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Address: Alice Town, Bimini
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Concrete ship originally built by Henry Ford during WWI, now an upright...

Concrete ship originally built by Henry Ford during WWI, now an upright wreck in 14 feet of water.

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Great Snorkel or Dive

Great dive and snorkeling shipwreck experience. A few sections, lots of fish and plenty to see. Have been here several times and love the history associated with Sapona.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 December 2016
Raeline B
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Great dive and snorkeling shipwreck experience. A few sections, lots of fish and plenty to see. Have been here several times and love the history associated with Sapona.

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Arlington, VA
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129 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We did the sapona with our kids. We were concerned about the winds but it wasn't bad at all. My husband saw a ray. At the back of the ship we saw a good amount of fish but the number of types isn't a ton. If you are looking for a different type of snorkel this is a good one.... More 

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Miami, Florida, United States
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Fun place to go on a boat. Climb on the wreck and jump into the water. Next time I'll bring water shoes and gloves because the metal shards are rusty and hot...not so kind on the skin.

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Thank Bryan D
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Over the course of several years of cruising the Bahamas in our boat we have visited the Sapona many times. There are always a number of fish in the area and generally you will see a shark or two. The wreck itself was a concrete ship and after service it was used by the U.S. for target practice during WWII,... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

So let me tell you about Sapona..... For the first time in my life I go snorkeling in a ship wreck. The experience was fascinating. I was able to swim inside the ship hull and see all the fish that are inside. I even had enough time to swim around the ship and I have to say that it was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

In an ethereal setting, the old concrete ship rusted in the aquamarine waters off Bimini. 15-20 feet underwater the old ship provided a superb snorkeling location. We saw stingrays, grouper, and many other fish. A must see. Do not miss.

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Thank Helaine M
Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Enjoy the S.Sapona and please read his history is an incredible concret ship 6 miles from south Bimini.

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

My mother, my best friend and I did this tour. Even though I REALLY wanted to do the dolphin swim, they objected and this seemed like the more family-friendly option. We boarded the ship, which was fairly big for the group. The crew was fairly interactive and gave a brief history lesson on the shipwreck. They all seemed really knowledgeable.... More 

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Miami, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

A 20 minute boat ride from Resorts World. Very cool, old reinforced concrete ship that run aground some 90 years ago. Fun to jump from and explore. I'd recommend wearing water shoes though if possible, as I burnt my feet pretty bad from walking on the deck and its exposed rebar. Will probably fall apart one of these days, so... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

They said it would take 35 minutes, 1 hour 15 minutes we arrived. It took the capitan over and hour to park. We were on able to snorkel for 15-20 minutes. Visibility was not good and there were too many boats and people there. Then back for another hour. I would not recommend this trip to anyone. JC

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