Scuba Diving Near Somerset Village

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As the wreck capital of the Caribbean, there are over 300 shipwreck sites to see underneath the surface of the seas that surround Bermuda.  Visitors staying in Somerset Village can easily set out and explore some of these haunting sites by signing up for scuba diving training and excursions with local dive operators.

There are 3 dive operators and at least 7 interesting dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators

If you're ready to take the plunge, 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 situated on Ireland Island North, 2.6 mi. Northeast of central Somerset Village.

A second option is Blue Water Divers. The oldest full service dive center on the island, Blue Water Divers is a name you can trust both for training and scuba diving excursions.

A third good 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. They're located in Southampton Parish, 4.3 mi. Southeast of central Somerset Village.

The chart just below lists some information regarding the area's dive operators.

Dive Operators Near Somerset Village
Name Phone Location
Blue Water Divers -- 1.5 mi. South of Central Somerset Village
Dive Bermuda at Fairmont Southampton (441) 238-2332 4.3 mi. Southeast of Central Somerset Village
Fantasea Diving (441) 236-1300 Ireland Island North, 2.6 mi. Northeast of Central Somerset Village

Dive Sites

A few details concerning some of the area's better-known dive sites are provided right below.

Dive Sites Near Somerset Village
Name Quality Max Depth Latitude Longitude
Constellation -- -- 32.3418144156 -64.8837897369
HMS Vixen -- -- 32.2956083687 -64.9288022518
L'Herminie -- -- 32.304823743 -64.8922011444
Lartington Good 35.1 32.36 -64.91
Marie Celeste Excellent 55.1 32.2411333333 -64.8451666667
Minnie Breslauer Excellent 69.9 32.2492 -64.8093333333
Sea Venture Building -- -- 32.294601046 -64.7817906925

For more information concerning diving, including helpful suggestions and tips for both experienced divers and beginners, read this exhaustive Caribbean diving article.


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