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. For Thunderball Grotto and beyond, use our Staniel Cay journey maker app to get the most from your Staniel Cay vacation.
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  • Amazing! A must see! You swim under a small opening to get in. Might be tough at high tide if you are really claustrophobic. But once you are in there, it is majestic. It was windy when we were there,...  more »
  • This is truly a must see. A place where one of the bond movies was shot, this amazing grotto- best seen at low tide- is a mecca of wildlife. There are TONS of beautiful fish and coral. It is neat to b...  more »
  • It is still an interesting place to see, especially for those of us who saw the movie "Thunderball"... you do have to watch the tides carefully if you are not a fit swimmer as the currents can push yo...  more »

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