S/Y Indo Siren

  • Nitrox
  • CCR
  • PADI
  • Camera Station
  • Charging Station
  • Massage

The S/Y Indo Siren is a 40m luxury liveaboard, cruising year round the rich waters of the Komodo National Park, Raja Ampat and Banda Sea. She comfortably accommodates 16 guests, in 8 large cabins equipped with individual climate control, entertainment system and en suite bathrooms. The crew consists of 12 dedicated and service-oriented members and dive guides. They are always there to take care of you to ensure you have an unforgettable holiday.
The yacht is accompanied by two tenders. They take divers to the sites in comfort and ease and remain on stand-by to provide assistance and collect you upon surfacing. Groups can be split between sites depending on preference.
Nitrox fills and equipment rental are at no extra charge.

Accommodation

  • 1 Standard Cabin

    The SY Indo Siren has 8 twin and double bed cabins, 2 can be converted from twin to double. All cabins with 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.

Dining

The cusine is varied with Indonesian, Western and Asian dishes served buffet style throughout the day at the covered outdoor dining area on the main deck. 
Self service drinks & snacks (coffee, tea, soft drinks, local beer, fruit juice, water, snacks and biscuits) are provided free of charge. Wine and spirits are available for purchase.
Vegetarian and Special dietary menu available on request.

Diving

SY Indo Siren is cruising year round the rich waters of the Komodo National Park, Raja Ampat and Banda Sea. Indo Siren offers 7, 10 and 14 nights trips with up to 4 dives per day; 3 day dives and either a sunset or a night dive.
It is recommended to have a wetsuit of between 3 and 7mm, the water temperature is between 20 and 29°C . For diving around the Komodo region the water temperature can drop even further.

  • Free Nitrox

Dive Courses

S/Y Indo Siren offers PADI dive courses and introductory dives.
Contact us for more info and prices.

  • PADI Discover Scuba Diving
  • PADI Open Water
  • PADI Adventure Diver
  • PADI Advanced Open Water
  • PADI Specialty Courses
  • PADI NItrox Course

Equipment Rental

Essential dive equipment of Aqua Lung Wave BCD, Calypso regulator, 3mm shorty wetsuit, mask & fins.* 12l aluminium tank & weights, SMB (safety sausage) are free of charge.

  • Dive Computer per day 5$
  • Torch 5$
  • Nautilus Lifeline

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Air Conditioned Saloon
  • Sun Deck
  • Shaded Deck Area
  • Dive Deck
  • Camera Rinse Tank
  • Camera Station
  • Charging Station
  • Library

Services

  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Laundry Service
  • Massage
  • Audio & Video Entertainment
  • Kayaks
  • Land Tours

Activities

A remote perfect beach visiting or trekking through Komodo National Park, there is plenty of possibilities for memorable encounters and moments beyond the daily in-water activities. Almost every day we enrich our program to offer the most.

Boat Features & Safety Equipment

Build 2010
Length 40 meters
Beam 9.7 meters
Draft 3 meters
Max Speed 9 knots
Engines Marinized Nissan RH-10, Mitsubishi 6D-22
Generators 3 Yanmar
Maximum guests 16
Number of cabins 8
Crew 12
Satellite Phone Yes
Safety Equipment life rafts, life jackets, lifebuoys, fire alarm, fire extinguisher, search lights, oxygen, EPIRB
Communication VHF radio, Long Range Single Side Band Radio
Navigation Radar, Magnetic Compass, Depth sounder, GPS
Tenders 2

Cruise Price Includes

Accommodation
All meals & snacks
Soft drinks, tea, koffe and fruit juices
Beer
Standart dive equipment inc. SMB
12ltr Aluminium cylinder, weights, air fills
Nitrox fills - up to 32%
Deck towels
Beach visit & kayak rental
2 Ways airport transfer

Cruise Price Excludes

International and domestic flights
Marine Park, Port Fees & Taxes
Komodo National Park EUR 130
Komodo to Flores EUR 130
Flores to Raja Ampat EUR 110
Raja Ampat EUR 110
Alcoholic beverages - wine and spirits
Travel and dive insurance (compulsory) 
Dive computer & torch rental
Nautilus Lifeline rental

  • Flores to Raja Ampat, Indonesia

    Itinerary
    The following is a sample itinerary of dive sites we may visit during your liveaboard safari with the Siren Fleet in Indonesia. We wish to show you the very best diving possible but a number of factors can determine where we visit. Weather, tides, currents and how busy a site is with other dive vessels all play a part in the Cruise Director’s decision of which route the yacht takes. This itinerary involves some long distance travel. Whilst we attempt to ensure the number of dives we have scheduled is fulfilled, bad weather can hinder the yacht’s ability to reach a specified dive site in good time. The safety of all on board is paramount and we always do our best in offering diving at alternate locations should we be unable to visit those sites listed below.
    Your Cruise Director will schedule up to 4 dives per day; 3 day dives and either a sunset or a night dive. The diving day has a typical schedule 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

    For your final day aboard we schedule 2 morning dives to allow plenty of time for off-gassing before disembarkation and your flight home. The Cruise Director is happy to listen to requests from guests to visit or remain at certain sites and providing it is possible and the schedule allows, then guests’ requests are respected.
    Tanjung Gedong, Serbete & Adunara
    We spend our first day of diving cruising along the northern stretches of the islands close to Flores. We overnight at anchorage in Adunara and depart in the early hours of day 3 for Pulau Soanggi.
    The sites we visit include:
    Tanjung Gedong - a superb check dive site encompassing a hard coral sloping reef wall and sandy areas dotted with coral bommies. The creatures we see here fall into the macro category with a variety of crustaceans, molluscs and benthic reef fish.
    Serbete Wall - a shallow reef sloping down to a wall, which drops to approximately 30m (100ft) dotted with barrel sponges and elephant ear sponges. Along the wall are many overhangs and crevices to explore. Blue fin trevally can be seen hunting and batfish casually hang about. The shallow reef shows healthy corals and abundance of smaller reef fish.
    Magic Log /Adunara Reef - features a shallow slope with large coral heads adorned with a myriad of feather stars which open in the night time to feed, also a superb spot for critter hunting with sightings of warty frogfish, ornate ghost pipefish, cuttlefish and octopus. The majority of your dive is spent at 10m (35ft).
    Pulau Soangi and Lamalera Soanggi Wall - dived along the east or west, this wall boasts surprisingly large sea fans perfect for wide angle photographers, whilst macro lovers can enjoy sightings of ribbon eels and nudibranchs.
    Lamalera White House - offers huge boulders in the shallow water with a wide variety of nudibranchs. On a night dive, you might come across Spanish dancers and pygmy squids here. Guests should be aware that Lamalera, whilst being a World Heritage Site, is sadly one of the last remaining places where the hunting of whales, sharks and dolphins is permitted. During past trips guests have witnessed the capture of dolphins and a whale shark which may be upsetting or disturbing. If guests prefer we can skip diving in this area and instead move directly to Pantar, this entails missing 2 dives as a result of daytime travel.
    Pantar Strait
    The Pantar Strait is known for both critter diving and stunning reef walls where larger pelagic species can be spotted. Some stronger currents are to be expected but the currents bring the nutrients which feed the reef and the inhabitants of the strait. There are a variety of dive sites here and we chose the optimum sites based on the conditions of the day. The water temperature experienced is often colder than other regions due to the flow of water from the south, expect temperatures of 22C / 72F. After our third dive on trip day 5 we begin our long crossing to Wetar Island.
    Ribbon Eel Run - as the name suggests is a site where ribbon eels are commonly spotted. Other creatures seen include numerous species of moray eel, bearded scorpion fish, leaf fish, pipefish, cuttlefish and sea apples.
    Lava Flow - offers a superb dark volcanic sand slope perfect for macro lovers to hunt out some amazingly small creatures including frog fish, leaf fish, ribbon eels, and pipefish.
    Hot Property - named after the hot spring that flows into the bay, offers divers a mix of coral reef and volcanic sand on which to look out for critters.
    Never Land – wall dive site covered in a fantastic array of soft corals. Look closely to find a wide variety of nudibranchs; remember to watch in the blue as well, as Mola Molas (sun/moon fish) are regular visitors.
    Current Alley - offers schools of barracuda, giant groupers and Napoleon wrasse, whilst reef sharks and even orcas have been spotted in the vicinity.
    Boardroom - an excellent muck diving spot to find Pegasus sea moths, dragonets, scorpion fish, ghost pipefish and bargibanti seahorses too.
    Clown Valley - hundreds, if not thousands, of anemones cover the shallow reef slope on the south side of Pulau Pura, all hosting the Clark’s anemone fish. A stunning site but thermoclines can be expected so be prepared for some chilly water! The Arch, on Pulau Reta, is famous for its overhangs and fissures providing stunning topography, as well as a home to schooling fusiliers and colourful anthias. Larger pelagic fish, including black tip reef sharks have been spotted here too.
    Wetar Island
    We will make 3 dives here and spend the day exploring a variety of sites that the island offers. The walls are covered with huge sponges and soft corals and the cave at Maluang Wall provides a shelter for sleepy nurse sharks. Drop offs and colourful reefs with healthy marine life including sightings of mantas, eagle rays, nurse sharks and turtles. However, currents can be fairly robust, particularly in the channel between Reong & Wetar, therefore divers are advised to carry reef hooks and stay within close range of their buddy and/or the dive guide.
    Days 7-9 will be spent in exploration of the “Forgotten Islands” dotted along the east of Wetar before we cruise northwards to Banda Neira and make a visit to the Spice Islands.
    Pulau Romang & Terbang
    Further to the east of Wetar the islands of Pulau Romang and Terbang offer unspoilt reefs for a great diving experience. At Romang, rainbow coloured soft corals and a myriad of hard corals dominate the landscape, whilst at Mitang we find sandy slopes with soft corals and plenty of tiny creatures, such as ghost pipe fish. Bumphead parrotfish can also be seen in great numbers.
    Pulau Damar & Pulau Teun & Pulau Nila
    Upwelling and currents around these islands bring the nutrient rich waters and with them an abundance of marine life. We see many larger fish species in these little visited waters. Tunas, Napoleon wrasse, groupers and mobula rays are amongst the most common sightings, whilst sharks are occasionally spotted in deeper water. Schooling surgeon fish, bannerfish and barracuda give divers a spectacular display. We spend 4 dives exploring these rich reefs before moving northwards to Manuk.
    Pulau Manuk
    This tiny island in the middle of the Banda Sea offers a wide variety of dive topography including walls, coral slopes and sandy areas. Famed as being a home to a multitude of sea snakes- and where we can witness the snakes hunting together. Larger fish pass by on the outer walls including tunas and jacks and smaller creatures can be found amidst the pristine corals.
    Banda Neira & Pulau Hatta
    At Banda Neira the lava flow underwater has over the years transformed into a beautiful coral garden. The amount of schooling fish and pelagic encounters can be jaw dropping and sea fans some of the largest and most pristine to be found in Indonesia. There is also time to go ashore to visit the Belgica Fort, museum and the old nutmeg plantations as well as stop off at the local market. Currents can be strong around this small island in the north of the Banda Sea, therefore sites will be chosen on the best daily conditions from the following options:
    Batu Kepal - pinnacle rises up from 40m (130ft) adorned with sea fans and attracts schooling pelagics, big groupers and cute leaf fish can also be spotted camouflaging themselves amidst the corals.
    Karang Hatta - a sloping reef starting at around 15m (50ft) sloping down to 40, (130ft) filled with hard corals. In the blue look out for dog tooth tuna, jacks, black tip reef sharks, eagle rays and the possibility of a hammerhead or two.
    Banda Neira Pier - otherwise known as the Maolana Jetty is a superb site for a sunset dive to spot mandarin fish mating in the shallows- just 1m below the surface! Other critters can be found in deeper water include cockatoo waspfish, & crocodile fish.
    Pohon Miring - a sloping reef wall dotted with sea fans and sponges is home to bumphead parrotfish, Napoleon wrasse, turtles and numerous puffers.
    Hole in the Wall - an impressive formation with the hole cutting through the reef between 5-12m (15-40ft). Huge sea fans, sponges, schools of batfish, fusiliers and snappers – expect a very fishy dive!
    Tanjung Besar - offers a sloping reef with sea fans and a pristine coral garden in the shallows.
    Batu Belanda - abundant corals and zillions of red-tooth trigger fish make for a stunning sight. The wall overhangs with soft corals and sponges attracting a wide variety of reef fish species.
    Koon
    This is a day for the explorer in you, as only a few sites have been recorded and frequently dived. We have named one site: “Too Many Fish” as that is literally what you can expect here. Batfish, jacks, snappers & grouper are all seen in abundance.
    Misool
    There are numerous small islands surrounding the second of the Four Kings, Misool, including Daram, Farondi, Boo, Wayilbatan, Kalig and Warakaraket to name just a few. Each offers some of the most dramatic underwater scenery of the region, from steep walls with huge gorgonian fans to gentler slopes with hard and soft corals.
    Candy Store – Situated at Daram Islands, is where we see colourful soft corals and yellow sponges, sea whips and black coral which hide creatures such as ghost pipefish and coral shrimps. Schools of batfish, snapper and bumphead parrot fish can all be seen as well as barramundi and Napoleon wrasse.
    Andiamo – Thick schools of sardines & fusilliers cruise over the colourful soft corals, where we can find wobbegong and epaulette sharks hiding. Yellowtail and chevron barracuda form schools along the reef whilst reef octopus and numerous nudibranchs can be found.
    Boo Windows – Always a favourite site, Boo’s scenery is on the wish list of most underwater photographers. Close to the surface currents and tides have eroded holes in the rocks creating the “window” effect. Batfish, Napoleon wrasse, black tip and white tip reef sharks are all to be seen here along with potato grouper and schools of snapper.
    Gorgonian Passage - Has huge sea fans in which a variety of pygmy seahorses can be found including Bargibanti and Denise. We also see many types of sweetlips here and some smaller creatures such as peacock mantis shrimp and juvenile razorfish.
    Whale Rock – in the Fiabacet chain is where we hunt for interesting critters including tiger cowries, fire gobies, hawkfish and mushroom coral shrimp.
    Barracuda Rock – One of our favourite night diving spots at Wayilbatan. All manner of crustacean can be found from decorator crabs and arrow crabs to Durban dancing shrimp and pink squat lobsters. Octopus, yellow margined morays and pygmy sea horses can all be seen here.
    Kalig Potato Point – Another superb night diving location, this site is where we find a wide variety of nudibranch species including nembrotha, chromodoris, hypselodoris, tambja and jorunna.
    Nudi Rock – Marine life from big to small can all be seen at this stunning site. Black tip, white tips, grey reef sharks and dog tooth tuna can all be seen cruising by whilst hiding amongst the corals are cowries, nudibranchs, porcelain crabs and mushroom coral pipefish.
    Dunia Kecil – is a superb site to spot for pygmy seahorses and “lady bugs” more commonly seen in Komodo National Park. Hawksbill turtles, crocodile fish, barramundi cod and juvenile cuttlefish are amongst the other marine creatures that can all be found here.
    Karang Banyangan – On Warakaraket provides a very fishy dive with sightings of yellow fin & chevron barracuda, batfish, jacks, Spanish mackerel, sweetlips, midnight snappers and blue-fin trevally. Wobbegong sharks and bearded scorpion fish are amongst the camouflaged benthic fish that can be seen here also.

     

  • Komodo, Indonesia

    Itinerary
    The following is a sample itinerary of dive sites we may visit during your liveaboard safari with the Siren Fleet in Indonesia. We wish to show you the very best diving possible but a number of factors can determine where we visit. Weather, tides, currents and how busy a site is with other dive vessels all play a part in the Cruise Director’s decision of which route the yacht takes. This itinerary involves some long distance travel. Whilst we attempt to ensure the number of dives we have scheduled is fulfilled, bad weather can hinder the yacht’s ability to reach a specified dive site in good time. The safety of all on board is paramount and we always do our best in offering diving at alternate locations should we be unable to visit those sites listed below.
    Your Cruise Director will schedule up to 4 dives per day; 3 day dives and either a sunset or a night dive. The diving day has a typical schedule 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

    For your final day aboard we schedule 2 morning dives to allow plenty of time for off-gassing before disembarkation and your flight home. The Cruise Director is happy to listen to requests from guests to visit or remain at certain sites and providing it is possible and the schedule allows, then guests’ requests are respected.
    Bima Bay
    Unusual Suspects is a superb site for a check out dive with the possibility to find numerous small critters. Frogfish, thorny seahorses, mimic octopus, zebra crabs and harlequin shrimp are just a few of the tiny creatures spotted on the sandy sloping reef and amongst the coral bommies.
    Sangeang Island
    Hot Rocks! – A mix of sloping sand and coral formations. At depth, we find gorgonian fans with pygmy seahorses and black coral bushes. There is also a small cave where lobsters can be found. In the shallows brightly coloured neon anemones “pop” against the dark sand and provide a superb subject for underwater photographers. Bubbles coming from these and in the shallow waters provide a distraction during safety stops.
    The Estuary – Pygmy seahorses can be found clinging to the polyps of sea fans along the reef slope and a stunning hard coral garden is great for finding scorpion fish and leaf fish, whilst the sandy patches in between the reefs are a fantastic place to spot sawblade shrimp and a wide variety of nudibranchs.
    Techno Reef – The dark volcanic sand is dotted with green, orange and yellow “black” coral bushes and enormous red barrel sponges, home to ghost pipefish, long nose hawkfish and pink squat lobsters.
    Gilli Banta
    Roller Coaster & Swiss Dream – manta rays, dog tooth tuna, blue fin trevallies and rainbow runners can all be seen at this stunning reef wall. Currents can be unpredictable, therefore an alternative dive is also offered at the coral garden of Swiss Dream which is fabulous to explore for molluscs, crustaceans and turtles.
    K2 – A shallow reef slope with bommies and a picturesque coral garden. Manta rays are occasional visitors whilst ribbons eels, plakobranchs, cuttlefish and banded sea snakes are amongst the common sightings.
    The Circus (Star Wars/ Small World) – A superb site for night diving to observe all manner of weird and wonderful creatures; stargazers, blue ringed octopus, giant moray eels and crocodile fish can all be seen buried in or cruising over the sand.
    Gili Lawa Laut
    Castle Rock – Currents sweep by this offshore pinnacle in Gili Lawa Laut and white tip reef sharks and trevally can be seen corralling the neon fusiliers. Schools of surgeon fish swarm over the corals and large barrel sponges, whilst huge Napoleon wrasses take an inquisitive look at the divers.
    Crystal Rock – Next to Castle Rock in the bay, this site has 2 pinnacles both offering superb shark action. Eagle rays are frequent visitors and dolphins have been known to make an appearance. White tip reef sharks are often found resting under table corals and common octopus put on superb displays allowing the cautious diver to approach. Currents are to be expected.
    Shot Gun! – Typically a fast-paced drift dive, we spend time in the coral garden with soft corals & sponges, before reaching a deep ravine in the reef seeing schools of snapper moving in ever tighter formations. After which you can descend into the fish bowl, where manta rays like to hang out, before the “shotgun” currents push you over the reef and through the channel to the waiting dinghies. Stay close to your buddy and enjoy the ride!
    Current City
    Tattawa Besar & Tattawa Kecil – Currents drift divers along at a steady pace as we look out for manta rays, white tip reef sharks, turtles, bumphead parrotfish, schools of snapper and barracuda.
    Batu Bolong - This little pinnacle is located directly in the middle of the straight and attracts an amazing amount of reef fish, but also larger pelagic fish stop by. The corals are colourful and varied with hard coral formations and plenty of soft corals too. Expect to see batfish, trevallies, green turtles and sweetlips.
    Rinca Island (Padar Bay)
    Dragon Besar/ Wainilu – Hidden amongst the rubble at this shallow site, divers can find mandarin fish and picturesque dragonets as well as frogfish, pipefish and pygmy cuttlefish. We dive at sunset to observe the mandarin fish as they “flutter” up from their rubble home to mate.
    Tiga Dara / Three Sisters - this site is formed of 3 pinnacles rising up very close to one another. Covered with soft corals each pinnacle is a haven for macro creatures including frogfish and nudibranchs. The shallowest point is at 3m and ideal for resting during safety stops.
    Secret Garden - this sloping reef is another superb night dive spot with plenty of crustaceans, molluscs and benthic fish to be found.
    Komodo Island (East)
    Makassar Reef – this site is not too scenic at first sight, but it happens to be a favourite hang-out for manta rays and other rays, so it is definitely worth a visit.
    Manta Alley – Channels form in the rocky reef wall and it is here we can hold on and watch graceful manta rays gliding about in the current, being cleaned. They make it look so easy, however strong currents can persist at this site and guests are advised to bring reef hooks. Surgeon fish, trigger fish and schools of jacks can all be seen here as well. Certainly, the mantas steal the show when they are in town, with up to 30 being seen, though groups of 5 or 6 are more common.
    Pink Beach – provides a shallow sheltered reef perfect for a night dive with superb macro sightings from flamboyant cuttlefish, hairy frogfish, octopus and bobtail squid to the barely there skeleton shrimp, Pegasus sea moths, crocodile fish and snake eels. Guests will have the opportunity to venture ashore on either Rinca or Komodo Island to take a guided walk with the rangers through “Komodo Dragon Territory”.
    For those taking a 10-night or 12-night trip we also have the option of diving at Nusa Kode (Horseshoe Bay), in the South of Rinca Island.
    Water temp here can drop to 21°C (70°F).
    Cannibal Rock – Situated at Nusa Kode this large pinnacle provides some of the most diverse marine life in the region and is a site that is likely to be repeated during any liveaboard safari. Frog fish, pygmy seahorses, mantis shrimp, epaulette sharks, turtles, a plethora of nudibranchs and microscopic “lady bugs” can all be seen at this site.
    Torpedo Alley – Also in Nusa Kode, the dark sandy slope is littered with torpedo rays which give the site its name. Pygmy seahorses can be spotted in the gorgonian fans in deeper water and many nudibranchs and crustaceans are found all over the sloping reef.
    Yellow Wall – The steep reef wall at the very edge of the channel is covered with yellow soft corals, where “lady bugs” can be spotted, along with nudibranchs, orangutan crabs, turtles and octopus.
    Rhino Rocks - is loaded with different varieties of crustaceans; hinge beak, cleaner, colman shrimps and porcelain and zebra crabs hiding in the fire urchins. Numerous ray species can be found as well as the hard to spot but stunningly beautiful rhinopias.

  • Raja Ampat North, Indonesia

    Itinerary
    The following is a sample itinerary of dive sites we may visit during your liveaboard cruise with the Siren Fleet in Indonesia. We wish to show you the very best diving possible but a number of factors can determine where we visit. Weather, tides, currents and how busy a site is with other dive vessels all play a part in the Cruise Director’s decision of which route the yacht takes. This itinerary involves some long distance travel. Whilst we attempt to ensure the number of dives we have scheduled is fulfilled, bad weather can hinder the yacht’s ability to reach a specified dive site in good time. The safety of all on board is paramount and we always do our best in offering diving at alternate locations should we be unable to visit those sites listed below.
    Your Cruise Director will schedule up to 4 dives per day; 3 day dives and either a sunset or a night dive. The diving day has a typical schedule 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

    For your final day aboard we schedule 2 morning dives to allow plenty of time for off-gassing before disembarkation and your flight home. The Cruise Director is happy to listen to requests from guests to visit or remain at certain sites and providing it is possible and the schedule allowst, then guests’ requests are respected.
    Batanta Island
    Batanta Island, one of the Four Kings, which we will visit during your liveaboard cruise, offers something truly exceptional. Known for its muck diving, there is really nothing that cannot be seen here along the dark sand slopes. Mimic octopus, wonderpus, snake eels, dragonets, cuttlefish, flasher wrasse, solar-powered nudibranchs and ornate and robust ghost pipefish to name just a few. Dependent on the weather and tidal conditions we will choose from sites including:
    Happy Ending, Reflections, Algae Patch and Happy Ending Rocks!
    Gam & Yangeffo Islands
    The islands surrounding Waigeo, the third main island of the Four Kings, provide a range of dive sites for us to choose from including:
    Melissa’s Garden - A shallow flat reef with beautiful staghorn corals. Trevally, black tip reef sharks and wobbegong sharks along with orangutan crabs and spiny lobsters are amongst the common sightings.
    Mayhem – This is a superb site for some larger fish sightings and there are so many varieties here including barracuda, mackerel, trevally, tuna, Napoleon wrasse and bumphead parrotfish, as well as eagle rays and wobbegong sharks.
    Citrus Ridge – A stunning reef named after the carpet like orange, pink, yellow and green soft corals that cover the entire area. Gorgonian fans shelter pygmy seahorses, jaw fish bob out of their ground holes, wobbegong sharks rest lazily amongst table corals and harlequin sweetlips can be found tucked into the many bommies that are dotted over the reef.
    Mansuar Island & the Dampier Strait
    Fast drift dives and big fish schools characterize the sites surrounding Mansuar and the Dampier Strait. Numerous dive sites are clustered together providing a variety of “Big Fish” dives with currents and more relaxed dives where smaller creatures can be found and photographed. Your dive team will check currents and choose sites based on the optimum conditions each day.
    Manta Sandy - The 2 large bommies situated in the middle of a sandy bottom at just 18m (60ft) attract many manta rays for cleaning, with a variety of shades, even all –black mantas, distinctive to Raja Ampat have been seen here. Divers rest on the bottom and watch the show. The reef itself has many smaller creatures with pontoi pygmy seahorses being found as well as pygmy pipehorses, dragonets and various pipefishes, so in case the mantas are not performing there is still plenty to look at and discover.
    Arborek Pier – A stunning site for a sunset dive with superb atmosphere as the light changes. The pier supports have many soft corals and sponges with various nudibranchs such as “blue dragons” being found crawling about. Tiny baitfish form huge schools that swarm about underneath the pier and schools of batfish may also be seen.
    Cape Kri – One of the best-known sites in the Dampier Strait, the variety of reef fish is astounding. Scribbled filefish, harlequin sweetlips, bumphead parrotfish, pinate batfish, hawk fish and Napoleon wrasse are all commonly seen. Whilst black tip reef sharks, turtles and pipefish are all sighted too.
    Blue Magic – A long finger-shaped reef sloping down at the points with hard and soft corals, sea fans and black coral bushes, where schools of jacks and barracuda hover about. Manta rays and wobbegong sharks make for an exciting dive, whilst for the keen-eyed pontohi pygmy seahorses can be spotted.
    Sardine – Swarms of fusiliers, snappers and sweetlips, schools of bump head parrot fish and banner fish, barracuda and trevally all make this site a very fishy dive. Rock mover wrasse, dragonets and jaw fish are amongst the smaller fish species seen here whilst white tip and black tip reef sharks can also be spotted.
    Mioskon – A superb night dive spot where we see pygmy seahorses, flatworms, nudibranchs, leaf fish, scorpion fish and the occasional hunting shark. During the day we can see trevally jacks hunting fusiliers, black tip reef sharks and giant moray eels.
    Mike’s Point – As we approach the tiny island known as Mike’s Point, eagles can be seen resting in the tree tops. Underwater the site offers varied topography with one side full of overhangs and crevices whilst the other has “steps” dropping down to the deep with a field of whip corals adorning the slope. With the right current this site is superb and the island can be circumnavigated in one dive seeing sweetlips, batfish, jacks, Spanish mackerel, grey reef sharks and wobbegong sharks.
    Friwinbonda – Lionfish can be seen hunting glassfish schools that hover around the black coral bushes, tiny pipefish and the transparent skeleton shrimp are amongst the other interesting critters and at night we can see crinoids spawning.
    Karang Ayam – Black tip reef sharks, schools of banner fish, dog tooth tuna and thousands of fusiliers make this site another fish filled dive. Potato grouper, barracuda, bumphead parrotfish and Napoleon wrasse may also be seen.

  • Raja Ampat to Ambon, Indonesia

    Itinerary
    The following is a sample itinerary of dive sites we may visit during your liveaboard cruise with the Siren Fleet in Indonesia. We wish to show you the very best diving possible but a number of factors can determine where we visit. Weather, tides, currents and how busy a site is with other dive vessels all play a part in the Cruise Director’s decision of which route the yacht takes. This itinerary involves some long distance travel. Whilst we attempt to ensure the number of dives we have scheduled is fulfilled, bad weather can hinder the yacht’s ability to reach a specified dive site in good time. The safety of all on board is paramount and we always do our best in offering diving at alternate locations should we be unable to visit those sites listed below.
    Your Cruise Director will schedule up to 4 dives per day; 3 day dives and either a sunset or a night dive. The diving day has a typical schedule 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

    For your final day aboard we schedule 2 morning dives to allow plenty of time for off-gassing before disembarkation and your flight home. The Cruise Director is happy to listen to requests from guests to visit or remain at certain sites and providing it is possible and the schedule allows, then guests’ requests are respected.
    Mansuar Island & the Dampier Strait
    Fast drift dives and big fish schools characterise the sites surrounding Mansuar and the Dampier Strait. Numerous dive sites are clustered together providing a variety of “Big Fish” dives with currents and more relaxed dives where smaller creatures can be found and photographed. Your dive team will check currents and choose sites based on the optimum conditions each day.
    Manta Sandy - the 2 large bommies situated in the middle of a sandy bottom at just 18m (60ft) attract many manta rays for cleaning, with a variety of shades, even all–black mantas, distinctive to Raja Ampat have been seen here. Divers rest on the bottom and watch the show. The reef itself has many smaller creatures with pontoi pygmy seahorses
    being found as well as pygmy pipehorses, dragonets and various pipefishes, so in case the mantas are not performing there is still plenty to look at and discover.
    Arborek Pier – A stunning site for a sunset dive with superb atmosphere as the light changes. The pier supports have many soft corals and sponges with various nudibranchs such as “blue dragons” being found crawling about. Tiny baitfish form huge schools that swarm about underneath the pier and schools of batfish may also be seen.
    Cape Kri – One of the most well-known sites in the Dampier Strait, the variety of reef fish is astounding. Scribbled filefish, harlequin sweetlips, bumphead parrotfish, pinnate batfish, hawk fish and Napoleon wrasse are all commonly seen. Whilst black tip reef sharks, turtles and pipefish are all sighted too.
    Blue Magic – A long finger-shaped reef sloping down at the points with hard and soft corals, sea fans and black coral bushes, where schools of jacks and barracuda hover about. Manta rays and wobbegong sharks make for an exciting dive, whilst, for the keen-eyed, pontohi pygmy seahorses can be spotted.
    Sardine – Swarms of fusiliers, snappers and sweetlips, schools of bump head parrot fish and banner fish, barracuda and trevally all make this site a very fishy dive. Rock mover wrasse, dragonets and jaw fish are amongst the smaller fish species seen here whilst white tip and black tip reef sharks can also be spotted.
    Mioskon – A superb night dive spot where we see pygmy seahorses, flatworms, nudibranchs, leaf fish, scorpion fish and the occasional hunting shark. During the day we can see trevally jacks hunting fusiliers, black tip reef sharks and giant moray eels.
    Mike’s Point – As we approach the tiny island known as Mike’s Point, eagles can be seen resting in the tree tops. Underwater the site offers varied topography with one side full of overhangs and crevices whilst the other has “steps” dropping down to the deep with a field of whip corals adorning the slope. With the right current this site is superb and the island can be circumnavigated in one dive seeing sweetlips, batfish, jacks, Spanish mackerel, grey reef sharks and wobbegong sharks.
    Friwinbonda – Lionfish can be seen hunting glassfish schools that hover around the black coral bushes, tiny pipefish and the transparent skeleton shrimp are amongst the other interesting critters and at night we can see crinoids spawning.
    Karang Ayam – Black tip reef sharks, schools of banner fish, dog tooth tuna and thousands of fusiliers make this site another fish filled dive. Potato grouper, barracuda, bump head parrotfish and Napoleon wrasse may also be seen.
    Gam, & Yangeffo Islands
    The islands surrounding Waigeo, the third main island of the Four Kings, provide a range of dive sites for us to choose from including:
    Melissa’s Garden - A shallow flat reef with beautiful staghorn corals. trevally, black tip reef sharks and wobbegong sharks along with orangutan crabs and spiny lobsters are amongst the common sightings.
    Mayhem – Is a superb site for some larger fish sightings and there are so many varieties here including barracuda, mackerel, trevally, tuna, Napoleon wrasse and bump head parrotfish, as well as eagle rays and wobbegong sharks.
    Citrus Ridge – A stunning reef named after the carpet like orange, pink, yellow and green soft corals that cover the entire area. Gorgonian fans shelter pygmy seahorses, jaw fish bob out of their ground holes, wobbegong sharks rest lazily amongst table corals and harlequin sweetlips can be found tucked into the many bommies that are dotted over the reef.
    Misool Islands
    There are numerous small islands surrounding the second of the Four Kings, Misool, including Daram, Farondi, Boo, Wayilbatan, Kalig and Warakaraket to name just a few. Each offers some of the most dramatic underwater scenery of the region, from steep walls with huge gorgonian fans to gentler slopes with hard and soft corals. The Indo Siren yacht will spend several days here to dive a variety of sites choosing from:
    Candy Store – Situated at Daram Islands, is where we see colourful soft corals and yellow sponges, sea whips and black coral which hide creatures such as ghost pipefish and coral shrimps. Schools of batfish, snapper and bumphead parrot fish can all be seen as well as barramundi and Napoleon wrasse.
    Andiamo – Thick schools of sardines & fusiliers cruise over the colourful soft corals, where we can find wobbegong and epaulette sharks hiding. Yellowtail and chevron barracuda form schools along the reef whilst reef octopus and numerous nudibranchs can be found.
    Boo Windows – Always a favourite site, Boo’s scenery is on the wish list of most underwater photographers. Close to the surface currents and tides have eroded holes in the rocks creating the “window” effect. Batfish, Napoleon wrasse, black tip and white tip reef sharks are all to be seen here along with potato grouper and schools of snapper.
    Gorgonian Passage - Has huge sea fans in which a variety of pygmy seahorses can be found including Bargibanti and Denise. We also see many types of sweetlips here and some smaller creatures such as peacock mantis shrimp and juvenile razor fish.
    Whale Rock – in the Fiabacet chain is where we hunt for interesting critters including tiger cowries, fire gobies, hawkfish and mushroom coral shrimp.
    Barracuda Rock – One of our favourite night diving spots at Wayilbatan. All manner of crustacean can be found from decorator crabs and arrow crabs to Durban dancing shrimp and pink squat lobsters. Octopus, yellow margined morays and pygmy seahorses can all be seen here.
    Kalig Potato Point – Another superb night diving location, this site is where we find a wide variety of nudibranch species including nembrotha, chromodoris, hypselodoris, tambja and jorunna.
    Nudi Rock – Marine life from big to small can all be seen at this stunning site. Black tip, white tips, grey reef sharks and dog tooth tuna can all be seen cruising by whilst hiding amongst the corals are cowries, nudibranchs, porcelain crabs and mushroom coral pipefish.
    Dunia Kecil – is a superb site to spot for pygmy seahorses and “lady bugs” more commonly seen in Komodo National Park. Hawksbill turtles, crocodile fish, barramundi cod and juvenile cuttlefish are amongst the other marine creatures that can all be found here.
    Karang Banyangan – On Warakaraket provides a very fishy dive with sightings of yellow fin & chevron barracuda, batfish, jacks, Spanish mackerel, sweetlips, midnight snappers and blue-fin trevally. Wobbegong sharks and bearded scorpion fish are amongst the camouflaged benthic fish that can be seen here also.
    Koon
    This is a day for the explorer in you, as only a few sites have been recorded and frequently dived. We have named one site “Too Many Fish” as that is literally what you can expect here. Batfish, jacks, snappers & grouper are all seen in abundance.
    Banda Neira & Pulau Hatta
    At Banda Neira the lava flow underwater has over the years transformed into a beautiful coral garden. The amount of schooling fish and pelagic encounters can be jaw dropping and sea fans some of the largest and most pristine to be found in Indonesia. There is also time to go ashore to visit the Belgica Fort, museum and the old nutmeg plantations as well as stop off at the local market. Currents can be strong around this small island in the north of the Banda Sea, therefore sites will be chosen on the best daily conditions from the following options:
    Batu Kepal pinnacle - rises up from 40m (130ft) adorned with sea fans and attracts schooling pelagics, big groupers and cute leaf fish can also be spotted camouflaging themselves amidst the corals.
    Karang Hatta - a sloping reef starting at around 15m (50ft) sloping down to 40, (130ft) full with hard corals. In the blue look out for dog tooth tuna, jacks, black tip reef sharks, eagle rays and the possibility of a hammerhead or two.
    Banda Neira Pier - otherwise known as the Maolana Jetty is a superb site for a sunset dive to spot mandarin fish mating in the shallows- just 1m below the surface! Other critters can be found in deeper water include cockatoo wasp fish, & crocodile fish.
    Pohon Miring - a sloping reef wall dotted with sea fans and sponges is home to bump head parrotfish, Napoleon wrasse, turtles and numerous puffers.
    Hole in the Wall - an impressive formation with a hole cutting through the reef between 5-12m (15-40ft). Huge sea fans, sponges, schools of batfish, fusiliers and snappers – expect a very fishy dive!
    Tanjung Besar - offers a sloping reef with sea fans and a pristine coral garden in the shallows.
    Batu Belanda - abundant corals and zillions of red-tooth trigger fish make for a stunning sight. The wall overhangs with soft corals and sponges attracting a wide variety of reef fish species.
    Pulau Nusa Laut
    Ahmed - strong currents bring in large pelagic species and schools of black snapper and chevron barracuda are a common sight. Coral groupers, moray eels, scorpion fish and bat fish are also amongst the regular reef visitors. Whilst along the reef wall pontohi pygmy seahorses, nudibranchs and lobsters can all be spotted. Watch out for the elusive dugong too!
    Akoon - is a great site at which to find eagle rays, Napoleon wrasse and bump head parrot fish.
    Nahalia Jetty - best dived at night to see the wide variety of crustaceans and molluscs from slipper lobster and dancing shrimp to blue ringed octopus.
    Ambon
    Twilight Zone - a muck diving hotspot in Laha is where we find all manner of weird and wonderful creatures including bobtail squid, snake eels, mantis shrimp, ribbon eels, mimic octopus, thorny seahorse and cockatoo waspfish.
    Laha Village is another great critter spotting dive site. With mild to no current and shallow depth of just 20m (85ft) divers can spend their time spotting all the odd-balls from wonderpus and stone fish to leaf fish and tiny cuttlefish. Seahorses, ghost pipefish, Indian Ocean Walkman and dragonets are common sights too.

  • Raja Ampat, Indonesia

    Itinerary
    The following is a sample itinerary of dive sites we may visit during your liveaboard cruise with the Siren Fleet in Indonesia. We wish to show you the very best diving possible but a number of factors can determine where we visit. Weather, tides, currents and how busy a site is with other dive vessels all play a part in the Cruise Director’s decision of which route the yacht takes. This itinerary involves some long distance travel. Whilst we attempt to ensure the number of dives we have scheduled is fulfilled, bad weather can hinder the yacht’s ability to reach a specified dive site in good time. The safety of all on board is paramount and we always do our best in offering diving at alternate locations should we be unable to visit those sites listed below.
    Your Cruise Director will schedule up to 4 dives per day; 3 day dives and either a sunset or a night dive. The diving day has a typical schedule 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

    For your final day aboard we schedule 2 morning dives to allow plenty of time for off-gassing before disembarkation and your flight home. The Cruise Director is happy to listen to requests from guests to visit or remain at certain sites and providing it is possible and the schedule allows, then guests’ requests are respected.
    Batanta Island
    Batanta Island, one of the Four Kings, which we will visit during your 10-night liveaboard cruise, offers something truly exceptional. Known for its muck diving, there is really nothing that cannot be seen here along the dark sand slopes. Mimic octopus, wonderpus, snake eels, dragonets, cuttlefish, flasher wrasse, solar-powered nudibranchs and ornate and robust ghost pipefish to name just a few. Dependent on the weather and tidal conditions we will choose from sites including: Happy Ending, Reflections, Algae Patch and Happy Ending Rocks!
    Misool Islands
    There are numerous small islands surrounding the second of the Four Kings, Misool, including Daram, Farondi, Boo, Wayilbatan, Kalig and Warakaraket to name just a few.
    Each offers some of the most dramatic underwater scenery of the region, from steep walls with huge gorgonian fans to gentler slopes with hard and soft corals. The Indo Siren yacht will spend several days cruising by a variety of dive sites, such as:
    Candy Store – Situated at Daram Islands, is where we see colourful soft corals and yellow sponges, sea whips and black coral which hide creatures such as ghost pipefish and coral shrimps. Schools of batfish, snapper and bump head parrot fish can all be seen as well as barramundi and Napoleon wrasse.
    Andiamo – Thick schools of sardines and fusiliers cruise over the colourful soft corals, where we can find wobbegong and epaulette sharks hiding. Yellowtail and chevron barracuda form schools along the reef whilst reef octopus and numerous nudibranchs can be found.
    Boo Windows – Always a favourite site, Boo’s scenery is on the wish list of most underwater photographers. Close to the surface currents and tides have eroded holes in the rocks creating the “window” effect. Batfish, Napoleon wrasse, black tip and white tip reef sharks are all to be seen here along with potato grouper and schools of snapper.
    Gorgonian Passage - Has huge sea fans in which a variety of pygmy seahorses can be found including Bargibanti and Denise. We also see many types of sweetlips here and some smaller creatures such as peacock mantis shrimp and juvenile razor fish.
    Whale Rock – in the Fiabacet chain is where we hunt for interesting critters including tiger cowries, fire gobies, hawkfish and mushroom coral shrimp.
    Barracuda Rock – One of our favourite night diving spots at Wayilbatan. All manner of crustacean can be found from decorator crabs and arrow crabs to Durban dancing shrimp and pink squat lobsters. Octopus, yellow margined morays and pygmy seahorses can all be seen here.
    Kalig Potato Point – Another superb night diving location, this site is where we find a wide variety of nudibranch species including nembrotha, chromodoris, hypselodoris, tambja and jorunna.
    Nudi Rock – Marine life from big to small can all be seen at this stunning site. Black tip, white tips, grey reef sharks and dog tooth tuna can all be seen cruising by whilst hiding amongst the corals are cowries, nudibranchs, porcelain crabs and mushroom coral pipefish.
    Dunia Kecil – is a superb site to spot for pygmy seahorses and “lady bugs” more commonly seen in Komodo National Park. Hawksbill turtles, crocodile fish, barramundi cod and juvenile cuttlefish are amongst the other marine creatures that can all be found here.
    Karang Banyangan – On Warakaraket provides a very fishy dive with sightings of yellow fin & chevron barracuda, batfish, jacks, Spanish mackerel, sweetlips, midnight snappers and blue-fin trevally. Wobbegong sharks and bearded scorpion fish are amongst the camouflaged benthic fish that can be seen here also.
    Gam, & Yangeffo Islands
    The islands surrounding Waigeo, the third main island of the Four Kings, provide a range
    of dive sites for us to choose from including:
    Melissa’s Garden - A shallow flat reef with beautiful staghorn corals. trevally, black tip reef sharks and wobbegong sharks along with orangutan crabs and spiny lobsters are amongst the common sightings.
    Mayhem – Is a superb site for some larger fish sightings and there are so many varieties here including barracuda, mackerel, trevally, tuna, Napoleon wrasse and bump head parrotfish, as well as eagle rays and wobbegong sharks.
    Citrus Ridge – A stunning reef named after the carpet-like orange, pink, yellow and green soft corals that cover the entire area. Gorgonian fans shelter pygmy seahorses, jaw fish bob out of their ground holes, wobbegong sharks rest lazily amongst table corals and harlequin sweetlips can be found tucked into the many bommies that are dotted over the reef.
    Mansuar Island & the Dampier Strait
    Fast drift dives and big fish schools characterize the sites surrounding Mansuar and the Dampier Strait. Numerous dive sites are clustered together providing a variety of “Big Fish” dives with currents and more relaxed dives where smaller creatures can be found and photographed. Your dive team will check currents and choose sites based on the optimum conditions each day.
    Manta Sandy - the 2 large bommies situated in the middle of a sandy bottom at just 18m (60ft) attract many manta rays for cleaning, with a variety of shades, even all–black mantas, distinctive to Raja Ampat have been seen here. Divers rest on the bottom and watch the show. The reef itself has many smaller creatures with pontoi pygmy seahorses being found as well as pygmy pipehorses, dragonets and various pipefishes. Therefore, in case the mantas are not performing their show, there is still plenty to look at and discover.
    Arborek Pier – A stunning site for a sunset dive with superb atmosphere as the light changes. The pier supports have many soft corals and sponges with various nudibranchs such as “blue dragons” being found crawling about. Tiny baitfish form huge schools that swarm about underneath the pier and schools of batfish may also be seen.
    Cape Kri – One of the most well-known sites in the Dampier Strait, the variety of reef fish is astounding. Scribbled filefish, harlequin sweetlips, bump head parrotfish, pinnate batfish, hawk fish and Napoleon wrasse are all commonly seen. Whilst black tip reef sharks, turtles and pipefish are all regular suspects as well.
    Blue Magic – A long finger-shaped reef sloping down at the points with hard and soft corals, sea fans and black coral bushes, where schools of jacks and barracuda hover about. Manta rays and wobbegong sharks make for an exciting dive, whilst, for the keen eyed, pontohi pygmy seahorses can be spotted.
    Sardine – Swarms of fusiliers, snappers and sweetlips, schools of bump head parrot fish and banner fish, barracuda and trevally all make this site a very fishy dive. Rock mover wrasse, dragonets and jaw fish are amongst the smaller fish species seen here whilst white tip and black tip reef sharks can also be spotted.
    Mioskon – A superb night dive spot where we can see pygmy seahorses, flatworms, nudibranchs, leaf fish, scorpion fish and the occasional hunting shark. During the day we may see trevally jacks hunting fusiliers, black tip reef sharks and giant moray eels.
    Mike’s Point – As we approach the tiny island known as Mike’s Point, eagles can be seen resting in the tree tops. Underwater, the site offers varied topography with one side full of overhangs and crevices whilst the other has “steps” dropping down to the deep with a field of whip corals adorning the slope. With the right current this site is superb and the island can be circumnavigated in one dive seeing sweetlips, batfish, jacks, Spanish mackerel, grey reef sharks and wobbegong sharks.
    Friwinbonda – Lionfish can be seen hunting glassfish schools that hover around the black coral bushes, tiny pipefish and the transparent skeleton shrimp are amongst the other interesting critters and at night we can see crinoids spawning.
    Karang Ayam – Black tip reef sharks, schools of banner fish, dog tooth tuna and thousands of fusiliers make this site another fish filled dive. Potato grouper, barracuda, bump head parrotfish and Napoleon wrasse may also be seen.