A July 2004 trip
to Bermuda by diverk
Quote: I went to Bermuda with my boyfriend and his family. Luckily, Bermuda was family-friendly and entertained the whole family for the full week.
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 16, 2005
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To explain a little more--the instructor from Fantasea who was diving in front of me was kicking sand in my face the whole time. This made me think the visibility was terrible. This also made me miss many of the critters underwater. On the other hand, with BWD, I was able to see and appreciate the wrecks. In other words, if you're going to dive, do not dive Fantasea! It is worth the extra money that you'd spend on a cab ride to get to BWD.
The two wrecks that I dived were the Constellation and the Montana. The Constellation was a four-masted, wooden-hulled schooner built in 1918. In 1943, she was on her way to Venezuela, carrying a general cargo of building materials, drugs, and 700 cases of scotch. They say the boat probably crashed because the boat was caught in one of those famous Bermuda storms, saw land, and tried to go towards that land. The boat crashed (like so many others in Bermuda) when it turned towards Bermuda because it hit the large coral reef. Because the boat was wooden, there wasn't much left of the wreck except for piless of petrified cement. The Montana was a Civil War blockade runner that sank in 1863.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 16, 2005
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 16, 2005
This is the perfect activity for children (and me!). There is a variety of programs that Dolphin Quest offers, but you have to make reservations in advance (it books up quickly) if you want to have private time with the dolphins. We reserved two hours. For the first half-hour, we learned about the dolphins and played educational games. We then had private time -- we went into an outdoor lagoon where the dolphins were. In this area, there were around three such lagoons, and each family/group would have its own lagoon. Once we were in the lagoon, the trainers taught us more about the dolphins and let us touch and play with them. I usually get really upset when I see dolphins in captivity -- here, at least the lagoons were fairly large.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 21, 2005
New York, New York