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Palolo Deep Marine Reserve

Apia Harbour, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
+685 72 65289
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Finding Nemo

Wow wow wow! Absolutely stunning place to snorkel! The sea life is amazing and the water so clear... read more

Reviewed today
mikefleming
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Auckland, New Zealand
Its about nothing

Cant say much. no snorkeling at all. Couple of little fishes. Thats it. Completely unsafe health... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Katiab81
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Auckland, New Zealand
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“high tide” (65 reviews)
“fish” (125 reviews)
“close to town” (21 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION
Apia Harbour, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
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+685 72 65289
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"high tide"
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"fish"
in 125 reviews
"close to town"
in 21 reviews
"reef shoes"
in 17 reviews
"reef drops"
in 7 reviews
"deep hole"
in 6 reviews
"strong currents"
in 5 reviews
"change rooms"
in 5 reviews
"incoming tide"
in 5 reviews
"shallow water"
in 8 reviews
"easy swim"
in 4 reviews
"short swim"
in 4 reviews
"the great barrier reef"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful corals"
in 5 reviews
"tala entry fee"
in 4 reviews
"nice spot"
in 5 reviews
"apia town"
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Reviewed today

Wow wow wow! Absolutely stunning place to snorkel! The sea life is amazing and the water so clear! Swim out a little way where there is a huge opening in the reef and look down into the ocean! Seems to go forever! Would highly recommend...More

Thank mikefleming
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Cant say much. no snorkeling at all. Couple of little fishes. Thats it. Completely unsafe health wise. We’ve seen local people catch flees on their heads and eating them 🤢. So discussing. The only good thing is swings hanging from the trees.

Thank Katiab81
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Small beach area, bring food and drinks if staying. Need to visit high tide if snorkelling, Water was choppy when we visited so I didn’t go to the drop off but my husband did and said it was superb. There is a cornered off area...More

Thank monenaManchester
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Water was beautiful and the snorkling great Out at the big hole (as Samoan's call it) lots to see. Worth the time and only 5tala

Thank Barbara S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maybe it was jus the day but we found it a bit uninspiring with very few fish, not alot of coral and the water was somewhat murky. I would possibly try it again in better conditions.

Thank SuperglideNZ
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in for a quick snorkel in the late afternoon, and loved it! There were plenty of tropical fish to see, the water was beautifully warm and it was relatively easy to navigate. Could be a bit better marking of where the good bits...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely worth a visit. Entrance $5 WST per person. The water is not that deep to get to the reserve so its very safe. The fish are spectacular, I saw a giant blue starfish and a seahorse which was amazing! We went about mid-morning and...More

Thank Rav05
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a good place to snorkel. You can rent a gear when you pay the admission fee. If you keep going far away from the land then eventually you will be at a cliff where it is packed with corals and tropical fish. I...More

1  Thank minimize940314
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

It was an amazing view! There were also swings to enjoy before and after a swim. You also can come back at any point of the day after paying the first time.

Thank DeAnna H
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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Had a nice snorkel here, more fascinated by fish than reef which was mostly damaged. However still enjoyed it. A tip - try snorkeling in midday as i came around 4 pm and the sun was low so the reef was not bright enough.

Thank Anna C
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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 .
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Delvina T
7 January 2017|
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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
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wcrosby9
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
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