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SY Palau Siren


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SY Palau Siren is an elegant wooden-hulled Phinisi schooner cruising around the very best dive sites of Palau. Most safari trips are of 7 or 10 nights' duration. This 40m long liveaboard comfortably accommodates 16 divers who are well looked after by the crew of 12. As you would expect from the excellent Siren fleet, there is plenty of space and comfort on board and a high service level.

Length: 40 metres / 132 feet
Beam: 10 metres / 32 feet
Cruise: 8 knots
Divers: 16
Enriched air nitrox is available here
Palau Siren liveaboard in Palau, Micronesia
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You can choose to relax in the air-conditioned saloon which comes equipped with full audio-visual entertainment system, a library of marine and general interest books and board games. Meals can be enjoyed in the saloon or, more commonly, in the open-air dining area where you can enjoy the fine cuisine against the spectacular backdrop of the iconic verdant islands of Palau.

Cabins all have ensuite bathrooms, plus TV, DVD & music player. Additional facilities include a laundry service, massage service, on board boutique and sea kayaks, but it is in the diving facilities where the Palau Siren shines. Not many liveaboards would provide you with scuba equipment, a safety sausage and nitrox free of charge. Add to that the numerous camera workstations inside and out, large storage drawers and large camera rinse tanks and you can see why this is a popular boat among regular divers and photographers alike.

So if you are looking for a Palau liveaboard safari which ticks all the boxes, Palau Siren could be the one for you.

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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July 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
26 Jul 1 Aug 6 Palau Islands 24 US$ 3,553
August 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
2 Aug 12 Aug 10 Palau Islands 38 US$ 5,403
13 Aug 20 Aug 7 Palau Islands 26 US$ 3,892
21 Aug 28 Aug 7 Palau Islands 26 US$ 3,892
September 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
1 Sep 11 Sep 10 Palau Islands 38 US$ 5,403
12 Sep 19 Sep 7 Palau Islands 26 US$ 3,892
December 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
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20 Dec 30 Dec 10 Palau Islands 38 US$ 5,403
31 Dec 10 Jan 10 Palau Islands 38 US$ 5,403
January 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
11 Jan 18 Jan 7 Palau Islands 26 US$ 3,892
29 Jan 8 Feb 10 Palau Islands 38 US$ 5,403
April 2018
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6 Apr 13 Apr 7 Palau Islands 26 US$ 3,892
22 Apr 2 May 10 Palau Islands 38 US$ 5,403
May 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
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DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
3 May 10 May 7 Palau Islands 26 US$ 3,892
11 May 18 May 7 Palau Islands 26 US$ 3,892
19 May 29 May 10 Palau Islands 38 US$ 5,403
30 May 9 Jun 10 Palau Islands 38 US$ 5,403
June 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
30 Jun 7 Jul 7 Palau Islands 26 US$ 3,892
July 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
18 Jul 28 Jul 10 Palau Islands 38 US$ 5,403
29 Jul 8 Aug 10 Palau Islands 38 US$ 5,403
August 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
9 Aug 16 Aug 7 Palau Islands 26 US$ 3,892
20 Aug 30 Aug 10 Palau Islands 38 US$ 5,403
31 Aug 10 Sep 10 Palau Islands 38 US$ 5,403
September 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
23 Sep 30 Sep 7 Palau Islands 26 US$ 3,892
October 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
1 Oct 11 Oct 10 Palau Islands 38 US$ 5,403
12 Oct 19 Oct 7 Palau Islands 26 US$ 3,892
22 Oct 29 Oct 7 Palau Islands 26 US$ 3,892
30 Oct 9 Nov 10 Palau Islands 38 US$ 5,403
November 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
10 Nov 17 Nov 7 Palau Islands 26 US$ 3,892
26 Nov 6 Dec 10 Palau Islands 38 US$ 5,403
December 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
7 Dec 17 Dec 10 Palau Islands 38 US$ 5,403
18 Dec 28 Dec 10 Palau Islands 38 US$ 5,403
29 Dec 8 Jan 10 Palau Islands 38 US$ 5,403

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More Trip Details...

Notes: It is also possible to combine a week on the Philippines Siren with a week on the Palau Siren. Ask us for more details. Jellyfish Lake is temporarily closed until the population rejuvenates.

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, local beers, dives, airport transfers to and from the boat, experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (max number of 6 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (if available), use of essential scuba equipment for the duration of the trip, surface marker device.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Dive insurance, marine park and port fees: 7 nights US$ 200, 10 nights US$ 270 per person. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks (other than local beer), torches US$ 6 per day, dive computer US$ 6 per day. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there: Lying 1,450 km southwest of Guam and 640 km south of Yap, Palau is the most western island of Micronesia, which is to the east of the Philippines and north of New Guinea. You will most likely fly into Koror International airport on board China Air, United Airlines, Continental or Delta. There are direct flights to Koror from Manila, Cairns, Guam and Taipei.

Arrival/Boarding/Departure: SY Palau Siren departs from Koror. When you arrive at Koror airport you will be met by a representative from your hotel or, if not overnighting, by a representative of Sam's Tours Palau. You will transferred to your hotel or the boat. If you are staying at a hotel in Koror, your transfer to the liveaboard is included and pick-up will be 1.5 hrs before the departure time. Embarkation for 7 and 10 night cruises is 18:00 hrs, for 6 night cruises it is 01:40 hrs. The boat returns to port on the morning of the last day with disembarkation at 10:00 hrs (or 16:00 for 6 night cruises). The last dive of the trip will be at around 12:00 noon on the second last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.

Non-diver rate: None. Non-divers will receive one free massage per day (except on first and last day) and one bottle of wine (to be consumed on the trip).

Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travellers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 100% of the published price and receive a complimentary massage and one bottle of wine (to be consumed on the trip). Marine park, port fees, taxes and any fuel surcharge will be paid by the operator.

Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 7 guests and 1 extra person can join the cruise in a Standard cabin free of charge (total 8 guests). The whole boat charter price below is the equivalent of paying for 14 guests and 2 additional persons can join the cruise free of charge.

Whole boat charter rate (per night): 7 nights: US$ 6,317, 10 nights: US$ 6,711.


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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
The SY Palau Siren has 8 Standard cabins: 4 twin bed cabins, 2 with double beds and 2 with a double bed and a single bed. All cabins are on the lower deck and have en-suite private bathrooms. Guests are advised to bring their own adaptors.

All the liveaboard cabins have:
  • Air-conditioning
  • Portholes
  • Toilet, hot water shower and hand basin
  • Toiletries, towels & bathrobes
  • Personal TV, DVD & music player
  • Bedside reading lights
  • Safety box
  • Cabinet and shelves
  • Bedding
  • Space for luggage
  • Round 2-pin mains outlet 110 & 220 Volts - 24 hours per day
  • Fire warning and fire extinguishers
No. of toilets / showers - 10 / 10 - hot water

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Crew, Facilities, Dive Courses...
The crew of 12 comprise:
  • Tour leader / Dive Instructor
  • 2 Divemasters
  • Captain
  • 2 Cooks
  • Engineer
  • Steward
  • Maid / Masseuse
  • 3 Deck hands
Complimentary enriched air nitrox - 2 motorised dive dinghies - Dive platform with hot water showers, toilets, camera table and rinse tanks - Air-conditioned saloon with bar, TV, DVD video & music - Movie and book library, fish ID books, diving magazines and games - Open air social and dining area - Sundeck with sun chairs - Massage service - Laundry service - Boutique - Sea canoe - Water dispenser.

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Menu, Cuisine Type...
You will dine in an open air dining area on the main deck so meal times will be set in the open, balmy air and against the ever-changing Pacific island backdrop of Palau. Each day you will enjoy a light pre-breakfast prior to the first dive with main meals following dives 1, 2 and 4. Snacks are available during the day. The menu consists of a great variety of dishes and can be described as a blend of western and Asian cuisine.
  • Asian and international meals; 4 different dishes per sitting.
  • Buffet style dining with waitress help in the main deck open-air dining area.
  • Pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks in between.
  • Coffee, tea, soft drinks, beer, fruit, water, snacks and biscuits are provided free of charge.
  • Wine and spirits are available for purchase.
  • All dietary needs can be catered for - please advise us of special requirements in advance.
  • The dining service begins with dinner and snacks on the first evening of the cruise.

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Technical Specifications...
  • Built in year 2012
  • Size - 40m x 9.7m
  • Top speed - 9 knots
  • Cruising speed - 7.5 knots
  • 500 HP Nissan engine
  • 3 Yanmar generators
  • 2 x MCH dive tank compressors
  • 12l aluminium tanks with DIN & Int. fittings
  • Enriched air nitrox system
  • Electricity 110V/220V - 24 hours per day
  • Water capacity - 13,000 litres
  • Watermaker - 13,000 litres per day
  • Fuel capacity - 18,000 litres

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Navigation, Safety Features...
  • 2 life rafts (for 25 passengers each)
  • 2 x 115 HP Yamaha motorised dinghies
  • SSB and VHF radios
  • Furuno Global positioning system (GPS)
  • Furuno Radar
  • Furuno Sounder
  • Satellite & mobile telephones
  • Searchlight and horn
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB)
  • Advanced medic first aid box
  • Emergency oxygen - 25,000 litres
  • 35 life jackets throughout
  • Fire alarms and extinguishers throughout
  • Customer dive insurance is NOT provided and is MANDATORY - see our insurance programme for a competitive quotation

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