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Dive Review of Triangle in
Bermuda/north end

Triangle, Sep, 2005,

by Paul Martin & Ann Houston, MA, United States . Report 3051.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean and Hawaii
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 75 to 78 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions stick with buddy, return in agred time period
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 2 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Triangle is near the causeway that joins St. George to the rest of Bermuda;
they are working to garner the business for the northern end of the islands.

They pick up and drop off to the cruise boat dock at St. George -- we learned this
after cabbing to their office.

Their boat was old and not a great setup for scuba (one ladder, extra long, for a
SNUBA-style hard-hat bottom walk that they and some other Bermuda operations
offer to non divers), but the staff were working hard to make the dive experience
a good one. We dived our own gear, but observed minor repairs done instantly to
their rental gear.

Dives were in afternoon, and first was a shallow reef at the northern corner of the
whole Bermuda reef system. Nice healthy coal, but limited species so far from the
equator. Basically coral heads forming a maze around a modest blue hole.

Second was on the wreck of a dredge, scuttled around 1900. The locals just didn't
need the boat any more and did a good job of sendng it down to 80 feet, standing
upright and opened up enough for non-hardcore-wreckers to swim through.

It had been there long enough to grow some brain coral on it and was especially
glorious in the blue-lipped tunicates that formed fist-sized clusters in many
places on the upper surfaces and edges. Viz was clouded by rough wind so
swimming down the mooring to the wreck and keep it in sight was the only
reasonable nav for this dive.

Bermuda's massive reef system has been wrecking boats since humans got the
technology to sail there, and it is still at work. Seeing these is the reason to dive
here -- it is not the sparkling clear water and creature zoo of the beter Carib
sites.

Triangle is serving the northern sites well, and the hurricanes lurking to the
south and east when we were there (18-22 Sept 06) made the north the only
game in town.
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