THE BERMUDA 100 CHALLENGE
All four major dive shops in Bermuda have agreed to partner with the Bermuda 100 Challenge. They will host students from UC San Diego as well as project divers in Bermuda working on photogrammetry of the wrecks on a pro bono basis. The dive shops will also collaborate on the development of dive guides and a new curriculum for a future dive photogrammetry specialization.
BLUE WATER DIVERS & WATERSPORTS, BERMUDA - LTD
Blue Water Divers and Watersports has been operating in Bermuda for over 30 years. The former owner, Michael Burke, sold the company to Chris Gauntlett in June of 2012. Chris has been a SCUBA instructor and boat captain for nearly 20 years, and is a hands-on owner. BWD has two locations - one at the Elbow Beach Hotel, and the other at Robinson’s Marina at Somerset Bridge. BWD operates a 36’ Newton diving vessel out of the Somerset Bridge location, with two-tank and one-tank wreck and reef dives and a full range of PADI certification courses, all available year round - and whale watching tours available in-season. We also offer SCUBA training, shore diving and watersports from our Elbow Beach location.
Dive Bermuda is a PADI five-star IDC, which is located on the south shore of the island on the property of the Fairmont Southampton Hotel and at the Grotto Bay Beach Resort. With its roots established in 1981, it is the only Instructor Development Centre located in Bermuda. With over 30 years’ experience of offering diving trips, snorkeling tours and PADI training courses, from beginner to instructor level, their location on the private beach at the Fairmont Southampton Hotel is ideal for short journey times (usually under 10 minutes) to the dive sites, and also their partnership with the hotel guarantees a very high level of facilities and service. Non-hotel guests are very welcome to join them at East Whale Bay to participate in all of their offered activities.
FANTASEA DIVING & WATERSPORTS
Fantasea is one of the longest running dive companies in Bermuda, and the only PADI Dive Centre located in historic Royal Naval Dockyard. After 25 years in operation, we are proud to now call Dockyard home. Located at the westernmost tip of the island, Dockyard is Bermuda’s most alive and exciting tourism hub, and the ideal jumping off point to explore genuine shipwrecks, vibrant coral reefs, and secluded island beaches. Choose from daily 2 tank dives on our 40 foot custom diveboat, Discover SCUBA Lesson and Dives, and a full range of PADI certifications and specialties. Fantasea also offers fantastic Whale Watching excursions during the March to May season, with the longest serving and most knowledgeable captains on the Island. With over 20 years of experience, top of the line equipment, and friendly and knowledgeable staff, we invite you to come and explore Bermuda with us today!
TUCKER’S POINT DIVE & WATERSPORT CENTRE
Experience the thrill of wreck and reef diving in Bermuda with Tucker’s Point Dive and Water Sports Centre, the island’s newest and best-equipped PADI Resort and water sports facility. Open all year around, we offer one and two-tank dives daily, lessons for beginners and trips for snorkelers too. If you desire exclusivity, be sure to ask us about our private course, private guiding and private charter programs. We can tailor a wreck or reef experience just for you. Or simply rent a motor boat, sailboat, kayak or snorkel gear – and explore the world’s most northerly reef system at your leisure. Whichever option you choose, our staff has over 60 years combined experience diving in Bermuda and over 40 years combined experience in the water sports industry. Our enthusiastic staff will take care of you every step of the way as you explore the many wrecks and unspoiled reefs that Bermuda has to offer.