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Sapona

Alice Town, Bimini
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Ranked #2 of 18 attractions in Bimini
Type: Ships, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Snorkeling, Scuba diving
Description: Concrete ship originally built by Henry Ford during WWI, now an upright wreck in 14 feet of water.
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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260 reviews 260 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Very cool. Lots of fish. Not very deep. Can swim through the wreck, and explore inside. Lots of fun. Can only get there by boat. Wear gloves, try not to touch to much. Some fire coral, some jagged edges. Lots to explore. If this review helps your planning, please leave me a helpful vote...ENJOY

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Florida
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This concrete ship is still visible above water. It's a nice snorkel or dive. We did both. We saw lots of different fish.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

Gorgeous clear water. Easy snorkel through old ship. Saw tarpin and other fish. Our guide, Vinchello Thompston, was easy going, friendly and knowledgable about the waters of Bimini including the fish, currents, and history. Beautiful light streaming through the ship around 2pm. Would highly recommend to friends.

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Mesa, Arizona
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Site could just as easily be snorkeled, but diving the wreck allows a more detailed exploration of the lower hull and it's inhabitants. Really fun and unique spot.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

The Sapona is a great snorkeling and shallow diving site with a variety of marine life and surprises like .50 caliber shell casings. Because of the relatively shallow depth it is easy to have extermely bottom times. The depth allows snorkelers to spend time on the bottom to see corals and smaller maine animals up close.

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Angleton, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

It's hard not to want to investigate the Sapona if you're in the area. We set out on a dreary day and got some great "ghost ship" photos of her. The water was calm enough that we were able to dock next to her and use the rope that someone had left to climb on what remains of the deck.... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

I've been snorkeling/diving this place for 20+ years. It's still super cool. Tons of sea life, all sorts of little nooks and crannies in the ship, and the best part is climbing inside and up the rope ladder to jump off the ship! Bring gloves and shoes/fin booties if you are going, its a lot of fire coral and sharp... More

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North Haledon, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

...by its cover. The sail up to this wreck does not emit much excitement. However, getting inside the wreck is actually quite impressive. Yes, be careful of the rusty walls, but the propeller and different sections show varying sealife as we saw stingrays, parrot fish and a nurse shark. On this island, this is a must-see

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Sapona is definitely a cool dive site. Going through different compartments is pretty interesting. It was filled with lots of different fish.

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miami
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Great place for snorkelling and a very easy but fun dive. I was there diving with a friend and we loved it. The boat is stuck on the sand and almost half of it outside the water but it is very nice to be able to enter inside. Plenty of fish to see too.

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