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The Grotto

Grotto Dr, Mariana Islands
+1 670-233-0670
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must see

wow really amazing try to go late or early to beat the crowds. evening is best and should really go... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jack B
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Denver, Colorado
freaking fantastic

I just finished a 3 week trip from the Philippines to the USA and stopped on about 8 different... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2018
TheTravelPirate
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Rochester, New York
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  • Excellent68%
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  • Average7%
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“scuba diving” (12 reviews)
“steep stairs” (6 reviews)
“be careful” (9 reviews)
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Grotto Dr, Mariana Islands
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"scuba diving"
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"steep stairs"
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"be careful"
in 9 reviews
"clear water"
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"open ocean"
in 4 reviews
"underwater cave"
in 2 reviews
"bring your bathing suit"
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"great dive"
in 6 reviews
"place is beautiful"
in 2 reviews
"blue color"
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"interesting fish"
in 2 reviews
"swim throughs"
in 2 reviews
"take pictures"
in 2 reviews
"an amazing experience"
in 2 reviews
"dive spots"
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"bird island"
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"beautiful view"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

wow really amazing try to go late or early to beat the crowds. evening is best and should really go scuba diving there with axe murder tours

Thank Jack B
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

I just finished a 3 week trip from the Philippines to the USA and stopped on about 8 different islands on the way back and did some fabulous snorkels. The Grotto was absolutely my favorite of all 20+ places. There are plenty of companies that...More

Thank TheTravelPirate
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

The steps down and back up and the water entry and exit can be a little tricky, but not difficult. It it is all worth it!! This is one of the most amazing diving experiences I have ever had!! These are our pictures, not from...More

Thank JeremyPierson
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Nice grotto on the east side of the island. 111 steps down (and another 111 back up) to a nice grotto with waves coming in. Not recommended for older people who have difficulty climbing the stairs. Also, getting from the bottom of the stairs to...More

Thank stevek66-2
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

We went to the Grotto for snorkeling with two little kids. The access is not too difficult, just long steep stairs. But once there, you have to walk on rocks (better to bring some water shoes) and use some ropes to go to the big...More

1  Thank algongar
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

When in Saipan You could go to suicide cliff, bird island and all the other big spots, but prepare to spend time here and bring your bathing suit Enjoy the serene water and surroundings You’ll fall in love Great scuba diving here — lots of...More

Thank Netvate
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

It gives you a new definition of blue color. Clear water that its color changes with sunlight. Most people go by joining the local tour with snorkeling coach and photography service. It’s recommended because of safety and nice photos of cos;) Full of people... comparative...More

Thank SieSieC
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

The Grotto is possibly the most popular and most challenging dive in world. It is a 30 m natural tunnel leading from the top of a high cliff down below sea level, then exiting into open ocean through three wide openings. Outside the openings, the...More

Thank HasseZ
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Reviewed 14 December 2017

The grotto is fairly pretty, but it's 110 slippy steps down and back up. I'm not sure it's worth it if you're not going to snorkel.

Thank Sue R
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

This is another must see location on Saipan. It is relatively small, but very cool to see and even better to swim in. Lots of interesting fish. Cool light from below where the sunlight filters in through the tunnel at the bottom. (Never attempt to...More

Thank Rodney R
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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.
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