‘Bula vinaka and a very big welcome on-board Fiji Siren, this will be your home for the next 7-nights and we are your Fijian family’ – that’s the way I like to begin every cruise! For this charter we had a very leisurely start, slow casual fun briefings, lots of time spent setting-up new dive equipment and cameras, getting strobes sorted, generally chatting to each other and making new friends. For this cruise we were also fortunate enough to have Mig Wehrle, GM Aqualung Southeast Asia with us, who was officially on his honeymoon with his beautiful wife Meike, however brought along lots of new Aqualung toys and equipment for everyone to try out and for many of us to put on our ‘wish list’.
After steaming all night over calm seas, the Indo Siren arrived at the far South East of Raja Ampat. The area of Daram is noted for brilliant soft coral life and gentle sloping ridges that give way to steep drop-offs into the blue. Walls of fish surround stunning coral atolls where drivers gently drift in the sunlight. Some of our guests were even treated to an amazingly beautiful six meter wide Oceanic Manta on only the second dive! “I think it’s going to be a good trip!”
The Indo Siren welcomed on board a group of 16 guests of mixed nationalities for their next liveaboard diving cruise in Raja Ampat! After a quick orientation, the captain moved north to Dampier Strait.
First day of diving we started in Mioskon with crystal clear water and literally a fish soup of, fusiliers, yellow snappers, wobbegong sharks, pigmy seahorses in great visibilities and outstanding coral reefs.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone!!!! Once again we find ourselves wondering where the time went and how did we end up here so fast. We have had some great times with all of our guests on board the Fiji Siren and ALL the crew wish everyone the best for their own year to come.
Bula All! The Fiji Siren welcomed on board a group of happy divers all very exicted to start their liveaboard dive trip in Fiji! The weather forecasts were looking impeccable so we shot off first thing to go and enjoy a dive out to Amazing Maze to get us started. This was a great start with the site covered in soft corals and many of the swim through having big sea fans over the entrances and the inner walls littered with coral. We decided to stay out in Vatulaca Reef for the evening and dive this area once more to enjoy the pleasingly light currents and abundance of colourful corals.
The Indo Siren crew welcome on board a happy group of English divers all ready for their Flores – Raja Ampat liveaboard diving holidays! Most of them were repeat guests to they felt at hom straight away!
On our first day at Flores, the dive trip started with a black sand wall dive at Tanjung Gedong . Ordinate ghost pipe fish, ribbon eel and a good variation of nudibranchs were some encounters of our check dive. After cruising for 2 hours, the Indo Siren reached Serbete, a small Island with stunning walls around. The dives there were full of grey reef sharks, white tip sharks, turtles and stunning corals.
Another beautiful day in our pacific paradise as we prepare for more adventures on the high seas surrounding the 333-islands which make-up Fiji. Shortly after boarding, the Fiji Siren was away towards our first dive site and a chance for many to experience their first taste of Fijian diving at its finest. A favorite shake-down location of recent has been Amazing Maze, a nice gentle shallow dive with a good array of critters from nudibranch and scorpion fish to octopus and schooling barracuda as well as ample gorgonian sea fans, anemone and a mixture of soft and hard coral plus of course a maze of tunnels and passages giving the site its name.
To live a memorable diving experience, everything is all about being in the right place at the right time with the correct critters… and a knowledgeable dive guide of course! Don’t you think so? Here are the perfect 4 Ws • Where? Palau
Bula once again divers!! For this cruise we had some super special return guest aboard with us for our 10-day trek around the Lomaiviti and up to Taveuni. We started our liveaboard dive trip in the Bligh Waters of Fiji.