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.
Best Access to Dive Spot
You must travel by boat Southwest of South Bimini to access the Sapona.
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.
This wrecked concrete boat is home to a variety of aquatic life that you can swim around.