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Dive Review of Siren Fleet/Palau Central Hotel in
Micronesia/Palau

Siren Fleet/Palau Central Hotel: "Palau Siren Liveaboard", Feb, 2018,

by richard s mcgowan, CT, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 10135 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Roatan, Cozumel, Caymans, Bahamas, Key West, Bonaire, Belize. Turks & Caicos
Closest Airport KOR Getting There HON to Guam to KOR

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 84 to 85 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 40 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions 700 psi or 50 Bar, 60 minutes day dive; 45 minutes night dive. surface with your group (4-6 divers)
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots 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 N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments not a photographer. Had separate large cleaning tank by dive area for photo equip and separate inside table top with chargers. ... 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 1 stars
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Comments Palau marine life is everything they say it is and I will keep my comments more to the non-marine life areas to try to be helpful in planning.

The Palau Siren is a faux sailboat with 8 cabins holding up to 16 divers we had 14. You dive from 2 tenders as she draws too much water. By law, you must have a guide and we had 3 groups (4, 4, and 6). Four dives a day except for shoulder days (2/3 dives). Dives have a set limit - 700 psi, 50 bar, 60 minutes, night 45 minutes.

We were told the Palau Aggressor Fleet (I and II) did 5 dives per day with a 45 minute limit so there is a personal choice to be made. There are nine liveaboards out of Palau. We were happy with the Palau Siren, but from what I heard we probably also would have been happy on at at least the Aggressors if not several of the other boats. We originally booked the Aggressor but moved to the Siren because it was 10 days versus 7 in the time we wanted to go. Siren is generally 7 days but it and the others also offer 10 days trips every once in a while. Given the 24 hours in the air it took us each way and the 12 hour time difference, we felt 7 days was too short.

You come up with your group, but that was not an issue as all were experienced and they tried to group you accordingly. Everyone dove in the same general area so if there was a large disparate air difference in the group (which happene ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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