The Dive Center

Here at Dive Bermuda Grotto Bay we have made it our mission to build upon our 30 year+ history of diving excellence to create the best dive center in Bermuda. Our attention to safety and detail means we hold our customer's satisfaction above all other factors. Professionalism and customer service are our mantra.

We take the same approach to customer service, safety and professionalism as our sister dive center, Dive Bermuda at Fairmont Southampton. We aim to offer the best diving product on the island, the best boat, best equipment and the best team. Add to that world class wreck diving and pristine reefs under the most beautiful sea in the world, and you have all the ingredients for the most outstanding diving vacation for you and your family.

Our fully equipped, custom built 38’ Dive boat,   Bottom Time.

Our fully equipped, custom built 38’ Dive boat, Bottom Time.

Get your logbook out and meet us outside after your dive.

Get your logbook out and meet us outside after your dive.

Our dive center is located directly off the private beach of Grotto Bay

Our dive center is located directly off the private beach of Grotto Bay

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Our Equipment

We proudly offer top notch diving equipment from BCD's, regulators, and fins from Scuba Pro. This professional gear is meticulously maintained and serviced so that when you go diving with us, you can trust the diving gear you rent from us is ready to take you where you want to go, diving!

 
The high quality ScubaPro rental BCD, regulators and wetsuits used by Dive Bermuda at Grotto Bay.

The high quality ScubaPro rental BCD, regulators and wetsuits used by Dive Bermuda at Grotto Bay.

Top notch ScubaPro fins & masks for our divers.

Top notch ScubaPro fins & masks for our divers.

 

Dive Bermuda has two locations. One at Grotto Bay Resort near St. George’s and one at the Fairmont Southampton Resort.

Where to find us

The dive center is located by the sea at the Grotto Bay Beach Resort and can be accessed from the main lobby by a short walk down to the dive center. Please note that taxis do not collect from the beach so you will need to return to the main lobby for a taxi.

Dive Bermuda at Grotto Bay
11 Blue Hole Hill
Hamilton Parish CR04
Bermuda

For more information and tips on how to visit this location, please visit our FAQ page.

Entrance off the private beach at Grotto Bay Beach Resort

Entrance off the private beach at Grotto Bay Beach Resort

 

Meet the Team

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Mark

PADI Assistant Instructor

First worked at Dive Bermuda 25 years ago, still here today. The big boss, be nice to him.

 

Captain Heinz

Boat Captain, service technician and PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer. Has been working for Dive Bermuda for over 20 years. Ask him anything. Now part owner of Dive Bermuda at Grotto Bay.

Captain Kweshon

Has been traversing Bermuda's treacherous reefs since a child. Knows his way around a boat and an engine with his eyes closed. Also a PADI Instructor and Scubapro Service Technician. 

 
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Brendon

PADI MSDT

Back for his third season at Dive Bermuda at Grotto Bay, Brendon is a South African Instructor. After hours you can find him reading or out hunting invasive lionfish!

Robyn

PADI IDC Staff Instructor

Back again for a third season at Dive Bermuda at Grotto Bay. This Aussie has been working and traveling the world as a PADI Instructor for the last 4-5 years. When she isn’t blowing bubbles you’ll be sure to find her at the beach or out on a paddle-board.


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Federica

PADI OWSI

This summer we are happy to welcome Federica, an Italian instructor who came to us from a year living in Australia! When she’s not underwater you might find her reading or sketching a beautiful Bermudian view!

Ricky

PADI OWSI

A big Bermudian welcome to this Spaniard who's been traveling the world as a scuba instructor for the past 7 years. When he’s not diving he is planning his next travelling adventure or playing soccer.

 

Our Story

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Vintage photo from Nautilus Diving

Dive Bermuda was founded in 1981 as Nautilus Diving directly off the beach at the Fairmont Southampton Resort. Making the most of Bermuda's world class diving and the boom in recreational scuba diving, Nautilus quickly garnered a reputation as a fun, safe and pioneering dive centre.

In the 1990's we changed owners and our name to the now familiar Dive Bermuda. In 1994 we joined PADI and have been a member for over 20 years now, training 1000's of divers from beginner all the way to instructor. As of 2011 we changed hands yet again with local lawyer Mark Diel taking the reigns. Mark worked at Dive Bermuda as a young man and has been associated with the company in one way or another ever since.

In 2016, Dive Bermuda expanded and opened their sister dive center at Grotto Bay, which was formerly Triangle Diving. We fitted out our dive boat, dive center, and rental equipment to match the same high standards are our flagship dive center.

Come dive with us and experience for yourself everything Dive Bermuda at Grotto Bay has to offer!

Owner Mark receiving an award for 20 years of outstanding service from PADI Regional Manager Bill Hamm.

Owner Mark receiving an award for 20 years of outstanding service from PADI Regional Manager Bill Hamm.

Bottom Time off to go diving on Bermuda’s pristine reef.

Looking out over Grotto Bay Beach Resort & our dive center directly off the dock.

We specifically came to Bermuda to explore the shipwrecks, and were excited to find out that we would be diving a wreck from the 1940s. Our instructors were incredibly kind, patient and knowledgeable. We both had a wonderful first dive and look forward to trying it again in the future. I highly recommend giving it a go with these guys! Thanks for the memorable experience.
— Sandra [June 2018]

Grotto Bay Beach Resort & Spa

Grotto Bay Beach Resort is not your usual Bermuda hotel.  Sitting on a lush tropical estate featuring dramatic caves and acres of woodland preserves along the water's edge in Bailey's Bay. Scattered over 21 acres and sloping down toward three private beaches are 11 colorful cottages in traditional Bermudian architecture overlooking the turquoise waters dotted with small islands. 

Swim on the private pink sand beach and in the freshwater pool, or languish in the outdoor Jacuzzi surrounded by gardens above the beach. Sail, snorkel, wind surf, dive ancient wrecks or explore the delicate and beautiful coral reefs. Take a boat cruise on a sunny afternoon or during a glorious sunset. Play tennis night or day, or work out in the exercise room. Grotto Bay Beach Resort is conveniently located within five minutes of two of Bermuda's finest golf courses. 

Check out their photo gallery to see what the Grotto Bay Beach Resort accommodations are all about.