(continued from pg. 48) for the ultimate fishing experience, and when you have had your fill, stop to snorkel or swim in a sheltered cove on the way home. Many leave from The Royal Naval Dockyard, Hamilton or the Town of St. George. Bermuda hosts many angling tournaments throughout the year, including the Bermuda Triple Crown in July. This series is composed of three distinct fishing events and is the highlight of the season for anglers. For more information, visit bermudatriplecrown.com. SCUBA DIVING Scuba diving offers a unique opportunity to view the island’s underwater bounty and the creatures that inhabit its surrounding waters. And with more than 500 years of maritime mishaps on the surrounding reefs, Bermuda holds more than 400 shipwrecks in its waters. Most popular sites are at a depth of 30 to 50 feet and can be easily reached by boat or with an operator such as Fantasea Diving & Watersports. The best months to dive are May to October, since the temperature will be warmest at that time. In the winter, you may need cold-water wet suits. SNORKELLING One thing you can do just about anywhere in Bermuda is snorkel. All you need is a mask, fins and snorkel, and you’re ready to go, since almost any beach is bound to have something to see. All of Bermuda sits on the edge of an ancient volcano, whose peaks and ridges have evolved into magnificent coral reefs. Some of the best places to snorkel include Church Bay in Southampton Parish, and Black Bay Beach, Snorkel Park Beach and Somerset Long Bay in Sandys Parish. In the East End, you can snorkel from a protected, tranquil beach at Tobacco Bay in St. George’s. At the western tip of The Royal Naval Dockyard, Snorkel Park Beach makes snorkelling accessible to all ages and abilities with a beach, amenities, snorkel gear, paddleboats, kayaks and fun floats. Just offshore is a natural coral reef and sunken sailboat. To reach the outer reefs, take one of the tour boats departing from The Royal Naval Dockyard, Hamilton or St. George’s. Several tour operators combine snorkelling with glass-bottom boat tours, catamaran cruises or some deserted-beach time. Jessie James Cruises offers visitors a two-stop snorkel and glass-bottom boat adventure, including either shipwreck snorkel, beach and island snorkel, or a coral reef snorkel. Please help maintain the health of Bermuda’s reefs. As tempting as it looks, do not touch the coral, for the oils of human skin will infect and kill it. Also, do not use sunscreen before snorkelling, as the chemicals will damage the coral. ON THE WATER You don’t need to be an expert seaman to explore the safe waters close to shore. Most hotel properties and even some beach concessions can rent you a kayak. Or call Fantasea Diving & Watersports to experience their eco-adventure kayak tour. You can also rent a Boston Whaler and similar smaller vessels that require minimum experience to operate safely. Or try taking in the sights from a sailboat. The Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club (RHADC) offers personal two-hour or half-day sailing lessons. One of the newest and most exciting adventures to come to Bermuda is flyboarding with Coconut Rockets. Fly through the air like a superhero as you’re propelled forwards by water jets. It’s a one-of-a-kind experience you won’t want to miss!