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Bring your snorkeling gear and a sense of curiosity to Palolo Deep Marine Reserve, a protected area for coral and marine life. Try to plan your visit during high tide, and float above a vibrant world teeming with tropical fish and coral carpets. If you are lucky, you may even spot sea turtles and sharks. It's possible to visit during low tide, but there's a higher chance of damaging the coral or hurting yourself. The attraction provides toilets, showers, and changing rooms. Arrange to visit Palolo Deep Marine Reserve and other attractions in Apia using our Apia trip planner.
Palolo Deep Marine Reserve reviews
We went to Palolo reserve at the end of January, and based on the reviews thought we better check it out. Unfortunately for our opinion, it was not as amazing as the reviews suggested it would be. We.... more
We went to Palolo reserve at the end of January, and based on the reviews thought we better check it out. Unfortunately for our opinion, it was not as amazing as the reviews suggested it would be. We.... more »
Run by locals with music pumping, this is the sweetest spot to find yourself at on a hot sunny day. Great for snorkelling or just relaxing and drinking coconuts, surrounded by the unique and charming.... more
Run by locals with music pumping, this is the sweetest spot to find yourself at on a hot sunny day. Great for snorkelling or just relaxing and drinking coconuts, surrounded by the unique and charming.... more »
We had a lovely time at Palolo Deep, however, even as strong, experienced ocean swimmers, we had a really hard time getting past the current to the drop off/deep point. Once there, the coral and fish.... more
We had a lovely time at Palolo Deep, however, even as strong, experienced ocean swimmers, we had a really hard time getting past the current to the drop off/deep point. Once there, the coral and fish.... more »
Great for snorkelling! Be sure to head out at high tide so you clear the reef marked by the bouy. Snorkels for hire but recommend buying some in Apia at Coin Save as they come in handy else where on the island. Padi Divers also come here on request
Amazing views. Take rubber shoes as the beach and water have coral base.
Unfortunately I came here on a wet dull day but that didn't stop me enthusiastically from entering the water to see all the fish. There were 3 other people in the water when I arrived but they didn't go out to the deep part and i sure as heck wasn't going out there alone. I was satisfied near the shore though as there was still plenty to see. I recommend coming on a sunny day with friends.
Highly recommend place to spend time! This beach reserve is owned and operated by a family on their property. There is a small fee per person and snorkelling gear is available for hire too. There are beach fales, benches and tables to relax at by the sea. The sea is great for snorkelling, you can find some exciting fish right up by the edge of the beach – no need to go out too far. The coral helps keep the water fairly calm and not too deep. Showers are available to wash off afterwards too.
Beautiful spot to go snorkelling. We went on low tide and once we navigated through the seaweed, we found the path through the coral out to the hole that was jam packed with marine life. We were very impressed!!! Highly recommend
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