The Kittiwake is situated in marine park that is protected under law in Cayman, with no touching or taking of anything, no gloves allowed and no fishing allowed on the wreck/Kittiwake site. It requires an entrance fee to visit from a licensed operator, with the fees going towards the ongoing maintenance and protection of the new artificial wreck/reef plus natural reefs. An exception to taking fish is made for culling lion fish, an invasive species to Cayman waters.
You can snorkel overhead and see the main decks and topography of the ship plus take a look down the smoke stack that opens up straight down to the bottom of the hull and the engine rooms. There is no end of rooms to explore this wreck, that will soon enough become an artificial reef, enhancing the marine environment with new fishery stock and habitats for marine life.
Caitilin August 25th, 2013 - 2:34:A great addition for the island! The Kittiwake has been openly cut which makes for easy access and swim throughs. It is always fun to swim to the bow and take a Titanic picture. Not a ton of wild life but there is a resident moray eel who lives under the ship and grouper can be found hanging around inside.