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These waters are home to a large number of fish, making it a favorite spot...

These waters are home to a large number of fish, making it a favorite spot for snorkeling or scuba diving.

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If in your mind's eye you have imagined a perfect tropical paradise then this is the reality. What's more is that you don't have to share it with big crowds. I will return.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Darwin, Australia
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Darwin, Australia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If in your mind's eye you have imagined a perfect tropical paradise then this is the reality. What's more is that you don't have to share it with big crowds. I will return.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

JUST WOW, perfect Temperature and really nice for snorkelling. Make sure that you Do a reef tour, one of the best experiences ever.

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Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great snorkeling for small fish. Very few larger fish but it was amazing and easy access. Their were many opportunities to photograph new coral with many very small fish around each one!

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Perth, Australia
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The most beautiful ocean you could ever swim in. This is a slice of paradise. It is not cheap to go out into the lagoon but there are a few cruise operators to choose from. It is such a lovely experience I doubt anyone would regret going out on the lagoon. Having lunch on One Foot Island is an amazing... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

absolutely beautiful, crystal clear water. Had lunch and cocktails at kiosk there, highly recommended!

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Richmond, Australia
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28 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed on Aitutaki for 2 nights, and visited the lagoon on the final day before catching the flight back to NZ that evening. I wouldn't bother staying on Aitutaki, the day trip is all that would be needed.

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Eufaula, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a week @ Aitutaki and enjoyed the lagoon each and every day. Canoed with umbrella sail going west in the morning across the lagoon, returning late afternoon using the umbrella to come back back. Great snorkling and don't miss a catamaran ride across the lagoon, and a visit to One Foot Island with fresh fish barbecue for lunch! My... More 

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Te Kauwhata, null, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Without a doubt one of the most beautiful lagoons I have seen. If you have the time, stay there for a few days instead of just a day trip which is very costly.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is hard to put into words how beautiful this place is. Its beauty is apparent as you fly in, as the views from the air are amazing. Words can't begin to express the varieties of blues and turquoise so that you will see in this lagoon. Stunning is an understatement. The wildlife within the lagoon will leave you speechless,... More 

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Perth, Australia
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic day trip from Raratonga, worth the money. Pickup and drop off, at accommodation, flight, island tour and boat cruise with Ali and crew. Lovely island lunch and snorkelling

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