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PHILIPPINE SIREN I 2021 I SOUTHERN VISAYAS I PHILIPPINES

PHILIPPINE SIREN I 2021 I SOUTHERN VISAYAS I PHILIPPINES
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The luxury boutique yacht was built to meet diver’s needs. Free Nitrox and Re-breather friendly. Free Dive Gear. Large dive deck, with plenty of space for camera and video prep. Land excursions.



HIGHLIGHTS

  • 21 Dives
  • Languages spoken - English Filipino
  • Tubbataha has beautiful reefs
  • Visayas/Apo Islands have a huge diversity of marine life
  • Hammerheads, thresher, black tips, white tips, grey reef sharks
  • Turtles, scribbled filefish, box fish, leaf fish, spiny lobsters, mantas, dogtooth tuna
  • Whalesharks, lots of macro life such as microscopic frogfish, skeleton shrimps
  • Rebreather friendly
  • Free Nitrox
  • Free basic rental equipment
  • Facilities for underwater photographers and videographers
  • Massage service

SERVICES ON BOARD

  • Dives from tender
  • Tanks With Din Valves Din/Int Adapters 15L Tanks Available Nitrox (Free) Rental Equipment (Free)
  • Battery Charging Station Warm-Water Showers Fish Id And Diving Books Spacious Dive Deck
  • Air-Conditioning Lounge/TV Area Power Socket Adapters Movies
  • Snorkelling Kayaking Land Excursions Massage Services
  • Buffet Fine Cuisine Vegetarian Food Gluten Free Food
  • Alcohol – Local beer is complimentary. Wine and alcohol can be purchased on board
  • Payments on board - Visa Mastercard Cash

FOR YOUR SAFETY

  • Fire Alarm Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets. Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed). First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon
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THE S/Y PHILIPPINE SIREN

The Philippine Siren is 131 feet (40m) long and 32 feet (9.7m) wide liveaboard renovated in 2015. To ensure your liveaboard Dive Safari Adventure becomes a memorable experience, every aspect of Philippine Siren's design, itineraries and menu have received detailed attention.

OUR CABINS

The liveaboard Philippine Siren has 8 air-conditioned cabins to accommodate 16 guests. The liveaboard cabins all have en-suite private bathrooms with hot water showers and include: Lower Deck Double bed and Twin bed cabins, 2 cabins with Double beds, 4 cabins with Twin beds, and 2 cabins with Twin beds that can be converted to Double beds. Each cabin contains individual temperature control and fan, portholes, towels, bathrobes, shower gel, safe, wardrobe, mirror, reading lights, 220V and 2-pin sockets with adaptors available, luggage space and an in-cabin entertainment systems.

AMENITIES

The liveaboard Philippine Siren offers many between-dive activities such as movies, audio-video entertainment, as well as a big flat screen in the lounge and a library in the air conditioned Main Saloon. For some extra action, go Snorkelling, Kayaking or take a Shore Excursion. They also have an on-board shop where you can buy accessories. If relaxing in comfort is more your style, sunbathe or take a nap on the shaded Sun Deck on the cushioned lounge chairs. Guests may even utilize the onboard Masseuse for a luxurious massage.

FOOD ON BOARD

On the liveaboard Philippine Siren, you can choose your favourite dish from a buffet. Enjoy the amazing backdrop of the seascape for all meals which are served on the covered, open air Main Deck. Menu choices feature a variety of Asian as well as Western style meals as well as incredible desserts. If guests have special dietary requirements: vegans, lactose free etc. (within the possibilities of the country we operate in), these can be catered with advanced notice. Complimentary local beer is included and wine and cocktails can be purchased.  Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages are available all day between meals.

DIVING WITH US

The liveaboard Philippine Siren is a Diver’s Dream, taking Diver Safari Adventurers to the powder-white sand and protected azure waters which have won awards for the best beaches in the world. Relax at the convenience of a highly experienced crew who work tirelessly to ensure your diving vacation is second to none.

This beautiful wooden liveaboard sailing vessel is the perfect dive vacation for Beginners and Experienced Divers. Everyone will love the steep Coral-covered Walls, Reefs, Wrecks, large schools of fish and abundant Macro Life making this Philippine liveaboard dive vacation an event of a lifetime.

DOUBLE CABIN

These cabins are a great place to relax after a long day diving. Double bed, large, air-conditioned with personal audio-visual entertainment system and en-suite bathrooms with hot water through centrally heated system. Over bed reading lights and individual controls for your air-conditioning unit are provided for your convenience, as well as several cupboards for clothing and personal items, an in-cupboard safety box and a hairdryer. Each guest is provided with 1 bath & 1 hand towel and a cotton bathrobe for use in the cabin

  • Size:  12 m²
  • Beds:  1 Queen
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  No
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

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TWIN/DOUBLE CABIN

These cabins are a great place to relax after a long day diving. Twin or double beds, large, air-conditioned with personal audio-visual entertainment system and en-suite bathrooms with hot water through centrally heated system. Over bed reading lights and individual controls for your air-conditioning unit are provided for your convenience, as well as several cupboards for clothing and personal items, an in-cupboard safety box and a hairdryer. Each guest is provided with 1 bath & 1 hand towel and a cotton bathrobe for use in the cabin

  • Size:  12 m²
  • Beds:  Double or Twin
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

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TWIN CABIN

These cabins are a great place to relax after a long day diving. Twin beds, large, air-conditioned with personal audio-visual entertainment system and en-suite bathrooms with hot water through centrally heated system. Over bed reading lights and individual controls for your air-conditioning unit are provided for your convenience, as well as several cupboards for clothing and personal items, an in-cupboard safety box and a hairdryer. Each guest is provided with 1 bath & 1 hand towel and a cotton bathrobe for use in the cabin

  • Size:  12 m²
  • Beds:  2 Twin
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes 

MOST RELEVANT INFORMATION

  • The trip begins in Cebu Yacht Club and ends in Cebu Yacht Club
  • The closest airport is Mactan Cebu Intl (CEB) 
  • Pickup time at the airport is in the morning. Give yourself enough time to go through immigration and pickup your bags

EMBARKATION AND DEPARTURE

  • You will receive exact meeting point instructions closer to the trip date directly from the Liveaboard
  • You can check in on the boat as of 13:00
  • The boat departs Cebu Yacht Club early in the afternoon on the same day
  • On this trip, the boat departs from Marina Seaview Restaurant, Mactan Island Cebu
  • The vessel is equipped with Power socket adapters
  • Accepted payment methods on board: Cash: USD, EUR, GBP, AUD, local currency. Credit cards: VISA, Master Card.
  • DIN/INT adaptors are available on board
  • Towels, soap and cabin bathrobe are included

ARRIVAL AND DISEMBARKATION

  • Your last dives will be on the second to last day in the morning
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you respect the 24 hour no-fly time after your last dive!
  • The boat docks back in Puerto Princesa in the afternoon on the second to last day
  • Check out and disembarkation is around 10:00 on the last day.
  • Disembarkation - Marina Seaview Restaurant, Mactan, Cebú @ 10:00

EXTRA INFORMATION

  • Local transfers to/from the yacht to/from the local airport on the day of embarkation/disembarkation only
  • On board, a 3mm shorty is always available free of charge for all guests
  • The boat departs as soon as everybody is on board
  • Essential dive equipment of Aqua Lung Wave BCD, Calypso regulator, 3mm shorty wetsuit, mask & fins.* 12l aluminium tank & weights. SMB (safety sausage) is included
  • For all certified Nitrox divers free, unlimited nitrox refills for the duration of your trip is included
  • There is NO guest internet available on board. There is satellite connection for emergencies only. Mobile ‘phone Signal strength varies throughout each cruise but is typically stronger when in close proximity to major islands, such as Cebu, Negros or Palawan

ITINERARY GENERAL INFORMATION

  • 18 - 21 dives
  • Level required: Open Water with 10+ dives recommended
  • Advanced Open Water level recommended. 
  • This is an exciting new itinerary in a secret corner of the world
  • Pristine reefs and massive bio diversity, varied marine life big and small 
  • Cabilao Island, Balicasag, Sumilon, Panglao, Pamilican and Siquijor... these are the exotic names that will stand out in your log book for years to come
  • From the biggest inhabitants to the very smallest and microscopic critters
  • The Southern Visayas itinerary will suit most experience levels although some dives will be speedy drifts
  • Dives vary in depth from shallow pinnacles to deep caves
  • You will rarely come across other divers on this itinerary so it is perfect for anyone looking for the ultimate dive escapism
  • Photographers and videographers will have no end of subjects to snap away at

TRAVEL PROGRAM

DAY 1

  • Safety Briefing, Crew Introduction, Necessary Dive Paperwork, Cabin allocation and ship orientation will take place before departing the Harbour.
  • During the journey to our first dive site for a check dive, please take this opportunity to familiarize yourselves with the vessel and make yourself comfortable.
  • Please Note: This is a sample itinerary and nº of dives, dive sites, etc. may be subject to change due to weather conditions and other unforseeable factors

DAY 2 - 5

  • Dive, eat, sleep and repeat will be your only concerns for these days
  • Enjoy your full board ldiving liveaboard

DAY 6

  • 2 morning dives to allow plenty of time for off-gassing

DAY 7

  • Breakfast
  • Disembark 
  • Transfers to hotel or airport

Diving Areas

The Visayas region is home to some of the best diving in the Philippines, with its nutrient rich water supporting a variety of eco-systems & a wide diversity of marine life.

Sites range from steep coral covered walls to gentle sloping reefs and muck diving hotspots.

Combine all the favourites from the Southern Visayas itinerary with a 2 day extension in Malapascua Island for thresher sharks, wrecks and more!

Cebu, the S/Y Philippine Siren cruises southwards to the first stop at Cabilao Island, where steep reef walls are covered with sea fans, corals and sponges. Pygmy seahorses and frogfish are common sightings.

Moving on to Balicasag we dive a variety of sites around the tiny island to see turtles and schools of jacks as well as barracuda and snapper.

The dark sand slopes of Dauin are the place to find a myriad of tiny odd shaped bottom dwellers from robust ghost pipefish to pipehorses, waspfish and skeleton shrimps.

Apo Island is a testament to the success of the marine sanctuaries in the Philippines and the pristine coralsabound with numerous fish species including redtooth trigger fish, pyramid butterfly fish and blue lined fusileers.

Friendly turtles approach divers and at least 8 species of anemone fish can be found here.

Moalboal and tiny Pescador Island are the next destination.Schools of sardines are known to pass through with the occasional hungry thresher shark in their wake. 

Whale sharks are  frequently seen in the channel. Smaller creatures including a wide range of nudibranchs, shrimps and crabs can be found on each reef during every dive.

The calm seas and diversity of marine life make the Visayas an ideal diving destination for all experience levels.

INCLUDED

  • Full board, including water, tea, coffee, juices, snacks between meals and after dives, soft drinks, local beer
  • Dive guides
  • Nitrox
  • Kayak usage
  • Massage
  • Airport and local hotel transfer to the boat at embarkation day
  • Airport and local hotel transfer from the boat at disembarkation day
  • Full dive equipment of Aqua Lung Wave (BCD, Calypso regulator, 3mm shorty wetsuit, mask and fins)
  • ABC (Snorkel, Mask, Fins)

NOT INCLUDED

  • Airport terminal fees (domestic departure) (700 PHP per trip)
  • Airport terminal fees (international departure) (750 PHP per trip)
  • Marine, Port & taxes (75 USD per trip)
  • Domestic flights
  • Private dive guide
  • Tips for the crew (recommended)
  • Dive Computer: 6 USD
  • Torch: 6 USD
  • Courses
  • Alcohol

CANCELLATION POLICY

What if I need to cancel my booking?

Your reservation request is obligation free and you can cancel anytime within the first 72 hours. During this time you can easily find matching flights and get answers from our reservations team to any further questions you may have. After you have confirmed and paid for your reservation, the following cancellation policy applies:

  • Individual bookings (1-5 spaces)
  • Bookings more than 180 days in advance: 15% of the total invoice value is due 
  • 180 - 91 days prior to departure: 40% of the total invoice value is due
  • 90 days or less prior to departure: 100% of the total invoice value is due
  • All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable

In case of cancellation the refund will be transferred to your bank account, credit card or paypal account within 10 business days

BEFORE TRAVELLING

  • Make sure you meet the country's requirements corresponding to your nationality
  • Make sure your passport is valid at least six months after the date you plan to visit the country
  • Diving insurance is mandatory for divers of all ages on all of our trips: bring your certificate as proof
  • It is strongly recommended to have travel insurance that is appropriate for the type of diving holidays you are going to do
  • Check the electrical standards (such as which plugs are used) in your destination country before travelling and bring the appropriate adaptor if necessary.
  • The itinerary and the number of dives are indicative and are subject to weather conditions and conditions: safety is always first
  • All divers must provide their diving certification card
  • Diving computers are compulsory
  • Local rates, fuel surcharges, distance rates, port fees, etc. may change without notice due to changes in government policy, changes in the price of oil, etc. The changes are beyond our control and the increases must be paid if the boat requests them. We will endeavor to inform you of any changes as soon as possible. A change in these rates does not entitle you to cancel the trip.

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