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clear lagoon almost like a swimming pool

very calm and clear lagoon that is almost like a swimming pool. Good place to see mandarin fish too... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Singapore, Singapore
Need a good guide & spotter

While they are indeed very tiny and relatively secretive, the mandarin fish usually hang out around... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very calm and clear lagoon that is almost like a swimming pool. Good place to see mandarin fish too and corals and also healthy

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ThomasYe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While they are indeed very tiny and relatively secretive, the mandarin fish usually hang out around sunset. You'll need a solid guide who knows where to find them. Worth the search!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank SamuelHarvey
Reviewed 30 September 2018

but you have to look really hard to find the mandarin fish, they are very shy, but plenty other fish to see.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank labearcajun
Reviewed 5 April 2018

I saw Mandarin fish lake as part of a kayaking trip. It is a secluded lake, accessible only by kayak. Fortunately, the guide was able to point out the elusive tiny mandarin fish and to take a picture of it. Otherwise, probably would not have...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank kangatashi
Reviewed 8 February 2018

The whole tour was amazing. We took a kayak tour to Mandarin Fish Lake. Then we were able to snorkel in the lake. The snorkeling was pretty amazing and the lake was so serene.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank AnchorageMelissa
Reviewed 29 December 2017

I can't swim but I've been snorkel at Maldives, Phuket, Egypt etc, Palau Mandarin Fish Lake is the best among them! Once you jump into the crystal clear water, you don't need any bread in your hand, all the fishes would come to you and...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank PY J
Reviewed 24 September 2017

The fish are there but without a trained eye helping you, the chances of seeing one is slim. The lake however is gorgeous and worth the trip. The coral spectacular.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Jesalee
Reviewed 28 August 2017

I dove in about 8 feet of water and was able to see multiple mandarin fish alongside Sam's Tours docks. If you dive this would be a very easy sport, they apparently mostly come out around dusk though I saw them during the day -...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Zigmom04
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Everyone who snorkel s should visit this marine lake. It gives new meaning to clear water. The quantity and variety are unbelievable

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank lisa w
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We also asked Sam's Tours to take us here on one of our kayaking snorkeling days. A great choice as even if there had not been any mandarin fish, this would have been one of our top travel experiences ever. So many fish, starfish, neon...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank RickMIusa
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