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Thunderball Grotto

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Address: Staniel Cay

This fantastic underwater cave was used in the filming of two James Bond...

This fantastic underwater cave was used in the filming of two James Bond movies and is a must-see for divers and snorkelers.

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This is a beautiful experience. I consider myself a good swimmer. You must go at low or slack tide. The current is strong. I would recommend fins. Many in our party could not make... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful experience. I consider myself a good swimmer. You must go at low or slack tide. The current is strong. I would recommend fins. Many in our party could not make it in even in low tide. But once in the grotto after an exhausting swim, I was glad I had done it. Getting out was much... More 

Thank JCSquared08
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were taken here by 4C's Adventures, who are one of the best companies to do these kind of tours with. Its definitely a unique experience swimming through the caves to get to the Thunderball Grotto, the current is kind of strong sometimes but for me that was what added to the fun. I didnt realise that you can actually... More 

Thank Harry N
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tie your dinghy to a mooring ball in front of Thunderball Grotto and jump into the water. A short swim puts you at the entrance to the cave. I'd recommend only going at low tide. If you do, you'll swim into the grotto and have daylight above you. If you go at higher tide, the water is above the cave... More 

1 Thank sculptor-for-fun
Bozeman, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent spot for snorkeling and exploring. Cliff diving in two spots as well. Kid friendly and not too far from the pigs!

3 Thank MountainManAIA
Penn Yan, New York
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

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 passengers on the more open side of the grotto and based on the current when we were there, that's a good thing.... More 

2 Thank symsdad
Roanoke, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

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 their opinion on safety and respect the decision. It's so beautiful and I would love to visit again on a better day.

Thank KSaul
Thunder Bay, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Cool pool of fish and interesting cave. Make sure you do the narrow swim out at high tide. If you want to see spectacular coral check out the small island direct to the right of the Groto. It is a small area but packed with corals!

1 Thank ancientmoods
Troy, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

so fun a such a great piece of history for the Bond lover Must go at low tide and be sure to have snorkel gear

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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

This is the cave dive from the James Bond movie Thunderball. You can easily snorkel in a mid tide... at high tide, you have to dive down to enter and it can be scary. Awesome fish and wild feeling being inside a cave. Try to go earlier in the day before the packed tourist boats show up

2 Thank Slipless71
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

Stunning grotto , excellent snorkelling. Like being inside an aquarium! Go close to low tide. If you are not a strong swimmer do not go when the current is strong .

Thank Amy G

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