A Great Diving Center
Dive Bermuda was awarded National Geographic Dive Center status in 2006. This is the only center in the island to offer courses recognized by this renowned environmental magazine. It has PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) 5-star facilities and even offers advanced PADI courses to divers who want to take the next step in diving.
This diving center was formerly known as Nautilus Diving.
The Dive and The Sites
Dive Bermuda has a 42-foot custom-built Newton dive boat. There are wide range of diving sites offered by the center giving choices from many great shipwrecks and coral reef sites. The dive center also offers certifications and night dives for experienced divers. It also operates offshore snorkeling trips.
Dive Boat used by Dive Bermuda
Photo: Dive Bermuda
Some of the wreck dive sites you can explore during your 1 or 2-tank dive includes:
Montana (236-foot wreck and only 50 yards away from the Constellation),
Cristobal Colon (a Spanish liner that was wrecked in 1936 and is Bermuda's largest wreck),
Marie Celeste (a confederate gun runner that sunk in 1864) and many more.
Reef sites include Sandy Hole in south shore surrounded by a coral reef, you can see lots of fish here including snappers and anemone, and also green morey, Barracuda Reef in south shore where you can see Barracudas and other reef fish, Deep Mooring in north shore for advanced divers where you can find many marine life including hogfish, pudding fish and wrasse.
Dive Bermuda also offers Discovery Scuba course for beginners introducing diving lessons in a pool followed by a shallow water dive from a boat. It also offers courses for the children of 8 and above (Bubble Makers). Dives are in shallow waters and supervised by PADI instructors. All equipment are provided in this course.
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Hours and Offerings
Dive Bermuda operates daily during summer from 8am to 5pm. Winter hours are reduced and depending on demand, they may stay closed during winter.
There are several packages offered including one and two tank dives, snorkel trips, passenger on a boat trip, holiday packages for multiple dives, private boat hire, PADI diver training program from beginner to instructor levels. 3-day and 5-day dive packages are also offered including unlimited dives.
There are special rates offered for groups and multiple dives. You can also get wet suits, snorkeling equipment, camera and video on rental from Dive Bermuda. Night snorkel trips and underwater scooters are also available.
1-Tank Dive: $95 (without gears)
2-Tank Dive: $150 (without gears)
Discover Scuba Dive 1 tank (for beginners, non-certified divers): $195 in the afternoon only
Scuba Refresher (including all equipment): $195 in the afternoon only
Equipment Rental (BCD, wet suit, regulator etc): $15 each
Location and Contacts
Dive Bermuda operates from the following locations
1) On the beach (East Whale Bay) of Fairmont Southampton Hotel
, Southampton. Bus Routes: #7, #8 (both routes operating between the Dockyard and Hamilton City). If you are staying at Fairmont Southampton, you can avail the hotel's shuttle for a drop/pickup near the beach. X Temporarily Closed
2) Dive Bermuda at Grotto Bay
(located at the beach of Grotto Bay Beach Resort at the eastern end of the island). Bus routes: #10, 11, 1, 3 from Hamilton City.
Phone (Southampton): 441/238-2332
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Visitors' Reviews and Comments
Charles W. Wright (May 2015)
Dear Raj, I will be in Bermuda on cruise from Sunday afternoon June 21, 2015 (about 3:00 pm) until departure at about 6:00 pm on Tuesday, June 23. I am considering going diving with Dive Bermuda located at the Southampton Princess on Monday and Tuesday. I need to be at the dive shop at 8:00 am each morning. Can I do this by bus. I will not be carrying heavy or wet dive gear.
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) May 2015
Hi, Bus #7 which goes close to the dive shop in Southampton doesn't operate from the dockyard until 8:20am. Alternatively you can take bus #8 (6:35am) and get off at the stop nearest to Fairmont Southampton (ask the driver) and walk for about a mile to Dive Bermuda.