Bond…. James Bond….

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February 7, 2013 by Last Star blog

3 February

Bond….James Bond….

So we finally get some solid sun and the tide and time to go see about this Thunderball Grotto.  I mean they shot a movie here nearly 45 years ago…how cool can it be?  Well let me tell you these photos do NOT even come close to giving the effect of being in the dark blue sapphire jewel.  We had the good fortune of being the only people there as it is said that it can get crowded.

"Welcome to the Thunder Dome....two men enter"...oops wrong movie

“Welcome to the Thunder Dome….two men enter”…oops wrong movie

We put on wetsuits and plopped over the side of the dinghy to a big school of little fish, folks feed the fish bits of frozen vegetables according to the guides so the fish (like the pigs) are conditioned to come to dinghies.  The tide was rising but we could still get into the grotto without having to swim fully underwater, we just paddled in.

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The grotto gets its appeal as there are holes or “skylights” that let the sunshine in.  The rays of light piercing the water are really cool.  Again the photos just don’t do it justice as in reality the whole thing glows and radiates light.

View looking up from inside through the various openings

View looking up from inside through the various openings

The fish just followed us around, we played in the beams of light and were just generally amazed.

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The big blue window leading to the eastern side was really pretty too.  You could enter from either side but the mooring ball is on the west side, maybe because the eastern entrance is fully submerged though not a difficult swim.

Beautiful blue window

Beautiful blue window

So now we have to get our hands on one of the newly digitized James Bond Thunderball movie!

 

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