Thunderball Grotto, Staniel Cay

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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  • It is an easily accessible cave, once inside we admire the rock above our heads and the fish under our feet! For history the cave is called that after the filming of James Bond Thunderball in 1965.
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  • Make sure you look at the tide, but if it allows, come early before the crowd hit the place. Drop the anchor of your dinghy and snorkel/dive in through the dedicated entrances. It is absolutely amazin...  more »
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