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Cayman Islands - The USS Kittiwake, the best wreck dive in the Caribbean?

Frans De Backer - 2:17 - 55555  (12 votes) - 3288 views


Scuttled on the 5th January 2011 to form an artificial reef, the USS Kittiwake - a former submarine rescue ship from the US Navy - lies at a depth of 19metres, off  famous Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman.

The wreck is 80 metres long and rests upriright on a sandy floor dotted with lovely coral pinnacles. The top of the wreck lies at a depth of 5 metres, which makes it suitable for novice divers and snorkelers.

The wreck is magnet for a host of species, including huge eagle rays, turtles, moray eels and shoals of fish, as testified by this lovely video captured by Belgian filmmaker Frans de Backer with a Canon EOS7D.

© Frans De Backer www.underwaterfilmworks.eu / Music by Hans Zimmer

 

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