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National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa

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| Offshore waters of Samoan Archipelago, Tutuila, American Samoa
+1 684-633-6500
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Coastal cruise

Samoa feels remote beyond imagination. We visited in February with 100 per cent humidity - avoid... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2016
Susan C
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London, United Kingdom
Easy hike to a beautiful beach

Like most of the trails, it is not easy to locate. Watch closely for the turn off of 001, before... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2015
AggieJoe79
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Westerville, Ohio
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The National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa (formerly known as Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary), is the largest and most remote of all the national marine sanctuaries. The waters of the sanctuary support some of the greatest diversity of marine life in the national marine sanctuary system, including a wide variety of coral and other invertebrates, fishes, turtles, marine mammals and marine plants. The sanctuary also protects extensive coral reefs, deep water reefs, hydrothermal vent communities, rare marine archaeological resources and encompasses important fishing grounds. Visitors to the sanctuary and locals alike can enjoy recreational activities such as diving, snorkeling, boating, and fishing in sanctuary waters. In 2012, NOAA expanded the sanctuary beyond the original 0.25 Square miles of coral reefs within Fagatele Bay, and now the six areas making up the sanctuary cover over 13,500 square miles of nearshore coral reef and offshore open ocean waters. These additional areas include Fagalua/Fogama'a Bay (the next bay east of Fagatele) on Tutuila Island, as well as areas at Aunu'u, Ta'u and Swains islands, and a marine protected area at Rose Atoll (which is known as Muliava by the Manu'a residents) including the nearby Vailulu'u Seamount.
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1 May 2016
“Coastal cruise”
30 Oct 2015
“Easy hike to a beautiful beach”
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| Offshore waters of Samoan Archipelago, Tutuila, American Samoa
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Reviewed 2 May 2016

Samoa feels remote beyond imagination. We visited in February with 100 per cent humidity - avoid this time if possible, it is enervating for Europeans. Tropical vegetation and sea life, of course but the people make this place special. It is not really American Samoa,...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2015

Like most of the trails, it is not easy to locate. Watch closely for the turn off of 001, before you get to Leone. You drive through a landfill (not a pretty start) until you get to a locked gate with a marker for the...More

Thank AggieJoe79
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