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“A great option when visiting Hamilton” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute

Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute
Crow Lane, Hamilton, Bermuda
441-292-7219
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Ranked #11 of 30 Attractions in Hamilton
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: For kids and their parents: multimedia exhibits about underwater exploration such as The Dive, a seven minute ride that simulates deep sea diving.
Ottawa, Canada
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93 reviews 93 reviews
45 attraction reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“A great option when visiting Hamilton”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

Not very big, you could cover everything in about an hour, hour and a half. Great history of underwater exploration. Small Titanic exhibit, a deep sea simulator and interactive shark cage. Wonderful collection of treasure and artifacts from the various wreck over the years. Great for history buffs and a great way to learn a little history of Bermuda.

Visited March 2012
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London, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Worth the visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

This is a fascinating facility that displays the maritime history of Bermuda. There are all kinds of natural and manmade artifacts - shells, shipwreck treasures, and pirate gold - as well as the diving gear used to find it. A ten minute walk from Front Street - is also on several bus routes. There's a nice restaurant on-site as well. We would definitely go again.

Visited August 2011
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Ontario
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75 reviews 75 reviews
28 attraction reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
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“Disappointing Visit - Was expecting more.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

Read many reviews regarding this attraction and we were looking forward to the simulator ride and a great experience.

The site is well laid out and easy to follow the self-guided tour. The Titantic exhibit seemed to be out of place...this ship sunk off the coast of Newfoundland not Bermuda and contained very few, if any, real artifacts.

The sea shell exhibit was great! Very nice!

There were exhibits which displayed artifacts located from wrecks around Bermuda. These exhibits were good but seemed a bit confusing and looked all the same to the kids. They quickly became disinterested.

The biggest disappointment was the dive simulator. We have experienced other dive simulators at other marine institues which provided a better experience. This simulator was predictable and held in an elevator.

Based on every place we visited in Bermuda this location was an unfortunate disappointment. Poor value for your tourist dollars.

Visited March 2012
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St. George, Bermuda
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“You will learn so much”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

This museum/facility is right on the edge of the capital and well worth the visit. The gift shops have such lovely items and the exhibits so informative and not boring. The shell room is awesome.

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Everything you need to know about the Ocean!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

They have a shell room that is incredible. Lots of fun things for young kids to encourage their learning about the oceans. Lots of info with fascinating exhibits for adults.

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