The Sailing Yacht (S/Y) Philippine Siren, like the other Siren yachts, is a traditional Phinisi schooner, handcrafted from ironwood and teak, offering trips around Malapascua, the Visayas and the Tubbataha Reef National Park. The Philippine Siren is larger and even more comfortable than its sister ships, and it’s an absolute pleasure to sail on this beautiful liveaboard boat.
The Philippine Siren has a spacious air-conditioned saloon with cocktail bar, coffee machine, entertainment system with music and movies, small library and cosy sitting area. The dining area in the saloon is also very spacious, and there is a covered outdoor dining area at the stern of the boat with panoramic views. There are plenty of quiet shady spots in the bow and there is a sundeck with lounge chairs on top of the salon.
Laundry and massage services are available for a small fee.
The Philippine Siren has 8 large air-conditioned cabins each with their own en suite bathroom and porthole. There are four fixed twin cabins, two fixed double cabins, and two which can be configured as either double or twins. All cabins include luxury extras like bathrobes, hair dryers, individually controlled lighting and air-con, and even its own PC where you can download your photos.
The different Philippine Siren itineraries depart from different destinations: the Tubbataha Reefs trips depart from Puerto Princesa, the Malapascua and The Visayas trips depart Cebu, and trips in the Southern Visayas have one way trips that start/end in Cebu or Moalboal – depending direction.
What to expect
Diving is offered in small groups of up to 6 divers, though guests are welcome to dive in buddy pairs if they prefer. Up to 4 dives are offered per full dive day (3 day dives and either a sunset or a night dive) and dive time is usually limited to 1 hour. Palau Siren has 2 high-powered Zodiacs available as dive tenders. The dive deck offers lots of space for all divers and a designated area for underwater photographers and videographers with a purpose-built basin to wash down cameras. All Siren fleet vessels have tanks that can take either DIN or Yoke regulators.
Nitrox is available on board the vessel and Nitrox courses are offered as well. The Siren Fleet is rebreather friendly. Poseidon rebreather courses and rental gear is available.
Like other liveaboards in the Philippines, Philippine Siren offers different itineraries that take advantage of the seasonal conditions in the Philippines throughout the year.
* Malapascua and Northern Visayas from Cebu during October to January
* Tubbataha Reef National Park from Puerto Princessa during March to May
* Southern Visayas from Cebu or Moalboal during June to September.
Some of the very best trips are when the boat makes the voyage from one region to another, providing a great variety of diving on slightly longer trips.
Due to the remoteness of the itineraries, no Internet service is provided on board the Philippine Siren. Mobiles with a local SIM or ‘roaming’ may get a signal at some points during the cruise, but it’s not something to be relied on. Tip: Leave the mobile (and your boss) in the bottom draw of your desk at home – and truly relax for a while.
You should know…
Crew tips are accepted in cash only. All major currencies are accepted and appreciated.
Philippine Siren is a really fantastic liveaboard boat, and a great way to dive in the Philippines. We are confident that the Philippine Siren will not disappoint!
Trip dates & Availability
Philippine Siren Cebu Extras Payable Locally
|Marine Park & Port fees (6 nights Visayas)||75||USD|||||75|
|Marine Park & Port fees (7 nights Visayas)||100||USD|||||100|
|Marine Park & Port fees (6 nights Tubbataha)||120||USD|||||120|
|Marine Park & Port fees (10 nights Malapascua & Visayas)||155||USD|||||155|
|Marine Park & Port fees (13 nights Tubbataha & Visayas)||160||USD|||||160|
|Dive computer rental (per day)||6||USD|||||6|
|Underwater Torch rental (per day)||6||USD|||||6|
|This resort's prices are in USD. The AUD prices shown are based on the current exchange rate. The price paid in AUD will be based on the actual exchange rate at the time any payments are made.|
|Single cabin surcharge 100% - "Premier Package" includes: sole use of cabin, one complimentary massage, one bottle of wine to be consumed during trip. Marine Park, port fees, taxes and any fuel surcharges will be paid by WWDS.|
|For snorkelers the same cruise price applies as for divers - "Non-diver Package" includes: one complimentary massage* a day, one bottle of wine to be consumed during trip.
*Unused massages are non-refundable.
|Special payment and cancellation terms apply for this operator.|
|TRANSFERS (on charter days only)|
|Southern Visayas itineraries (Cebu-Cebu) - transfers in Cebu included|
|Malapascua & Visayas itineraries - transfers only included in Cebu|
|Tubbataha itineraries - transfers in Puerto Princessa included|
|Accommodation in a double/twin cabin, all meals, snacks, coffee, tea, water, soft drinks, fruit juice & local beer, diving (up to 4 dives per full dive day; 3 day dives and either a sunset or a night dive), tanks, weights, air & Nitrox fills, essential dive equipment (BCD, reg, 3mm shorty wetsuit, mask & fins)|