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Thunderball Grotto

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This fantastic underwater cave was used in the filming of two James Bond...

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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Beautiful place!

The view was stunning! I snorkelled into the grotto and I have to admit it was beautiful. You actually have to dive two times during your visit, once going in and once going out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Mikkimouse_h
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The view was stunning! I snorkelled into the grotto and I have to admit it was beautiful. You actually have to dive two times during your visit, once going in and once going out. I would recommend this only to people who are able to swim. As the day I visited the current was strong and it was hard and... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's hard to sum up the beauty of Thunderball Grotto without pictures but honestly this place is an amazing experience. When you first swim down into the grotto the current can be quite strong and over whelming but the second you look under water all that is forgotten. It's like looking straight into an aquarium with all the different fish... More 

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Highland Lake County, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been there, done that. Awesome experience beyond the movie. Somewhat difficult to traverse, but neat and cool. I can say I dun that!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You see the photos, you read the reviews, but none compares to being there floating under the open air grotto seing the sunlight streaming in to the cave. A bit challenging to get in and out of depending on the tide level, but well worth it.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible place must do when you come to Exumas is a must .. This place was incredible my girls loved it .. You snorkel under cave to come in but once in its simple stunning breathtaking.. Nature never fails

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Westminster, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

See my separate review under Pig Island regarding all the attractions in the area. One of the most beautiful places we have ever snorkeled. There is a pretty strong current once you get inside the grotto but there a small ledge off to the side to rest and enjoy the grotto without having to pump your feet. Highly recommend a... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

One of the highlights of our tour around the Exuma Cays was snorkeling into Thunderball Grotto cave to see 15 feet deep of amazing fish! Our daughter is not a strong swimmer but one of the guides for 4C's brought her a life jacket and guided her into the cave so she wouldn't miss this experience. We then saw our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

I love things like this! There wasn't too many people when we went. Find out when slack tide is so its easier to access. There was a little bit of current so bring your fins. The swim into the grotto was beautiful. Watch out for the lion fish! I saw one and quickly swam away from it...LOL

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Des Moines, Iowa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

If James Bond hadn't made this place famous I don't think people would go here. I was part of a tour that stopped here and a five minute stop would have been plenty just to say I'd been there. You basically just swim under water for a second to get into this cave-like structure. Once inside you can swim around... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

If you can swim this is a must do when in the area. There are four entrances. Two are above water at medium low tide. I advise against going on rising tide if you're not a very good swimmer and unafraid of underwater swim throughs. When you get inside it is a unique place. There is an opening at top... More 

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