Enjoy Bermuda's oldest full service Dive Centre
Tropical shallow water wreck diving is what all the excitement is about here as there are over 300 wrecks around our tiny island. We are the most accessible venue in the Western Hemisphere in terms of getting to the island to dive and then accessing the wrecks.
Most sites are 15 to 35 minutes away and can be seen in all their glory as salvage, for the most part, are prohibited by Bermuda law.
Wrecks include the Constellation (1943), Montana (1863), Marie Celeste (1864), L'Herminie (1838), Forceful (2008),Sea Venture (2007), the Hermes ( all 3 are intact) and Xing-Da (is not intact anymore), Minnie Breslauer (1873), North Carolina (1880), and a B29 bomber (1961) out of a selection of over 20 that we visit regularly
Most people associate wreck diving with deep water, but not here. All of our diving is shallow (average 45-50 ft.) so we have plenty of "bottom time" to explore. Our deepest wreck is at 105ft and there are several dives to 100' yet for the most part we stay shallow.
We are not solely limited to wrecks
We are not solely limited to wrecks as there are 400 sq. kilometres of reef to explore. Bermuda has the most northerly coral reef in the world. Our reef is truly expansive and not a simple series of finger and groove formations. It has grown solid like a carpet with caverns, grottos. Over-hangs, tunnels, gullies and huge arches interspersed with abundant pockets of pink and white sands. Although we do not have all the colourful sponges the Caribbean offers our system is far healthier and resplendent with large Sea fans and huge Finger (Candelabra) corals.
The fringing reef system is home for a vast quantity of reef life: Invertebrates, crustaceans, pelagic and reef fish. We even have pods of Humpback whales passing by during March, April and May and then we operate a boat that departs specifically to do full and half-day whale watch charters. An unbelievable experience to say the least
Night diving can also be arranged
Night shore diving can also be arranged for divers with own torches. Apart from regular dive trips we can conduct all levels of certification up to Divemaster ; Specialty courses are also conducted as well as CPR and First aid.
Departure times are 9am and 1.30 pm and the duration of the trip are 3 1/2 and 2 1/2 hrs respectively, we do this all year around... 360 days. Our boat is purposely designed with dive platform, boarding ladder, benches and tank racks. Oxygen, 1st aid kits, marine toilet, communications radio, and all necessary safety equipment are standard. We also provide ice water and showers for your convenience.
On our 36' vessel we carry up to 18 divers.
The afternoon trip is a mixture of snorkelers, certified divers and beginners and so we increase the numbers to 20/22. Instructors and guides are on all excursions for safety and warrant that all the hot spots of the dive are shown to all. We maintain a very high ratio of instructor/guides to clients.
Top name equipment
Top name equipment such as Scubapro, Sherwood and Mares is used in our rental line. Our service also includes a small retail section as well as repair and annual service facilities capable of overhauling virtually any make of gear).
Courses, education and training
And of course for those who are not certified we offer the beginner/resort instruction and great snorkeling from the dive boat, catering from the novice to the pro! We have it all at Blue Water Divers; come join us