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Sapona, Bimini

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Explore the haunting shipwreck of Sapona, which has attracted divers and history enthusiasts for almost a century. The ship sank in 1926 during a hurricane, after a turbulent past as an illegal alcohol warehouse during the days of prohibition, before becoming the set of a film. With part of the ship submerged 4.6 m (15 ft) below the water's surface, the shipwreck makes an ideal destination for beginner divers. Keep an eye out for bull sharks, turtles, and stingrays weaving through the shipwreck, making the most of the water's good visibilty. Pay attention for the graffiti on the remains; you can spot some quite interesting works of art. A visit to Sapona represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Bimini road trip site to plot your vacation.
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  • We traveled to Bimini this summer with friends who'd been many times before and they took us to this cool spot. Our kids enjoyed snorkeling around the concrete ship. I was such a cool structure and ne...  more »
  • The Sapona is a must while in Bimini. It is easily done. Take snorkel gear and wear gloves. The Sapona is rusty I wear gloves so I didn't cut my hands. Take a underwater camera. This ship is withering...  more »
  • While a good portion of this wreck is above water and slowly succumbing to the elements, there's much to be seen below. Great fish populations. Accessible by snorkle. Careful about surge and all the s...  more »
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  • Amazing artificial reef.... Originally a concrete hulled cargo steamer it ran aground south of Bimini during a hurricane in 1926. It is easily visible above water and makes a great spot to snorkel. It was constructed using concrete at the end of world war 1 because steel was in short supply. It has been used for smuggling and rum storage during the time of prohibition and was the last known place visited by us navy flight 19 that vanished after a bombing run. The wreck lies in around 10 to 15 ft of water and attracts lots of local marine life. Great to climb up and jump off... Watch out for the rust!
  • Just amazing snorkeling and a sight to see!
  • Great place to explore and have fun with the family.
  • Great wreck. Easy to get to....for boaters.
  • Stunning place to go and visit

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