Experience the Fabulous Philippines
Aboard the sailing yacht S/Y Philippine SirenPhilippines Diving Adventure -- Diving in the Philippines by luxury liveaboard you will have the opportunity to explore many islands and fantastic coral reefs. The Philippines is made up of over 7,000 islands, surrounded by deep blue seas that contain some of the richest marine life on Earth. Thought by many to be the apex of the coral triangle, diving in the Philippines offers you a wide variety of marine environments to choose from. Dives on steep walls and offshore pinnacles, critter hunting in coastal reefs, wreck diving a sunken Japanese fleet and the opportunity to get up close to the world's largest fish - the whale shark. S/Y Philippine Siren offers four distinct itineraries to the islands and dive sites of the Philippines that will whet the appetite of even the most seasoned diver.
The Sailing Yacht Philippine Siren -- Siren Fleet operates the luxury liveaboard yacht S/Y Philippine Siren to give you year round diving at the peak of the seasons. The Philippine Siren, a 40m Indonesian-style Phinisi schooner, hosts just 16 guests, served by an experienced crew of 12.
Features of the S/Y Philippine Siren include:
- Indonesian Pinisi-style sailing yacht with seven sails
- Expansive leisure deck area
- Spacious air-conditioned saloon with cocktail bar, 42 inch flatscreen & computer server supporting the inter-cabin network
- Covered outdoor dining area
- 8 large air-conditioned cabins each with their own personal computer, audio-visual entertainment system and ensuite bathrooms with hot water.
- Laundry Service and Massage Services
- Yacht Boutique with merchandise including towels, hats, log books, t-shirts, and shorts just to name a few items
- Enriched Air Nitrox is available, free of charge, for all certified Nirox divers.
- Two high-powered Zodiacs accompany the S/Y Indo Siren, and Kayaks are available for guest use
South Visayas from Mactan - Diving Cebu and Bohol / year round - 10 night cruises
The Visayas region is home to some of the best diving in the Philippines, with its wide diversity of marine life, steep coral covered walls, gentle sloping reefs and muck diving hotspots. During the tour we visit and dive the islands of Cebu, Cabilao, Panglao, Balicasag, Sumilon and Pescador. The trip offers not only fantastic macro and the chance to see schooling fish, but also the possibility of some larger pelagics too as the shy thresher sharks come in to feed on schools of sardines. Whale sharks may also be seen here during August and September.
Southern Leyte - Diving with whale sharks / March to May - 6 night cruises
Sogod Bay is world famous for sightings of whale sharks. These enormous filter feeders arrive here each year to feed on the swarms of plankton that bloom in the warm shallow waters. The area is perfect for both scuba diving and snorkelling but its not just the Whale sharks that people come to see. The reefs around the bays of Southern Leyte & Limasawa Island provide havens for numerous fish species, whilst beneath the piers of Padre Burgos & Limasawa are a whole host of weird and wonderful creatures
Batangas & Coron, Diving Anilao, Apo Reef and Coron wrecks, from Batangas or Busuanga / November to February - 10 night cruises
Apo Reef, a UNESCO world heritage site, is considered by many to be among the best diving in the Philippines. The whole North East side of the reef consists of drop off's and overhangs where Whitetip and Grey Reef Sharks, turtles, barracuda and shoals of snapper are common. The Japanese World War II wrecks around Busuanga Island, particularly in Coron Bay, have been one of Philippine diving's best kept secrets. Twelve wrecks have so far been located in diveable depths and we shall dive many of them. The Batangas region is known for the many numerous smaller creatures that can be found along the sloping reefs and soft coral covered walls. It is here you will find many new and often unidentified species of nudibranchs, along with ghost pipefish, pipehorses, seahorses, octopus and frog fish.
Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park from Mactan or Puerto Princessa / February to June - cruises from 6 to 13 night
Proclaimed as a National Marine Park on 11/08/1988 and inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1993, in recognition of its outstanding universal value in terms of marine life species diversity and richness. 182km south east of Puerto Princessa on Palawan Island, the Tubbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea offers some truly amazing diving only accesible by liveaboard. These reefs consist of vertical walls or near drop off's with pinnacles rising out of great depths. The shallow reef tops are teeming with local reef fish; in many places stingrays, spiny lobsters, immature manta rays, turtles, leopard Sharks and guitar Sharks are common. The walls are covered in huge barrel sponges, gorgonian sea fans, soft corals, hydroids and black corals. In deeper water, shoals of angelfish, butterfly fish, pennant fish, rainbow runners, Moorish Idols, fusiliers, jacks, snappers and sweetlips follow you around. Large trevally, tuna and barracuda as well as grey reef sharks and whitetip sharks patrol. Giant manta rays and eagle rays fly overhead and turtles and groupers, both large and small, pass by.
Safety Considerations: Worldwide Dive and Sail considers safety the preeminent issue aboard our yachts. The S/Y Indo Siren has been designed and constructed based upon Lloyds Standards, the leading international body of maritime safety standards. Thus aboard our yacht, our crew has been specially trained in all aspects of safety, emergency and evacuation procedures. And our yacht is equipped with the latest safety features including Life Rafts, Life Jackets, Fire Extinguishers, Smoke Alarms, Emergency Long Distance Radios, and Satellite Phones.
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