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Thunderball Grotto

Staniel Cay
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves
Activities: Snorkeling
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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The Woodlands, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Really beautiful and you get to see a lot of fish. You definitely have to try it just go when it is low tide.

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Waldorf, Maryland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Might as well jump! The reef right on the outside is pretty amazing, there are tons of fish and colorful coral. It's a testament to all that come here that is hasn't been destroyed by hands and feet and such. Inside the grotto was everything I expected which is good because I had high expectations for this place based on... More

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Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
9 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The time of day and tides is important to look at for your visit. You want to go at slack tide so that current is easier for getting into the grotto. Kinda scary to go under the lip at first but once you are in....incredible! take a ziploc bag of canned peas to feed the fish, so fun! Do not... More

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Florida
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158 reviews 158 reviews
39 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Thunderball is a great place to snorkel and play with your gopro. I would suggest to go during a low tide if you don't like tight spaces, The low tide make it much easier to get into the cave , but it is also accessible at high tide , you just have to do a quick underwater duck under the... More

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