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The Grotto

Grotto Dr, Mariana Islands
+1 670-233-0670
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Great Dive Site

We did two dives at this location. You gear up in the parking lot and then descend down 100 steps... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Daniel J
Edmonton, Canada
Too many tourists

There are so many tourists going and you could hit somebody whenever you want to swim. The water is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
via mobile
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  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“scuba diving” (11 reviews)
“be careful” (9 reviews)
“clear water” (6 reviews)
Grotto Dr, Mariana Islands
+1 670-233-0670
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We did two dives at this location. You gear up in the parking lot and then descend down 100 steps so it is not an easy site to access. The hike back up after the dives is even more exhausting. It is also overcrowded with...More

Thank Daniel J
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

There are so many tourists going and you could hit somebody whenever you want to swim. The water is clear but there are not much to see.

Thank wytjz
Reviewed 1 week ago

i go scuba diving and snorkeling both. Both are great. But scuba diving at grotto is quiet exhausting and needs for u to be experienced.

Thank 혜진 오
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's good to see the blue light reflected from the Blue Cave. The water is cool enough to cool you down from the hot weather. But this is not a spot you would stay for long. You will get bored from this scene very soon.

Thank Desmond L
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Against my better judgment they talked me into this situation. One hundred steps down and the place was packed with tourists standing on the big rock I presumed that I would have jumped off, into the snorkeling area. The people were like sea lions clinging...More

1  Thank Jim W
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Th Grotto is probably most special for those who will dive or snorkel there. I did neither just walked down to see the place. Still, I enjoyed that. It's a fairly unique location. The stairs are steep, but they weren't too bad for me. Some...More

Thank Mathyew
Reviewed 24 July 2017

One of the better steaks on Saipan. The crew go over the top in creating veggie dishes for me as well. Pizzza is really good and the atmosphere is quaint.

Thank Glenn P
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

The Gratto is a sea cave with a hole in the top of it letting light in. The water is warm and crystal clear. It is do peaceful to snorkel and swim inside. Do take your own snorkeling gear one can rent some in Garapan....More

1  Thank David Swearengi... S
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The world famous "Grotto" earned it's reputation as one of the premier dive spots in the world. Now it is sadly too popular. Hoards of Chinese tourists clamber up and down the steps for a swim and snorkel overwhelming the scuba divers. Traffic has all...More

1  Thank Dean R
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful deep blue and clear water. Many people go snorkelling in the afternoon, all you can see most was people's legs. Diving may not be affected but only allow the one with dive licence and you have to carry your dive gear walking down and...More

Thank Iris C
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21 July 2017|
Response from David Swearengi... S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, that is how we did it. You just meed to watch the tide and stay a safe distance from the rocks.