Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Bermuda

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Bermuda

Scuba diving information in Bermuda

The crystal clear waters of the Atlantic around Bermuda are home to an array of stunningly beautiful coral reefs as well as numerous shipwreck sites. About 776 km² of reef featuring the remains of over 350 shipwrecks, most of which historic, are located a short ways off shore and can be explored in relatively shallow waters (average of 12 to 15 meters) with excellent visibility. Of the 350 wrecks, 30 are regularly visited by divers. Of those 30, we highlight these: the Caraquet steamship, about 11 miles offcoast and close to the Madiana on the north of the barrier reef. Despite being broken up, it's worth exploring and the visibility is very good. The only things left of The L'Herminie are scattered guns and history, and that is more than enough to be considered as one of the best. The King George is the largest shipwreck on Bermuda you can penetrate. Although visibility can be low, it is a great night dive. The Constellation, one of the best examples of Bermuda's history of naval carnage, drove onto a reef in 1943 and sank on top of two Spanish galleons. As for the reefs, these exist around all the islands: the Eagle has some of the most beautiful reefs in Bermuda, turtles and some rays; Cathedrals is one of the few reefs that is not close to a shipwreck, it has majestic swim-throughs and caverns, probably the reason for its name. Bermuda's hard coral reef system forms a protective barrier around the islands known for its idyllic pink sand shores. Many nearby reefs are readily accessible from shore by snorkelers. Although you can dive while visiting Bermuda almost any time of year, the best times to check out the underwater scenery are from May to November when the Atlantic is at its warmest.

Geography and climate

Bermuda's pink sand beaches and clear, cerulean blue ocean waters are popular with tourists. Bermuda is a self-governing British overseas territory in the Atlantic Ocean north of the Caribbean, off the coast of North America. Bermuda consists of about 138 islands and islets (53.3 km²), with all the major islands aligned on a hook-shaped axis and connected together by road bridges. It has 103 km of coastline. Bermuda has a mild, humid subtropical maritime climate though gales and strong winds are common in winter. The area experiences hot, humid summers alongside cool winters. Mid-August temperatures rarely exceed 30 °C. Winters are mild, as the average daytime temperatures in January and February are around 20 °C. Its position along the Gulf Stream means that it is often directly in the path of hurricanes, although they have usually begun to weaken as they approach the island. Hurricane season lasts from June to November.

Entry requirements

All travelers are required to have a passport and a return or onward ticket. You may also need a visa, depending on your home country. Importation of any live marine animals, snakes or plants is prohibited. Visitors who wish to stay for more than three weeks must apply in person for an extended stay visa with the Chief Immigration Officer.

Health and safety

Vaccinations for tuberculosis and hepatitis B are sometimes recommended. There is one hospital on the island, the King Edward VII Memorial, with emergency services, including a decompression chamber. For more informations, please contact your doctor. Most crime is petty like robbery. Using common sense and similar precautions that one would take at home is usually sufficient to deter most thieves.

Time zone

The time zone is UTC -4.

Communications

Bermuda is fairly well connected. Public pay phones are located throughout the islands. Cellular telephone service for the islands is provided on an AMPS-TDMA network. Once on the islands, travelers can rent working cellphones for use during their stay. Internet cafes are widely available in Bermuda, although this service can be somewhat expensive.

Power and Electricity

Electricity in Bermuda is 120 volts by 60 Hz. The plugs and sockets are the USA type.

Other Informations

One of Bermuda's few taxes is its steep import duty. Drivers stay to the left-hand side of the road. With no rental car service available for visitors, a popular option is motorbikes. There are no nude beaches on Bermuda; in fact, nudism is illegal. Also, in the wintertime, Bermuda's dive shops are closed. So if you want to dive or snorkel during the colder months, you'll have to bring your own equipment.

Scuba Diving locations in Bermuda

Which are the best scuba diving locations in Bermuda? Below, you will find a list of all locations of Bermuda, organized by regions, in which you can dive and snorkel.

Scuba diving locations and photos from each location in Bermuda

Which locations in Bermuda have underwater photos? Below, you will find the list of locations from Bermuda and for each location a list of underwater photos.

Marine Species and photos of each species in Bermuda

Which marine species can I observe in Bermuda? Below, you will find the list of marine species and the photos for each species.

Underwater Photographers and photos from each photographer with photos taken in Bermuda

Which photographers have taken underwater photos in Bermuda? Below, you will find the list of underwater photographers and their photos in Bermuda.

Scuba Diving centers in Bermuda

Which scuba diving centers can I dive with in Bermuda? Below, you can see the list of scuba diving centers in Bermuda. Click on “more info” to find out more about each scuba diving center.

There are no diving centers available

Liveaboards in Bermuda

Which liveaboard can I dive with in Bermuda? Below, you can see the list of liveaboard in Bermuda. Click on “more info” to find out more about each liveaboard.

There are no liveaboard available

Accommodation in Bermuda

Which accommodation can I rest after my dive in Bermuda? Below, you can see the list of accommodation in Bermuda. Click on “more info” to find out more about each accommodation.

There are no accommodation available