Bermuda Journals

Bermuda

A July 2004 trip to Bermuda by diverk

Playing with dolphin Photo, Bermuda, North America More Photos
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.

Bermuda

Overview

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Diving the wrecks (with Blue Water Divers), biking the old railroad path, swimming with the dolphins, and doing a helmut dive (where you walk underwater; good for kids and non-divers) were the highlights.Quick Tips: Because Bermuda is a fancy island, everyone gets dressed up for dinner and children are expected to behave.Best Way To Get Around: Before I left, everyone said to take the bus. However, I would only recommend the bus if you have A LOT of time on your hands. Because it took so long, we generally took a cab wherever we went. Tourists are not allowed to rent cars. The moped drivers are frequently (I think daily) in accidents because the buses and cars on the road tail them c...Read More

Ariel Sands

Hotel

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Snazzy! This place is famous because Michael Douglas' mom owns the place. It's also known for its spa; unfortunately, I was so busy playing in Bermuda that I missed all my spa appointments I had made before the trip.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 16, 2005

Ariel Sands
P.O. Box 334
Hamilton, Bermuda
441-236-1010

Scuba Diving

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Attraction

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I went on two dives with Fantasea divers, which was only 10 minutes from my resort. I came out of it thoroughly depressed that the diving in Bermuda was terrible. A couple days later, though, my friend convinced me to try the diving again. This time, I tried it with Blue Water Divers, which was 40 minutes away by cab. Unfortunately, because of weather conditions, I had to do the same two dives. Fortunately, I learned that it was not the dives that were terrible; it was Fantasea divers. 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 ma...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 16, 2005

Biking

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This path is a great and unique way of seeing Bermuda. Most tourists rent mopeds rather than bikes, but this is part of why this path is so great. There are no mopeds and only a handful of people. The path is mostly in the shade, so the sun didn't burn us or make the trip too hot. There were beautiful views.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 16, 2005

Helmet Diving

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With helmet diving, the leader took groups of six people down to about six feet of water in the ocean. We were wearing these helmets that didn't allow water in and had a tube in the top which attached to air on the boat. I felt like I was in outer space in this getup. It was a little claustrophobic for me because I'm used to scuba diving, but my friend and his family, including his 6-year-old niece, loved it. The guide had us pet fish, as well as an eel (which I would never do while I'm scuba diving).

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 16, 2005

Swim with Dolphins

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Playing with dolphin Photo, Bermuda, North America
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http://www.dolphinquest.org. 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 se...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 21, 2005