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Palolo Deep Marine Reserve

Apia Harbour, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
+685 72 65289
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A fabulous find

What a find! Centrally locates and cared for by a family, great snorkeling (couple hours either... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rotorua District, New Zealand
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Awesome Snorkeling

We did 2 snorkles here the fish life ,coral and sponges are some of the best we have seen ..at low... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“high tide” (60 reviews)
“fish” (110 reviews)
“close to town” (17 reviews)
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Apia Harbour, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
+685 72 65289
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a find! Centrally locates and cared for by a family, great snorkeling (couple hours either side of high tide) with plenty of sea life. Basic toilet and changing facilities and a snack/ drinks caravan too. Shaded areas mean you don’t need to race away...More

Thank ParkTravllers
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We did 2 snorkles here the fish life ,coral and sponges are some of the best we have seen ..at low tide you can walk out to the lagoon and snorkel the edge...the hosts were friendly and the food and smoothies were great and well...More

Thank DenGwen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice and close to town and a great place for an introduction to snorkeling for some rookies. A short swim out at high tide to one of the two deep holes. The fish were not the best in number and the coral was showing signs...More

Thank Jamlog
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved it and the cost has risen since our last visit, but the facilities and ground are well worth the cost.

Thank Mikekiyokoadventurer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the reserve today and it didn't disappoint. You need to swim about 200m out from shore to get to the trench but the swim is more than worth it. Amazing array of coral and fish. Will be definitely going back before we...More

1  Thank Linda M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading reviews on this post and seeing pictures of the metal post markers in the channel I was a bit reluctant to give it a go. Much to my surprise you can actually see a half dozen different species of fish just meters from...More

1  Thank stuman48
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

This place is about 25 min walk from town. Entrance about 20 tala. Firstly it's very rustic area, nothing like Ta Sua trench down south. You can hire snorkels etc. there is a small shop selling food and drinks. Some tree swings and rustic seats....More

Thank chris G
Reviewed 16 September 2017

A 15 minute walk or cheap taxi ride from town. Easy swim over reef though not a very spectacular reef. Wear reef shoes as acces over coral beaches. Nice place for an ocean swim near town.

Thank MR-Bne
Reviewed 16 September 2017

What a lovely end to our stay. We spent a leisurely and peaceful Sunday relaxing and swimming at the reserve. It is such a big area that there was plenty of room for people to snorkel without being on top of each other and there...More

Thank kiwihappydragonlady
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Great place if you're staying in Apia and want to go for a quick snorkel but because it's so far out from the shore and when we were there it was quite windy you'd need to be a confident swimmer to get out to it....More

Thank EBAJ2000
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Kilián N
3 August 2017|
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Response from Eleanor U | Reviewed this property |
It is a reserve so no to fishing .
Delvina T
8 January 2017|
Response from 2015FamilyK |
Even sitting in waist deep water near the shore we could still see plenty of fish, so it would be fine for anyone who is able to put their head under water. Having said that, there is a strong current (we weren't told about... More
18 October 2016|
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Response from JKWG | Reviewed this property |
They just rent out snorkelling gear - take your own food and drinks - lovely spots to picnic under shade. I think entry was about 5 Samoan tala or maybe 10 but terrific value. Saw loads of fabulous fish. Suggest one hour... More