The land mass of Bermuda is formed by a huge underwater volcano that rises up over 15000 feet from the ocean floor. The southern edge of the volcano rises above the ocean’s waves and forms Bermuda. On the Southern side the reef is less than a quarter mile away from the shore line but on the north side it extends up to 12 miles away from the shore and forms an impenetrable barrier around the island. There are several breaks in the reef or “cuts” “Eastern Blue Cut” is one of the larger ones. The flow of food and nutrients through this area make it one of the most spectacular snorkeling sites in the world.
Eastern Blue Cut is protected from ALL fishing! This means that there are plenty of fish to see, they are much bigger and less cautious than other snorkeling sites in Bermuda.