The Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary is known to be among the best diving spots in the world.  The fringing coral reef ecosystem in the bay represents the only true tropical reef in the Sanctuary Program. Fagatele Bay provides a home to a wide variety of animals and plants that thrive in the protected waters of the bay. The sanctuary contains many of the species native to this part of the Indo-Pacific biogeographic region. Turtle, whales, sharks and the giant clam all find refuge in this protected area.

Photo courtesy: NOAA - Greg McFall