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Dive Site of the Week

Commissioned in 1944 and launched into the US Navy fleet in 1945, the USS Kittiwake was a five-deck submarine-rescue vessel with 98 enlisted men...

Wrecks of the Cayman Islands

Beneath the crystal-clear waters of the Cayman Islands lies the wreckage of almost 200 ships. Spanning the centuries from sail-powered British naval frigates to...

Former Kittiwake crewman returns to vessel on dive trip

Earlier this year, a Michigan resident visited Cayman to see his erstwhile home, which happens to be located at the bottom of the sea.

New police dive unit trains on Kittiwake

Flashlights flicker in the dark, underwater corridors of the USS Kittiwake as a team of police officers combs every corner of the famous shipwreck.

Cayman’s most memorable photos of 2017

From hurricane hunting to a visiting boxing legend to soca on the streets of George Town, Cayman experienced another colorful, eventful year.

The changing faces of the Kittiwake

Going, going, gone. Cayman’s most famous shipwreck, the USS Kittiwake, was pushed further on its side as storm swells swept through the Seven Mile Beach marine park over the weekend.

Divers clear debris from Kittiwake dive site

Scuba divers removed debris Monday from the wreck of the USS Kittiwake dive site, which was damaged during a storm last week.

Lost wedding ring recovered on Kittiwake shipwreck

A shipwreck, lost treasure and a knight in scuba gear made for a fairy tale ending to one couple’s Cayman vacation story. When Jessica Pasquarelli noticed she had lost her wedding ring after a dive on the USS Kittiwake dive site, she thought it was gone forever.

Kittiwake damaged in storm

Scuba divers cleared debris from the wreck of the USS Kittiwake after storm surge demolished the wheelhouse of the famous tourist attraction. Wave action from a recent storm caused some damage to the wreck, one of the island’s most popular dive sites.

Kittiwake marks six years as a dive destination

Six years after its sinking, locals and visitors continue to flock to the USS Kittiwake wreck that lies in the waters off West Bay. Since the ship’s carefully planned sinking on Jan. 5, 2011, the shipwreck and artificial reef remains ranked the number one thing to do in West Bay on the TripAdvisor website.

Cayman photographer’s work featured in New York gallery show

Grand Cayman-based photographer Ellen Cuylaerts’s work, including two images from Cayman’s waters, are being featured in an exhibition at a New York City gallery.

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