Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine July 2018 - Page 152

Wreck Diving PlaceS of Interest Due to its treacherous reefs, sailing near Bermuda in bygone centuries was considered dangerous, but today that “danger” provide visitors to the country the opportunity to explore what has become known as the Wreck Capital of the World with wrecks dating from as early as the 1600s and as late as 1997. Some of these wrecks lie in just 9 meters of water and so are accessible to both snorkelers and divers. Hamilton The capital of Bermuda, Hamilton, is also the country’s commercial and cultural center. Visitors to the capital will find dining and shopping opportunities as well as museums and galleries among the pastel coloured buildings. With its cruise ship dock, tour boats and island hopping ferries, Front Street is the capital’s busiest area. Visitors can also see an assortment of churches which all date back to the 1800s and the Bermuda House of Assembly , which is the western hemisphere’s oldest Parliament building. Pictured here is the Anglican Church located in the city of Hamilton. Photo Credit: Bermuda Tourism Authority Photo Credit: Curtis & Renee