Blue Water Divers was established in 1985 and is one of Bermuda’s oldest dive centres. The main branch at Somerset Bridge offers boat dives, snorkelling excursions, and whale watching trips. Their other centre at Elbow Beach offers shore dives and water sports rentals.
Their dive boat is a 36 foot is a custom built Newton Dive Special. It features a covered cabin, bridge, showers, head, and a large platform and ladder ensuring your experience will be both comfortable and fun. The boat is Marine Board certified and carries drinking water, an ice chest, and a full array of safety equipment including oxygen.
Two-tank dives are offered every morning. In the summer months check-in is at 8.15 am, with return just before 1 pm. They typically visit one wreck and one reef site. They try to honour requests but are unable to promise any sites in advance as all dives are weather dependent. All dive sites are chosen by the captain at the time of the excursion. Wrecks they dive include the Marie Celeste, Minnie Breslauer, Montana, and the Constellation. A full list of reef and wreck sites is available on the official Blue Water Divers website.
In the afternoon they offer a single tank dive. This can be a shallow wreck or a reef. Many of Bermuda’s finest sites can be found in just 30 feet of water. Check-in for this dive trip is 1 pm and return at approximately 4pm. A resort course is also offered on this trip for those that are not certified but would love give scuba diving a try. The lesson is taught by one of their experienced PADI Instructors en route to the site. The instructors control the descent and guide the participants on a dive to a maximum depth of 30 feet for up to one hour bottom time. This is the perfect trip for all level of diver and works well for those that have been dry for a while.
Blue Water Divers is a PADI 5 Star Dive Resort and offers a range of courses for those that want to obtain certifications. Courses offered include Scuba Diver, Open Water Diver, Adventure Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver, Rescue Diver, Emergency First Response, Divemaster, and Assistant Instructor.
Every year, from late February to early May, thousands of humpback whales pass Bermuda while migrating from the Caribbean to their summer feeding grounds. Dive Bermuda is one of several operators on the island offering whale watching trips. Snorkelling trips are also available.
Check their website for the latest rates, further details and booking information.
Blue Water Divers’ Somerset Bridge facility is located at Robertson’s Marina in Sandys Parish, close to the world’s smallest drawbridge. It’s just 10 minutes’ drive from Royal Naval Dockyard (Kings Wharf/Heritage Wharf) and is in easy reach of Cambridge Beaches, the Pompano Beach Club and the hotels on the south shore (Fairmont Southampton, Reefs etc.). To get there by public transport take bus number 7 or bus number 8.