S/Y Palau Siren

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Destination: Palau

Palau Islands (6-10 Nights) | From $541++/night

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S/Y Palau Siren Quick Pitch

The Siren was designed specifically to accommodate scuba divers in luxurious comfort. Guests are free to relax into the beautiful waters of Palau, while the Siren staff takes care of the rest.

 

Location

Divers fly into Koror, where they will be greeted upon arrival and transferred to the dive vessel.

 

Dive Overview

Palau offers epic diving along a breathtaking archipelago with a variety of diverse sites including WWII wrecks, stunning wildlife, and Palau's famed Jellyfish Lake.

[See: Palau Dive Travel Guide]

 

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Accommodations

Types of Cabins, Amenities and Photos

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S/Y Palau Siren Cabin Details

16 guests are accommodated in 8 cabins. The cabins are either fixed double or twin bed, but they offer flexibility with 2 cabins which can be converted from twin to double to suit the needs of the guests.

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Cabin 2 & Cabin 4

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Cabin 5 & Cabin 8

 

S/Y Palau Siren Cabin Amenities

  • Individual aircon control
  • Personal audio/video system
  • Ensuite bathroom with hot water
  • Overhead reading lights
  • Lockable safety box
  • Cupboards for personal items
  • Bath & hand towels, Bathrobe

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General Facilities

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The dining area and camera area

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The sundeck & dive deck

 

S/Y Palau Siren Boat Features

  • Aircon lounge/cocktail bar
  • Comfortable lounge sofas
  • 42″ Flatscreen TV
  • Library of movies, books & games
  • Covered outdoor dining
  • All meals served buffet style
  • Self-service drinks & snacks
  • Sundeck (8 cushioned loungers)
  • 2 high powered RIBs
  • Same day laundry
  • Massage (available 3 hours/day)
  • Yacht boutique (Equipment/Merchandise)
  • Kayak usage (Free of charge except for arrival/departure days)
  • Nautilus Lifeline (Charges apply – proceeds go to charity)

 

S/Y Palau Siren Dive Facilities

  • Shaded dive deck
  • Individual dive stations
  • Personal storage drawers
  • 12l Alu-Tanks, weights & belt
  • Basic Aqualung equipment (Free of charge for duration of trip)
  • SMB (Safety Sausages) (Free of charge for duration of trip)
  • Numbered Towel – Diving/Deck use
  • Free Nitrox refills
  • Diving courses (charges apply)

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Food & Drinks Aboard S/Y Palau

Each meal is served buffet style in the rear deck dining area. Hot breakfast and eggs cooked to order start the day, lunches offer at least 2 choices of chicken, fish or red meat with salads and vegetable accompaniment. Evening meals consist of 3 courses: soup; entree; dessert. A choice of 2-3 entrees and a selection of side dishes are available with some evenings following a theme, to include Filipino specialties. Each trip offers a freshly prepared BBQ. Fresh fruit, snacks and cookies are available throughout the day. A wide selection of carbonated soft drinks (coke, coke light, sprite, tonic, soda) and fruit juices are available. Guests simply help themselves to items from our fridges. Freshly brewed coffee, black and herbal teas and hot chocolate are also available free of charge. Palauan lager is available on draft and guests may help themselves at no cost. Wines and spirits are also available and additional charges apply.

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S/Y Palau Siren Deck Plan

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Schedule, Rates & Availability

S/Y Palau Siren Schedule & Rates

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Prices are in USD, per person and do not include park and port fees and taxes. 

[See also: Inclusions & Exclusions]

 

Inclusions

  • Local transfers
  • Dive equipment
  • Free Nitrox
  • Meals & Drinks
  • Local beer

 

Exclusions

  • International & domestic flights
  • Torch and Dive Computer rental (6 USD/ day)
  • Marine Park, Port Fees & Taxes (prices vary)
 

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IMPORTANT NOTE

Optional extras, Marine Park, Port fees and taxes payable on board the S/Y Palau Siren are priced in USD. They accept cash payment in USD, EUR, GBP, and AUD as well as all major credit cards (except Amex). All credit card transactions will be billed in USD dependent on the exchange rate at the time of your trip and an admin fee of 3.5% will be applied.

 

RATES & AVAILABILITY

For more information on other departure dates, rates, and on availability email us at info@bluewaterdivetravel.com or call us at +1-310-915-6677 and we will gladly help you plan your dream dive vacation!

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Dive Information & Itineraries

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Dive Overview

Divers travelling to Palau can expect to see a variety of reef sharks, huge schools of jacks and barracuda, manta and eagle rays, Napoleon wrasse and batfish coupled with many critters and impressive corals. Drift dives are the norm and there are also plenty of wrecks to visit. Add to this the amazing top-side scenery and WWII history and you have an amazing trip ahead.

 

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6, 7 & 10 night trips

Your Cruise Director will schedule up to 4 dives per day; 3 day dives and either a sunset or a night dive. A typical diving day is scheduled as follows:

  • Light Breakfast followed by a briefing & Dive 1
  • Full Breakfast, relaxation followed by briefing & Dive 2
  • Lunch, relaxation followed by briefing & Dive 3
  • Snack
  • Briefing for Sunset or Night dive
  • Dinner

 

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Other Information

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Boat Specifications

  • Built: 2012
  • Length: 40 meters
  • Breadth: 9.7 metres
  • Draft: 3 meters
  • Construction Material: Ironwood
  • Engines: Marinized Nissan RH-10
  • Mitsubishi 6D-22
  • Max Speed: 10 knots
  • Generators: 3 x Yanmar
  • Water Storage: 16 tonnes
 

Practical Information

  • Time Zone: UTC+9
  • Local Currency: USD (US Dollar)
  • Language Spoken: English and Palauan
  • Electricity: 220v or 110v
  • Payment Onboard: Cash (Euro, GBP, US$, AU$ or NZ$) & credit card
 

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Call us today at 310-915-6677 or email us info@bluewaterdivetravel.com

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Underwater Gallery 

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Photos provided by Wendy Capili Wilkie & Sam's Tours Palau  

 

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Reviews (2)

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We Just got back from a 10 day trip on the Palau Siren. They picked us up from Palau Pacific Resort at 5:30 PM and took us to Sam’s Tours where they put us on a boat to transfer us to the Palau Siren. The boat looked great and seemed to be a good condition. The rooms are all very large by liveaboard standards and could be put in a king or 2 twin formation. The rooms had plenty of power outlets and cabinet space. The salon was large but had very low ceilings, with plenty of seating and a big sceen TV. All the meals were served in their spacious covered outside dinning area. Meals were served in a buffet style with breakfast having eggs cooked to order. The crew did a great job to make you feel at home and they were very attentive to your needs.

The dive deck was nice and each person had a station with a large drawer where a warm towel would be waiting for you after your dive. All diving was done from the two skiffs and your gear stayed on the skiffs since they have long enough whips to fill from the Siren. We were separated into three groups of 5 or 6 with three guides. All you had to take to the skiff was your camera. The crew would help me lift and transfer my camera to the skiff. The Captain was always there at the end of the dive to take my camera from me. There were two large rinse tanks for cameras, torches and electronics. Camera tables were inside and not very roomy, but there seemed to be plenty of electrical plugs for our group. The boat has 220v European style plugs with the two prongs. We only had two big camera set-ups and two video set-ups and that took up most of the room. They had a great drawer system with your number on it so each person got a big drawer and a small drawer. This was perfect for storing stuff like your camera accessories or logbooks.

The dive sites we did were great but they did not do the itinerary that they advertise on the website. The guides said they never do that itinerary. We spent 5 days moored in the same location and dove the same sites over and over again. We did two sites (German Channel and Blue Corner) five times each and we were definitely ready for something different. The guides were fun but we seemed to miss the current on every dive. In fact we only used our reef hooks on one dive and we probably didn’t need them. They told us we would have 45 minutes at the Jelly Fish lake but called us out of the water after only 35 minutes so I was a little disappointed that I didn’t get more time there.

We saw lots of black tips, white tips and grey reef sharks. Blue Corner has a resident Napoleon Wrasse who is quite friendly. I suspect someone is feeding him. Schools of barracudas were frequently seen. Every site had Green and Hawksbill turtles to enjoy. We even had a visit from a huge Dogtooth Tuna.

On our down time we took the kayaks out and enjoyed a paddle around the rock islands. The Siren had a huge sundeck with great lounge chairs, but my favorite place was in one of the hammocks on the shaded dive deck.

Overall the Siren is a nice boat with a great crew but I would have preferred diving some of the other dive sites of Palau.

Visited on 03/2014 - Submitted on 03/23/2014
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This was my fifth or sixth trip back to Palau, but my first time on the Palau Siren. The boat, made of ironwood and teak, in traditional Phinisi style, is spacious and quite charming. The cabins are very roomy, though be careful walking down the steep stairs to the lower deck. At night, a pump kept cycling on and off, making sleep a little difficult, but frankly there are few liveaboards where I find it that easy to sleep. There was plenty of room on the dive deck, and all diving was done from a skiff, and there were never any long rides to the dive sites. We never had to carry our gear on or off (except for camera equipment). The crew provided fresh towels and a fruit drink on returning from each dive. There is lots of room undercover for storage, setup and charging of photography gear. Among the amenities that make the Siren unique are free Nitrox and the availability of on-board massages and laundry service.

All meals were served buffet-style, on the open aft deck of the boat (and where plastic curtains can keep out the rain when needed). The food was plentiful and flavorful, each meal usually including a variety of protein foods (chicken, pork, or beef and always seafood) along with great veggies and steamed rice. The chef would begin the evening meal with a "dinner briefing" which he ended by saying "ATTACK!", which we all gratefully did.

The crew were all very friendly and helpful, and it was pleasant spending 10 days getting to know them along with the guests. Traveling in June, I should have expected the frequent wind and rain. It didn't really dampen the diving much though, as the seas were never really rough.

When I was there, the Siren had been operating in Palau only for a year or so, and unfortunately, the crew was often confused by the presence or absence of current at various dive sites. You want to dive at The famous Blue Corner, when the current is roaring, to hook in and see the dozens of sharks on parade. Sadly, though we dived Blue Corner several times, on most occasions there was virtually no current, and no sharks. Other times there was current at locations where there shouldn't have been. The Siren begins and ends its week at Sam's Tours in Palau. One evening we dove right in front of the place, hopefully to see some mandarin fish just at sunset. I would have preferred a different setting, away from the boats docked there (and the trash that collected at the docks). Some of the divers were unhappy at these small misfortunes, but it's always fun to be on a dive trip.

The diving in Palau, no matter the conditions, is always spectacular, and the beauty of the islands above water is matched by the incredible variety of life underwater. The reef is generally in excellent condition, and there are opportunities to do drift dives, wall dives and night dives. There are always large numbers of small and larger reef fish including parrot fish, groupers, snappers, barracuda and Napoleon wrasse and ... of course ... reef sharks, to be seen, along with a broad array of morays, nudibranchs, turtles, sea fans and coral. In addition to seeing the sea life, we dove on a couple of wrecks including a well-preserved WW II plane. I recommend seeing the famous Jelly Fish Lake and the Chandelier Caves, which make up a memorable part of the unique Palau experience.

It's a long trip to Palau, no matter where you start, but it surely is one of the premiere dive destinations in the world!

Visited on 06/2013 - Submitted on 02/20/2014

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