Departing from Malapascua, the Philippine Siren crew welcomed on board a happy group of divers all ready to dive in Malapascua and the Visayas! Our first diving day began at lovely Calanggaman Island. Picture a perfect stretch of beach in a turquoise blue sea and you’ll probably come up with something looking like this little dot on the map, South of Malapascua. We dived two dives and found longnose hawksfish, orangutan crab and the first nice nudibranchs of the trip. The afternoon and the night dives we did at Chocolate Island where the highlights included the soft corals, Spanish dancers, starry night octopuses and a swimming big black giant frogfish.
Upon agent request, this week the Indo Siren guests embarked the liveaboard in Cape Kri, where they already enjoyed a couple of days diving. After a quick orientation, they were already ready to continue diving Raja Ampat! The trip couldn’t start better with a couple of mantas diving with us on the first dive! Then at Aerborek Jetty, we had some amazing creatures such bobtail squid, pipe fish, pigmy seahorse and much more.
A group of 15 divers embarked the Philippine Siren liveaboard in Cebu. As everyone arrived at the same time, we were able to set off in the afternoon to reach Cabilao right after dinner and start our dives the day after!
This Fiji Siren trip was special because one of our dive guides – Tomu – had their second baby the day before our departure! Congratulations Tomu!!!
Our first full day diving was out in Vatu-I-Ra where we had absolutely beautiful weather and a great set of divers to match! This time we had a great mix of divers from the UK, Australia, NZ and the United States. This was to be the making of a great cruise. Our first region for this cruise was to be Vatu-I-Ra. We hit Howard’s Diner for the first dive to check everyone out and get all our weighting sorted and get everything where it should be for the following dives.
The Philippine Siren welcomed a group of divers coming from all over the world! Germany, France, Kuwait, and the US. All the ingredients were there for a great 10-days liveaboard adventure diving in the Southern Visayas.
The first day of diving we spent around Cabilao Island. This picture perfect tropical island is famous for its fields of soft coral on the shallow plateau, and for the Denise Pygmy Seahorses that live in the Gorgonians on the dramatic steep walls. We started the day of with a check dive to get everybody comfortable in the water again. After that we continued with three more great dives. The catch of the day: Denise Pygmy Seahorse, hunting Trevallies, Reef Squid, Bobtail Squid, and a Spanish Dancer. After the last dive the captain drove the boat over to Oslob for the night.
The Indo Siren Liveaboard was ready to start 2016 diving in Raja Ampat with a lovely group of Dutch divers. After setting the equipments and the mandatory life jacket drill and safety briefings, we lifted anchor and Captains Hasbia and Nyoman started our cruise south to the “Kingdom” of Missol. Chefs Andri and Fendi prepared a lovely dinner whilst the Indo Siren cruised through the calm sea.
Jaw dropping Dives!
16 guests from the States boarded Indo Siren. After a quick orientation, unpacking and set up of equipment they all enjoyed a relaxed afternoon with sun bathing and sleeping. In the evening we started driving towards Misool area. The first evening started awesome…already could celebrate a birthday and a 23 years anniversary… so cakes out, candles on and of course a bottle of champagne open.
After 13 hours crossing we went to Sagof. In our first 2 dives we encountered pigmy seahorse, schooling fish and many nudibranch. After this off to Wayil Batan. Wow… more Pigmy seahorse, bobtail squid, octopus and moray eels… this week the guests like more macro so… nose on the reef. Today was Sankt Nicolaus day so time to try our Christmas hats the first time.
What would you do if you find a group of hammerheads plus a black hammerhead while diving in Fiji?
The Fiji Siren Liveaboard welcomed on board a new group of divers of mix divers from Portugal, USA, Switzerland and England! We launched off straight away and aimed our course to the south of the Lomoviti Group and Wakaya Island Marine Protected Area. The first night was a bit of a get to know each other time with the long trek to Naigani Island where we would be anchoring the night ready to make the 2 hour move to Wakaya.