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Dive Review of Blue Water Divers in
Bermuda/Somerset Bridge

Blue Water Divers, Aug, 2008,

by Sandra Walzer, AZ, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports). Report 4354.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Cozumel, Belize, Bonaire, Fiji, St. Martin, Aruba, Curacao, Cabo and many others
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 83 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 35 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
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 new.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 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 N/A Shore Facilities 2 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity 1 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 1 stars
Comments 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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