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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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  • On our way back to Staniel Cay we stopped at Thunderball Grotto. This attraction doesn't look like much more than a rock when your boat first pulls up. But once you swim into the opening you can see t...  more »
  • See if you can go when there are not many people there. We went once when there were about 20 people there. It was hectic. Much better when we went and there were only 2 other people there. We could a...  more »
  • This one of our first stops on our tour of the day! I was a bit nervous at first knowing I would have to dive down to go inside but it's just like diving down in a swimming pool and going under a pers...  more »