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Dive Review of Palau Siren in
Micronesia/Palau

Palau Siren, Jan, 2014,

by Jeanne Downey, PA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 39 reports with 7 Helpful votes). Report 7515.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Bahamas, Caribbean, Australia, Socorro, Cocos, Galapagos, Indonesia, Malaysia, Micronesia, Philippines, etc.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather windy, rainy Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 5 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Nitrox limit, one hour time limit.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Two large rinse tanks. Inside camera counters could handle 3-4 large rigs. Each person had two assigned ... 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 4 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 5 stars
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Comments The frigid Pittsburgh temperatures in our rearview mirror, the 13 of us made the long journey to Palau. We spent two nights at the West Plaza by the Sea hotel, walking around Koror, taking a taxi tour of Babeldoab Island, getting $20 massages, and sleeping, and then we boarded the Palau Siren for our nine days of diving.

My two favorite dives were Blue Corner when the current was doing what it was supposed to and the sharks came cruising by, and German Channel with the giant tridacna clams and the magnificent lettuce coral patch, even though the current was outflowing instead of inflowing. Chandalier Cave was pretty cool with the stalactites hanging down into the air pockets, and I really enjoyed snorkeling Jellyfish Lake in the rain, as the jellyfish were concentrated in the middle of the lake, there was no sun beating down, and we were the only ones there.

The Siren is a beautiful wooden boat with spacious cabins and bathrooms, an outdoor dining area which got interesting when it was stormy, and a unique dive deck. There wasnt any carpeting anywhere in the boat, so n ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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