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“excellent snorkelling and CHEAP” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Palolo Deep Marine Reserve

Palolo Deep Marine Reserve
Apia Harbour, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
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Ranked #9 of 33 things to do in Apia
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“excellent snorkelling and CHEAP”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

We loved this place. It was cheep and beautiful However it would have been good if they had cleaner and more snorkels. You need to bring your own flippers. This was the best snorkelling in Apia. My 14 year old son absolutely loved it.

Visited November 2012
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Whakatane, New Zealand
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“Spectacular”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Get the high tide and you are away. It was quite a way out and if the tide is low, it is not the easiest. Once out there it is amazing. The coral and fish varieties are fabulous. We were the only ones out there so had the whole reserve to ourselves to explore. We even saw a large turtle and my wife was mesmerised by it. It was so majestic in the water and did not seem to mind having my wife swimming with it.
A MUST DO in Samoa. You will not be disappointed.

Visited September 2012
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Nelson, New Zealand
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“Best snorkelling we saw in Upoulu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Lovely setting and great snorkelling. Good value for money. Would recommend bringing your own snorkel and flippers as their equipment range was very limited and falling apart

Visited July 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Reserve was great- bring your own gear..”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

The gear provided is worn and/or absent- but bring your own and the snorkelling here is the best in Apia.

Visited December 2012
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“Brilliantly diverse reef snorkel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Loved this spot! Make sure you go when the tide is high- about an hour before high tide is best as it gives you a couple of hours before the water starts to get shallow again.

Visited August 2012
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