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Sapona

Alice Town, Bimini
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Ranked #2 of 17 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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Memphis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

SPECIAL day snorkeling the Sapona! Loved it! Make sure Carson Sanders is your guide! Great experience!

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Northern Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

My son and I snorkeled around the Sapona on our last day of visiting the Bimini Shark Lab. It certainly has an interesting history and if we'd not been concerned about fire coral, rebar, and the rather strong current on one side of the wreck, we may have enjoyed ourselves more. As it was, an hour was plenty of time... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Snorkeling around the Sapona was the most fun thing I did in Bimini! I was afraid there would be a bunch of sharks or other scary sea life around, but there was pretty much nothing. In fact, there weren't even much fish to see at all. Luckily, the water at this area is shallow (14 feet), so it's easy to... More

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Miami, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Cool spot to snorkel, climb and jump!!! Went with a group of friends and we then reflected on the experience as epic! We initially went with a little fear of snorkeling it because we were afraid it was going to be super deep and with sharks... The snorkeling part was pretty cool there were fish nothing too crazy but enough... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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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47 helpful votes 47 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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4 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
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8 helpful votes 8 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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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