Diving the Phillipines is a lot more fun if you can do this on board of the SY Phillipine Siren. Of course it's perfect when the divesites offer you the possibilty to see what you really want to see, but it's so much more fun if you can combine all this with the luxury of living aboard a sailing yacht with a perfect lay-out for diving, a well trained, experienced and friendly crew and of course the interaction with new and "old" dive friends. I had a magnificent time and wonderful dives and can highly recommend this trip to anyone who is interested in diving and likes the relaxed feeling in between all the dives. The Phillipines is a magnificent place to dive, the Siren Fleet offers you the best way of diving the Phillipines and the Phillipine Siren Crew makes "your" trip simply unforge...
I was on the Tubbataha trip in April 2015.
Particularly outstanding were the crew, who were attentive, courteous and very hardworking.
We had cabin number 2, with a double bed, at the front of the boat. It was comfortable, although you do think the anchor dropping is in the cabin with you, as the noise and vibration is very loud. We did have problems with noisy aircon and a freezing cold shower, but these were put right straight away when reported.
The communal areas were comfortable and the camera storage area was very spacious, with designated drawers for storage. The lounge was not air conditioned effectively though, so could be very warm and stuffy to sit in there for a long time.
The dining area was not so good. The table is a large crescent shape with matching fixed sea...
Boat was fantastic and crew were the best i have come across. Well organised boat. Food was very good.
Diving (marine life) was a little disappointing but pristine corals made up for it.
It was my third time on the Siren and again it was a really great way to explore the underwaterworld around the Visaya's. The boat is very beautiful and perfectly equipped for divers and photographers (although I am not one of those) The crew goes out of their way to make it as comfortable for you as possible, always friendly and attentive, there on the dive deck when you need them! Great food and clean rooms wit hot water.... sometimes that feels like heaven!
But even though start of rainy season we had great weather and our guide Enrico Avesani got to show of his great skills once again to find us the really really small stuff but also his fish whispering techniques :)
Tnx again to everyone on the boat, I had a really great time! (special tnx to flamboyant Ray for making us laugh a lo...
Everything was top notch. From the moment we were met by the operations manager, Sam, to the moment we disembarked the crew looked after us. Friendly smiling faces greeted us, warm towels were brought to dry us after the dives, cold beer was served to us for free and our chefs presented the food in fun ways. on board the yacht was super clean, a few rough edges but only to expected when out at sea.
The dive team were wonderful- delighting us with all the tiny creatures they find. Safe and fun - the best combination. Tanks were always filled to 200 bar and free nitrox a welcome plus
we didn't have the best weather topside but that did not interfere with the diving nor the amount of fun we all had
Definitely thinking about another trip to one of the yachts other itineraries- Tubbataha co...
The coral reefs at many of the locations were spectacular. The boat was very nice, the meals were very good. The crew was awesome, very attentive to every need.
Tubbataha bietet Tauchplätze fern ab des Massentourismus. Eine intakte Unterwasserwelt wie sie vermutlich vor Jahrzehnten auf der ganzen Welt zu finden war. Pflanzen und Tierwelt in atemberaubender Vielfalt und Menge. Von Wahlhaien bis zu Pigmäen Seepferdchen ist alles zu bestaunen.
Die Philippine Siren bietet eine excellente und komfortable Plattform um in diese Wunderwelt einzutauchen. Mit den freundlichen und hilfsbereiten Crew members brauchst du dich um nichts als das Tauchen zu kümmern. Das Briefing auf der Siren ist nicht der Hammer. Doch wird das individuell von den motivierten Tauchguides mehr als kompensiert. Egal, welche Wünsche wir hatten, ob Schaukelfisch, Pigmi oder gar eine Imperator Garnele, Enrico unser Tauchguide fand diese Kronjuwelen.
Wer viel taucht (bis vier Tauchg...
Very good service from divemasters to the chef to the dinghy drivers (everyone!), nice cabins, really good food and good amenities on the yacht. Highly recommended!
This was our 32nd liveaboard experience and one of the best. Cabins were one of the largest we have seen. Nothing was left for you to do but eat, dive, and have fun. Even helped remove wetsuits and booties before they washed them after each dive. Then brought them to your dive station just before next dive. Casually mentioned a slippery floor in the shower, then a floor mat was immediately installed. The entire crew operated like a well oiled machine, with everyone dedicated to making your vacation enjoyable.
crews are very kind and always be ready to help you, excellent room and facility,nice arrangement of the diving site, food is surprisingly delicious, especially snacks (*specially can prepare some Chinese taste food).
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