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Palolo Deep Marine Reserve

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Address: Apia Harbour, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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A Nice and Easily Axcessible Marine preserve

. I truly liked the palolo Deep Marine Reserve. Some have said that it is difficult to access except at high tides That is true but it certainly worth waiting for the tide. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
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Hilton, New York
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

the best snorkeling in Samoa right in town, easier to get to at high tide Swim, low tide and you have to walk. you will be amazed at the number of fish you see.

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Hilton, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

. I truly liked the palolo Deep Marine Reserve. Some have said that it is difficult to access except at high tides That is true but it certainly worth waiting for the tide. The location was not created for the convenience of the tourist ,but for thr preservation of marine life. It is NOT of a great depth and careful... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Ok, there is a little work to do before you get to see the wonderful coral and fish. You need to snorkel in about 150 metres of rocky shallows, thick with seagrass. But once you get out to the reef, the visibility and variety of fish is absolutely stunning. Ideally it is best done at high tide when the risk... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is definitely worth doing. Probably more ideal to bring your own mask, snorkel and flippers because the hire ones are a bit tired, but they do the job and once you are in the water there is so much to look at and enjoy! Amazing tropical fish and coral, and we were lucky to see a giant turtle swimming... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

some of the best snorkeling in perfectly warm clear waters ever... So much beautiful colorful marine life ( underwater camera a requirement). Corals are magnificent. Near Apia. Ample parking. A must do.

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

very convenient to town as it is only place to swim near the centre. there are rudimentary change and toilet facilites. the swim was quite hard out to the stick and there was only a little amount to see. good .for a short swim and snorkel and fairly cheap.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We didn't think a marine reserve right in Apia would be that great but it's actually pretty cool. The staff are totally laid-back.. as is the Samoan way.. but was no hassle to pay our 6 Tala (approx $3.50NZD), dump our stuff in a fale and head out in to the water. With the tide out you can walk all... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

you need to go at high tide to make the most of the snorkelling but its a very nice place to relax and snorkel when you please, the family there are lovely people too

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The locals will help you out which way to swim, just ask them and then head out to see some glorious coloured fish and sea life!

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We visited at low tide which makes the swim out to the reef very shallow. But once you hit the drop off, there is good clearance and excellent snorkeling. We had our own gear except for one teen who had outgrown his. Unfortunately, their rental gear is old and the mask had no seal so he couldn't join in. So,... More 

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Additional Information about Palolo Deep Marine Reserve

Address: Address: Apia Harbour, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
Location: South Pacific  >  Samoa  >  Upolu  >  Apia
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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