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Philippine Siren

Philippines liveaboard

The S/Y Philippine Siren is part of the beautiful Siren Fleet of wooden diving yachts that have been designed with divers in mind. Built in 2013, the S/Y Philippine Siren is 40m long and consists of 8 (2 Double and 6 Twin) well appointed cabins taking 16 divers in total.

The S/Y Philippine Siren covers 2 different areas of the Philippines depending on the time of year. Between February and June she visits the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Tubbataha on 6 and 13 night itineraries. Then from June to February you can visit the Visayas region of the Philippines on one of the many itineraries on offer.

You can see details of the itineraries, along with guide costs, further down this page.

Please see our Tubbataha and Central Visayas pages for more information on these areas.

Getting there – Tubbataha National Park
For all trips to dive Tubbataha Reefs you will need to fly into Puerto Princessa, in Palawan, where the liveaboard is berthed. There are regular flights into Puerto Princessa from either Manila or Cebu, with a flight time of just one and a half hours. Flight schedules vary throughout the year, so depending on your liveaboard departure date we can advise which international airport will serve you best at the time you are looking to travel.

Getting there – Central Visayas
For all trips cruising through the Central Visayas, you will need to fly into Cebu, where the liveaboard is berthed. 

Stay a bit a longer
There are many reasons to extend your stay in the Philippines, as there is so much to see and do. Whether you are looking to combine your liveaboard trip with the dive resort, or wishing to take some tours to enjoy the stunning scenery and culture, we will be happy to advise and put together a bespoke package for you.

 Visit our Philippines section for an introduction as to where to go throughout this country.

Quick Guide: Philippine Siren

  • 40m length
  • Max 16 passengers
  • 2 Double and 6 Twin Cabins
  • Recommended diver level: PADI Advanced is advised as some dive sites are deeper than 18m – guests can take the course on board

Accommodation & Facilities

The S/Y Philippine Siren is part of the beautiful Siren Fleet of wooden diving yachts that have been designed with divers in mind. Built in 2013, the S/Y Philippine Siren is 40m long and consists of 8 (2 Double and 6 Twin) well appointed cabins taking 16 divers in total. All cabins are incredibly spacious and have en-suite facilities with air conditioning, media centres, cupboards and towels.

Meals are served at the rear of the boat on the upper deck in the open air around a semi circular table. The food is delicious and plentiful in a buffet style with a variety of local and international cuisine served. The crew can cater for any dietary requirement, so just advise us your needs when booking.

The large air conditioned saloon area is located on the upper deck and is a great place to relax with comfortable lounge sofas, 42” Flatscreen TV, a library of books, games and dvds as well as camera stations and lockers.

The dive deck is at the rear of the boat and each diver has their own dive stations and personal storage drawers. There is plenty of space for kitting up plus equipment hire (apart from dc and torch) and Nitrox is free (for those qualified). Diving is done from the 2 inflatable ribs which are accessed by the platform on the side of the boat.

Philippine Siren Tubbataha Itineraries

Tubbataha National Marine Park – 6 nights
The main Tubbataha season runs from March to June and the trips are extremely popular due to the quality of diving on offer. The trips run for 6 nights and depart on a Saturday from Puerto Princesa. Flight time to Puerto Princesa is 1hr 20mins from Cebu. There are regular flights to Manila from London and the most direct route would be with Philippines Airlines. It is advisable to have a night in Manila or Cebu prior to the departure date and we have many options to choose from.

Guide price: 6 nights from £3050 per person*
Includes: Full board accommodation in a twin/double lower deck cabin, unlimited tea, coffee, water, local beer, diving and use of tank & weights, nitrox (for those qualified) and equipment hire.

Excludes: International flights, transfers, National Park fees $120USD pp and Philippine departure tax of 200PHP for domestic flights and 850PHP for international flights

*Price shown is for guide purposes only and is based on low season travel for twin/double share accommodation. Please contact us for a confirmed cost based on your preferred duration and time of travel.

Getting here
The Philippine Siren liveaboard departs from Puerto Princesa and is reached from either Manila or Cebu. Flight time to Puerto Princesa is 1hr 20mins from Cebu. There are regular flights to Manila from London and the most direct route would be with Philippines Airlines. It is advisable to have a night in Manila or Cebu prior to the departure date and we have many options to choose from.

Tubbataha and more – 13 nights
There are only 2 of these transfer trips per year and they run at the start and end of the season with the boat departing from Puerto Princesa and arriving in Mactan or vice versa. Both trips start on a Saturday and finish on a Friday with the highlights being; North Atoll, South Atoll, Cabilao, Balicasag, Apo Island and Dauin. 

Guide price: 13 nights from £5695 per person*
Includes: Full board accommodation in a twin/double lower deck cabin, unlimited tea, coffee, water, local beer, diving and use of tank & weights, nitrox (for those qualified) and equipment hire.

Excludes: International flights, transfers, National Park fees $160USD pp and Philippine departure tax of 200PHP for domestic flights and 850PHP for international flights

*Price shown is for guide purposes only and is based on low season travel for twin/double share accommodation. Please contact us for a confirmed cost based on your preferred duration and time of travel.

Getting here
The Philippine Siren liveaboard departs from Puerto Princesa or Mactan and is reached from either Manila or Cebu for Puerto Princesa and Cebu for Mactan. Flight time to Puerto Princesa is 1hr 20mins from Cebu. There are regular flights to Manila from London and the most direct route would be with Philippines Airlines. It is advisable to have a night in Manila or Cebu prior to the departure date and we have many options to choose from.

Philippine Siren Central Visayas Itineraries

Malapascua & Visayas – 10 nights
This brilliant itinerary is full of great diving and is the most popular trip on the Philippine Siren. Most of the trips in the Visayas are on this itinerary and they start and finish in Cebu. Trips start on different days of the week, so it’s worth checking on the exact dates available when enquiring. The highlights are; Cabilao, Panglao, Balicasag, Pescador, Apo Island and Dauin. 

Guide price: 10 nights from £3350 per person*
Includes: Full board accommodation in a twin/double lower deck cabin, unlimited tea, coffee, water, local beer, diving and use of tank & weights, nitrox (for those qualified) and equipment hire.

Excludes: International flights, transfers, National Park fees $155USD pp and Philippine departure tax of 200PHP for domestic flights and 850PHP for international flights

*Price shown is for guide purposes only and is based on low season travel for twin/double share accommodation. Please contact us for a confirmed cost based on your preferred duration and time of travel.

Getting here
The Philippine Siren liveaboard departs from Cebu. There are regular flights to Cebu with the most popular route being via Manila or Dubai from London. An overnight is required prior to the boarding day and we have many options to choose from.

Southern Visayas – 6 & 7 nights
There are usually 2 or 3 shorter trips in the Southern Visayas that start in Cebu or Moalboal. These itineraries deliver the highlights of the region for those short on time. The trips run for 6 or 7 nights and depart on different days of the week, so it’s worth checking on the exact dates available when enquiring. The highlights include; Cabilao Island, Dauin, Moalboal, Pescador Island and Apo Island.

Guide price: 7 nights from £2525 per person and 6 nights from £2390*
Includes: Full board accommodation in a twin/double lower deck cabin, unlimited tea, coffee, water, local beer, diving and use of tank & weights, nitrox (for those qualified) and equipment hire.

Excludes: International flights, transfers, National Park fees $155USD pp and Philippine departure tax of 200PHP for domestic flights and 850PHP for international flights

*Price shown is for guide purposes only and is based on low season travel for twin/double share accommodation. Please contact us for a confirmed cost based on your preferred duration and time of travel.

Getting here
The Philippine Siren liveaboard departs from Cebu. Many airlines now fly direct from their international hub to Cebu from London. It is advisable to have a night in Cebu prior to the departure date and we have many options to choose from.

Philippines by region

CENTRAL VISAYAS

 

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Central Visayas
Discover the wonders of Malapascua, Dauin and Bohol

TUBBATAHA

 

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Tubbataha National Marine Park
Reef walls of Tubbataha and Palawan adventures

CORON BAY

 

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Coron
Incredible diving on historic World War II wrecks

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