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.
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
Accommodation based on two people sharing (twin or double cabin) or single use (at surcharge)
NITROX (for NITROX certified divers only)
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.
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.
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)
Airport Departure fee- 200PHP Domestic, 750PHP International - must be paid in cash at the time of departure.
Marine Park Fee - $155USD for the 10 night Visayas itinerary, $120USD for the Tubbataha itinerary - per person charge, payable on board at the end of the trip.
18/12/2018 - 28/12/2018
10 nights, 11 days
Malapascua & The Visayas
All dives are guided and you can choose your own buddy on board or will be allocated one by the dive crew. Diving will be from the tender, with computers mandatory. The yacht offers up to four dives per day (2 dives on the last day) including night dives. Aqualung Mask, fins, BCD, regulators, 3mm shorty wetsuit, surface marker buoy’s (SMB), 12L (80 cubic ft.) tanks, weight belts and weights are provided. Dive computer (Sunnto Zoop), torches are extra. All diving onboard should be within the limits and standards of the training agency that certified you. All dives should be planned no-decompression dives.
The Philippines is a tropical country and the weather is fairly even all year round. The year is roughly divided into two seasons; ‘rainy’ and ‘dry’. The rainy season begins in early June through to November. The dry season runs from November through to May but there is always the chance of light rainfall during this period. The warmest months are usually March through to May and the highest humidity is in June, July and August. Year round coastal temperatures range from 27°C (82°F) to 34°C (93°F) Water temperatures are broadly similar throughout the entire Philippines region average 26 °C – 28 °C (78 °F- 82 °F); the coldest period is January – March with an average 24 C – 26 C ( 75 °F- 78 °F). A 3mm shorty is suitable but for those that feel the cold an extra vest or hood or full wetsuit is recommended.
Open Water (experienced) & higher