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The newest attraction for scuba-diving tourists in the Caymans is the former US Navy submarine rescue ship, the USS Kittawake.

After more than 40 years of service in war and peace, the old ship was deliberately sunk, finding a permanent resting place on the harbor floor as an artificial reef. In the crystal-clear water, divers can swim down the 15 feet to explore the ship’s exterior and interior.

There are five decks, bridge, crew’s quarters, mess hall and other  declassified structures still intact. The Kittawake is just a mile offshore from Grand Cayman's popular Seven Mile Beach and other tourist areas.

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