My dive buddy just wanted to be on a Siren boat and now I know why. The boat was very nice, with spacious cabins and ensuites and the staff was so great at taking care of us. The diving was good, including whalesharks, thresher sharks and this one dive with a huge school of sardines. There were just about as many crew members as divers and they completely spoiled us. I ended up getting an hour-long massage nearly every day on the yacht. I will definitely be back.
Our trip started in July. We had a very warm welcome on board of Philippine Siren. The crew was extremely helpful and really top class. Cruise Director Shu and Deputy Ed are so positive persons, they did everything for the satisfaction of the guests. There was even a huge surprise for the birthday of one of us. Diving highlights are the Wale sharks, the Thresher sharks, the Frogfishes, the Nudibranchs and all the stuff between. The boat is very comfortable and spacious, food is absolutely tasty...
I thoroughly enjoyed my holiday on the Siren. Every aspect of it was excellent. The crew went out of their way to make sure we had a great time, the food was yummy and the dive briefings were outstanding - the depth of knowledge shown was impressive. I can't wait for the next trip.
Just south of Manila, Puerto Galera is easy to reach and part of the “Coral Triangle”, which has one of the highest marine biodiversity in the world. Puerto Galera has all the critter finding a muck diver could dream, colorful reefs full of fish, fabulous resorts, great food, and exciting nightlife.
The fantastic diving found off the Dumaguete area of Negros Oriental, Philippines will delight any diver. Macro fans will find fantastic muck diving right offshore, and a shore boat ride to Apo Island nearby provides great wide angle opportunities with fantastic coral and lots of fish.
The Apo Reef: A pristine reef with rich life, located in the west of occidental Mindoro (Philippines), at the northern tip of the coral triangle. Don't confuse Apo Island with the identically named island in Negros oriental.