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Philippine Siren Liveaboard

The 40 metre SY Philippine Siren has the same specifications as her sister yachts, the SY Indo Siren, the SY Palau Siren and the SY Fiji Siren. The large cabins have an elegant teak finish and can accommodate both double and twin sleeping arrangements. The outdoor dining area is very comfortable and provides a fabulous setting for all your meals, whilst the dive deck offers both convenience and plenty of space when getting ready for your dives.

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There are excellent facilities for underwater photographers and videographers, with large rinse tanks and designated areas for charging and preparation of your camera and video equipment, the SY Philippine Siren truly sets out to be the pros choice for underwater photography and videography. Like the other Siren yachts, the SY Philippine Siren was built on the Indonesian Island of Sulawesi and is a traditional gaft rigged Phinisi handcrafted from ironwood and teak. Built by divers for divers you can rest assured that your every need has been thought of. Nitrox and equipment rental is complimentary on the Philippine Siren.

Philippine Siren offers the following itineraries:
-Tubbataha Reef 6 night itinerary
-Tubbataha and More 13 night itinerary
-Southern Visayas itinerary (6, 7 or 10 nights)
-Malapascua & The Visayas itinerary (10 or 12 nights)

Tubbataha Reef itineraries
The Philippines is full of great diving, but the most awe inspiring spot is Tubbataha Reef. This isolated reef, 181km off the coast of Palawan, is extremely remote and can only be accessed by liveaboard. Tubbataha consists of two atolls (North and South) and the Jessie Beazley reefs. Tubbataha’s North atoll is 16km long, whilst the South atoll is smaller at 5km long – inbetween the two atolls is a deep 8km wide channel. At Tubbataha vertical walls and dramatic drop offs provide for the Philippines best big fish diving! Expect to see large Napoleon Wrasse, Bumphead Parrotfish, Barracuda, schooling Trevally, Dogtooth Tuna, Turtles, Whitetip Reef Sharks, Grey Reef Sharks, the occasional Hammerhead or Tiger Shark, Guitar Sharks, Whale Sharks and Dolphins! For shark fans dive sites such as Shark Airport, Washing Machine, Black Rock and Jessie Beazley Reefs are often highlight dive sites! Tubbataha also has the Malayan Wreck, plus some great macro diving at Seafan Alley, including Orangutan Crabs, Pygmy Seahorse and plenty of Nudibranchs. ‘Tubbataha and More’ itineraries visit both Tubbataha Reef and the Southern Visayas for the ultimate Philippines liveaboard adventure!

Southern Visayas itineraries
Departing from Cebu the Philippine Siren cruises southwards to the first stop at Cabilao Island, where steep reef walls are covered with sea fans, corals and sponges. Pygmy seahorses and frogfish are common sightings. Moving on to Balicasag you will dive a variety of sites around this tiny island to see Turtles and schools of Jacks as well as Barracuda and Snapper. The dark sand slopes of Dauin are the place to find a myriad of tiny odd shaped bottom dwellers from Robust Ghost Pipefish to Pipehorses, Waspfish and Skeleton Shrimps. Apo Island is a testament to the success of the marine sanctuaries in the Philippines and the pristine corals abound with numerous fish species. Friendly Turtles approach divers and at least 8 species of Anemone fish can be found here. Moalboal and tiny Pescador Island are the next destination. Schools of Sardines are known to pass through with the occasional hungry Thresher Shark in their wake. Whale Sharks are frequently seen in the channel. Smaller creatures including a wide range of Nudibranchs, Shrimps and Crabs can be found on each reef during every dive. The calm seas and diversity of marine life make the Visayas an ideal diving destination for all experience levels. Some Visayas itineraries include a 2 day extension at Malapascua Island for Thresher Sharks, Mantas, wrecks and more!

Tubbataha Reef 6 night itinerary
Price 2017-2019: 2,990 EURO (approx 2,731 GBP)

Tubbataha and More 13 night itinerary
Price 2017-2019: 5,600 EURO (approx 5,116 GBP)

Southern Visayas 6 night itinerary
Price 2017-2019: 2,490 EURO (approx 2,275 GBP)

Southern Visayas 10 night itinerary
Price 2017-2019: 3,490 EURO (approx 3,188 GBP)

Malapascua & The Visayas 10 night itinerary
Price 2017-2019: 3,490 EURO (approx 3,188 GBP)

Malapascua & The Visayas 12 night itinerary
Price 2017-2019: 4,150 EURO (approx 3,791 GBP)

Prices include: Double or twin bed cabin on Philippine Siren, up to 4 dives per day (inc night dive), free Nitrox, free equipment rental (except torch and dive computer), all meals, soft drinks, beer, tea/coffee and return transfers between local airport and the vessel.

Marine Park/Port fee: 100 EURO (Tubbataha Reef), 135 EURO (Tubbataha and More), 60 EURO (Southern Visayas 6 nights), 75 EURO (Southern Visayas 7 nights), 100 EURO (Southern Visayas 10 nights) or 130 EURO (Malapascua & The Visayas)



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