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To Sua Ocean Trench, Samoa

Swim in one extraordinary wonder of nature - To Sua Ocean Trench. This beautiful pool is located in Lotofaga village, Samoa. To Sua in translation means “big hole” and a deep one – to the bottom.

His Royal Highness M. Tamasese

Tupua Tamasese Lealofi III (RIP to Samoa's Mau Movement leader who was killed in a peaceful protest on Black Saturday,

The symbols of the malu etched on the woman reflect the many roles of the woman in Samoan society.  The malu is applied starting from the knees and working up to and finishing at the top of the thighs.

The symbols of the malu etched on the woman reflect the many roles of the woman in Samoan society. The malu is applied starting from the knees and working up to and finishing at the top of the thighs.

Portrait of two men, Mata'afa IOSEFA (sitting, 1832-1912)   and his "Tulafale" Talking Chief.  c. 1880s or 1890s

Samoan High Chief Tupua Tamasese Titiamaea and his "Tulafale" Talking Chief.

A gathering on the malae. Disposition of the baskets of food and of bark cloth. Image From The Samoa Islands by Dr. Augustin Kramer, 1901

The Samoa Islands by Dr Augustin Kramer 1901 A gathering.

Feathered Waistband (Used for women's traditional taupou outfit) or even on a puletasi

Feathered Waistband (Used for women's traditional taupou outfit) or even on a puletasi