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Obyan Beach

Garapan, Mariana Islands
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Ranked #3 of 15 Attractions in Garapan
Type: Beaches
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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you are a strong swimmer head out through the reef to the deepest part of the ocean here. Amazing snorkelling. You must be a reasonable swimmer because it can be difficult to get back through the reef if strong swells. There are ropes to help with this, but go with a local!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The beach is pretty and the reef is pretty nice, also. The road isn't marked very well and we had a little difficulty finding it,

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Dover, Delaware
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

It is a far drive but worth it. In it lies the island's paradise, if youre lucky you'll find it or a local can take you.

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Pacifica, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

this beach offered decent snorkeling with my 6-year old. its too bad the coral has been damaged so much from careless people walking on it.

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Shanghang County, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

The Obyan beach has probably one of the best lagoon on the island. Is rich of Tropical fishes of many different kinds. To enter in the water is also quite easy, as it's less shallow then elsewhere.

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Saipan, Mariana Islands
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60 reviews 60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We went on a day that was a little low tide. The beach is amazing and the water crystal clear. I was happily snorkeling in the shallows when i saw a family with a small child feeding fish under the water. I told them to stop and the reasons, and they sad that they would take it into consideration. It's... More

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Perth, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Visited the beach on a Saturday lunchtime, I was the fourth person there, and the only other person in the water. The water is warm and fish are active, but you do have to swim our a bit, to the break, to see the wall. Great snorkelling. There was a security gard watching over the cars, a couple of dive... More

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Saipan
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

One of my favorite beaches on the island. Usually calm and clear water inside the reef makes for good snorkeling. It is more of a local beach and you may be invited to join a bbq by some friendly locals if you visit this beach on the weekend.

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Saipan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Great place to dive. The visibility is outstanding and it's a nice easy dive. Might be a bit of a challenge to find it but well worth it. Have security so no need to concern yourself with theft. Even if you don't dive, the beach is nice and due to the shallowness of the water, you can get up close... More

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China
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Very relaxing and not too many people. Just be careful with your belongings in your car. Saipan has many thieves who prey on visitors at beach parking lots.

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