Bermuda Underwater Site to Accommodate Groups

HAMILTON, Bermuda -- The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute will become the latest off-property venue here for meetings, banquets and seminars when it opens in May.

The 40,000-square-foot facility will focus on exploration, research and discovery in the waters off Bermuda.

The site houses a variety of meeting and function spaces, a state-of-the-art auditorium and a full-service restaurant.

The Underwater Institute includes a seven-minute attraction called The Dive, which simulates a deep ocean dive 12,000 feet below the surface.

Visitors enter a dive capsule for a realistic descent into the Atlantic Ocean.

The institute offers the following to groups:

The lobby holds as many as 120 for seating and 225 for receptions.

The Royal Caribbean Lounge includes two rooms.

The first room has a panoramic view of Hamilton Harbour and has seating for as many as 40 people, 85 for receptions.

The second room can hold 42 for private dinners, 85 for receptions and 12 for boardroom-style meetings.

The Tradewinds Auditorium has theater-style seating for 145.

The restaurant can hold 100 for interior seating, 100 for terrace seating and 275 for receptions.

For more information, contact Dianne Carlson, manager of group and incentive sales, Bermuda Department of Tourism at (800) 223-6106 Ext. 213.

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