Where Is Bermuda? | Sport Diver

Where Is Bermuda?

Bermuda is in the Atlantic, not the Caribbean

Bermuda is often confused with other islands in the Caribbean. Where is Bermuda? Its location is actually in the Atlantic Ocean, just 650 miles east of Cape Hatteras, N.C. It's location in the warm Gulf-stream waters and the many wrecks make Bermuda a must-do for many divers.

Bermuda is only a two-hour flight from New York City and Washington, D.C.; two and a half hours from Orlando, Florida; and about seven hours from London.

Another misconception is that Bermuda is an island, when in fact it's many islands … 181 to be exact. Many are small islets that are uninhabited, but the eight largest are connected via bridges and make up the majority of the archipelago's 65,000 inhabitants.

Bermuda's landscape is made up of mostly low, rolling hills and stunning beaches. The highest point is Town Hill at just 259 feet above sea level. Another fascinating aspect of Bermuda is the pink-sand beaches … found in only a few places on earth. Bermuda also offers stunning coral reefs on the south side of the archipelago.

CLIMATE

The weather in Bermuda is as close to perfect as you can get. It's warmed by the tropical Gulf Stream waters, yet the island is rarely hot and humid as other island destinations can be.

  • Warmest season is May through October, when average daytime temperatures are between 75-85 degrees

  • During the winter months the temperature hovers around a pleasant 70 degrees

  • Summer months are usually drier, but rainfall is spread out throughout the year

  • Rainstorms generate the only source of fresh water on the island, so residents relish the brief rainstorms whenever they occur

  • Hurricanes can occur, but generally they only come onshore every seven years or so

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