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The Grotto

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Address: Grotto Dr, Mariana Islands
Phone Number: +1 670-233-0670
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Fun at the GROTTO

This place is awesome, but requires a lot of leg strength to go down and back up the like 1,000 steps, lol But once you down in the cave and in the water it is amazing! for sure a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This place is awesome, but requires a lot of leg strength to go down and back up the like 1,000 steps, lol But once you down in the cave and in the water it is amazing! for sure a must see and do place for Saipan. If your a diver, its even more fun as you explore through the cave... More 

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Adirondacks, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

The Grotto is one of the coolest sites I've visited in my travels. The water is an incredible blue color, and the ease of access makes it great for a variety of watersports. The downside is that there are lots of people there, either swimming, snorkeling, or SCUBA diving. I would recommend going early in the morning before the crowds... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

A must dive stop for divers. Underwater cave, clear water.....Only problem....you have to take a 103 plus stairs to get there with your dive equipment.... don,t forget you still have to take it back up

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Definitely not for the faint of heart. Diving the Grotto requires some physically intensive labor to get the great up and down over 190 steps, but worth every ounce of energy. This one of a kind dive spot earns it's exquisite reputation in strides.

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Guam, Mariana Islands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This place is gorgeous. There is no other place like it in the World and I think if you are traveling to Saipan, then you should definitely make time to visit the Grotto. It's great for snorkeling or scuba diving...or just a quick swim! Don't miss out seeing this attraction!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

The Grotto on Saipan is absolutely amazing. This is without question, a must visit site for anyone who is a fan or snorkeling or diving. My wife and I were fortunate to visit on a calm and beautiful morning and although there was a very large tour group entering the water just as we arrived, the area was large enough... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We had a car rental so we just drove to the Grotto and happened to meet a tour guide in the parking lot. He said tourists need a guide to snorkel and swim in the Grotto for safety reasons. He ended up taking us for $30 p person. We have two teens and a 7 year old and didn't mind... More 

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Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

I visited the Grotto on three separate dives (two day, one night) with Axe Murderer Tours. This is an exceptional place to dive and has multiple different paths that lead to the open ocean under the water's surface. Highly recommend diving there during both day and night to see things like turtles, octopi, lobsters, the occasional curious shark, and the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

We did snorkelling that day, actually it was a blustery day that morning and we were told that the Grotto was closed because of the security problem and they didn't know when it would be reopen cuz it depends on weather, but we were so lucky finally it was reopen that afternoon, the coach gave everyone the life jacket, were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Although you can view the grotto from a deck at street level, trek down several dozen uneven steps and experience it close up. Posted signs state no swimming, but lots of folks climb the rocks and jump into the dark aqua water. Bring water shoes if you plan to hop in. The cavelike rock formation above with stalactite formations is... More 

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