What to do - Activities

Get out and about in the Northern Marianas with a wide variety of activities throughout the year.

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The Grotto


Voted 2nd best dive spot in the world by Dive Magazine, the Grotto is the most popular dive in Saipan.  Make your way down a flight of steps through natural foliage to the large cavern opening.  Spectacular blue and aqua lights that peer through the water’s surface  mark the large cavern’s three underwater exits to the open ocean. 

A giant-stride entry made off of a rock island across a shallow crossing brings you underwater in the main room of the cavern.  Harmless white tip sharks are common inside the cavern.  Make your way through one of the ocean exits to a world of colorful corals, schools of barracuda, turtles, titan triggerfish, parrotfish and the occasional napoleon wrasse. 

While the Grotto is certainly not to be missed, the 112 step stairway does require divers to be in fairly good physical condition.  

Activities available on Saipan.