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Dive Review of Blue Water Divers in
Bermuda/Somerset Bridge

August, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Sandra Walzer, AZ, USA
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Report Number 4354
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
Cozumel, Belize, Bonaire, Fiji, St. Martin, Aruba, Curacao, Cabo and many
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, no currents  
Water Temp
83   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
35   to 50    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
They required you to wear two extra pounds, due to the water being salty. 
I think it was more for their convenience, because many of the divers were
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
2 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
5 stars  
Large Pelagics
  5 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
2 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
2 stars  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Service and Attitude
Environmental Sensitivity  
1 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars    
3 stars   
1 stars    
First, there are few dive operations on Bermuda, and unless you are willing
to take your life in your hands on a moped, you must resort to busses,
ferrys and expensive taxis to get anywhere.  Although, the reefs themselves
are very healthy with sea fans, coral, etc., there are few fish.  Those
that we did see were usually very colorful.  The wrecks were really not
very impressive and the artifacts, such as bottles I'm sure were planted
there.  The boat had too many divers on it to be comfortable and several
were "resort course" divers.  Certified divers were sort of left
to fend for themselves.  Although, not expensive compared to other dive
operations, you didn't get much for your money.  You were expected to set
up your own gear, very little orientation to the dive sites was given, no
juice or snacks (only tap water) when you got out and little help in doing
that. Bermuda itself is dirty and everyone seems to smoke.  Frankly, I
would not return on purpose and certainly not to do any diving.
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By Patrick Flynn in DC, US at Oct 27, 2013 21:25 EST  
Large fish 5 stars but bad review??
By Sandra J Walzer in HI, US at Oct 27, 2013 23:17 EST  
I truly do not remember giving that dive anything but 2  - 3 stars.  If I
did, it was a mistake on my part.  My apologies.
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