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Liveaboard: S/Y Philippine Siren

Diving in the Philippines by luxury liveaboard you will have the opportunity to explore many islands and fantastic coral reefs. The Philippines is made up of over 7,000 islands, surrounded by deep blue seas that contain some of the richest marine life on Earth. Thought by many to be the apex of the coral triangle,diving in the Philippines offers you a wide variety of marine environments to choose from. Dives on steep walls and offshore pinnacles, critter hunting in coastal reefs, and the opportunity to get up close to the World's largest fish - the whale shark. We offer 4 distinct trips to the islands and dive sites of the Philippines that will whet the appetite of even the most seasoned diver. Join us in Tubbataha, Visayas - Cebu, Bohol, Apo, Negros & Malapascua

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Dive Southern Visayas, departing Mactan or Moalboal

Year round - 6 to 10 nights from 1950 Euro
The Visayas region is home to some of the best diving in the Philippines, with its nutrient rich water supporting a variety of eco-systems & a wide diversity of marine life. Sites range from steep coral covered walls to gentle sloping reefs and muck diving hotspots. During the tour we visit and dive the islands of Cebu, Cabilao, Panglao, Balicasag and Pescador. Along with Apo Island marine sanctuary and critter hot spot Dauin.

Visayas Liveaboard Diving Itinerary


Departing from Cebu the S/Y Philippine Siren cruises southwards to the first stop at Cabilao Island, where steep reef walls are covered with sea fans, corals and sponges. Pygmy seahorses and frogfish are common sightings. Moving on to Balicasag we dive a variety of sites around the tiny island to see turtles and schools of jacks as well as barracuda and snapper. The dark sand slopes of Dauin are the place to find a myriad of tiny odd shaped bottom dwellers from robust ghost pipefish to pipehorses, waspfish and skeleton shrimps.
philippines-diver coralApo Island is a testament to the success of the marine sanctuaries in the Philippines and the pristine corals abound with numerous fish species including redtooth trigger fish, pyramid butterfly fish and blue lined fusileers. Friendly turtles approach divers and at least 8 species of anemone fish can be found here. Moalboal and tiny Pescador Island are the next destination. Schools of sardines are known to pass through with the occasional hungry thresher shark in their wake. Whale sharks are  frequently seen in the channel. Smaller creatures including a wide range of nudibranchs, shrimps and crabs can be found on each reef during every dive. The calm seas and diversity of marine life make the Visayas an ideal diving destination for all experience levels.

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Dive Southern Visayas, departing Mactan or Malapascua


Combine all the favourites from the Southern Visayas itinerary with a 2 day extension in Malapascua Island for thresher sharks, wrecks and more! 10-night and 12-night trips start in Mactan and culminate in Malapascua or vice versa.... Check our schedule to find available dates.


Dive Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park, departing Puerto Princessa

February to June - 6 nights / 13 nights from 2450 Euro
Inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1993, in recognition of its outstanding universal value in terms of marine life species diversity and richness, Tubbataha Reef offers some truly amazing diving, only accesible by liveaboard. These reefs consist of vertical walls or near drop off's rising out of great depths where hammerheads, thresher sharks and whale sharks can be seen. The shallow reef tops are teeming with colourful reef fish whilst at many dive sites stingrays, spiny lobsters, immature manta rays and turtles are found.

Tubbataha Liveaboard Diving Itinerary

tubbataha-sm150km South East of Puerto Princessa, on Palawan Island, the Tubbataha reef system consists chiefly of two atolls (North and South) and the Jessie Beazley reefs. After an overnight cruise of approximately 14 hours we arrive at the Tubbataha Reef system to enjoy up to 4 dives per day over the course of our 6-night trip. The delicate reef system supports over 600 different fish species and over 300 coral species, whilst providing a haven for nesting hawksbill and green turtles along with numerous birds. A field station on the North atoll is manned by rangers year-round, during our trips we visit with the rangers to learn more about conservation and reef protection.
staghorn point15Dive sites include Washing Machine, where many shark species can be sighted in the speedy current, the Delsan Wreck - now home to a plethora of reef fish and white tip reeef sharks as well as Amos' Rock. Seafan Alley is where huge sea fans adorn the reef walls whilst Staghorn Point boasts fields of staghorn corals. Divers can expect to see stunning corals, schools of jacks, numerous reef sharks, marble rays, blue spotted sting rays, turtles, unicorn and triggerfishes in schools. There are a wide variety of smaller creatures from sea cucumbers to coral crabs, ghost pipefish to sea stars, crinoids with cling fish and pygmy seahorses. After our final dive on day 6, the yacht will make the cruise back to Puerto Princesa where the trip will culminate.

Please note that due to the potentially strong currents, and the remoteness of the Tubbataha reefs, we do not carry out night dives on board this itinerary, rather dive number 4 will be a daily sunset dive.

The S/Y Philippine Siren also offers extended 13 night trips, which combine 5-6 days of diving at the Tubbataha reefs with the highlights of diving the Southern Visayas. These trips depart from Puerto Princessa or Cebu.


Liveaboard Trip price includes:-

  • Essential dive equipment of Aqua Lung Wave BCD, Calypso regulator, 3mm shorty wetsuit, mask & fins.* 12l aluminium tank & weights, SMB (safety sausage)
  • Free Nitrox fills for all certified Nitrox divers!
  • All meals, refreshments & snacks such as coffee, tea, herbal tea, fresh water, carbonated soft drinks, fruit juice, fresh fruit & cookies.
  • Free local brand beer.
  • Local transfers to/from the yacht to/from the local airport (excepting Malapascua and Donsol itineraries)

Liveaboard Trip price excludes:-

  • International & domestic flights
  • Marine Park, Port Fees & Taxes from 75 Euro/ person
  • * Torch and Dive computer rental 5 Euro/ day
Optional Extras which may be purchased whilst on board:-
  • Wine, Cocktails & Spirits (25 Euro / 5 Euro / 4 Euro)
  • Massages & Laundry (25 Euro/hr / 0.50 Euro/item)
  • PADI Dive Courses ( from 150 Euro)
Optional extras, Marine Park, Port fees and taxes payable on board the S/Y Philippine Siren  and S/Y P. Siren are priced in Euros. We accept cash payment in Euro, US$, GBP, AAU$, NZ$ or Philippine Peso (PhP) as well as all major credit cards (excepting Amex). All credit card transactions will be billed in Philippine Peso dependent on the exchange rate at the time of your trip and an admin fee of 3.5% will be applied.


For further information on all the local dive sites and recent sightings, read our Philippines Liveaboard Diving Blog or contact our reservations team for a full itinerary.

Please review our Travel Advice pages for further information on booking your liveaboard safari in the Philippines. 


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