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.
The Indo Siren guests came on board just on Christmas day all very excited to spend the holidays diving in Raja Ampat by liveaboard. We started with a peaceful drift around Two Tree Island in the Stagof area East of Misool. Some of our guests were even treated to an early Christmas present when a curious four meter oceanic manta came close to take a look! For two lucky guests it was their very first manta on our very first dive. The diving cruise was already a success!
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.
Diving Raja Ampat is always unforgettable!
The Indo Siren liveboard, her crew and our famous cowbell welcomed on board a group of swiss divers all very excited to dive Raja Ampat! After a quick orientation, unpacking and set up of equipment they all enjoyed a relaxed afternoon with sun bathing and sleeping.
The last trip of the Komodo diving season
For the Indo Siren’s final cruise of the Komodo season, we welcomed aboard 16 divers from Minnesota. Our guests arrived wearing light clothing, but their footwear (heavy boots, thick socks) made it clear that they had begun their journey in a far less hospitable climate. A refreshing welcome drink, however, ensured that our snowbirds would make a speedy adjustment.
Opened mouths all over the trip!
The Indo Siren and her crew said welcome to 11 Americans, 2 Canadians, 1 Swiss and 1 German. After the safety drill and the general dive briefing dinner was served, it was time to get a chatty evening. On the first dive day, we started our first and second dives at Bonto Reef, Sangeang Island. Wow! We spotted a lot of creatures for the first day. Everybody enjoyed getting wet so that they familiarized with their buoyancy and guides. After lunch, we moved over to Gili Banta for the third dive at K2. Everyone seemed amaze with the corals. What a great start in the week. Some did a night dive at west side of Banta Island, called Stargazer Beach or some called it Circus.
Rays, sharks, macro and schools of fish this week! Just Awesome!
Welcome aboard! The Indo Siren Liveaboard had a full 16 returning Polish guests on board ready to dive Komodo! Everyone was so excited being on board and ready to unpack. It was actually a quick one as they seemed to know the drill. Introduction, safety drill, and general dive briefing were done. So, we were ready to go diving!
Smiles all over the trip!
All aboard! On this trip, the Indo Siren had a mixed group from the UK, Germany and USA. After a quick orientation we went through the master drill and set up our equipment. In the first day, while we had dinner the guests started to get to know each other. We started our first and second dives in Sangeang island at Bonto Reef . Everybody enjoyed getting wet so that they familiarized with their buoyancy and guides. We saw 15 ornate ghostpipe fish, cuttle fish, a big variety of nudibranch, and frog fish. After lunch, we moved over to Gili Banta for the third dive at K2. Everyone seemed amazed with the corals. What a great start for the week! Some did a night dive at North West of Komodo, called Coral Garden.