Bermuda Scuba Diving
Dive sites for Blue Water
Bermuda has the most northerly coral reef in the world.
With its 400 sq. kilometers of reef to explore, our reef
is truly expansive and not a simple series of finger and
groove formations. 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
Healthy and resplendent, our reef system has large sea
fans and huge finger (Candelabra) corals. The fringing
reef system is home for a vast quantity of ocean life. All
of Bermuda's marine environment is protected by the
Bermuda Government's Marine Conservation Laws.
Dive Sites for
Constellation - North West End - 30 feet
One of the shipwrecks used in the film The Deepby
Peter Benchley, this 192 ft wooden hull schooner was built
in 1918 and is just over 200ft long.
Montana - North West End - 30 feet
Located just 50 yards from the Constellation, an English
built paddle steamer, 236 ft long and just waiting to be
seen in 30 ft of water.
Lartington - North West End - 35 feet
Unfortunate weather contributed to the downfall of this
vessel in 1879. Great for photography as shallow waters
and visible propellers, stern and boilers make it easy for
anyone to snap.
Minnie Breslauer - South Shore - 70 feet
Wrecked during its maiden voyage on New Years Day in 1873
this 300ft English freighter should be on your list.
Hermes - South Shore - 75 feet
Now an artificial reef, the Hermes, once a US built
freighter is one of the few wrecks that lies upright,
intact and in 75ft of water.
Cristobal Colon - North East End - 55 feet
This Spanish Liner met her end in 1936, Bermudas largest
wreck, she is a definite site to dive on your vacation.
Marie Celeste - South Shore - 60 feet
A confederate Gun Runner sunk in 1864. The reef has many
swim throughs, tunnels and caverns.
Pollackshields - South Shore - 35 feet
English Steamer, carrying ammunitions wrecked during a
hurricane September 1915. Ideal site for snorkellers and
Darlington - West End - 30 feet
A steel hulled English steamer, wrecked on the Western
reef in 1886. The wreck is fairly intact, with boilers,
winches and boilers all still easily recognisable. Close
by is an unidentified Spanish Galleon.
L�L'Herminie - West End - 35 feet
A 300 foot long, 60-gun French frigate. Sunk in 1838 when
her crew weakened by yellow fever encountered rough
weather off Bermuda. 40 cannons can be seen and cannon
balls. There is a huge anchor and two crossed cannons to
Caesar - West End - 35 feet
An English brig sunk in 1818 on a reef off the West End of
Bermuda. A cargo of grindstones, medicine vials and
glassware can still be seen today surrounding the site.
Caraquet - North Shore - 45 feet
A British mail Steamship, which was sunk in 1923. Divers
will recognise the four boilers, capstan, deck plates,
massive anchor her propellers. There is plenty of lead
pipe to see.
North Carolina - West End - 45 feet
An English iron barque, 205 feet in length. She sunk on
New Years day 1880. The bowsprit and stern fantail along
with a row of dead eyes all make excellent backgrounds for
Tug Boat King - South Shore - 65 feet
Scuttled in 1984 as a dive site and artificial reef the
old Navy diesel powered tug boat. Divers can explore the
pilothouse, galley and see her engine room. King is 55
feet long and excellent site for photography.
SouthWest Breaker - South Shore - 35 feet
This is another location from the film �The Deep�. Rich in
aquatic life such as Barracudas, Damsels and Parrot fish.
It is an easy reef for divers.
Barracuda Reef - South Shore - 30 feet
With Bermudas� fishing laws and respect for the marine
environment, the reefs are in good health. This particular
reef attracts Barracudas� and many reef fish as well.
Blue Hole - North Shore - 6 feet to 66 feet
A huge sand hole surrounded by reef. There are caves and
tunnels to explore too. The coral is in excellent
condition and there are many sea fans. This is a superb
site for snorkeling too.
Hangover Hole - South Shore - 15 feet - 50feet
The dramatic Tunnels and arches are a major feature of
this site. With many swim throughs and caves it is perfect
for video and photography. Marine life is plentiful it is
ideal to observe a wide range of Bermudas sea life. The
depths range from 10 to 43 ft. It is ideal for snorkeling
Sandy Hole - South Shore - 33 feet
A sandy hole surrounded by a coral reef, which has many
sections and attractions. Plenty of fish life can be found
on this reef. There are green morey to be found here.
Snappers, yellow damselfish and purple tipped anemone can
all be found here.
Deep Mooring one - North Shore - 100 feet
A site used for Divers with Advanced certification or
those taking the specialty. There is plenty of marine life
here on this reef. Hog fish are a common attraction at the
Deep Mooring two - North Shore - 132 feet
Like its sister site this is a location used by Divers
with Advanced certification or those taking the specialty.
There is plenty of marine life here on this reef which has
a thriving coral community. The Puddingfish, one of the
largest of wrasse can be found here.