Scuba Diving in Hermes, Horseshoe Bay, Bermuda

Skill Level:
All Divers
Maximum Depth:
24 m/79 ft
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 considered by many as the wreck capital of the Atlantic, because it is surrounded by hundreds of shipwrecks, the majority of which can be rated as outstanding dive sites. Hermes was an American freighter that sank in 1984.

Nowadays, it lies in 24 m/79 ft of water, teeming with sea life. It nestles in Horseshoe Bay and it is very popular among diving lovers, as it remains almost intact. The visibility of the site is probably the finest in Bermuda and divers can explore its engines, galley and cargo hold. The water temperature varies between 19 °C/66 °F and 26 °C/78 °F.

In addition, the ideal period to visit the spot is during spring and fall months. Note that access to the location is by boat and it accommodates all divers. Undoubtedly, Hermes is one of the best wreck dives in Bermuda, so do not miss the opportunity to visit it!

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
13.2km/8.2mi, 20 mins
Head north in Dismont Dr to Victoria St. Turn right in Victoria St. Take the 2nd turn left in Cedar Ave. Turn right in Marsh Folly Rd. Continue to Palmetto Rd. In the circular node, you take the 2nd exit to N Shore Rd. Turn right in order to remain in the N Shore Rd. Turn right in order to remain in the N Shore Rd. Take the 1st turn left in Harrington Sound Rd. Turn right in Wilkinson Ave. Turn right in Blue Hole Hill. Turn left in order to remain in Blue Hole Hill. Turn right in order to remain in Blue Hole Hill.
Bermuda International Airport,
29.7km/18.4miles 41mins drive

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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