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Thunderball Grotto

Address: Staniel Cay
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
Activities: Snorkeling
Owner description: This fantastic underwater cave was used in the filming of two James Bond movies and is a must-see...
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
Activities: Snorkeling
Owner description: This fantastic underwater cave was used in the filming of two James Bond movies and is a must-see for divers and snorkelers.
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Hastings, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Taking the time to snorkel the grotto is a must do attraction. I have been diving and snorkeling at many beautiful destinations and this is one of my favorites. The landscape and views are amazing.

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Edmonton
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I've never seen so many fish underwater. It was not easy to find but the tour boat pointed out the entrance and it was easy after that. Lot's of limestone caves in the Bahamas.

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Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

If you are anywhere near Staniel Cay you have to go to Thunderball Grotto. We had our own boat and were able to anchor just outside the entrance. You have to go at low tide in order to find your way in. The coral and fish were all amazing and the natural light that filters through the grotto is breathtaking.... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is one of the most amazing places to snorkel. Just make sure you go at low tide....so much fun :)

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The Woodlands, Texas
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84 reviews 84 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Me and my friends went and we wanted to go again it was awesome a good experience of a lifetime. I could not belive the amazing coral reef in the cave and around it.

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Alice, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Such a neat place to snorkel and watch fish life. Love it every time! The cave is spooky and all the crevices hold little fish, it's such an adventure.

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Clermont, Florida, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

High slack tide. A nondescript, yet beautiful cay among many. The Thunderball Grotto unseen from topside. We secured our line to the mooring ball, the abandoned Club Thunderball on Staniel Cay, staring down from the hillside above. We entered the water with our scuba gear. A short swim through crystal clear water at a depth of about 15 feet sent... More 

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Pismo Beach, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I was a little worried about getting in to the grotto, but it was pretty easy. We went at slack tide and were able to get in without any difficulty. We took a couple of containers of fish food and the fish really loved it. There is kind of a ledge that you can rest on if you get tired.... More 

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Wall Township, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is straight out of the movies. Place is amazing. Try to go at low tide so you can get in and out safely.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The marine life, the adventure of the caves and the fun of getting there all make it a got to go. Don't forget your snorkel gear and sun screen

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