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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

Dr. Saul’s Deep-Sea Treasure Odyssey

Dr. Saul’s Deep-Sea Treasure Odyssey

Florida-based Odyssey Marine Exploration, co-founded by former Bermuda Premier Dr. David Saul, has located two shipwrecks carrying millions of dollars worth of silver. One vessel was sunk off Ireland in 1917, when a German torpedo crippled the British steamer “Mantola” — sending the ship and its cargo of an estimated 20 tons of silver... Read more of this article

150-Year-Old Perfume Found In Shipwreck

150-Year-Old Perfume Found In Shipwreck

Analysis of the artifacts excavated from the Mary Celestia shipwreck continue to reveal new information – and forgotten secrets – of a contraband stash of private goods hidden inside the steamer when it crashed into the reefs off Southampton on September 6, 1864. In June, Dr. Philippe Rouja, Conservator of Historic Wrecks [pictured below] from Conservation... Read more of this article

Bermuda Sub Aqua Club 40th Anniversary

Bermuda Sub Aqua Club 40th Anniversary

The Bermuda Sub Aqua Club [BSAC] celebrates its 40th anniversary with a cocktail party and dinner this weekend. Over the years, the club has taught hundreds how to dive and taken part in projects to enhance appreciation of Bermuda’s natural environment. BSAC was formed in the summer of 1971, in affiliation with the British Sub-Aqua Club — the biggest... Read more of this article

Photos: 150 Yr Old Wine Found in Shipwreck

Photos: 150 Yr Old Wine Found in Shipwreck

[Updated with additional photos & video] The storm-tossed remains of an American Civil War blockade runner have yielded long-buried secrets to an international team of archaeologists working with Bermuda’s Department of Conservation Services. A secret stash of wine, lodged inside the bow of the wreck of the Mary Celestia, which lies immediately... Read more of this article

Underwater Photography With Flip Nicklin

Underwater Photography With Flip Nicklin

Widely regarded as one of the premier whale photographers of the world, Flip Nicklin, a National Geographic contributing photographer, has more than 5,500 dives under his belt. His ability to free dive to depths of up to 90 feet [27 meters] allows him to swim near enough to record whale behavior without interrupting it. He will be hosting two photography... Read more of this article

Photos: Underwater Fancy Dress Halloween Dive

Photos: Underwater Fancy Dress Halloween Dive

The seas of Bermuda saw pumpkins and strangely-dressed scuba divers as Blue Water Divers hosted their Fancy Dress Contest and Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest. The event was hosted from their Somerset Bridge facility on October 23rd and 24th. The Fancy Dress Contest was held at the wreck of Forceful, which was fairly recently scuttled in the area... Read more of this article

Photos: BIOS Underwater Pumpkin Carving

Photos: BIOS Underwater Pumpkin Carving

In an underwater twist on Halloween, divers took to the seas for the annual BIOS Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest. Competitors were grouped in twos, and given 45 minutes to carve their pumpkins underwater.Competitors were allowed to draw on the pumpkins beforehand, but were not allowed to make any cuts into them until they were in the water.One... Read more of this article

New Nintendo Game Features Undersea Bermuda

New Nintendo Game Features Undersea Bermuda

A soon-to-be released Nintendo WII game will feature sequences set in a computer generated 2D undersea Bermuda. “Dive: The Medes Islands Secret”, recreates underwater scenes from locations from around the world, with Bermuda being amongst them. During the game players utilize the Wii Remote to navigate 2D underwater puzzle landscapes in... Read more of this article