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Dive Review of S/Y Philippine Siren in
Philippines/Tubbataha and Southern Visayas

S/Y Philippine Siren: "Amazing!", Jun, 2019,

by Lisa Vitale, TX, US (Contributor Contributor 14 reports with 8 Helpful votes). Report 11167 has 1 Helpful vote.

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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
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Diving:
This was an amazing trip 13-night trip that took us from Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, Calalong Island, Apo Island, Dauin (Negros), Balicasag Island, and Cabilao Island, making a total of 43 dives along the way.

Tubbataha is only diveable during a certain 3 to 4-month time of the year. The reefs are absolutely spectacular and the life amazing. There wasn’t a bad dive on the trip! Our first dive of the trip we saw whale sharks and had brief glimpse of a tiger shark! The fish life was incredible. We dove in the national park for 4½ days before heading to Calalong Island where we did a total of 3 dives.

Dauin, Negros (spent about 4 days in this area) was muck diving heaven where we encountered 3 hairy frogfish, flamboyant cuttlefish, robust ghost pipefish, and harlequin shrimp to name ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites S/Y Philippine Siren   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Mexico, Belize, Cayman, Roatan, Turks and Caicos, Sea of Cortez, Galapagos, Hawaii, Flower Gardens, Maldives, Palau, Fiji, Philippines, Lembeh Strait, Raja Ampat, Papau New Guinea, Australia, Socorro, Komodo, Solomon Islands
Closest Airport Manila, Puerto Princesa, and Cebu Getting There Going: flew into Manila, spent the night, then a flight to Puerto Princesa. Coming home: Left out of Cebu City.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 83-88°F / 28-31°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 40-150 Ft/ 12-46 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Typically asked to keep dives to 60 minutes, but we routinely had 70 minutes or more.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks > 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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Camera tables and charging stations are located in the indoor lounge area, but it is qu ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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