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Philippine Siren

PHLPHS
Pelagic Fish Manta Ray Whalesharks Macro/ Muck Diving Soft corals Sharks

ABOUT THIS LIVEABOARD

This 10 night and 11-day dive trip will take you to several islands aboard the Philippine Siren. You will visit Malapascua Island, one of the few dive spots in the world where the shy Thresher Shark maybe seen on a daily basis. On a cleaning station called Monad Shoal, you could also see Manta Rays or Eagle Rays. Also in this area Hammerhead sharks frequent from December to May, along with other Pelagic Fish, like Dogfish Tuna and Dolphins. You will also have an abundance of Macro/ Muck Diving with shallow reefs which are littered with frogfish, Ghost Pipefish, Cowries, Seahorses, Mantis Shrimp. Further on is Gato Island, a Marine Reserve, and Seasnake sanctuary, with a site called Nudibranch City. Pescador Island attracts large schools of Sardines which is an experience in itself but also brings bigger Pelagic Fish to feed. Dependant on the guest wishes you can snorkel at Oslob with the Whalesharks (for a fee), as a dive will be substituted. Apo Island Marine Reserve is one of the most successful marine sanctuaries in the Philippines, with steep walls; marine life is abundant and colorful. With all the excitement below it’s great to come back to the Philippine Siren vessel, to relax and enjoy the excellent service and food, making it a trip not to forget.

BOAT FEATURES

Boat Specifications
  • Length: 40 meters (131ft)
  • Beam: 9.7m (31ft)
  • 2013 built yacht of ironwood
  • Cruising speed 6 Knots
Boat Fixtures
  • Marinized Nissan main engine with back up
  • Full-service galley, freezer, and refrigerator storage
  • Three Yanmar generators
Other Features
  • Freshwater dispenser - onboard water maker which uses a 3-stage'reverse osmosis filtration system
  • Personal storage drawer in lounge area
Dive Facilities
  • Two MCH13 air compressors
  • Nitrox Bank System - Nitrox included for certified divers
  • Two dive tender dinghies with outboard motors
  • Shaded, spacious dive deck area
  • Aqualung Equipment -BCD, regulators, mask, fins, snorkel, 3mm shorty wetsuit included. Underwater torches , Nautilus Lifeline and dive computers (Suunto Zoop) for hire
  • Weights, weight belts, 12L (80 cu. Ft) aluminum tanks with DIN/ International valves included
  • Outdoor and indoor camera preparation areas
  • Individual storage areas for cameras and peripheral items
  • Large fresh water rinsing tanks for cameras
  • Camera charging station with 220V/60Hz and 110V/60Hz European 2 pin style sockets
  • Not Tech or rebreather friendly
Boat Amenties
  • Sun deck (unshaded)
  • Air-conditioned indoor lounge, with comfortable sofas, plasma screen, and cocktail bar
  • Dive Deck Heads
  • Dive Deck fresh water showers
  • Outdoor shaded area
  • Cushioned loungers available

BOAT SAFETY

  • Complete First Aid Kit and medical supplies
  • Emergency Oxygen System with 100% demand regulator
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Fire and Smoke Detection Systems
  • Fire extinguishers and Fire Fighting Equipment
  • 406 EPIRB Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon
  • Life rafts and rings
  • Life jackets equipped with lights and whistles for all passengers and crew
  • Full Complement of Safety and Rescue Equipment
  • Emergency flares
  • Radar
  • Magnetic Compass
  • Depth sounders
  • Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
  • Multiple VHF radios
  • Satellite Phone (where necessary)
  • CB Radios
  • Fire extinguishers and Fire Fighting Equipment
  • 406 EPIRB Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon

BOAT INCLUSIONS

General Inclusions

Single person Kayaks for use

Air-conditioned cabin with en-suite, towels and linen

Local tax (on booking cost only)

Guided diving, up to 4 dives per day ( 3 day dives & 1 night dive or sunset dive) conditions permitting

All meals - breakfast, lunch, dinner + snacks

12L(80cf) aluminium dive tank (DIN/ International), weights, weight belt

Rental Equipment - Aqualung BCD ( not weight integrated), regulator with octopus, mask & snorkel, fins( open or closed depending on availability), 3mm shorty wetsuit,( equipment must be requested at time of booking)

Transfers to and from the airport to the departure marina, on day of embarkation or disembarkation only

Deck Towels

Accommodation based on two people sharing (twin or double cabin) or single use (at surcharge)

NITROX (for NITROX certified divers only)

Our Exclusive Inclusions
Type of Meals

All Siren Fleet yachts provide their guests with a choice of international and local cuisine served buffet style in the air-conditioned dining area. The vessel can cater to special dietary requirements (within reason), please inform on booking about your requirements, well in advance. Also, a selection of fresh fruit and some tasty treats are readily available, should you feel peckish in between meal times.

Drinks

Filtered water, a well-selected range of carbonated soft drinks, fruit juices, black, green and herbal teas are available at all times, as well as instant and freshly brewed coffee. Guests may also select local beer, but once alcohol is consumed no more diving for that day. Wine or spirits from the bar for an additional fee.

BOAT EXCLUSIONS

General Exclusions

No International or domestic flights are included

Rental equipment - Dive computer, underwater torch - pre-book possible when booking, payment on board

Travel and Diving Insurance is for the traveller to organise before travel (must be shown on board)- Your diving insurance must cover all of your scuba diving and snorkelling activities, including the costs for recompression chamber treatment and emergency air evacuation.

Park fees are paid directly on board

Crew and Guide gratuities

Any Extra Services which may include but not limited to: onboard calls, laundry,massage, special services

Any Optional Activities which may include but not limited to: Dive Courses

Optional Alcohol - Wine, spirits & cocktails

Rates subject to change

Activity indemity form will need to be signed, any medical costs assoicated are to be covered by the traveller

No Visas are included (responsibility of traveller)

Taxes and Surcharges

Airport Departure fee- 200PHP Domestic, 750PHP International - must be paid in cash at the time of departure.

Marine Park Fee - $130EUR 10 night Visayas itinerary, $100EUR - Tubbataha itinerary- per person, payable on board at the end of the trip

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