Scuba Diving in Rita Zovetta, Castle Harbour, Bermuda

Skill Level:
All Divers
Maximum Depth:
21 m/70 ft
By Boat
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 to be the wreck capital of the Atlantic, as it is surrounded by hundreds of shipwrecks. Many ships lie in shallow waters, waiting to be explored. The majority of these shipwrecks can be rated as excellent dive sites. Rita Zovetta is one of the most popular wreck dive locations in Bermuda.

It was an Italian cargo ship that sank in 1924. Nowadays, divers can explore the remains of the ship from 6 m/20 ft to 21 m/70 ft deep. The stern section remains relatively intact and you are able to swim through the shaft housings to see the huge boilers. The visibility of the site is good, ranging from 10 m/32.8 ft to 30 m/98.4 ft and the water temperature varies between 19 °C/66 °F and 26 °C/78 °F.

The Rita Zovetta is a favorite dive spot among photographers, thanks to the plethora of colorful fish, such as schools of rainbow-hued fish that inhabit the area. The ideal period to visit this spot is during spring and fall months. Last but not least, the site accommodates both the beginner and more experienced diver.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Hamilton
16.4km/10.2mil, 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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