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Dive Review of S/Y Indo Siren in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

S/Y Indo Siren, Apr, 2014,

by Michael J. Millet, CA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 65 reports with 15 Helpful votes). Report 7601.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Galapagos, Solomon Islands, PNG, GBR, Vanuatu, Palau, Philippines,
Indonesia, Yap, Kosrae, Truk, Fiji, Socorros, All over the Caribbean.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 82 to 85 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 35 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No deco; 60-75 minute dives
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments With the exception of the Manta Sandy dive site, Raja Ampat is generally a location for macro photography. I was expecting more in the way of "big stuff" but the small ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments My journey from SFO to Sorong, Papua, Indonesia took about 40 hours. I had an 18 hour layover in Jakarta then took a redeye flight thru Makassar to Sorong. Just about all the guests on the Indo Siren were on these flights. We arrived in Sorong at about 6 AM and promptly boarded the boat with the usual briefings and waiver signing. I expected with a full day before us that we would do a checkout dive that day but we did not. We basically just hung around the Port of Sorong for the day before departing for the Misool area later that evening. The trip down the Salawati Strait was quite rough with very choppy seas.

We spent 5 days diving the Misool area and 4 days diving sit ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Mark Shandur in ZZ, TH at Jun 22, 2014 22:11 EST  
Thanks for choosing the Indo Siren for your dive vacation Michael and for your great review of the trip & Raja Ampat. The a/c unit in cabin 7 has been replaced, we apologise we were not able to do this for you during your trip and hope it did not impact too much on your enjoyment. We look forward to welcoming you again, best wishes from all at Siren Fleet
By Mark Shandur in ZZ, TH at Jun 22, 2014 22:11 EST  
Thanks for choosing the Indo Siren for your dive vacation Michael and for your great review of the trip & Raja Ampat. The a/c unit in cabin 7 has been replaced, we apologise we were not able to do this for you during your trip and hope it did not impact too much on your enjoyment. We look forward to welcoming you again, best wishes from all at Siren Fleet
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