Recently named by the readers of popular authority magazine Scuba Diving as the number one shipwreck diving destination in the Caribbean and Atlantic, Bermuda offers a seemingly endless number of opportunities to come face to face with marine history.
Boasting centuries of marine history and over 300 shipwrecks, Bermuda is known as the shipwreck capital of the world. Our island has done well to earn the title, boasting ample opportunity for you to find yourself face-to-face with some of the most compelling vestiges of our past that the sea has to offer.
In addition to being recognized as the best shipwreck diving destination, the popular Cristobal Colon wreck was named the best wreck dive by the same magazine, ranking as one of the most enthralling shipwreck sites in the world.
This transatlantic luxury liner, which sank in 1936, is Bermuda’s largest shipwreck, measuring 499 feet in length. The ship’s remains are scattered across nearly 100,000 square feet of ocean floor, which provides divers with hours of endless exploration.
Shipwrecks can be observed via any one of the many scuba diving services available on the island, giving you access to historical gems such as the Constellation, which served as an impromptu cargo ship during World War II, and the King George, Bermuda’s largest fully intact wreck.
Our island also boasts a number of watersports and boating opportunities that will bring you closer to our marine history than is possible on land, ranging from unique experiences like helmet diving to snorkeling along our exquisite coral reefs.
For a list of scuba diving providers click here, for information on general watersports and boating click here, and for more information on the many activities to take part in while visiting Bermuda, click here.
For a close-up look at many of the shipwrecks surrounding Bermuda, use the Google Earth map below. Please note you must have the Google Earth software installed to view it.