Scuba diving in USS Kittiwake
The Kittiwake was sunk off the Northwest Point area of Grand Cayman in 2011 and today it is a perfect wreck for divers of all skill levels. The Kittiwake has many nooks and crannies where a variety of colorful reef fish like to hide. Around the wreck divers can observe a diverse marine life, including spotted eagle rays, turtles and green moray eels. Inside the wreck, many of the ship’s functions are still in place. Divers can explore the compression chamber, machine shop, generators, bathrooms with the mirrors still in place, wheel and compass in the wheelhouse and a giant propeller and rudder resting in the sand. Kittiwake shipwreck is under the protection of the national park of Cayman Islands and managed by the Cayman Islands Tourism Association. To do this dive divers are required to pay the entry fees.
When to go
Scuba diving is available all year-round. The average air temperature stays within 21-27C/70-80F range throughout the year. June through October is usually the hurricane season. The average water temperature stays between 26C/78F and 28C/82F year-round. The depth of the site is 20m/65ft. Water visibility is 20m/65ft.
What to see
Wreck and a diverse marine life, including spotted eagle rays, turtles and green moray eels.