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.