We sailed to Bermuda on the NCL's Breakaway. We hadn't been to Bermuda in about 20 years, so I was looking for something different to do when I came across this activity on trip advisor. After reading the reviews and looking at youtube videos we decided this was a must do!
We called about a month before to make reservations and get information. We spoke with the Captain's son who was very nice. We were instructed to call and check the day before once we were in Bermuda to make sure the weather conditions were good for going out. We arrived Wednesday and picked Thursday just in case the weather wasn't great since it would give us Friday as a make-up day. The dive boat was docked just as you got off the ship near the pirate party boat about a 5-7 min walk. It was a beautiful clear day. We were lucky to be the only ones going out that day which gave us more time to really soak it all in.
This was such an amazing experience and well worth the money. Being underwater surrounded by sea life is a great experience. We enjoy snorkeling and have always wanted to try scuba diving before, so this was the next best thing. My son has been scuba diving, but we hadn't. The boat ride over was very nice and the scenery was breathtaking. On the way safety procedures were explained. Captain Andrew explained what we were seeing as we drove along. Greg gave us a very informative presentation about the marine life we would see once below. We felt comfortable and safe during this experience. A dive helmet attached to an air hose is placed on your head once you reach the water at chest level. The helmets are heavy, but it becomes lightweight once you are all the way in the water. The water temperature was very comfortable. Once down on the ocean floor you are lead to a PVC handrail to hold on to. Greg has vast knowledge about the sea life and Bermuda. He is gentle and respectful of the corals and fish since he has been coming to the same location for years. He feeds the fish so the same ones keep coming back. He handles them with ease and then lets you hold them. He has a passion for what he does which shines through! My hair was completely dry throughout the experience you could even wear glasses if necessary.
There were drinks and snacks offered. They take very nice pictures which are put on a CD for you to print when you return home. There is talk of adding wifi so those who are waiting can connect while onboard. This is great for the young and old alike whether you can swim or not. I can't thank Greg and Captain Andrew enough for their hospitality and taking such good care of us. This was truly a once in a life time adventure, but one we would certainly do again!
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