Dive into a swimming hole in the middle of a volcano!

Go Jump off a cliff… into clear blue water for an adrenaline-pumping adventure, and yes in the middle of a volcano in Samoa.

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To-Sua Ocean Trench — “To-Sua” translated means “giant swimming hole” —is a 98-foot deep natural pool located on the southeast coast of Upolu Island.

To Sua ocean trench in Upolu, Samoa, South Pacific, Pacific
To Sua ocean trench in Upolu, Samoa, South Pacific, Pacific

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lush and tropical gardens abound! This rare natural wonder was hidden for decades and sits directly in the middle of a volcano. Discovered thanks to the owners who found it while developing the land around it.

The pool sits high on the island close to the coast and is fed by water from the ocean through a cave on the islands edge. Visitors can go scuba diving in the cave as well (only recommended for skilled divers).

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You can reach the pool by a ladder and relax the day away in its crystal clear waters. Or, just slide right in from the tall sides of the pool into the refreshing waters.

APIA, SAMOA - SEPTEMBER 12: Vistors swim in the To Sua Ocean Trench on September 12, 2015 in Lotofaga, Samoa. The To Sua Ocean Trench with a literal translation in English of "large swimming hole" is a 30 meter deep hole connected via underground canals to the ocean, located in the Lotofaga village, on the south coast of Upolu island. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
APIA, SAMOA – SEPTEMBER 12: Vistors swim in the To Sua Ocean Trench on September 12, 2015 in Lotofaga, Samoa. The To Sua Ocean Trench with a literal translation in English of “large swimming hole” is a 30 meter deep hole connected via underground canals to the ocean, located in the Lotofaga village, on the south coast of Upolu island. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

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It’s a day trip; go snorkeling, wander through the gardens, enjoy nearby rock pools, blowholes, and lava fields. This place is a trip without the luggage!