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SY Philippine Siren


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The SY Philippine Siren is a 40m long luxury liveaboard constructed in 2013 in the traditional gaff-rigged phinisi-style, out of Indonesian ironwood and teak to Lloyds safety standards. She accommodates 16 guests on a variety of cruises offering the best of Philippines diving in Tubbataha, Visayas, Malapascua and Donsol.

Length: 40 metres / 131 feet
Beam: 9 metres / 30 feet
Maximum Speed: 10 knots
Divers: 16
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Being part of the prestigious Siren liveaboard fleet this schooner is European-owned and managed and has a crew of 12. Guests are accommodated in 8 well appointed, air-conditioned, standard en-suite cabins where you can retire and enjoy flat screen televisions with pre-loaded movies and a music system should you desire quiet relaxation time. After an action-packed day's diving, tired muscles can be soothed in the privacy of your cabin by the resident masseuse. Packing for these trips will be light as bathrobes, towels, shower gel and hairdryers are supplied. For your safety, cabins are fitted with smoke detectors and fire extinguishers.

The Philippine Siren's design has been fine-tuned to the needs of scuba divers. The large dive deck includes individual storage draws, a dedicated table for charging and preparation of camera and videography equipment, large separate camera rinse tanks and well-trained deck crew who will take care of you and your equipment. Dive equipment is provided (except for torches and dive computers). 12L tanks are supplied together with DIN adaptors if needed, as well as lost diver devices. An added advantage of diving trips on the Philippine Siren is that they offer free nitrox. Hot water showers on the deck are a welcome convenience after each dive.

Beautiful tropical scenery is the backdrop for all meals which are served on the covered, open air main deck. A variety of Asian and western buffet meals are included, and if guests have special dietary needs, they can be accommodated if advanced notice is given. A toast to each day's incredible diving in the Philippines is enjoyed with complimentary beer, or if wine, spirits or cocktails are preferred, they are available at a reasonable cost. The liveaboard's spacious air-conditioned saloon is the ideal meeting place to view fellow divers' images and videos as well as to make new friends over a board game or discussion about the day's marine sightings. Sun lovers can relax on the reclining loungers on the spacious sun deck. Kayaks are available for those who still have the energy to explore.

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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June 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
24 Jun 30 Jun 6 Southern Visayas 18 US$ 2,809
July 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
1 Jul 7 Jul 6 Southern Visayas 18 US$ 2,809
15 Jul 25 Jul 10 Malapascua & The Visayas 34 US$ 3,937
August 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
6 Aug 16 Aug 10 Malapascua & The Visayas 34 US$ 3,149
17 Aug 27 Aug 10 Malapascua & The Visayas 34 US$ 3,937
28 Aug 7 Sep 10 Malapascua & The Visayas 34 US$ 3,937
September 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
19 Sep 29 Sep 10 Malapascua & The Visayas 34 US$ 3,937
30 Sep 10 Oct 10 Malapascua & The Visayas 34 US$ 3,937
October 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
22 Oct 1 Nov 10 Malapascua & The Visayas 34 US$ 3,937
December 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
7 Dec 19 Dec 12 Malapascua & The Visayas 42 US$ 4,681
31 Dec 10 Jan 10 Malapascua & The Visayas 34 US$ 3,937
31 Dec 10 Jan 10 Southern Visayas 34 US$ 3,937
January 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
13 Jan 25 Jan 12 Malapascua & The Visayas 42 US$ 4,681
26 Jan 5 Feb 10 Southern Visayas 34 US$ 3,937
26 Jan 5 Feb 10 Malapascua & The Visayas 34 US$ 3,937
February 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
6 Feb 16 Feb 10 Southern Visayas 34 US$ 3,937
6 Feb 16 Feb 10 Malapascua & The Visayas 34 US$ 3,937
17 Feb 27 Feb 10 Southern Visayas 34 US$ 3,937
March 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
7 Mar 20 Mar 13 Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park & The Visayas 38 US$ 6,317
April 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
5 Apr 11 Apr 6 Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park 19 US$ 3,373
19 Apr 25 Apr 6 Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park 19 US$ 3,373
May 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
17 May 23 May 6 Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park 19 US$ 3,373
31 May 13 Jun 13 Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park & The Visayas 38 US$ 6,317
June 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
16 Jun 22 Jun 6 Southern Visayas 18 US$ 2,809
23 Jun 29 Jun 6 Southern Visayas 18 US$ 2,809
July 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
1 Jul 13 Jul 12 Malapascua & The Visayas 42 US$ 4,681
14 Jul 24 Jul 10 Malapascua & The Visayas 34 US$ 3,937
August 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
5 Aug 15 Aug 10 Malapascua & The Visayas 34 US$ 3,937
16 Aug 26 Aug 10 Malapascua & The Visayas 34 US$ 3,937
September 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
20 Sep 30 Sep 10 Malapascua & The Visayas 34 US$ 3,937
October 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
1 Oct 11 Oct 10 Malapascua & The Visayas 34 US$ 3,937
23 Oct 13 Nov 10 Malapascua & The Visayas 34 US$ 3,937
November 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
14 Nov 24 Nov 10 Malapascua & The Visayas 34 US$ 3,937
25 Nov 5 Dec 10 Malapascua & The Visayas 34 US$ 3,937
December 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
6 Dec 16 Dec 10 Malapascua & The Visayas 34 US$ 3,937
18 Dec 28 Dec 10 Southern Visayas 34 US$ 3,937
18 Dec 28 Dec 10 Malapascua & The Visayas 34 US$ 3,937

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More Trip Details...

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, soft drinks, fruit juices, electrolyte powder, beer, transfers to and from the boat/airport (included only for trips starting and ending in Cebu), dives, experienced English speaking divemasters (6 divers per guide), use of essential scuba equipment (BCD, regulator, shorty wetsuit, mask & fins, weights & weight belt, SMB), nitrox for enriched air certified divers.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Dive computer US$ 6 per day, torch US$ 6 per day, marine park fees: Southern Visayas 6 nights - US$ 68, Southern Visayas 10 nights - US$ 113, Malapascua & The Visayas 10 nights - US$ 147, Tubbataha 6 nights - US$ 113, Tubbataha & The Visayas - US$ 152, diving insurance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

Optional extras: Transfers to and from the boat/airport for trips Cebu to Moalboal and Moalboal to Cebu. Alcoholic drinks, travel insurance (highly recommended). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there: The S/Y Philippine Siren liveaboard trips depart from a variety of locations:
Tubbataha: Departs from Puerto Princessa. You are required to book a return flight to/from Puerto Princessa on Palawan Island. Domestic connections are possible from both Cebu and Manila.
Malapascua-Donsol: Boat departs from Malapascua or Donsol. We recommend booking your international flight into and out of Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Manila. Departures from Malapascua require a domestic flight to Mactan International Airport, from where you transfer by minivan/banca (approx 4 hrs) to Malapascua Island. Post cruise you will be transferred to Legaspi Airport for your onward flight to Manila. Departures from Donsol require a short domestic flight to Legaspi to transfer to the Philippine Siren. Post-cruise transfer to Mactan International Airport for the return to Manila.
Southern Visayas, Southern Leyte. These trips depart from Mactan or Malapascua. We recommend booking your international flight into and out of Mactan International Airport, Cebu. Your flight should arrive no later than 12 noon on the first day of the cruise. International flights on departure day should be booked for no earlier than 14:00 hrs.
For all of these routes in the Philippines, we recommend spending at least 1 night on land either side of your cruise, to ensure you are well-rested and on time for your domestic flight or minibus transfer. For all itineraries the operator will handle your airport to boat transfers.

Diving Environment The Philippines is made up of over 7,000 islands within the coral triangle. Steep walls, offshore pinnacles, from coastal reefs with excellent macro life such as pygmy seahorses and frogfish, to areas with an abundance of whale sharks plus rare encounters with thresher sharks. Roughly speaking 'rainy season' is June to November, and dry season is December to May, although the liveaboard safaris operate year round and follow the most reliable weather patterns. Water temperatures range usually between 24 and 28°C / 75-82°F so wear an appropriate exposure suit. Most people are comfortable in a 3mm full length wetsuit. The last dive of the trip will be at around 13.00 hrs. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.

Non-diver rate: No discount available. The non-diver package includes 1 free massage a day, a complimentary bottle of wine, kayaking and snorkeling.

Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travelers may choose to share a cabin or if they would prefer to have a cabin to themselves, they need to add 100% to the published price and they will enjoy the Premier package (this includes 1 complimentary massage and 1 bottle of wine. Marine park fees and any fuel surcharges will not be charged to the client).

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).

Whole boat charter rate (per night): 2016: Tubbataha 6 nights: US$ 7,106, Tubbataha & The Visayas 13 nights: US$ 7,106, Southern Visayas 6 nights: US$ 5,922, Malapascua & The Visayas 10 nights: US$ 5,211


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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
The SY Philippine Siren has 8 air-conditioned, double bed and twin bed cabins with en-suite private bathrooms, all situated on the lower deck and forward of the engine room. 2 cabins have double beds, 4 cabins have twin beds, and 2 cabins have twin beds which can convert to double beds.

All the cabins have:
  • Air-conditioning and fan
  • Portholes
  • Private bathroom with toilet, hot water shower, towels, hand basin, towels, bathrobes and shower gel
  • Safety box
  • Wardrobe and mirror
  • Reading lights
  • Bedding
  • 220V electricity supply with round 2-pin sockets (adaptors available)
  • Life jackets
  • Smoke detectors and fire extinguishers
  • Space for luggage
No. of bathrooms / showers - 10 / 10

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Crew, Facilities, Dive Courses...
The crew of 12 comprises:
  • Cruise Leader/Divemaster
  • 2 Divemasters
  • Captain
  • 2 Cooks
  • Engineer
  • Maid / Masseuse
  • Host
  • Deck hand
  • 2 tender crew
Complimentary nitrox - 2 Motorised dinghies - Dive deck & platform with hot water showers, toilets, camera table and large dedicated rinse tanks - Air-conditioned saloon with bar, TV, DVD & music system - Book library, movies, games & magazines - Fish ID & diving books - Open air social and dining area - Sun deck with sun loungers - Massage service - Laundry - Kayaks - Water dispenser

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Menu, Cuisine Type...
After boarding and settling in, a light snack is enjoyed before the evening meal. As each new day dawns pre-breakfast is served, providing energy for the first dive. A cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner are served throughout the day, together with snacks and refreshments. You can take in the island scenery views while a variety of Asian and Western meals are served, including seafood, chicken, pork, beef, vegetables and salads. You may be tempted by delicious desserts such as molten chocolate cake, cheesecake or mango float.
  • Asian and International cuisine
  • Main meals are served buffet-style, with waitress assistance on the covered upper deck of the liveaboard,
  • Pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch and dinner included, with snacks in between.
  • Toast, biscuits, fresh fruit, drinking water, fruit juice, soft drinks, beer, electrolyte powders, and tea & coffee are available free of charge.
  • Wine, spirits and cocktails are available for purchase.
  • First meal served is snacks and dinner on the first day of the cruise, depending on your time of arrival.
  • Breakfast and or lunch served is on the last day of the trip, depending on your time of departure.
  • All special diets can be catered for with prior notice.

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Technical Specifications...
  • Built in 2013
  • Size - 40m x 9.7m
  • Top speed - 10 knots
  • Cruising speed - 7 knots
  • 2 Engines (engine size unknown) - Marinized Nissan RH-10 and Mitsubishi 6D-22
  • 2 x 65, 1 x 33 KW Yanmar generators
  • 2 x MCH13 compressors
  • Nitrox system
  • Rebreather support
  • 12 & 15 litre aluminium tanks with DIN & yoke fittings
  • Electricity 220V - 24 hours per day
  • Water capacity - 16,000 litres
  • Fuel capacity - 17,000 litres
  • Freshwater maker - daily quantity unknown

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Navigation, Safety Features...
  • 2 Automated life rafts, each accommodating 25 passengers
  • 2 motorised dinghies
  • Emergency long distance radio
  • Navman radar
  • Navman plotter
  • Hydrive autopilot
  • Navman Fishfinder
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Iridium mobile phone
  • 28 Life jackets throughout including cabins
  • Fire detectors & extinguishers throughout
  • Emergency oxygen - 31,250 litres & DAN oxygen provider kits
  • Medic first aid box
  • Staff are MFA/EFR trained
  • Automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • Emergency Position Indicating Beacon (EPIRB / SART
  • Nautilus lifelines are available for rent (Euro 1 per day which is donated to marine conservation charities)
  • Customer diving insurance is NOT included and is MANDATORY - see our insurance programme for a competitive quotation

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Customer reviews:

Customer rating - Very good
"The dive crew were excellent, led by a Dutch couple who joined in the evening entertainment every night, and were always full of energy, despite the gruelling itinerary on a 4-dives per day trip (with no break, other than boat turnaround, for the 3 month season!)" - , UK, 27 April 2016 ...


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