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On Walkabout At: Fish Eye Marine Park, Guam

Basic Information

Picture from Fish Eye Marine Park

Narrative

I first saw the Fish Eye Marine Park when I visited Asan Beach where US Marines landed during World War II.  I saw the Fish Eye from a hill I hiked up that was covered in old Japanese bunkers.  I figured I would get around to checking out the Fish Eye at some point and sure enough I eventually did.  The Fish Eye is an observatory submerged 30 feet below sea level and sees about 180,000 visitors every year.  According to the Fish Eye website the observatory is the only one like it in Micronesia.  The Fish Eye is very easy to locate since it is right off of Marine Corps Drive adjacent to the Asan Beach National Historical Park:

Parking can be challenging due to the popularity of the site which forces some people to have to park across the street and then run across the highway.  Fortunately I was able to get a parking spot near the Fish Eye entrance when somebody pulled out.  From the parking lot the Fish Eye is accessed via a 1000-foot boardwalk:

Picture from Fish Eye Marine Park

The walk across the boardwalk was quite nice and provided plenty of good views of the area:

Picture from Fish Eye Marine Park

For example I had views to the north of the hillside I had previously hiked up to explore the Japanese bunkers located on it:

Picture from Fish Eye Marine Park

To the east I could see Nimitz Hill where the Asan Bay Overlook is located at:

Picture from Fish Eye Marine Park

To the south I had a nice view of the turquoise waters of Piti Bay:

Picture from Fish Eye Marine Park

Something else I was able to see was a number of people taking courses to learn how to snorkel and scuba dive:

Picture from Fish Eye Marine Park

After a short walk I found myself inside of the Fish Eye.  Once inside I had to walk down a spiral staircase to the underwater observatory:

Picture from Fish Eye Marine Park

At the bottom of the staircase is a viewing area which has a number of windows to view the coral reef located around the observatory:

Picture from Fish Eye Marine Park

The amount of fish that can be seen through the windows is pretty impressive:

Picture from Fish Eye Marine Park

Picture from Fish Eye Marine Park

Of course there was a “Nemo” clownfish to see as well:

Picture from Fish Eye Marine Park

I was also able to see a number of scuba divers swimming around the Fish Eye as well:

Picture from Fish Eye Marine Park

Conclusion

Overall, the Fish Eye was interesting to check out.  The $12 entrance fee is not overly expensive and I ended up spending about an hour there.  The Fish Eye also lived up to its name because I did see a lot of fish there.  So for people visiting Guam who want to see fish without getting into the water, the Fish Eye is worth checking out.

 

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