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Dive Review of S/Y Maldives Siren in
Maldives

S/Y Maldives Siren, Jan, 2013,

by Warren Sprung, TX, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 9 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 6867.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving 15 liveaboards, plus Caribbean, Red Sea, etc.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy, surge, currents
Water Temp 81 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 75 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Normal sport dive rules.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 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 [None] ... 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 2 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 1 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments 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 www.scubadiveasia.com 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 ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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