Scuba Diving in Mary Celestia, Southampton,
17 m/55 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 regarded as the wreck capital of the Atlantic, thanks to the vast number of shipwrecks that rest in its waters. The majority of these shipwrecks lie few hundred feet from the shore and they are very popular dive sites. So, if you are a diving enthusiast, just grab your gear and explore some of the best wreck sites in the world.
Mary Celestia is probably the most historic shipwreck in Bermuda. It was a side paddle-wheel steamer that sank in 1864 and now lies in 17 m/55 ft of water. Apart from the remainings of the ship, the site also provides an incredible marine life. Divers are able to see large schools of parrot fish, yellow tail and huge groupers hiding in the wreckage.
The visibility of the spot is good, ranging from 10 m/32.8 ft to 20 m/65.6 ft and the water temperature varies between 19 °C/66 °F and 26 °C/78 °F. Keep in mind that the ideal period to visit Mary Celestia is during spring and fall months. Last but not least, the site is suitable for divers of all skill levels.