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Dive Review of S/Y Philippine Siren in
Philippines

S/Y Philippine Siren: "Philippines Siren to Tubbataha off Palawan", Aug, 2017,

by John Yavorsky, NJ, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 22 reports with 9 Helpful votes). Report 9779.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Rough seas for overnight "sail" to Tubbataha National Park in middle of Sulu Sea. Only put sail up 1 hour/week for pix; might have helped steady boat for rough crossing. Should have brought Scop Patch for my 15 year old grandson's first liveaboard. Did 18 dives in week there. Typical marine life from crew report for 1 dive at South Atoll: FISH: Manta ray, Grey reef shark, Lunar fusiliers, Randall’s fusiliers, Blue and yellow fusiliers, Pyramid butterflyfish, Whitetip reef sharks, Flagtail groupers, schools of Surgeonfish, Black and Midnight snappers, Humphead parrotfish, Harlequin sweetlips, Blue-girdled Angelfish, Six-banded Angelfish, Longface emperor, Bluefin trevally, Giant moray eel with one eye, Denise pygmy seahorse, Scribbled filefish. NUDIS: Phyllidia
CRUSTACEANS: Bubble coral shrimp, Whip coral goby
OTHER: Hawksbill turtle, steep and deep wall with very shallow plateau, canyons and overhangs, lots of soft coral, massive Gorgonian and Barrel sponges – density of sea fans is amazing
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving 26 liveaboards and dozens of land-based world wide.
Closest Airport puerta Princessa, Palawan Getting There fly to Palawan and take van to hotel day before boat.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 100-150 Ft/ 30-46 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions General guideline was 100 feet for 60 minutes but not rigidly enforced.
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 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 4 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 Crew took good care of cameras as on most liveaboards.
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