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Thunderball Grotto

Staniel Cay
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Love to snorkel Thunderball Grotto

Have snorkeled here many times and it never gets old. Beautiful aquarium quality dive most of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
steveandterry
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Park City, Utah
Most amazing point of interest in the area

Definitely worth the short swim from the boat. Hundreds of beautiful fish swimming around you... read more

Reviewed April 20, 2018
Jim G
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This fantastic underwater cave was used in the filming of two James Bond movies and is a must-see for divers and snorkelers.
As featured in 3 Day Guide to Bahamas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Have snorkeled here many times and it never gets old. Beautiful aquarium quality dive most of the time. Slack and low tide makes it much easier. Can be a really difficult swim with very strong currents if you hit it at the wrong time. At...More

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Reviewed April 20, 2018

Definitely worth the short swim from the boat. Hundreds of beautiful fish swimming around you. Bring an underwater camera.

Thank Jim G
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Reviewed March 25, 2018

Nothing spectacular other than it is unique to see a cavernous pool. It was fun to watch some of the kids who had climbed up the rocks on the outside to jump through a hole in the top.

Thank Steve C
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Reviewed March 24, 2018

Really beautiful and very close to Staniel Cay YC. Easy to take a boat out and the cave is filled with fish

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Reviewed March 18, 2018

This is a must see during a vacation on Exuma. So many different fishes, just amazing, Also children can do this adventure

1  Thank Donatella P
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Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

I chose to swim with just fins and goggles. At low tide we essentially entered at the surface. The inside was amazing, but underwater was more alive than any aquarium...and more colorful. I am a senior who never swims, but had no problem. To say...More

Thank Mark R
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Reviewed February 27, 2018

We snorkeled at Thunderball Grotto at low tide and it was just outstanding. The fish were everywhere and the water was perfectly clear.

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Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

Such a fun little boat ride from yacht club beach. Went 2 mornings. Had younger boys wear life vest 8,10 so they could concentrate on all the fish. Parents were brave and climbed/jumped from top into grotto. Husband’s 007 dream come true

1  Thank Mamahaynes
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Reviewed February 20, 2018 via mobile

Try to go a low tide. Beautiful fish. Watch out for lion fish. It can get crowded so wait a bit if it looks like lots of boats are going.

Thank Melissa M
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Reviewed February 17, 2018

You need to be a good swimmer and have a good guide to know the water current and tide first of all. Once you are in, its like you are in the most beautiful fish tank you have even seen ! They current was very...More

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Iza T
March 31, 2018|
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Response from Donatella P | Reviewed this property |
The water is not deep but you cannot touch the floor so you need to swim. You should really make the effort to learn how to swim with fins and so you will be able to enjoy the grotto because the most beautiful part is... More
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Lisa A
March 27, 2018|
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Response from MS_DREAMVAKAY | Reviewed this property |
There is no room for swimming devices at all. Even the most confident swimmer can have trouble . The current is STRONG and the tide goes up fast
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Jennifer_8710
March 31, 2017|
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Response from slelsea | Reviewed this property |
You can contact Monique at the airport and she can set you up with a boat and a guide . It's a small Boston Whaler but these guys really know their way around the islands and know which tides to visit which spots....very... More
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