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The Sapona

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The Sapona
The Sapona
Yellow tale Fishes inside  the Sapona
Above water in The Sapona
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The Sapona was a concrete ship owned by Bruce Bethell (a liquor merchant out of Nassau) who brought it to shore and distributed his liquor supply to go-fast boats during the Prohibition Era. It was damaged during the hurricane of 1926 and subsequently was used as a bombing target by U.S. training planes during World War II. Today, the wreck is a dive site and a prime fishing drop.  It is located south of South Bimini, off Bennett's Harbour.

Dive Depth: Six feet

Dive Features

This wrecked concrete boat is home to a variety of aquatic life that you can swim around.

Best Times to Dive

Spring and summer months are the best time to dive, because the seas are much calmer. The best hours to dive are 7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. due to the tide.  

Best Access to Dive Spot

You must travel by boat Southwest of South Bimini to access the Sapona.

For More Information, Contact:

Mr. Grant Johnson

grant@biminisands.com

Bimini Sands Resort and Marina, South Bimini, BI
(242) 347-3500

Steve Bradshaw wrote on April 13, 2017: The Sapona wreck is my favorite snorkeling spot! Thanks for posting this since it reminded me I’ve got to get back there next time I’m down in the Bimini Islands. Since it was offshore, it was tough to find without a map -- here's the one I used from the Snorkeling Dives website (https://www.snorkelingdives.com/?region=Bimini%20Islands). The marine life hanging around the sides of the boat was epic. Watch for the big barracudas though.

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Latitude: 25.684705000
Longitude: -79.313413000
Elevation: -178 FT (-54 M)
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