The waters around Namua Island are a marine reserve. You can walk from the sandy beach and swim to the coral. There are a lot of brightly coloured corals and fish of all different shapes and sizes. I was glad that I took my own mask and snorkel.
I laughed when someone told me about snorkelling in Apia. I was very surprised to find the lovely Palolo Deep Reserve there. I swam out to where a stick showed the best viewing area. Here I saw deep structures of coral and every colourful fish I could ever wish for. I have snorkelled the Great Barrier Reef and this reserve was just as good. Wow! It cost a small amount to go to but was worth it.