Palolo Deep Marine Reserve, Apia

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#3 of 13 in Nature in Upolu
Bring your snorkeling gear and a sense of curiosity to Palolo Deep Marine Reserve, a protected area for coral and marine life. Try to plan your visit during high tide, and float above a vibrant world teeming with tropical fish and coral carpets. If you are lucky, you may even spot sea turtles and sharks. It's possible to visit during low tide, but there's a higher chance of damaging the coral or hurting yourself. The attraction provides toilets, showers, and changing rooms. Arrange to visit Palolo Deep Marine Reserve and other attractions in Upolu using our Upolu trip planner .
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  • Nice to snorkel out there. The current wasn't too bad. Nice area to park and get a fale and there's a little caravan shop that sells the bomb chilli dogs  more »
  • Every year for the last 30 years I travelI to Samoa and spend several hours a day swimming in Palolo Deep. There is nowhere else to swim in Apia as the harbour is polluted and there is no coral or int...  more »
  • I went here with high expectations of great snorkelling but was quite disappointed. 5 Tala each entry fee (which is very reasonable) and a free fale to shelter from the sun but very few fish to view. ...  more »
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  • Really amazing for all ages. Big kids snorkelled to the reserve, little kids still experienced heaps of marine life. Will go back next time.
  • Very friendly staff! Perfect for snorkeling. Guarantee to see beautiful fish close to shore. Food can be bought on the premises or you can bring your picnic. Ideal for families.
  • Great spot. Go at high tide.
  • Palolo Deep Marine Reserve is a great place to snorkle. If you forgot to bring your gear, the owner will rent you. Great views of corals and tropical fish in the reserve.
  • Cheap, almost in town, shady, lots of beautiful fish and interesting coral, shade and fales to rest in

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