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Dive Review of Dive Bermuda at Grotto Bay/https:/ in

Dive Bermuda at Grotto Bay/https:/ "Bermuda! Shipwreck Capital of the World and Healthy Reefs", May, 2023,

by ROGER B COOPER, VA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 12434.

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Wreck of the Taunton Wreck of the Cristobal Colon North Rock Wreck of the Taunton

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Bermuda: Time for Another Look at the Ship Wreck Capital of the World.

Before deciding to go to Bermuda for our 50th wedding anniversary, I of course checked UnderCurrent for recent reader reports. I found only one recent report in the 2020 Chapbook for an island that bills itself as the Shipwreck Capital of the World. That seemed strange. But Bermuda checked a number of my boxes: 1) easy to get to a 2-hour 12-minute direct flight from Newark (featuring a brand-new Newark terminal and a three-year-old Bermuda terminal); able to do a two-tank dive and be back in time for lunch with my non-diving spouse; nice weather on a lovely island; and a PADI 5-star dive operation a ten-minute cab from our hotel.

Dive Bermuda has three dive operations on Bermuda: Dive Bermuda at Grotto Bay, about 15 minutes from the airport in a lovely grotto not far from where Michael Bloomberg has a home; Fairmount Southampton (presently closed until 2024 while the hotel undergoes a major renovation); and Dive Bermuda Tech at Somerset (their technical dive operation). My wife and I stayed at The Rosewood Hotel and Spa, a five-star luxury ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean (many islands), Bahamas, Bermuda, Tahiti, Fiji, Philippines, Hawaii, California, New Jersey & Nova Scotia
Closest Airport Bermuda L.F. Wade International Airport Getting There 2 hour 12 minute direct flight from Newark to Bermuda

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 69-71°F / 21-22°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 100-150 Ft/ 30-46 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]With a dive guide and one other diver. Treated as an experienced diver.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments [None]Had a bucket for underwater cameras and trays. They were careful with the equipment. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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