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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  • Nice time only about a 100 yards from Staniel Cay Yacht Club. Definitely a low to slack time snorkel, but plenty of fish and lighting from the big hole up top. Definitely worth a visit!  more »
  • What a gorgeous and unexpected gem in the area... especially if you go early and find yourself alone there! Lots of fish underwater, beautiful colors and great rock structures... very much enjoyed thi...  more »
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