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Aroa Marine Reserve, Rarotonga

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Wildlife Area
Considered one of the world's finest snorkeling spots, Aroa Marine Reserve is a protected lagoon featuring crystal-clear water and droves of fish. This natural breeding ground provides a safe home for butterfly fish, sea bream, octopi, clams, and moray eels. Snorkeling gear and diving tours are available from the onsite resort or the dive center. Avoid stepping on coral while snorkeling, but do not worry about watching out for boats, because they are not allowed in the lagoon. A visit to Aroa Marine Reserve represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Rarotonga trip generator to plot your vacation.
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  • Possibly the best place on the planet to swim and snorkel, safe and crystal clear and right outside your front door.  more »
  • Hands down the best snorkelling on the island! Easy and better visibility than elsewhere. Access from across the road from Kaena restaurant....  more »
  • This was one of the best snorkelling spots on the island. Good variety of fish like flounder, schools of trevally, cornetfish, puffers, unicornfish and many others, all in relatively shallow safe wate...  more »