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Palolo Deep Marine Reserve

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Address: Apia Harbour, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
Phone Number: 6857265289
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tropical fish viewing

For a small fee you can rent snorkelling gear and flippers, if you don't have your own. There are toilets and change rooms on the beach. This is the closest spot to Apia for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Grant B
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

For a small fee you can rent snorkelling gear and flippers, if you don't have your own. There are toilets and change rooms on the beach. This is the closest spot to Apia for swimming and snorkelling, allowing you to see tropical fish swimming amongst the coral.

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Apia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This beach is ideally close to Apia center so it makes for an easy get-away with the kids if you're based in Apia Central. It is quiet and peaceful, a great place to just sit and relax. The facilities are very basic, and you may need to queue for the shower. It's fairly rocky, so have some good shoes when... More 

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GA, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I saw the most beautiful purple star fish I did not know existed!! I have seen places with more fish so this was an average site but a nice place to go with kids.

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Thank lovetotraveleat
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very unspoiled and peaceful with just some small beach shelters and changing room/loo/beach shower. Lovely, not luxury but that's it's charm. Snorkelling can be really excellent but it depends on tide. You have to swim out to the "deep" but fish in shallows too at times.Take drinks although there are cafes just down the road. I visited the three times... More 

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Thank bingbi
Eltham, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this snorkelling activity. The variety of fish was great, the colours of the coral pretty good, even on an overcast day. Facilities are minimal but it was still fine.

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Thank Roslyn M
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my family came to Palolo Deep in April 2016. It was a lovely day and we all had great fun. We were all in a rush to go back home. By than i realized i accidentally left my back pack with my wallet and all my credit cards and $300 WST at the reserve. We rushed back and... More 

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1 Thank Tiomai23
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are plentiful gorgeous tropical fish out there and as it is relatively undeveloped, it is a relaxing and uncluttered experience. Well worth the effort to get out there!

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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We always make the visit here when in Samoa as it's easily accessible and on previous occasions has been a great easy snorkel with beautiful sights. A nice place to spend a couple of hours and reasonable to hire mask, snorkel ad fins. Always best to go an hour either side of the tide so you can swim out the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Bring your own mask, snorkel and especially fins for his one. You really need the fins to help propel you out to the best snorkelling spot. We really enjoyed our visit. There are change facilities and a few beach fales providing shade for those not snorkelling.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

At 5 Tala to enter - best bargain you'll find for such amazing snorkelling. Some people saw seahorses and turtles. Go out to the pole (easy enough) and to the left and beyond is a deep drop with so many colourful fish

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