This is my second time aboard the Indo Siren. The boat and crew were just as wonderful - if not even more attentive than my visit in 2014. Everything from the boat's cleanliness, to the delicious meals to the quality of the dive briefings and our guides in finding amazing critters went above and beyond the norm, and my norm is 5* Siren Fleet!
Raja Ampat itself was simply stunning. The cruise director was very flexible with our schedule as we were a group of photographers and wished to maximise the best light and visibility for our photos. We spent 6 days diving the southern area around Misool an 2.5 days diving the north around Mansour and the Dampier Strait. For the most part we concentrated on wide angle shots but our guides foundus some wonderful critters including pygmy seahorse-...
Crew is as important as vessel in these trips. This crew was constantly upbeat. From my 04:30 rise into the Salon for my coffee, to the point I headed back to my birth for an oh so comfortable night's sleep they were taking care of every need. Some even before I thought of it. Hat's off to you all for making my time with you a party!
Thank you for everything, I enjoyed everything during the cruise in Raja Ampat!
Beautiful dives, nice boat,and very good food...
See you soon in one of your boats!
Had 3 great days diving organised by Sub aqua. English guide (Simon) first 2 days and Japanese guide (Miyuki, English speaking) for final day.
Pick up and drop of at hotel went well. Dive boats well organised. Guides very good, pointed out lots of sea life. I would thoroughly recommend Sub Aqua for Diving in Phuket.
tutti simpatici cordiali bella la monica ..va bene cosi ...anche se sto ancora aspettando le foto dell'uscita ..
Make no mistake this is a great boat with capable staff operating in a great area.
Areas for improvement might seem unfair given it *is* a boat but that's the difference between 4 and 5 stars.
Cabins are generally OK but it's the luck of the draw if you get one close to the (hot and noisy) engine-room or in the cooler but less spacey pointy end of the boat.
However these are nit picky things - the crew were extremely friendly and capable, food great and diving similarly so.
And it's the staff that make the difference - they were very very good.
Would I go again? Yes.
the trip was just amazing , the Dive guides were professional and friendly , they did tier best to get more and more critters to show us , the crew were very tendering and friendly , your gear will be ready before you dive , they handled the camera rigs very good and they did all their best just to make us comfortable and happy , if you want to enjoy a live aboard book with Siren
The trip was amazing! The boat is really cozy, comfortable and with plenty of space to keep your stuff. The cabin was even bigger than my room at home! The whole crew was wonderful, always ready to help you and always smiling. I knew the service on board was good, but not THAT good! Well done to everyone! All the small details made the service above my expectations: a hot/cold drink + a warm and clean towel after the dives, delicious food on board, homemade cookies, everything was very well organized and went smoothly. Bravo to Kathy (the cruise director) and her crew!
The first time time I went down, was so scary but my instructor assured me that I could take my time and that he would help me all the way- it would be when I was ready. This helped to calm me down and when I did descend it was the start of my new hobby! It has inspired me to start doing my Padi course. He has taught me some of the signs and skills needs on the beginner course like how to clear water from my goggles and I used this a lot! So thank you Simon!
Most of the dive companies in Puket offer the same or very similar dive packages and all at similar rates, but what made us opt for Sub Aqua over the rest (after the price) was the service, they went beyond the call of duty and bent over backwards to accommodate us, from lending us tools so we could change my computer battery to washing off our personal kit so we didn't have to hang around (we've travelled around the world including Eygpt several times and never been this lucky!)
We would definitely reccomended Sub Aqua, in particular Marc from the office and Simon our Guide and would without doubt use them again if we returned.....which is probable!
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