Renowned for its pristine untouched tropical landscape, Samoa's underwater beauty is just as impressive. Boasting beautiful lagoons, deep water pinnacles and expansive reef passages, Samoa is the perfect place for scuba diving. Suitable for divers of all skill levels as well as first timers, there are a number of dive sites across the islands that offer fantastic visibility and conditions all year round.
Samoa's aquatic landscape varies from beautiful hard coral gardens to dramatic deep water canyons. Home to over 300 types of coral, there are also over 1,000 fish species and other marine life to discover. You can experience the incredible Samoa diving with a great range of dive operators who offer everything from equipment hire to day trips and overnight boating adventures.
Palolo Deep National Marine Reserve: Located just outside of Apia on the island of Upolu, the Palolo Deep Marine Reserve is a beautiful natural aquarium offering some of the best diving in Samoa. The shallow reef drops away to reveal an impressive underwater paradise that displays vividly coloured coral and marine life including reef sharks, sea turtles and amazing tropical fish.
The Rock: Located on Upolu, the Rock is a spectacular dive site famous for it's hard coral and giant clams. The plateau descends between 12-18 metres and visibility it generally great. The rock is home to a variety of tropical fish including clown trigger fish, napoleon, tuna and fusiliers. There are also regular shark sightings here.
Apolima Gardens: Located just 70 metres off the Apolima Island, this dive site is a technicolour coral garden. Beginning at 8 metres and dropping off to 40 metres, the Apolima Gardens are home to lobsters, unicorn fish, reef sharks, blue fin trevally and sea turtles.
Juno: Located on the island of Savai'i, Juno is a dive site perfect for beginners and is just 5 minutes from the shore. This location features an incredible wreck that was once a functioning 3 mast missionary sailing ship. The ship sank in Lelepa bay in 1881. Today, the wreck is full of abundant coral and marine life including trumpet fish, turtles, parrot fish, yellow fish and plenty more.