Diving back into the Kittiwake

| 08/05/2018

Can anyone advise if the Kittiwake site is open and divers are able to go throughout the ship like previously? Additionally, what is the new depth?

Ask Auntie, CNS Local Life, Caymanian statusAuntie’s answer: Yes, the site is open for divers. For those who don’t know, the USS Kittiwake was a US naval vessel sunk off West Bay in 2011 to create an artificial reef and dive attraction.

Divetech, which runs dive trips to the Kittiwake, confirmed that it is still possible to go through the same compartments as before Hurricane Nate moved the ship onto her port side in October last year.

A Divetech representative explained that the maximum depth if you are on the sand outside the wreck is 70 ft but the majority of the dive is at 50 ft, which is where people can swim through the main compartments.

In addition, the wheelhouse, which is at the top of the wreck, is at 20 ft.


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