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Great little spot, excellent value for money

We walked from town to the reserve which took about 20 minutes. 5 tala entry and 11 tala each for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Worth a visit

Just make sure you go nearer to high tide. We thought it was worth a visit if you are in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked from town to the reserve which took about 20 minutes. 5 tala entry and 11 tala each for hire of a snorkel and mask. There is a lovely shaded area with benches, rocks and platforms for sitting, as well as some excellent swings...More

Thank emcg007
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My girls loved Palolo deep. It was well priced and the only thing I would say is better to bring your own mask and snorkel as hire ones are old. Still it’s great you can hire them there. Wonderful swings and facilities. Fabulous atmosphere and...More

Thank MiaBrig
Reviewed 1 week ago

best place to swim close to town. easy and affordable. great shady spaces and table. good to do your own thing- bring something to eat etc. snorkel gear available to hire.

Thank Alexis C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just make sure you go nearer to high tide. We thought it was worth a visit if you are in town. There are better places else where on the island but this is cheap and easy to get too. They provide good shade and change...More

Thank vandra12
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at Sheraton Aggies in Apia and this site is just minutes away by walk from the hotel. This snorkeling site was looking dull at first until I got to deeper part and corals and fish were much more diverse than it first appeared...More

Thank 843rustami
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

sad. rubbish as we entered reserve and rubbish in water reserve. suggest a clean up. rustic. close to town.

Thank Marie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While there are many places to snorkel around the islands, this one is good and close to town if that's where you are staying. My mum and I took a taxi from town for about 5 Tala then snorkelled for about an hour and a...More

1  Thank Teresaweaves2016
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Best time for snorkelling is high tide and is easily accessible. Wow best explains the marine life and one not to be missed.

Thank torakiboy
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Fantastic if you snorkel out towards the reef lots of different varieties of fishes, closer to sure is sad quite a bit of rubbish in the water and dead coral. Make sure you have wet shoes, lovely seats, sunbathing area, mini fales with shade and...More

Thank xtelm
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

It's just perfect, if you want to see some different fish! Small once and colourful! Very chilled place in the city! Easy to get there and costs only 5tala

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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|
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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