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Scuba Diving in Cristobal Colon, North Rock, Bermuda

Skill Level:
All Divers
Maximum Depth:
16.8 m/55.1 ft
Best Period:
Spring And Fall Months
Bermuda, also known as the Bermudas, is situated off the east coast of the United States. It might seem as a long distance destination, but in fact it is less than 2 hours away from most eastern US airports. Bermuda enjoys a humid subtropical climate, with mild and windy winters and hot summers.The island is divided into nine parishes and two incorporated municipalities. Hamilton is the capital city of Bermuda. It is a wonderful, harbor city full of sights of historical interest, beautiful gardens and incredible restaurants.

Bermuda is surrounded by shipwrecks, the majority of which can be rated as amazing dive sites. But the most notable and at the same time the biggest shipwreck here is Cristobal Colon.

It was a Spanish Steam liner that sank in 1936. Nowadays it lies between North Rock and North Breaker. What makes this dive site so special is the vast number of ship parts that are almost intact, such as engines, propellers, steam turbines and the outstanding marine life. Divers are able to see soft and hard corals, an abundance of reef fish, barracuda and even sea turtles.

The average depth here is 14 m/45.9 ft and the maximum depth is 16.8 m/55.1 ft. In addition, visibility is good and varies from 10 m/32.8 ft to 30 m/98.4 ft. Note that access to the spot is by boat. Finally, the ideal period to visit Cristobal Colon is during spring and fall months and it accommodates both the beginner and more experienced diver.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Hamilton
16.4km/10.2mi, 25mins
Head north to the Dismont Dr Victoria St. Turn right into Victoria St. Take the 3rd right turn into Parliament St. Turn left at Front St. Continue to E BroadWay. Slight right to Harbour Rd. Continue to Crow Ln. Continue to Crow Lane. Slight left to Trimingham Rd. Turn right onto Berry Hill Rd. Turn left at Trimingham Rd. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit to S Rd. Slight left onto Middle Rd. Τurn left.
BY CAR FROM Hamilton
24.2km/15mi, 35mins
Head north to the Dismont Dr Victoria St. Turn right into Victoria St. Take the 3rd right turn into Parliament St. Turn left at Front St. Continue to E BroadWay. Slight right to Harbour Rd. Continue to Crow Ln. Continue to Crow Lane. Slight left to Trimingham Rd. Turn right onto Berry Hill Rd. Turn left at Trimingham Rd. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit to S Rd. Slight left onto Middle Rd. Continue to Somerset Rd. Continue to Mangrove Bay Rd. Continue to Bay Rd. Continue to Malabar Rd. Continue to Cockburn Rd. Continue to Malabar Rd. The Malabar Rd turns slightly right and becomes Pender Rd. Continue to Clock Tower Parade. Continue to Camber Rd. Turn right at Dockyard Terrace. Take the 1st right turn at N Arm. Your destination will be on your right.
BY AIR
Bermuda International Airport,
29.7km/18.4miles 41mins drive
BY TRAIN

The island is not accessible by train. The Bermuda Train Company provides narrative trolley tours of Hamilton and Dockyard from April until November.

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