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Dive Review of S/Y Philippine Siren in
Philippines/Southern Leyte

S/Y Philippine Siren: "Southern Leyte with the Siren", Feb, 2015,

by Gari Sisk, AK, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports). Report 8126.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Okinawa, Hawaii, Washington State, Fiji, Chuuk, Palau, Thailand, Myanmar, Honduras, Caymans, Costa Rica, Belize, Australia, Maldives, Mexico.
Closest Airport Mactan-Cebu International (CEB) Getting There Long flight from US - Asiana Air from SEA to ICN (Korea) to CEB; or Cathay Pacific from West Coast to CEB via overnight in HKG (Hong Kong)

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 77 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 30 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 75 minute max
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks 1 or 2
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 I did not bring a camera. That being said, there were a number of divers that did. I did not hear any co ... 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 3 stars
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Comments This is a large boat (130') with 8 rooms and various configurations. We booked with the superb staff (Mike) at Reef & Rainforest, as they have been handling our dive destination trips for the past 8 years.

I rented a BCD, but brought my own reg. I had intended to rent a dive light (torch) for the night diving, but it turns out the boat had the exact same light I use when doing my day dives. Therefore, I skipped the ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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