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Dive Review of S/Y Philippine Siren in
Philippines

S/Y Philippine Siren: "Siren Cebu Liveaboard", Jul, 2019,

by Andrew Robbins, CA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 11244.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This 10 day itinerary circles the entire island of Cebu, starting and ending at the Cebu Yacht Club. Three daylight dives every day, plus one night dive. Jona was in charge and ran a first class operation from start to finish. Half the passengers were two families with several young beginner divers. Dive groups, never more than 4, were always arranged to keep the experienced divers together. All dive masters are solid and rotated to everyone got to experience different styles.

Dive sites are varied, from muck diving to drift dives. Jona adjusted the dive sites to cater to the general preferences of the divers (less muck diving in our case).

The boat is well maintained and has ample room to accommodate the 16 divers (though only 14 on our trip). The entire crew was very involved, carring, and had great attitudes. The chef did a great job with each of the five meals.
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Galapagos, Thailand, Philippines
Closest Airport CEB Getting There Many flight to Cebu from multiple international destinations

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 80-83°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 60 minute max bottom time.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available?

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None Whale Sharks > 2
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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