Posts Tagged ‘manta’

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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Palau full moon spawning live aboard dive trip

It’s the 10th December, and the Unique Dive Expeditions team board the Palau Siren ready and eager to guide our last Full Moon Unique Dive Expedition trip of 2016. I remember sitting down two years ago with a tide chart, calendar and my data, looking at all the possible options when we were picking our unique trips for the following years. Our aim around November and December time was always to double up with the Bohar snapper spawning in the mornings and feeding Manta trains in the southern lagoon in the late afternoon. Some years this is early November and some years it can be mid December. The peak timing for anywhere between 10 and 15 mantas feeding and
potentially mating is normally for a two week period so trying to work this out two years in advance can be a gamble at times and I guess you could say this trip we hit the jackpot.

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Mantastic last liveaboard dive cruise in Raja Ampat!

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!

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