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Review of Thunderball Grotto

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Owner description: This fantastic underwater cave was used in the filming of two James Bond movies and is a must-see for divers and snorkelers.
Reviewed 30 June 2014

As everyone knows the James Bond movie "Thunderball" was filmed here also "Splash" was also filmed here, at least the underwater parts. The current that rips through here is very strong so slack tide is the only way to see The Grotto, and slack tide doesn't last long. There is a mooring ball to tie your small boat to but when I was there was only one and everyone tries to tie up to the same ball, can get to be a pain. I scuba dove through the cave and there are plenty of small tropical fish with the sun light coming thru the top of the cave made for a very pretty experience. Also when I was there I saw quite a few "lion fish" that are not native to the Caribbean and are venomous to the touch so watch where you put your hands a feet.

1  Thank Marc M
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

This was a stop with the Exuma Cays boat tour from George Town, Exuma. All boat tours stop there and provide snorkeling gear. The entrance to the grotto is tiny and there is a bit of current, just hold on to the rock on the right and push yourself in, then have fun snorkeling inside to see many colorful, big fishes.

1  Thank laurapoint
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

What a unique experience! Low tide is a must for easier entry without having to dive to the entrance. Also be aware of the very strong currents when the tide shifts so do this at slack tide. Once in its truly amazing, the light, beautiful fish and coral. Just wonderful!

1  Thank Marcia G
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

You will only get the FULL effect when you go at low tide...swim in and out from both sides to see all of the beautiful coral and fish.

1  Thank SUEzq65
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

This is amazing and very easy to do even for first timers. The light and fish are amazing - the water is crystal clear and this is the way to get a beginner very excited about diving/snorkeling.

1  Thank Foxym123
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