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If you like snorkeling, you’ll love Hartley’s Helmet Diving
If you can’t swim you’ll love it even more.

In this amazing water tour you get to be up close and interacting with tropical Bermuda fish. No scuba lessons or snorkeling skills are required for shallow water bell diving. Explore the ocean bed to witness the activity for yourself, first hand. Helmet diving is not really a water sport, because physical skill and exertion are not required. Just walk, breathe and enjoy the action while your head is totally dry. Think outside the snorkeling box. This is the most dignified (no snorkel or regulator stuffed in your mouth), and safest way of actually  being underwater with out the risks associated with scuba diving, or being stuck on the surface merely snorkeling.

Helmet Divers in Bermuda holding a grey snapper

Leroy pushes himself into people’s hands because that makes me feed him.

Our undersea walk offers so much more than the dazzling fish, vibrant corals promised by other shore excursions. We make friends with individual creatures so you are able to touch, pet and get awesome photos of you and the fish like you see in the photos on display. Helmet diving as a water tour, with tame fish, was started by the Hartley family in 1947.  Today, Diana the Bermuda angelfish, Charles the hogfish, Gollum the squirrelfish and Herb the hind are few of the regulars at our reef, out in the wild, ready to perform their magic. Some you actually pet or hold, some pose for photos, a few do tricks, and others simply hold you in awe by their grace and fluidity.  The undersea walk is conducted on the sandy bottom  8-10 feet down, less than 2 miles from Bermuda’s western shore. The dive is about 30-40 minutes long and the trip is 3-4 hours depending on how many divers we have.  The price is $95 per person, an excellent value. Yet money is not the central issue. Our primary aim is to give you an inspiring, educational, entertaining, and safe, yet awesome experience. With Hartley’s Undersea Walk, your head stays dry, you learn about Bermuda fish and corals, all while having loads of fun.

The video to the upper, right is an easy 3 minute opportunity to discover by watching and hearing, rather than by merely reading.