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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 and the SY Palau 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.

Philippine Siren offers the following itineraries:
-Tubbataha Reef 6 night itinerary
-Tubbataha and More 13 night itinerary
-Southern Visayas 6 night itinerary
-Malapascua & The Visayas 10 night itinerary

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 on a 13 night trip!

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 at Cabilao. 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 famous for their resident school of Sardines and the occasional hungry Thresher Shark the Sardines attract. Whale Sharks are sometimes seen in the channel between Moalboal and Pescador Island. Whale Sharks can also be found at Oslob where the locals actively attract them. The calm seas and diversity of marine life make the Visayas an ideal diving destination for all experience levels. Some Visayas itineraries also visit Malapascua Island for Thresher Sharks, Mantas, Mandarin fish and more!

Prices include: Cabin accommodation on Philippine Siren, up to 4 dives per day (inc night dive), tanks/weights/weight belts, all meals, soft drinks, tea/coffee and return transfers between local airport and the vessel on the day of embarkation and disembarkation.

Marine Park/Port fee: 120 USD (Tubbataha Reef), 160 USD (Tubbataha and More), 75 USD (Southern Visayas) or 155 USD (Malapascua & The Visayas)