Palolo Deep Marine Reserve

Palolo Deep Marine Reserve, Apia: Hours, Address, Palolo Deep Marine Reserve Reviews: 4/5

Palolo Deep Marine Reserve
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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tahlia75
26 contributions
Must see
Oct 2019 • Friends
You have to to visit Palolo Deep. A must see. When you get to the beach, swim towards the stick the is situated just to the left. It looks a long way but there is coral on the way and is mostly at a depth that you can stand (given reef shoes/flippers)- be mindful not to stand on the fragile coral. When the pass the stick, keep swimming out and you will come to a coral wall. One of the very few places in the world that you don't need to scuba dive to see a coral wall. You can put you belongings behind the front desk. The ladies are always very kind and helpful.
Written 2 February 2020
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Charge_The_Globe
Miami, Australia37 contributions
Great snorkel spot right in the middle of Apia
Dec 2019
Great spot to snorkel. I think it was 5 Thala each to get in. They have toilets and change rooms for your use also. The main snorkelling area is about 100 m off the rocks and if its an incoming tide it can be a bit of a current to get out. I would also do it at high tide as otherwise you would have to swim your way around the coral and could get hurt at low tide.
Written 11 January 2020
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tempesttraveler
Hong Kong, China55 contributions
Good snorkel
Jan 2020
For the price they charge, the changing room, lavatory and other amenities provide are more than what we asked for. The dive itself is divine. Everyone should snorkel here.
Written 10 January 2020
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nicoleigh6703
21 contributions
Beautiful beach in heart of Apia
Dec 2019 • Couples
Beautiful little spot for snorkelling and swimming. Nice to get some beach time in heart of Apia. Walking distance from Sheraton Apia. Lots of fales to put stuff in, bench seats and tree swings. All in the shade. Outdoor shower and change rooms also available. $5 tala entrance fee and well worth it. We couldn’t see much snorkelling but that was because it was a strong current. You need to go in high tide. Lovely spot.
Written 19 December 2019
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michelleskinz
Wanaka, New Zealand39 contributions
Excellent snorkelling option in a capital city
Jun 2019
We have been before years ago and visited again in June this year and were pleased we did. If you are at all keen to snorkel you should definitely head out here. It's a small fee but worthy of the cost and to be fair how extraordinary to be able to visit a lovely little snorkelling spot in a major city. Check tides before you arrive and try and go on a high tide (otherwise the swim out is a bit too shallow) Certainly worth doing if you are staying in Apia.
Written 2 December 2019
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panchomama
Jacksonville, FL52 contributions
Nice Spot For Snorkeling
Nov 2019
Our cruise ship was docked within walking distance and it was high tide so we had a great experience. Be sure to swim out to the marker so you will see the drop-off. Entering the water in bare feet is painful because you are walking on small rocks. Wear dive boots with a sole, if you can, and then put your fins on when you reach the water.
Written 16 November 2019
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Joekate1964
Highfields, Australia168 contributions
Beautiful
Oct 2019 • Couples
What a beautiful reef. The fish and coral are truly amazing. It costs 5Tala per adult, there is toilets and change room with a shower to freshen up and Fales to enjoy the view. You can fire snorkeling equipment there or take your own.Beautiful place.
Written 5 November 2019
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123kafox
Auckland Central, New Zealand42 contributions
Beautiful snorkeling!
Oct 2019 • Couples
This reserve offered spectacular snorkeling - a really well established coral reef & so many fish. We also saw a few turtles. They have snorkeling gear for hire and it is only $5 entry. Well worth it. The entrance / beach area is a bit run down, but clean enough. And the reserve itself is so well kept we had a brilliant time! Can't believe this treasure is right next to the city!
Written 27 October 2019
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Marise C
North Island, New Zealand12 contributions
Snorkel the marine reserve
Oct 2019
This is a must do, the fish life is incrediable, too many colourful fishies to name. We have done this 3 times now, and it always leaves you wanting to go back for more.
Written 27 October 2019
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Marg B
Tauranga, New Zealand26 contributions
Best snorkelling we did
Sep 2019
A hundred metre kick out to a post in the ocean, then the deep hole which is filled with amazing coral and fish. Due to the depth of the hole, my husband took two kids at a time. Nice place to sit and look at the view, changing rooms and toilets there too.
Written 12 October 2019
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