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Shipwreck Dives in Bermuda's insider take:

As a navigational point for ships crossing the Atlantic to and from the New World, Bermuda was on the map for sailors in as early as the 16th century. Unfortunately, the jagged reefs surrounding the island weren't, resulting in literally hundreds of shipwrecks—tragic for the ship passengers, but gravy to modern-day scuba divers. The myriad wrecks surrounding the island have in fact made Bermuda a sort of underground playground, where divers can visit French 19th-century three-mast warships, Civil War–era paddle steamers, and even an early 20th-century Spanish ocean liner. Blue Water Divers & Watersports runs daily dive trips to these wrecks, as well as other, less arduous sites; its boats leave from Somerset Bridge in Sandy's (441-234-1034; Dive Bermuda, which operates out of the Fairmont Hamilton Princess and the Fairmont Southampton (441-238-2332;, also runs boat dives to a variety of reef spots around the island.

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