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Island’s Mysterious Undersea Attracts Spotlight

Island’s Mysterious Undersea Attracts Spotlight

A spectacular video of Bermuda’s shipwrecks made it onto the homepage of CNN.com, where there are 58 million unique web visits each month, according to BTA officials. CNN Travel’s Executive Editor Brekke Fletcher acknowledged the popularity of the video stunned even her. She said: “I’m surprised at how well it did despite it being such a departure... Read more of this article

Rouja Featured In CNN Travel Article & Video

Rouja Featured In CNN Travel Article & Video

[Updated with video] Bermuda’s Custodian of Historic Wrecks, Dr. Philippe Rouja, has been featured this month in a CNN travel article and companion video titled ‘Charted Waters.’ In it, writer Alexander Rosen and his co-producer Joseph Coleman follow Dr. Rouja offshore and underwater to explore shipwreck sites in Bermuda’s waters. The... Read more of this article

Bermuda Featured On BBC Travel Show

Bermuda Featured On BBC Travel Show

Bermuda was recently featured the BBC Travel Show, with the episode following host Ade Adepitan as he explored the island. The show takes a look at Bermuda’s shipwrecks alongside locals including ‘Adventure Tour Guide’ Jamie Harvey, Crystal Schultz from the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Insititute, Head of Marine Heritage Dr. Philippe... Read more of this article

Video: Bermuda’s Newest Shipwreck ‘Corinthian’

Video: Bermuda’s Newest Shipwreck ‘Corinthian’

The Niobe Corinthian ship was towed away from Marginal Wharf and sunk, becoming Bermuda’s newest shipwreck, with the Corinthian shipwreck now part of the Bermuda Dive Sites Programme, with a 200 metre no fishing protected area status. The original plan for the Niobe Corinthian was to circumvent Bermuda’s laws which prohibited gambling by taking... Read more of this article

Regiment Divers Help Safeguard Sea Venture

Regiment Divers Help Safeguard Sea Venture

Bermuda Regiment divers at the weekend helped safeguard the remaining timbers of Bermuda’s founding ship the Sea Venture. Divers from the Regiment’s Underwater Task Force sandbagged exposed wood at the site of the 1609 wreck, which led to the permanent habitation of Bermuda. A total of 14 Regiment divers worked with custodian of wrecks, Dr Phillipe... Read more of this article

Regiment Divers Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Regiment Divers Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Bermuda Regiment divers have launched an ambitious programme of wreck dives and conservation work to help celebrate the armed service’s 50th anniversary. Sergeant Major James Self said the programme included 50 wreck dives in 50 days – including conservation work on the 1609 remains of the Sea Venture, which led to the first settlement of the Island,... Read more of this article

Regiment To Launch 50 Wreck Dives In 50 Days

Regiment To Launch 50 Wreck Dives In 50 Days

On Tuesday, the Bermuda Regiment’s diving squad will tomorrow launch an ambitious programme of 50 wreck dives in 50 days at a reception at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI]. Top marine scientists and conservationists have lined up to add their weight to the event – which will also feature ocean clean-ups, marine archaeological... Read more of this article

“Shipwrecks An Important Cultural Resource”

“Shipwrecks An Important Cultural Resource”

Minister of Health, Seniors and Environment Jeanne Atherden recently spoke at the launch of Shipwrecked: Bermuda’s Maritime Heritage, a new book written by Dr. Gordon Payne Watts Jr. and published by the National Museum of Bermuda Press that aims to shed light on the more than 300 shipwrecks in Bermuda’s waters. At the launch, which was... Read more of this article

National Museum Book Showcases Shipwrecks

National Museum Book Showcases Shipwrecks

Three hundred-plus shipwrecks shed light on 500 years of history in a new coffee-table book published by the National Museum of Bermuda Press. Shipwrecked: Bermuda’s Maritime Heritage, by Dr. Gordon Payne Watts Jr, traces the island’s role as the “shipwreck capital of the mid-Atlantic” and describes “the intimate partnership” Bermuda has... Read more of this article

150 Year Old Wine Uncorked At Charleston Event

150 Year Old Wine Uncorked At Charleston Event

A wine bottle recovered from the 1864 wreck of the Civil War blockade runner Mary-Celestia was opened on Friday [Mar 6] at the Charleston Wine + Food Festival in South Carolina, with the reviews of the 150-year-old wine including the terms “sulfur bouquet with distinct notes of saltwater and gasoline” and “a mixture of day old crab water with... Read more of this article

Inspiring Young People To Explore Shipwrecks

Inspiring Young People To Explore Shipwrecks

[Updated with video] The protection and promotion of Bermuda’s shipwreck heritage is the mission of a new non-profit called Lili Bermuda Foundation, launched today [Dec 11] by the Bermuda Perfumery, with the foundation set to sponsor 50 young Bermudians who have a desire to become Open Water PADI certified. A portion of sales from the recently... Read more of this article

150 Year Old Perfume Unveiled In New York

150 Year Old Perfume Unveiled In New York

A luxury perfume originally created in the 1800s, and hidden in a Bermuda shipwreck for 150 years, is now available to purchase after a meticulous, first-of-its-kind re-creation process. A launch event was held last night [Sept 23] in New York, with those in attendance including actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, Senator Jeff Baron, Minister of Tourism... Read more of this article

Photos: 150-Year-Old Perfume Unveiled

Photos: 150-Year-Old Perfume Unveiled

A 150 year-old fragrance discovered in a South Shore shipwreck was uncapped at the brand new Lili Bermuda perfume store on July 1, after being analyzed by some of the world’s foremost fragrance industry experts. The Piesse & Lubin fragrance was discovered in near mint condition in 2011 during a dive at the Mary Celestia shipwreck; it was then... Read more of this article