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.

There are a couple of dive services and at least 5 different dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators

If you're ready to dive, you should consider Fantasea Diving. The only dive shop of its kind in the area, Fantasea is PADI certified and a jumping off point for exploring the beautiful reefs, astounding number of ship wrecks, and vibrant marine life of Bermuda. They are situated on Ireland Island North, 3.2 mi. Northwest of central Hamilton.

Another option is Dive Bermuda at Fairmont Southampton. Hundred of dive sites surround Bermuda, and Dive Bermuda can take you to quite a few of them including Hangover Hole, Berracuda Reef, Three Sisters, and more. If you're in need of certification, you can sign up for a number of certification courses, from the introductory resort diver course to advanced certification. You can reach them at (441) 238-2332.

The following chart enables you to get some key facts regarding dive service operators.

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 table 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

Some information concerning some of the area's dive sites can be seen in this table:

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

To learn more concerning diving, including helpful suggestions and tips skilled divers as well as beginners, read our comprehensive discussion of scuba diving in the Caribbean.


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