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“Probably the best snorkeling place in Upolu”

Palolo Deep Marine Reserve
Ranked #4 of 20 things to do in Apia
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 21 August 2011

Palolo Deep Marine Reserve is an amazing place. There is a hole in the seafloor close to the shore with hundreds if not thousands of fishes of all sizes and colors. Very beautiful. The snorkel gear you can hire is of good quality. The beach is not the cleanest.

2  Thank steffi_eggesin
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Reviewed 8 July 2011

We've snorkelled at many spots on Upolu, and this is by far the best. Located virtually right in Apia town at Vaiala Beach, it is an easy walk from Aggies Hotel and, if you're driving, offers safe and shady parking. There is an a 4Tala entry fee, and you can hire snorkelling gear, and use toilets/changing rooms.
To reach the actual reserve involves about 100 metres of snorkelling in fairly shallow water to a maker post. Don't stop right there! Another few metres takes you to an amazing drop-off, and wonderful viewing for hours. It's best to turn right and follow the edge of the drop-off in an anticlockwise direction.

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