The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute also referred to as BUEI. It one of the most visited tourist attractions on the island.
It has shown visitors images of life beneath the waves for almost 15 years ago, since 1997. This is through its incredible displays and exhibits. For example, on entering the institute, you will see a huge model of a squid. It measures 27 feet and weighs 500-pounds.
Lovers of high adventure will enjoy the stunning Shipwreck Gallery. It highlights the work of the Institute’s honorary chairman. This is the internationally renowned collector of underwater treasures Mr. Teddy Tucker. The institute has rare ampoules of opium from a vessel which sank in 1943; called the Constellation. This is along with beautifully preserved glassware from famous ships L’Herminie from 1838 and The Lord Amberst from 1778.
The institute also has early diving gear and a diving bell on show. That is in addition to a rendering of a bathysphere and a titanium Exo-suit. It is capable of depths of 600 feet and is used to save people from submarines. You could also find out what it feels like to ride in an undersea vehicle by taking a trip in a Nautilus-X2 submarine simulation.
This is just an inkling of the ocean of attractions and activities at The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute. It makes education fun. It is sure to wash over you.
Open 364 days a year.
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Children 6-17: $6.00
Children under 5: Free
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