Raja Ampat was the best place I've ever dived and exceeds its reputation for amazing diving. The Indo-Siren took us to numerous sites, all of which were outstanding. The crew was excellent at spotting all kinds of things including nudibranches, pygmy seahorses, frogfish, pipefish, etc. The food was excellent and catered to all tastes .
Raja Ampat seems to be on everyone's bucket list at the moment ... having completed a 9 day trip we can see why. We have dived all over the world and Raja has some of the best coral reefs that we have seen in terms of abundance of colours and sea life. Generally the reefs are in pristine condition and makes for a fantastic diving experience. We have never seen so many sea fans and pygmy seahorses ... photo and video opportunities are endless, whether it is wide angle or macro ... there really is something for everyone. We dived in both the North and South, and there is no better way to experience Raja Ampat than on the Indo Siren. The crew cater for all needs, are friendly and helpful and really make the trip. The Indo Siren is a divers boat with ample space for everybody, even when the...
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!
i had an awesome experience. The staff was incredible the boat very clean, food was great with a lot of variety. The dive sites were amazing, the weather was perfect. I was in paradise.
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.
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