Diving and Snorkeling in National Park of American Samoa

In the crystal clear, warm waters of National Park of American Samoa, you will find outstanding snorkeling opportunities. These coral reefs are bursting with tropical marine biodiversity. Throughout the American Samoan islands, there are many opportunities to view some of the over 950 species of fish and over 250 species of corals. Tutuila Island is the largest in the American Samoa archipelago, and it is the best starting point for diving in the area.

The island of Ofu also has some of the best snorkeling waters in American Samoa, but be prepared for limited and unreliable transportation options. To travel to Ofu, you must fly to the island of Ta'u and then hire a local fisherman to take you across in a boat. Bring your own snorkel gear and plan to rent only your air tanks, as throughout American Samoa, diving infrastructure is limited. Due to the lack of tourists in American Samoa, there are no regular boat diving trips to offshore sites, so any such trip must be planned and paid for on a charter basis.


Last updated: January 16, 2018