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

S/Y Indo Siren: "Terrific diving in Raja Ampat and great vegetarian food!", Jan, 2015,

by Angela Richards Dona, HI, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports with 7 Helpful votes). Report 8115.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Micronesia, Red Sea, Philippines, Fiji, Bonaire, Turks & Caicos, Mexico, Hawaii, other Caribbean...
Closest Airport Sorong Getting There ANA flight Honolulu to Tokyo, Tokyo to Jakarta, then Express Air Jakarta to Sorong.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 27 to 29 Celsius Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 10 to 25 Meters

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Really the only restriction was the 60 minute dive time. Otherwise, if someone wanted to dive a different profile, that was allowed.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 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 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments All mentioned above. ... 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 5 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
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Comments This is the second time we dive with the Siren Fleet and we are even happier after our Raja Ampat trip than we were after our Philippines excursion. We are already looking to book our next holiday with them!

The trip preparations began with our booking, which went smoothly and our agent at Worldwide Dive and Sail (Sybout) was excellent. He even booked our flights within Indonesia and our hotel in Jakarta. I also requested that my husband and I (vegetarians) be catered to as well as the meat-eaters and I was reassured that we would be. I am happy to report that we were very pleased with the food but must point out that it was Sybout that made sure the staff on board was prepared. I also mention this because it is the only thing about the Philippines Siren that we were displeased about.

High quality liveaboards generally deliver a high level of service, but we really appreciated the small details. The Indo Siren is a fairly large liveaboard that can manage up to 16 divers. On our cruise, we had 15 so it was nearly full but it never felt crowded. The dive deck is probably my favorite part of the boat. It is situated in such a way as to make getting ready for the dive a very easy, clutter- and diver-free part of the experience. Each person has a station with a drawer next to his/her tank (not a milk crate on the floor that allows everything to get wet). Your BC gets put onto a tank and stays there for the entir ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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