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“Great Place to Visit, but Can Be Crowded...”
Review of Thunderball Grotto

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Owner description: This fantastic underwater cave was used in the filming of two James Bond movies and is a must-see for divers and snorkelers.
Victoria MN USA
Level 6 Contributor
332 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“Great Place to Visit, but Can Be Crowded...”
Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is where they filmed the James Bond movie Thunderball in 1964. The grotto is great and the time to go is at low (slack) tide. You can enter the grotto without going underwater at low tide. The grotto has an opening in the ceiling allowing sunlight to come in. It is full of fish, so bring some frozen peas-corn or something to cause a feeding frenzy...quite fun. Only draw back is the number of people that may be there when you arrive. Go slightly before low tide and get in ahead of the crowd.

Visited May 2014
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28 reviews
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“Fish, Fish, FISH so many Fish!!!”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Come and dive just a quick under and up and you won't forget the view the rest of your life! Not many places can do that to you. It does not disappoint, pack you bags and go!

Visited May 2014
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Mass
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189 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“A must do while you are here”
Reviewed May 8, 2014

Wow .. even I can conquer this snorkel (at low tide). Another amazing site in the Exumas - one to check off your bucket list. Swim in at low tide. If I can do this - kids can go...definitely watch the current certain times of day. There was a rather large barracuda in there at the time - so wherever you are snorkeling - be aware!

Visited May 2014
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Alpharetta, Georgia
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Snorkel the cave”
Reviewed April 25, 2014

Swim in at low tide...very cool experience, fish and opening at top letting the light in make for a very cool experience. Even kids can go...watch the current certain times of day. Go out the back side of the cave and there is some pretty good coral. Don't be intimidated by "cave" you can swim in and out easily at low tide.

Visited April 2014
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Oakville, Ontario, Canada
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“So Many Fish!”
Reviewed February 24, 2014

Make sure to bring Oatmeal or crackers in a ziplock, open it up when underwater and the fish go crazy. So many beautiful colours and the coral is in really good shape.

Visited March 2013
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