Kittiwake Shipwreck & Artificial Reef

The historic Ex-USS Kittiwake has been on the ocean floor since it’s sinking in January of 2011. In service from 1945 to 1994, the ship’s most memorable duty was the diligent recovery of the Challenger Space Shuttle. Over the years, the underwater wreck has blossomed into a beautiful and dynamic environment for marine life. It has since become a sought-after site for divers of every skill level as well as snorkellers to explore as it is only 55 feet below and easily accessible. Divers will admire the ship’s five decks, overflowing with a rainbow of rare sponges, goliath groupers, squirrelfish and urchins.