This certified one-tank dive is led by a dive master in guided groups of six or less.

Shore Excursion Size
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Active, Water, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
2 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Ship Pier area
Food/Beverage Provided
Bottled Water.
Dress
We recommend wearing your bathing suit under comfortable clothing that might get wet and rubber soled boat or walking shoes. A towel is also recommended.
Restrictions
This dive is for certified divers who have dived in the last 12 months only. A valid C-card and picture ID will be required at check in.

Health restrictions apply and a waiver and medical statement is required to be filled out by all participants. Please look at the following example:

PADI Health Questionnaire

If you cannot pass the questionnaire, or do not have the required physician's statement, you will not be permitted to dive. Guests not able to dive will not be entitled to a refund so please look at the questionnaire BEFORE booking this tour.

IN ADDITION: If you are taking medication, consult your doctor before participating in this program.

5 Stars5Based On 6 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsDiving in Grand CaymensMay 13, 2016

Reviewer: Tim
I had a great time.

5 StarsTerrific experienceApril 13, 2016

Reviewer: TAR
This was an excellent dive by and experienced staff. I highly recommend.

4 StarsA must dive.April 22, 2015

Reviewer: Pink Diver
Wonderful day with very experienced Dive master. I enjoyed it so much that I want to do it again.

5 Starsgreat timeDecember 15, 2013

Reviewer: tim
loved exploring the ship

5 StarsExcellent for New DiverFebruary 07, 2013

Reviewer: No nickname
Excellent added aventure to the cruise.

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