FAQ's

Q. Do we provide transfers?

A. Unfortunately, we are unable to pick up guests. The best ways to get to our center is by moped, bus, ferry or taxi.

Bus:

You can catch any of the number 1, 3, 10 or 11 from the Hamilton Bus Terminal directly to our location at Grotto Bay. The numbers 10 and 11 are slightly quicker.

From the bus terminal on Church Street, Hamilton: Travel time is about 30-45 minutes.

From St. George's: Travel time is around 20-30 minutes.

From Kings Wharf, Dockyard: Travel time is around 70-80 minutes. Not including a bus change in Hamilton.

Taxi:

From Hamilton: Travel time is around 20-25 minutes. Cost approximately $30

From St. George's: Travel time is around 15-20 minutes. Cost approximately $25

From Dockyard: Travel time is around 45 minutes. Cost approximately $50

For more information on Bus and Ferry timetables visit the Bermuda Tourism website.

Q. Where can I stay while on Island?

A. We first and foremost recommend the Grotto Bay Beach Resort. However, if Grotto Bay is full or you would like to know of other accommodation close by please visit the Bermuda Tourism accommodation page.

Q. What will the water temperature and visibility be?

A. Although we can't guarantee the conditions we can give you an idea of Bermuda's averages.

 

                 Temp        Vis

Jan            65°F          150-200ft

Feb            64°F          150-200ft

March        66°F          150-200ft

April          68°F          150-200ft

May           74°F          100-150ft

June          79°F          100-110ft

 

                  Temp        Vis

July            83°F          80-100ft

Aug            84°F          60-80ft

Sept           82°F          80-100ft

Oct            78°F          100-120ft

Nov            72°F          100-120ft

Dec            68°F          150-200ft

 

Q. Do we rent equipment for shore dives?

A. Unfortunately, we are unable to rent equipment for unguided shore diving. All of our dives are guided by one of our experienced instructor team from our dive boat Bottom Time.

Q. Do we offer night dives?

A. We do run night dives from time to time. We need four or more people to do the trip. Usually, we dive from the shore right off the beach in front of our center.

Q. Do we offer gear storage?

A. Our dive center is equipped with a storage room where you can leave all your equipment for the duration of your stay on Island. We will wash and clean your BCDs regulators and wetsuits, before locking them in the center at night to dry.

Q. What facilities do you offer divers?

A. Being located at the superb Grotto Bay Beach Resort we have access to all the amenities of the resort. Changing rooms located in the bathrooms, we have warm outdoor showers for rinsing off on site. Across the beach is the Palm Court Diner, serving great food and drinks from 11 am to 7 pm.

Q. What do we sell at the dive center?

A. We offer a range of Dive Bermuda branded merchandise, including t-shirts and baseball caps. We also sell sunscreen, wreck maps and a range of soft drinks.

Q. What courses do we offer?

A. We offer courses from open water to instructor, as well as a range of specialty dive courses. For a comprehensive list visit our courses page.

Q. What type of diving do we offer.

A. Generally our two tank morning trip is one wreck, one reef. Most of our south shore sites are located within a 10 to 15 minute boat ride from the dive center. The wreck sites between 55 and 75 feet in depth. The shallower reef dive is usually in the region of 30 - 45ft. We check in at 8.30am and try to leave as close to 9 am as possible. Depending on the location of the site we expect to be back around 12 pm, give or take 20 minutes.

Q. What do we need to bring with us?

A. If you are a certified diver please bring your card for verification by our dive crew. Onboard we have fresh water, sunscreen, and towels. There is also a marine head. You are welcome to bring personal possessions on board or you can leave them in the dive center. If you have valuables please ask our helpful dive crew who will store them behind the counter until you return from your dive.

Please leave your shoes in the dive center.

 

For further information please call +1(441) 293-7319 or email info@bermudascubagrottobay.com.