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The popular Indo Siren is a 40-meter (131-foot) traditional Indonesian Phinisi schooner handcrafted from ironwood and teak, with custom-made luxury facilities for divers.
A word from Dom : "The Indo Siren is a crowd-pleaser. She's comfortable & well-appointed with a touch of luxury, catering especially to underwater photographers. She's a terrific option to consider but be aware ... she's often fully booked.".... Dominick Macan
2 lower deck DOUBLE staterooms up to 4 dives per day accommodation & diving international & domestic airfare
double bed & port windows
4 lower deck TWIN staterooms
2 twin beds (adjacent) & port windows
2 lower deck DOUBLE/TWIN staterooms
double bed (can be split into 2 twin beds) & port windows
All have a private bathroom, air conditioning, a personal audio-video system & storage.
2 RIBS for tender diving
12 liter & 15 liter alu tanks (DIN & INT valves)
aqualung gear available (with the exception of torch, computer & surface safety kit)
nitrox & rebreather friendly
water temperature: 78 - 82F, 25 - 28C
3mm wetsuit recommended
meals, snacks,non-alcoholic drinks & local beer
compressed air, tanks, weights & weight belts
Aqualung gear (free with the exception of torch, computer & surface safety kit)
use of kayak
alcoholic beverages (except local beer)
marine park & port fees
possible fuel surcharge
2 lower deck DOUBLE staterooms
up to 4 dives per day
accommodation & diving
international & domestic airfare
The style and ambiance of the Siren liveaboards are alluring ... and they're functional, too. Indo Siren has 7 sails and when the weather is right, you'll find yourself flying along past idyllic Indonesian isles. For your leisure hours, there's a large & comfy deck area on the very tip-top of the boat ... while on the main deck, you'll find the spacious & elegant air-conditioned salon & bar with large flat screen TV & computer server supporting the inter-cabin network. Also on this deck is the spectacularly-designed exterior dining area where everyone has a panoramic view of the scenery at the stern of the boat. All cabins are located on the lower deck.
The dive deck is located at the front of the main deck with plenty of elbow-room for each diver. And, one of the greatest advantages of the Siren fleet liveaboards is that they have all been specially outfitted with the modern underwater photographer & videographer in mind.
Your chefs will prepare a range of western menus as well as local dishes. You can count on delicious & plentiful meals, yummy snacks and fresh fruit to meet the requirements of all whether you are vegan, vegetarian or meat-lover. To top it all off you'll find laundry service, massage & boutique.
LAYOUT & SPECS
Length: 40 meters (131 foot)
Beam: 9.7 meters (32 foot)
Draft: 3 meters (10 foot)
Construction material: ironwood
Cruising speed: 9 knots
Generators: 3 x Yanmar
Water storage: 16 tonnes
Passengers: 16 - 18
Engines: Marinized Nissan RH-10 & Mitsubishi 6D-22
Nitrox membrane system
Support RIBS with outboard motors for shore excursions & scuba diving
Multiple VHF radios
Complete First Aid Kit Smoke Detection Systems
Fire extinguishers & Fire Fighting Equipment
EPIRB – Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon
Life rafts & life rings
Full Complement of Safety and Rescue Equipment
Indo Siren concentrates her time on the most popular regions of Indonesia - Komodo & Raja Ampat. However, from time to time, you'll find trips nestled into the schedule which will whisk you off to lesser-visited regions: Banda Sea, Alor, Ambon, Triton Bay. Halmahera, North Maluccas, Forgotten Islands, Spice Islands .... and various combinations of those site. Trips to specific regions are, of course, based on the best time of year to experience the region's finest diving.
Ambon – If you love crazy critters, Ambon is hard to beat. Get your lens ready for rhinopias, pegasus sea moths, countless varieties of frog fish, seahorse, flamboyant cuttlefish, ghost pipe fish and star gazers. Lesser known is the south side of Ambon, which features great colorful walls, caves, swim throughs and healthy reef life with large fish … and more critters.
Banda Sea, Alor - In Alor & the Banda Sea, you'll find clear waters full of masses of fish & loads of invertebrates ... plus alluring critters. As to topography, you'll find shear drops, huge pinnacles, great walls ... all covered with rich & thriving corals which attract diverse fish life. Add to that, visiting pelagics and you have a magical mix.
Halmahera & Maluccas (including Misool & Lembeh) - Halmahera is the largest island in the Maluku chain, features sparkling clear water, loads of fish, some super drift dives, healthy, thriving coral reefs, some fascinating mangroves with intriguing critters … and fabulous volcanic landscapes. Some of the sites border on the deep blue and put you up close to grey reef sharks, eagle rays and immense schools of blue fin trevally. Lembeh Strait is the undisputed critter capital of the world and it will WOW you with its weird & wonderful species. In Misool, you’ll dive amongst splendid corals, experience drift dives & swim throughs, see large schools of pelagic fish and brightly colored reef fish. It's pure magic.
Komodo - Perhaps the most diverse of all diving in the Indonesian archipelago. There are seamounts, walls, canyons and pinnacles as well as the spectacular coral gardens. There a hot spring at an underwater volcano, great night dives on black sand slopes with creepy, crawly critters. Numerous sites tout pelagic fish, sharks & mantas but, be assured that at each dive site, you'll experience something different.
Raja Ampat - Indonesia's shining underwater star, Raja Ampat has something of nearly everything a diver could want. You’ll dive channels, plateaus, walls & caves … and just plain mud, for the delight of “muck” diving. You'll swim amongst great swirls of fish and feast your eyes on sponges & corals in scintillating colors. You’ll meet up close & personal, everything from pygmy seahorses to colossal manta rays.
Triton Bay - Divers love the whale sharks who visit the fishing platforms, but the true star of this region is a profusion of speculator soft corals gardens & the schooling fish - anthias, damsel fish, fusiliers, sweetlips & snappers. With lots of nutrients in the water, photographers beware : the viz is limited at many sites. But, you’ll love the massive black coral bushes, the drift and wall dives and the opportunities for critter hunting.
International flights generally arrive at one of the following airports: Bali-Denpasar (DPS) ... Jakarta (CGK) ... Manado (MDC). We will be pleased to help you book your domestic flights through our Bali agent.
The boat's scheduled departure time varies depending on current domestic airline schedules, which can change, so departure details are not listed here. We'll inform you at time of booking and will keep you posted on any possible changes
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