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Going to Bermuda, have questions?

Discussion in 'Bermuda' started by BDAfreediver, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. pcoladiver

    pcoladiver Garibaldi

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    Thanks! I am headed there next week! Super excited! :)
    I am planning a 2tank dive for my husband and I .
    Originally I was thinking Triangle.... but someone mentioned that the ferrys were not running as often and early and we may not be able to get there from the dockyard in time....
    Then I was thinking BWD because they are closer to the dockyard... but I saw on here that some said BWD had horrible reviews. Is this the case?

    Does anyone know where I can find reviews on the 3 dive places in Bermuda? I would love to check them out.

    Thanksssssss
     
  2. tridacna

    tridacna ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Location: New Jersey
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    BWD is perfectly fine - I've dived with them many times. Negatives are that they limit your times and are a bit too touristy. You won't get better at Triangle. Same thing just on the East side. Don't bother. Wrecks are also closer to BWD. Bring your own drinks and snacks. There is a small concession at the gas station alongside BWD but it is very expensive. There are far more than three options but from Dockyard, you are pretty much stuck with BWD.
     
  3. scubagirl_

    scubagirl_ Angel Fish

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    I am looking for a place thats has inexpensive hotels and close a dive shop. Just posted a thread before i saw this.
     
  4. tridacna

    tridacna ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    ...then you're obviously not looking to go to Bermuda. :wink:

    BDA is not exactly known for its inexpensive hotels. (Or anything else inexpensive for that matter)! Anything close to a dive shop is usually an expensive hotel.

    If you want affordable and great value look at Cozumel, Belize or Bonaire.
     
  5. tkaelin

    tkaelin Solo Diver

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    Location: CT
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    Bermuda is not known for inexpensive anything, especially hotels. House and room rentals, however, are very reasonable. Google Bermuda Rentals and two good sites should come up. A fews years back we rented part of a house, two bedrooms, full kitchen, AC on the water with dock for far less than what we would have paid for a simple hotel room.
     
  6. scubajoe60

    scubajoe60 Angel Fish

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    I am going on a cruise in June to King's Wharf, typical 3 day stay. I am reading with much distress that the ocean around your beautiful island is a crap shoot for contamination. according to the Daily Gazette, and the U. S. CDC, no beach is safe from this contamination without Hepatitis A and Typhoid immunizations. Should I be CONCERNED about diving?
     
  7. tridacna

    tridacna ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Relax and go diving.
     
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  8. t4e

    t4e Regular of the Pub

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    huh? are you serious? wth are you reading that, are you sure is Bermuda and not some 3rd world country:confused:

    let me guess you're in US lol...ooh nm you are....you need to get out more and stop believing in obscure newspapers
     
  9. njcfm

    njcfm Nassau Grouper

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    there was some news in the past couple of months of sewage issues with some of the beaches along south shore, these issues only happened with very specific weather conditions. To be honest there is nothing to be concerned about, however the local population has been on the government heavy to ensure these issues are resolved. No idea when they will be resolved but their occurrence is so rare (maybe 5 days a year, usually in feb/march) that you really have nothing to be concerned about.

    I am in those waters every week and I have never had any issues.
     
  10. CNYMAD

    CNYMAD Nassau Grouper

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    We will be in Bermuda 3 days on a cruise ship in early July. We'd like to do an afternoon dive the first day and morning dive the following 2 days. Would you recommend Dive Bermuda at the Fairmont? Or Blue Water? Are you able to use the facilities at the Fairmont before/after diving? Thank you!
     

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