Bermuda is a British overseas territory in the North Atlantic Ocean, an hour and half flight from New York. Located at
Bermuda is the second most populated island in the world. It is the highest of the three underwater mountains that make up the Bermuda ridge.
Although Bermuda's latitude is similar to that of Savannah, Georgia, the subtropical climate of Bermuda is warmed by a warm water eddy from the Gulf Stream. Winters are mild, with average daytime temperatures in January and February
Bermuda's reef is very healthy, and has not suffered the effects of Diver Damage or not suffered the effects of Global Warming like many Caribbean locations. Abundant hard corals and sea fans the size of blankets are common in Bermuda's waters.
Bermuda is part of three mountains, Challenger, Argus and Bermuda. Bermuda is the only mountain that rises above sea level. Challenger is Bermuda's closest underwater mountain which is approximately
Most of Bermuda's dives are shallow,
During the winter months the water temperature drops as low as
Bermuda is one of the few places in the world where you can dive on shipwrecks dating from the
Bermuda has been an important land mark for mariners since the
With the opening up of the new world by the iron-age, more and more ships were crossing the Atlantic which in turn forced more and more ships into the Bermuda reef. It wasn't until the 1920's, when radar was invented, that mariners were able to detect the coastline of Bermuda at night or in foul weather.
Most of the fish that can be seen in the Caribbean can also be seen in Bermuda. Fish stocks were seriously depleted in the
Bermuda's Black Grouper, although related to the same species as the black grouper which can be found in the Caribbean is in fact genetically distinct to Bermuda. In other words, Bermuda Black Grouper DNA is not found in other Black Grouper species. This is perhaps due to Bermuda being so remote. The Bermuda Black Grouper is not a pelagic fish and stays on the Bermuda atoll.