Bermuda Bell Diving
A Top Helmet Dive operator in Bermuda
UPDATE 2012: Bermuda Bell Diving has closed down.
Bermuda Bell Diving is one of the finest outfitters in Bermuda organizing routine helmet diving tours. The business was set up way back in 1940s. They have a 40-foot long boat called the Cameron on which they take you to the dive site for the lovely underwater walk.
As you ride the boat towards the dive site, the Captain gives a short briefing on dive safety and the do’s and don’ts of helmet diving. It's a shallow ocean site. As you wear the dive helmet, you are helped down a 7-8 step ladder to the underwater world at a depth of 10 to 12 feet.
With Bermuda Bell Diving underwater walk, it's like walking on the ocean floor surrounded by spectacular coral reefs. It's almost unbelievable how close the multi-colored fishes can come to you. You can easily hand-feed the fishes. You may already be knowing that Helmet diving does not require any swimming skills.
Inside the helmet, your head remains dry as there is no water that comes in. You can easily wear glasses or contact lenses as the helmets are quite big.
Digital photos or even video provisions are available. All the activities while you are underwater are filmed by the crew of the boat. Once you are back onboard, you can go through all your experiences under the water on video! You can purchase pictures or the video before you leave the boat.
The entire tour lasts about 3 hours, with each dive 25-30 minutes long. Each dive group consists of around 6 or 7 people. As one group dives, others await their turn.
The boat from Bermuda Bell Diving has a large shaded area, cabin, sun deck, full bathroom and changing room with shower on board. You should bring your own bathing suits, towel, sun screen and hats. Cold sodas are available on board.
A participant can be between 8 to 85 years of age.
Bermuda Bell Diving departs from the Royal Naval Dockyard from Tuesday to Friday, and from Flatts Village Saturday to Monday.
Pickup: Public Dock adjacent to the Aquarium parking lot.
You need to Reserve in advance. Bermuda Bell Diving operates from April to November, daily.
Location and Contacts
5 North Shore Road, Flatts, Hamilton Parish, Bermuda.