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Thunderball Grotto

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Address: Staniel Cay
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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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Excellent spot for snorkeling and exploring. Cliff diving in two spots as well. Kid friendly and not too far from the pigs!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
MountainManAIA
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Bozeman, Montana
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Bozeman, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent spot for snorkeling and exploring. Cliff diving in two spots as well. Kid friendly and not too far from the pigs!

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Penn Yan, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent three days anchored just off the grotto on the Staniel Cay side of the island. There are openings to get into the grotto on both sides of the island. Most of the tour boats drop off their passengers on the more open side of the grotto and based on the current when we were there, that's a good thing.... More 

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Roanoke, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here on the excursion with Robert's Island Adventures. Due to the current we were only allowed to stay in the grotto for less than 10 minutes which was a huge disappointment. But I trust their opinion on safety and respect the decision. It's so beautiful and I would love to visit again on a better day.

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Thank KSaul
Thunder Bay, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cool pool of fish and interesting cave. Make sure you do the narrow swim out at high tide. If you want to see spectacular coral check out the small island direct to the right of the Groto. It is a small area but packed with corals!

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Troy, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

so fun a such a great piece of history for the Bond lover Must go at low tide and be sure to have snorkel gear

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Thank slelsea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

This is the cave dive from the James Bond movie Thunderball. You can easily snorkel in a mid tide... at high tide, you have to dive down to enter and it can be scary. Awesome fish and wild feeling being inside a cave. Try to go earlier in the day before the packed tourist boats show up

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

Stunning grotto , excellent snorkelling. Like being inside an aquarium! Go close to low tide. If you are not a strong swimmer do not go when the current is strong .

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Pennsylvania, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017

By far better than expected! We had a boat rental for 3 days and came here all 3 days. Amazing inside!!! Make sure you take time to explore ALL areas and snorkel for the beautiful marine life!

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Europe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2017

There are a few entrances, the hard ones, by swimming underwater then the easy one that allows access without having to dive under water. Check tide levels before trying and if you decide to swim out the other end into the blue light, remember that it is not blue when you try to return! Watch out when surfacing as very... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

although the weather was not ideal, the interior views of this grotto was really good. there were hundreds of fish swimming with us.

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