When visiting Staniel Cay be sure to visit this stunning Grotto. Though not as large as we expected it more than made up for this with the enormous quantity and quality of fish and sea life. There’s a dinghy mooring at the cave entrance and at low, slack water it’s easy to snorkel into the grotto without having to duck under and safer too. Would advise the checking of tide tables and planning ahead so taking no risks depending on your swimming confidence and skills. Low tide is of course also the most popular time for visitors so you will probably be in company. At other times the entrance is submerged and the currents are not for the faint hearted.
Once inside the grotto you will be transported into another world of glowing fluorescent corals, large shoals of fish swimming amongst the amazing rock formations and glistening in the sunlight as it streams through ‘windows’ in the roof. We took some breadcrumbs and found the Sergeant majors in particular enjoyed a good feed tapping on the lens of my mask when the food wasn’t coming fast enough! Don’t be surprised to be joined by a good sized nurse shark who seems to frequent the area- watching him watching us watching him! Af un thing to do for sure and not to be missed.
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