Swimming with Turtles
Located in the village of Sato’alepai, Savaii, Samoa is one the tourist attractions in Savaii. I wasn’t entirely happy with these turtles living in a pond although it was quite large. I have since done some reading on the Green Turtle and apparently they are an endangered species.
Papaya is given to you to feed the turtles although not their normal diet they seemed to enjoy it. There’s a lot worse they could eat such as plastic and rubbish.
Water flows through from an adjoining lagoon that is spring fed, which is why there is algae growing on their shells.
Sons No. 1 & 2 got in the pond straightaway, Son No. 3 took a bit longer. I just sat on the edge of the pond and put my feet in the water. These turtles have sharp beaks and I was scared of being bitten.
We did a snorkeling trip later on but we didn’t see any turtles in the ocean.