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National Geographic Remembers Teddy Tucker

National Geographic Remembers Teddy Tucker

Following his death earlier this month, legendary marine explorer Teddy Tucker has been honoured by world-renowned nature publication National Geographic in a piece that reflects on his extensive marine work in Bermuda and around the world, calling him the “voice of the Sargasso Sea.” Mr. Tucker, who worked closely with the National Geographic... Read more of this article

“One Of The Great Bermudians Of Our Time”

“One Of The Great Bermudians Of Our Time”

Teddy Tucker was a “Bermudian original” whose adventurous life and knowledge of the waters brought us worldwide attention and made us proud, Premier Michael Dunkley said following the passing of the legendary marine explorer. Mr. Tucker began exploring the ocean’s buried treasures in the late 1940s, and in his decades-long career he discovered... Read more of this article

Diving Legend Teddy Tucker Passes Away

Diving Legend Teddy Tucker Passes Away

Teddy Tucker — a world class marine explorer — has passed away, leaving Bermuda to honour the loss of a local legend. Considered to be one of the most preeminent in his field, Mr. Tucker’s extensive underwater work brought both him and Bermuda to the attention of the world, and he leaves behind a legacy of excellence in his field that... Read more of this article

New Book Inspired By Sunken Treasure Theft

New Book Inspired By Sunken Treasure Theft

The still unsolved mystery of the theft of a valuable gold and emerald artifact from a Bermudian museum has served as the inspiration for a new book by a former Bermuda resident. The Cross – written by B.R. Bentley – was inspired by the theft of the Tucker Cross in 1975. Mr. Bentley lived and worked in Bermuda from 2007 through 2011 and... Read more of this article

Videos: TCM Celebrates ‘The Deep’

Videos: TCM Celebrates ‘The Deep’

Turner Classic Movies [TCM] has recently been celebrating the underwater thriller “The Deep”, director Peter Yates’ cinematic adaptation of the Peter Benchley bestseller shot largely on location in Bermuda in the summer of 1976. In a long retrospective at the TCM website, film historian Andrea Passafiume — who works for the... Read more of this article

Submerged Cedar Tree Root Discovered

Submerged Cedar Tree Root Discovered

Local divers have discovered what appears to be a Bermuda Cedar tree root still planted in its original location – 53 feet deep on North Shore. The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute and the Department of Conservation Services within the Ministry of Public Works has teamed up with the local divers to further study the root and have taken... Read more of this article

New Teddy Tucker Book’s A ‘Treasure’ Trove!

New Teddy Tucker Book’s A ‘Treasure’ Trove!

Diver Teddy Tucker is renowned around the world for his treasure-hunting adventures while Bermudians  have long considered him a national treasure. As “Jaws” author Peter Benchley once said, Teddy Tucker’s legendary undersea exploits helped bring Bermuda to the attention of the world — and helped to bring the world to Bermuda. Now... Read more of this article

Teddy Tucker: Grand Old Man And The Sea

Teddy Tucker: Grand Old Man And The Sea

Author Peter Benchley – whose 1976 bestseller “The Deep” and the subsequent blockbuster movie adaptation were inspired by his friend’s maritime exploits – once said Teddy Tucker had brought Bermuda to the world and the world to Bermuda. Mr. Tucker, now  in his 80s, has been diving on shipwrecks locally and internationally... Read more of this article

Sink or Swim: The Making of “The Deep”

Sink or Swim: The Making of “The Deep”

It was a case of throwing his money in the water, a multi-milion dollar motion picture budget in this instance. First-time producer Peter Guber, a former Columbia Pictures executive, had just launched his own independent production company. He was looking for the sort of tent-pole project which would establish his reputation — and do what the... Read more of this article

“If Sea Levels Continue to Rise, BDA Will Perish”

“If Sea Levels Continue to Rise, BDA Will Perish”

A video report courtesy of the Bermuda Environmental Alliance [BEA] shows the effect of sea level rise on Bermuda, showing a cedar tree which was found rooted in the ocean floor in about 22 feet of water – indicating the sea level has risen at least that amount. The video, featuring Teddy Tucker, indicates that the sea level has risen over the... Read more of this article

Sunday Spotlight: Marine Explorer Teddy Tucker

Sunday Spotlight: Marine Explorer Teddy Tucker

Each Sunday, we will spotlight an accomplished Bermudian, posting a page from our Profile Section on the main site. This Sunday, we begin with a legendary figure in the marine world. A world class ocean explorer, Bermudian Teddy Tucker is internationally considered one of the most preeminent in his field. The son of architect Edward Tucker, Mr Tucker’s... Read more of this article

Exploring Bermuda Shipwrecks Interactively

Exploring Bermuda Shipwrecks Interactively

Bermuda is famous world over for our plethora of shipwrecks, attracting divers from all over the world. If you don’t feel like diving down, you can take a e-look at some of our famous shipwrecks with the interactive links provided below. French diver Bertrand Sciboz made a Google Earth file of Bermuda’s shipwrecks using a map provided by... Read more of this article

Remembering the “Bermuda Blobs”

Remembering the “Bermuda Blobs”

Of all the things Bermuda is known for the “Bermuda Blobs” may not be the most chic, but in marine science circles they are quite infamous. The original “Bermuda Blob” was an unidentified mass found by diving expert Teddy Tucker in Mangrove Bay, Somerset in May 1988. Mr. Tucker described the blob as It was white, the exterior... Read more of this article