The 40-metre (131-foot) Palau Siren offers comfortable luxury, accommodating up to 16 guests in spacious quarters. She dives the best of Palau's fabulous sites.
A word from Dom : "The beautiful Palau Siren has been immensely popular since arriving in Micronesia. Linked with the well-established & ever-popular Sam's Tours, the Siren offers some very special diving itineraries ... plus, leisure time hours spent in that inimitable & distinguished Siren ambiance. "..... Dominick Macan
2 lower deck DOUBLE staterooms double bed & port windows 2 lower deck DOUBLE/TWIN staterooms double bed or 2 twin beds & port windows 4 lower deck TWIN staterooms 2 twin beds (not bunk beds) & port windows
All are en-suite & have air-conditioning and their own audio-visual & entertainment system.
up to 4 dives per day all from the dive tenders 12 liter alu tanks (DIN & INT valves) 15 liter alu tanks (at extra cost) scuba gear available (free on advance request with the exception of torch, computer & surface safety kit) nitrox & re-breather support (by prior request) water temperature: 78 - 82F, 25 - 28C ... 3mm wetsuit recommended
The dramatic sun deck sits on the deck just above the interior main-deck lounge and gives plenty of room for working on your tan. The interior lounge area, with rich, warm wood decor, is genuinely spacious and is equipped with cocktail bar, coffee machine, 42 inch flat screen & computer server supporting the inter-cabin network, You'll find TV / DVD, PC, small library and sitting area. Situated at the stern, just adjacent to this lounge space, is the covered exterior dining area with panoramic views, a unique feature of the Siren vessels. Cabins are all situated on the lower deck.
The food served on-board the Palau Siren is a mix of Thai, Filipino and Indonesian dishes with accents of Western cuisine. You'll have 24-hour access to soft drinks, purified water, juices, herbal teas and fresh brewed coffee. After the diving day is over guests are offered free local beer and there are also wines or spirits from the cocktail bar.
The dive deck is one of the most spacious available and the amenities for photographers are tops. The Palau Siren has designated indoor & outdoor workstations for charging, preparation and maintenance photo equipment. Large storage drawers are available, as well as numerous charging points and there are large dedicated rinse tanks with fresh water. All Siren Fleet liveaboards are rebreather friendly but pre-booking is essential.
Sea kayaks available for your leisure time between dives. Boutique, laundry and massage are also offered.
LAYOUT & SPECS
Deck & cabin layout, the yacht specifications, equipment & safety features ....open
Length: 40 meters Breadth: 9.7 meters Engines: x 1 Generators: x 3 Construction Material: Wood Desalination Units: 16 Tonnes
Diving Facilities Dive School Equipment Rental Nitrox Membrane Rebreather Friendly Photography Friendly Compressors x 2 Tenders x 2 Guides x 2
Guests: 16 Twin Cabins: 6 Double Cabins: 2 En-Suite:Yes Air-Conditioning In-Cabin Entertainment Personal Safe Towel Change Lounge/Bar
First Aiders Emergency Oxygen Oxygen Administrators Life Jackets Life Rafts Radios Fire Extinguishers Smoke Detectors Life Rings
The Palau Siren offers 6, 7 & 10 night trips, 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.
View the highlights of these trips and an itinerary map.......open
The final itinerary is, of course, always dependent upon weather, sea conditions and where the best animal sightings are at any particular time of year
Best of Palau itineraries: Aboard Palau Siren, you'll dive as many of Palau's beloved sites as time allows. Of course, everyone want to dive Ngemelis Drop Off, which was considered by Jacques Cousteau to be the finest he'd ever experienced. This wall, which is "crawling" with sponges, whip corals, sea fans, anemones and other soft coral species crashes 300 meters virtually straight down. The fish attracted to this behemoth wall tend to be as colorful and dramatic as the wall itself. Then, all around the famous Rock Islands you'll find coral gardens galore and additional drop-offs ... plus caves, swim-throughs, blue holes, marine lakes and even wartime wrecks make thrilling entries in your dive log.
On the barrier reef that circles the area, you'll find wall dives and drift dives and more Kodak photo opportunities than you can count. The currents here can be swift and sweeping, but they bring the excitement of big schools of fish and pelagics, including tons of jacks, turtles, sharks, manta rays. You'll also dive Big Drop Off & the Blue Holes (4 holes which merge into one huge cavern) where you find a plethora of pelagic fish species plus plenty of sharks. Plus there's Blue Corner (more swirling pelagics) and German Channel with its exhilarating drift dives, walls, corals & abundant fish. And most itineraries include exploring at least one WWII wrecks.
Full Moon and New Moon spawning trip : At certain times of year, during Full Moon and New Moon, the Palau Siren offers divers one of the most amazing natural events on earth, the spawning aggregations of the bumphead parrotfish and the red snapper. A whole lot of hungry sharks seem to like the action. Talk about adrenaline rush !
For all Palau itineraries your arrival & departure airport is Koror Airport (ROR). There are multiple international flight routes to Palau. Non-US citizens flying via Guam are required to obtain a 'transit visa' from US immigration prior to boarding your flight. We always recommend that you arrive in Palau one day in advance of your cruise departure. If you are not remaining for any additional nights after your diving holiday, please allow plenty of time for transfer to the airport and check in.
Upon arrival into Koror you will be met by a hotel or Sam's Tours Palau representative and transferred to the hotel of your choice. You'll want to be at Sam's Tours Dive Center for boarding before 10am on the day of departure. Upon your return, you'll disembark at Sam's at 10am.