Scuba Diving Near Hamilton

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There are 250 square miles of reef off the coast of Bermuda and easily accessible by divers staying in Hamilton.  Combine that with clean, warm waters which have a typical visibility of up to 200 feet and it is easy to see why this is such a popular dive destination.

You'll find a couple of dive operators and at least 6 good dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators

If you're looking forward to diving, you can check with Fantasea Diving. Guests can become PADI certified in scuba diving, but also participate in SNUBA diving, beach snorkeling, and power snorkeling. If scuba is your passion, there are daily two tank dives to impressive sites in the area. They are located on Ireland Island North, 3.2 mi. Northwest of central Hamilton.

A second option is Dive Bermuda at Fairmont Southampton. The island's only Instructor Development Center, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better scuba diving training facility on the island. Whether you're a newbie or interested in advancing your skill level, you can do so here, as well as sign up for local open water dives. You can reach them at (441) 238-2332.

Some information concerning the area's dive services can be seen in this table:

Dive Operators Near Hamilton
Name Phone Location
Dive Bermuda at Fairmont Southampton (441) 238-2332 3.9 mi. South West of Central Hamilton
Fantasea Diving (441) 236-1300 Ireland Island North, 3.2 mi. Northwest of Central Hamilton

Dive Services

The chart below lists the approximate cost of dive services in this area.

Dive Services
Offering Type Low Rate High Rate
Discover Scuba $ 105.0 $ 180.0
Double Tank Dive $ 125.0 $ 170.0
Night Dive $ 85.0 $ 115.0
Open Water Certification $ 550.0 $ 780.0
Single Tank Dive $ 80.0 $ 120.0

Dive Sites

A few key facts regarding some of the area's major dive sites are shown in the table below.

Dive Sites Near Hamilton
Name Quality Max Depth Latitude Longitude
Hermos -- -- 32.2663664496 -64.76448508
Kate -- -- 32.3036630069 -64.7062918732
Marie Celeste Excellent 55.1 32.2411333333 -64.8451666667
Minnie Breslauer Excellent 69.9 32.2492 -64.8093333333
Pollockshields Excellent 40.0 32.2683666667 -64.7721166667
Sea Venture Building -- -- 32.294601046 -64.7817906925

To learn more about diving, including helpful suggestions and tips skilled divers as well as beginners, check out this detailed discussion of scuba diving in the Caribbean.


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