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Ben’s Bender is a boat accessible salt water dive site, located in Bermuda. The maximum depth is 41-50ft/12-15m. The average visibility is 91-100ft/28-30m.

Title Photo A favourite site of Bermuda Dive Instructor, Ben Lucas, who used a little poetic license in the name although in recent months he’s told me that the story is untrue. It’s my guide, I’ll tell it how I like!!!

Located close to the historic forts of Castle Roads on the south east corner of Bermuda. The main focal point of this site is a huge mushroom shaped coral head with a tunnel at the base which makes a dramatic turn upwards into a chimney that rises to the top of the head.
Divemaster Notes PhotoWith depths ranges from 20ft. to 50ft. and visibility typically is in excess of 100ft. Ben’s Bender is a great site for schools of massive Tarpon and for the macro photography enthusiast, Nudibrach can be found in the shallow sandy areas. Large sea fans provide homes for Flamingo Tongues and on the many Sea Rods, look for juvenile File Fish hiding from predators. Lobsters and Eels can be found in the many tunnels and overhangs of the main breaker.

The deeper sandy sections on the outer side of the breakers is also an ideal place for seeing feeding Spotted Eagle Rays

Caution should be used when entering The Chimney, as serge and swell can make the tunnel appear much wider. A check on ascent rates is also essential to avoid the site’s name being a little more than just alliteration. REMEMBER.... THE REEF IS FRAGILE! PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH OR TREAD ON LIVING CORAL.