Komodo September Dive Report:

Great live aboard dive trip in Komodo.

Top 5 dive sites: 

Crystal Rock

School of fish in Komodo

  • Reef Dive
  • Current: Strong
  • Trevallies, moray eels, batfish, ribbon eels, pygmy seahorses, turtles, orangutan crab, sweetlips, tunas, lion fish, eagle rays, Napoleon wrasse, banded sea snake, mantas, mobulas, bamboo sharks, black tip sharks, octopus and black snappers.

Batu Bolong

Cuttlefish in Komodo

  • Reef dive
  • Current: Strong
  • Mantas, grey reef sharks, giant trevallies, white tip sharks, nudibranch, octopus, barracudas, giant sweet lips, anthias, turtles, fusiliers, Napoleon wrasse and banded sea snake.

Pink Beach

Coconut octpus in Komodo

  • Reef Dive
  • Current: Nong
  • Turtle, frogfish, cat sharks, flambloyant cuttlefish, ornate pipefish, cuttlefish, octopus, nudibranch, leaf fish, Ambon scorpion fish, coconut octopus and mimic octopus.

K2

Frogfish in Komodo

  • Reef Dive
  • Current: Medium
  • Mushroom coral pipefish, fusiliers, mantas, sharks, marble rays, ribbon eels, pipefish, shrimps, nudibranch, pooping sea cucumbers, frogfish, leaf scorpion fish and moray eels.

Coral Garden

Moray eel in Komodo

  • Reef Dive
  • Curent: Small
  • Mobula rays, octopus, nudibranch, morey eels, boxer crab, bamboo shark, bobtail squid, jelly fish, stargazor and flounder.

Customers Feedback

• “Everybody seemed to work very hard and everthing was a team effort. Each doing his own tasks and helping with all other tasks. Even the captains helped out. Everyone was friendly, full of smiles and nothing was too much trouble. Diving was amazing.” Karen Brown
• “All the staff have been brilliant . Their attention has been fantastic thank you to every single member of staff they have made this trip exceptional!”Kay Stevenson
• “We were treated like royalty! Rooms made beautifully. Wine for return guests. Dive tenders fast and super efficient team in the dive deck. Diving ran like clockwork!
Thank you Team Siren” Janelle Warner

Thank you for this great trip!

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Komodo August Second Dive Report: Mantas, Sharks And Beautiful Macro!

Great live aboard dive trip in Komodo.

Top 5 dive areas: 

The Estuary:

Corals in Komodo

• Reef Dive
• Current: Mild
• Pygmy cuttlefish, peacock flounder, bentistick pipefish and nudibranch.

Gili Banta:

The Indo Siren in Komodo

 

• Reef dives
• Current: Mild
• Sharks, eels, tuna, lionfish, manta ray, mobulas, mantas, nudibranch, crabs and crocodile fish.

Gili Lawa Laut:

Mantas in Komodo

• Drift Dives
• Current: Medium
• Mantas, grey sharks, giant trevally whitetip reef sharks, giant sweetlips, fusiliers, oriental sweetlips, Spanish mackerel, whitetip sharks, grey reef sharks, turtle and tunas.

Current City:

 

Mantas in Komodo

• Reef Dives
• Current: Medium
• Mantas, Napoleon wrasse, turtles, eel, trevallies, dolphins, sharks, bumphead parrotfish, snappers, sweetlips and fusiliers.

Padar Bay:

School of fish in Komodo

• Reef and night Dives
• Current: Mild
• Frogfish, nudibranch, anthias, fusiliers, surgeonfish, sharks, cat shark, shrimps, crabs stonefish, octopus, eels, bamboo sharks.

Customers Feedback

• “Great service! The guys worked tirelessly to make diving easy!” Nigel Baker
• “Best service in my diving experience!” Maria Fernanda Carrera Compean
• “The crew is phenomenal with excellent support.” Michael Barnhardt

Thank you for this great trip!

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Komodo August Dive Report: Mantas, Sharks And Macro!

Great live aboard dive trip in Komodo.

The Unusual Suspects:

Painted frogfish in Komodo

  • Muck dive
  • Current: None
  • Rigid shrimp fish, pipefish, frogfish, gunnard, crabs, painted frogfish, juvenile bannerfish and nudibranch. 

Gili Lawa Derat Bay:

cococnut crab

  • Night dive
  • Current: None
  • Frogfish, long arm and coconut octopus, crocodile fish, flounder, hermit crabs and Spanish dancers.

Tatawa Kecil:

Manta in Komodo

  • Reef dive
  • Current: Medium
  • Mantas, eagle ray, sharks, turtles, anthias, spawning barrel sponges, turtles, batfish, oriental sweet lips, wrasse, pregnant shark and Maldives sponge snail.

Batu Bolong:

Turtle on coral in Komodo

  • Reef dive
  • Current: Medium
  • Napoleon wrasse, turtles, snowflake moray eels, trevally, juvenile white tip reef shark and nudibranch.

Pink Beach:

Crocodile fish in Komodo

  • Night dive 
  • Current: None
  • Frogfish, squid, cuttlefish, crocodile fish, flounder, juvenile lionfish, pipefish, bobtail squid, coconut octopus, emperor shrimp, decorator crabs and tropical squid.

Customers Feedback

• “It was an epic week! Thank you all!” Alexander Benjamin Brake Whitley-Wilson
• “Absolutely loved it. The diving and dive/boat crew were the highlight of the trip.” Pearl Verma
• “Tristan and Laura were excellent!” David Oblisk

Thank you for this great trip!

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Diving in Raja Ampat is much better than diving in an aquarium!

The Indo Siren liveaboard dive trip in Raja Ampat started in the Dampier Strait. Around the island of Mioscon and at Blue Magic, we found loads of hunting fish like wahoo, giant trevally and dog tooth tuna attacking schools of yellow snapper and neon fusiliers as well as wobbegong shark and oceanic manta on our very first day! At Sardine Reef and Cape Kri, we had schools of great barracuda, blue fin trevally, giant trevally and red tooth triggerfish.

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Mantastic Raja Ampat

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!” 

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Encountering whales in Raja Ampat!

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.

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Mantas, sharks and dolphins!

The Indo Siren crew was ready to start another great liveaboard dive trip in Raja Ampat! The diving cruise started in the Sagof area of Raja Ampat to the East of Misool. After a smooth night sailing we arrived at Two Tree Rock rested and ready for our first day of diving. About halfway through our first dive, we started to hear telltale clicks and clacks that experienced divers know can mean only one thing: Dolphins. All eyes turn to look out to the blue as we are treated to an amazingly rare site! Three playful adult dolphins came swooping in chasing breakfast and our photographers were lucky to fire off a few quick shots! This was  a good sign for the trip!

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It was going to be hard to top that but we were up for the challenge!

The Indo Siren welcomed on board a brand new group of 16 guests all ready to experience a great liveaboard dive trip in Raja Ampat
We started our cruise in the Yellit area, close to Misool, for our check dive. With gentle sloping reefs and massive gorgonian sea fans, Yellit Kecil is an ideal place to begin our dive expedition. Already we had guests commenting “That’s the best coral life I’ve ever seen”! Well strap in buddy you haven’t seen anything yet! 

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Liveaboard dive trip from Flores to Raja Ampat

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.

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