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Dive Review of S/Y Philippine Siren in
Philippines

S/Y Philippine Siren: "Pristine Philippines", Mar, 2017,

by Oedipus, MA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports with 6 Helpful votes). Report 9819 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 5 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 2 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments A fan of the Siren Fleet, the Philippines version lived up to the Siren reputation for quality and service. The converted schooners are a pleasure to roam and the staff could not have been more helpful or accommodating. They handled all of our equipment, even washing and drying our wetsuits, and their smiles did not fade throughout the trip.

Tubbataha is well-protected and park rangers gave a brief lecture on the rules and regulations prior to our first dive. We encountered whitetip sharks on every dive, large schools of fish of varying size and healthy reefs. Soft and hard coral of diversified terrain with just about every type of reef fish, I charted 13 different types of butterfly fish alone, plus an encounter with a large octopus who tried to steal my GoPro:
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Tubbataha may be a trek but it is the reason we dive.
Websites S/Y Philippine Siren   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Thailand, Solomon, Raja Ampat, Cozumel, Lembeh Strait, Palau
Closest Airport Palawan Getting There Manila to Puerto Princesa (the former unwieldy, the latter chaotic)

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 78-86°F / 26-30°C Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 20-100 Ft/ 6-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No gloves. All dives about 1 hour. Groups of 6 with dive master in each zodiac. Drift diving with buddy.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 5 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 Large dry area. Individual drawers for each diver.
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