The S/Y Philippine Siren is a 40 meter (131ft) long schooner. The ship was built on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi in the traditional style from iron and teak. The Philippine Siren is a larger and even more comfortable version of its sister ship. This beautiful schooner does primarily 10 night cruises in the Visayas from/to Cebu.
The large comfortable vessel has 8 cabins (each has a port hole) which easily accommodate 16 to 18 divers. All cabins are equipped with individually controlled air conditioning and a private bathroom (hot water, shower and toilet). Each of the two largest cabins has three equal-size single beds. If needed 3 people can comfortably share one of these huge cabins.
The Philippine Siren has a large air-conditioned lounge with bar, coffee machine, entertainment system with music and movies, small library and cozy sitting area. In the outer area, at the stern of the boat they have a semi-circular dining table where guests can enjoy the delicious food served in buffet style. Indulge in Asian and European cuisine; there is food plentiful food for all taste buds! There is nice shady resting area at the bow of the vessel and on the roof of the salon they have a sundeck with lounge chairs. The boat uses latest technical and electronic equipment.
Diving is organized in small guided groups of 6 divers. You can also choose to dive in a buddy team only. Dive time is usually limited to 1 hour. Up to 4 dives are offered per full dive day (3 day dives and either a sunset or a night dive). All dives are done from fast dive tenders. The ship has been specially equipped for underwater photographers. Each cabin has its own PC. Charging points for cameras and batteries and a purpose-built basin to wash the camera are available.
All Siren fleet vessels have tanks that can take either DIN or Yoke regulators.
Nitrox is available on board the vessel and Nitrox courses are offered as well.
The Siren Fleet is rebreather friendly. Poseidon rebreather courses and rental gear is available.
Philippine Siren offers different diving itineraries that take you to the best dive sites on offer at the optimum time of year:
* Malapascua & Southern Visayas from Cebu - Diving Cebu, Malapascua and Bohol from January/February and July to December
* Tubbataha Reef National Park from Cebu or Puerto Princessa - Diving Tubbataha from March to May
* Southern Visayas from Cebu or Moalboal - Diving Cebu and Bohol from June to July
Many of the Philippine Siren trips are in remote locations and internet service is intermittent at best. Therefore, no internet service is provided on board Siren Fleet yachts. Most cell or mobile phones which have ‘roaming’ will function during the cruise, however, service signal strength can be very weak and some areas of your cruise may not be covered at all.
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Crew tips are accepted in cash only. All major currencies are accepted and appreciated.
Finally there is a really fantastic liveaboard boat in the Philippines. We are confident that the Philippine Siren will not disappoint!