Is there snorkelling from the beach at pole pole or do you need to go on a boat trip
Yes there is snorkeling to Pole pole
You have to go out on the boat. They have a dive/snorkeling outfit that comes to Pole Pole each night to outline activities available for next day. The trip to the reef was about 30 minutes, but there's other trips depending on weather. Lots of colorful fish, but I prefer snorkeling off beach.
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