Palolo Deep Marine Reserve

What starts as a very shallow reef drops off into a deep hole surrounded by beautiful coral reef. This popular picnic and snorkeling spot is full of vibrant coral and colorful fish for the avid snorkeler.


This very convenient spot is only five minutes walk from the centre of Apia (head east to Vaiala Beach). There’s a blue hole surrounded by walls of coral and tropical fish so it’s great for snorkelling, diving and swimming or just relaxing with a picnic. There are toilets, showers and changing rooms and snorkel gear can be hired.

Gear is available for hire ($5.00/mask & $2.00/snorkel). It is recommended that visitors plan their snorkel trips for high tide as attempting to reach the high tide could result in damaged coral or coral cuts for the swimmer.