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Dive Review of Worldwide Dive and Sail/MV Siren in
India/Andaman Islands

Worldwide Dive and Sail/MV Siren, Apr, 2010,

by Debbie Foster, London, GB ( 1 report). Report 5441.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Western Australia, Oman, Sulawesi, Sipadan, Lankayan, Belize, Honduras, Turks & Caicos, Turkey, UK (Cornwall), New Zealand, Baja California
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 28 to 33 Celsius Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 3 to 20 Meters

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No max depth or dive time
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments The boat (schooner style) is of a very high standard, plenty of room, great crew and food. The diving is done from in small groups (max 5) from tenders. There were 3 dive guides and you could either stay with them or go off with your buddy. Our diving was split into two sections, the first up north was great. Saw 3 mantas as soon as we dropped in on first dive. Great vis. There was some volanic activity so the currents and water temps varied greatly. When we headed south, the vis went. The dive sites were great with huge shoals of the usual reef fish (snapper, fusiliers etc), also saw quite a few large grouper. Diving would have been better had we started south and then headed north. Once we got back down south on the return, there was nowhere else to go, given the bad vis. Free beer, spirits/cocktails 5 a go, wine very expensive - take your own.
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