Bermuda Submarine Tour
Well, there used to be a submarine called Enterprise. It was used for underwater tourist excursions in Bermuda.
It could go 200 feet under the water and show spectacular views of reefs and marine life that are otherwise not visible from above the water surface.
Unfortunately, it stopped it's operation since 1994. Mr. Harry Soares, owner of the submarine, bought the vessel in 1989.
The submarine tour excursion used to start from the Kings Wharf Dockyard.
As it went through the Western Blue Cut area, one could see some of the greatest coral reefs and shipwrecks of Bermuda. Tourists on both sides of the vessel had a wonderful view of the reef area. Captain Ralph Richardson and Reggie Matthie were the pilots of this submarine.
Captain Ralph Richardson
inside Enterprise Submarine
However, it did not become financially viable and Mr. Soares had to discontinue with the submarine tour in 1994. During the five years of its service, it took some 35,000 tourists under the water.
In 2001, the submarine Enterprise became a showpiece in Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute for a year. Visitors could go on board the submarine to take a look inside.
After that, it has remained moored off Grotto Bay in Ferry Reach since many years.
So, what are the next best options to see underwater reefs and marine life in Bermuda?
Well there are actually many alternatives.
1. There are glass bottom boat tours. As they take you to great places in the ocean and stop the engine, you can sea lots of fish and corals through the glass bottom floor. Check out Bermuda Boat Tours to know about the best operators in Bermuda.
2. Helmet diving is like walking on the seafloor without having to know swimming. You can see some of Bermuda's best marine life & reefs. Visit Bermuda Helmet Diving for the details.
3. If you like to scuba dive, there is no better place in the world than Bermuda, and you can see and touch the reefs & the wrecks. Check out Bermuda Scuba Diving.
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