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Thunderball Grotto, Staniel Cay

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Swim into the depths of Thunderball Grotto and discover what attracted Hollywood to this spot (bringing James Bond here in 1965), lending the rock formation its name. This cavernous beauty adopts the features of an aquatic cathedral, a shimmering limestone dome roof full of naturally formed holes allow the sun to beam through and illuminate the crystal clear waters below. Snorkel through one of the many entrances and admire the coral and brightly colored tropical fish that share your surroundings. Its important to time your visit to coincide with the tides; if you’re an inexperienced snorkeler pick up a local guide to ensure safe passage. By using our Staniel Cay itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Thunderball Grotto and other attractions in Staniel Cay.
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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!  more »
  • 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 passen...  more »
  • 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 th...  more »