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Dive Review of S/Y Maldives Siren in

January, 2013, an Instant Reader Report by Warren Sprung, TX, US
Sr. Reviewer   (7 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
Report Number 6867
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
15 liveaboards, plus Caribbean, Red Sea, etc.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

choppy, surge, currents  
Water Temp
81   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 75    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Normal sport dive rules.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
3 stars
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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2 stars
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Value for $$
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Possibly our expectations for the 10-day trip on Maldives Siren were set
too high.  My wife and I thought that this, our 15th liveaboard was going
to be the best ever.

While not terrible by any means, it was inferior to most of our previous
liveaboard experiences.

Let me begin with the good:  

Our trip was arranged by  and everything was done
perfectly.  Onno & Carine Lenting set up everything for us, from
internal flights to pre-dive accommodations as though they were doing it
for themselves.  They will be booking trips for us from now on!

The two dive masters leading the groups (14 divers divided into 2 groups)
were great.  Megan, the more experienced of the two led the other group;
shes leaving after one more trip to the Palau Siren.  Tom, our leader, had
a fantastic attitude, but no experience on most (if any) of the dives sites
we visited.  Hes becoming the lead dive guide after one more trip.

The boat crew was efficient, but not involved personally with the divers. 
Two great examples were when one of the divers had trou
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