Many consider this volcanic island the shipwreck capital of the world. With an estimated 300 wrecks and extensive fringing reefs, Bermuda is a great dive destination with much to offer. One of the most stunning wrecks is the Mary Celestia, a Confederate Army ship that sunk during the Civil War. The ship has been a popular site as of late due to the discovery of five intact bottles of wine from 1863.
If exploring reefs is more your style, go to South West Breaker, a veritable aquarium of underwater life. The water is crystal clear, and the variety of aquatic species is amazing. There is one large swim through that takes you to a seemingly different world, where large fish roam in the relative safety of the formations. Sometimes, massive barracudas can be found.
Although you can easily dive year-round, the best months for diving in Bermuda are May through October. The sea is the most tranquil at this time, and the water temperature is moderate. It averages 83°F (28°C) during this time and dips to about 62°F (17°C) between November to April.
Diving between November and April may be cooler but the payoff is often 200 feet of visibility.
The island’s main airport is the L.F. Wade International Airport (BDA). Although coming to the island via airplane is a breeze, many cruise ships come into dock every day. Once on the island, taxis or small boats are available to get you to your destination.