Indo Siren Liveaboard – Indonesia

Indo Siren

Dive Indonesia by liveaboard and experience diving some of the world’s top rated dive sites in comfort and ease. The S/Y Indo Siren is not only owned and managed by Worldwide Dive and Sail but was built by their team to ensure every thought for the modern diver has been taken into account. The fun and friendly crew offer attentive personal service to ensure your time aboard is truly memorable – and not only for the high-quality diving.

Saloon.
Saloon.
Dive Deck.
Dive Deck.

The 40 metre SY Indo Siren, launched in April 2011, she has the same specifications as her sister, the S/Y Philippine Siren. The cabins are either fixed double or twin bed, however they offer flexibility with 2 cabins which can be converted from twin to double to suit the needs of our guests. The outdoor dining area is very comfortable offering a great setting for all your meals. The dive deck is perhaps the most spacious and comfortable you would have experienced. Offering designated areas for charging and preparation of your camera and video equipment, the SY Indo Siren truly sets out to be the pros choice for underwater photography and videography.

Built on the Indonesian Island of Sulawesi, and like our other liveaboard yachts, the S/Y Indo Siren is a traditional “gaft rigged Phinisi” handcrafted from ironwood and teak. You will find no other dive liveaboard as beautiful in Indonesian waters, and being that she was built by divers for divers you can rest assured every need has been thought of and is being implemented.

Aboard the SY Indo Siren we shall welcome up to 16 divers on each trip. This ensures abundant space for all guests.

Double Cabin.
Double Cabin.
Twin Cabin.
Twin Cabin.

Dive Komodo departing Bima, Sumbubwa Island

May – November, 10 nights regular scheduled trips.
Diving in Komodo National Park is best done by liveaboard, which allows you to explore the Komodo dive sites to their fullest. Declared a World Heritage Site in 1991, the park and surrounding area boasts one of the world’s richest marine environments, with over 260 species of reef building coral, 70 species of sponge, marine worms, mollusks, echinoderm and crustacea, over 1000 species of fish, marine reptiles and marine mammals. The waters of the Sunda Sea teem with life from reef sharks and manta rays to bobtail squid and the minute “lady bug”. Other notable species include pygmy seahorses, frogfish, nudibranchs, Napolean wrasse, trevally jack and groupers.The diving here is varied from shallow muck dives, sloping reefs and dark volcanic sand, sumberged pinnacles and steep reef walls. Currents can be strong but bring with them all the delights of diving in Indonesia.

Diver photographing the coral reef.
Diver photographing the coral reef.

Komodo – Liveaboard Diving Itinerary

Just a short flight from Bali, the S/Y Indo Siren’s first stop on this 10 night diving adventure, is the muck dive spot of the “Unusual Suspects”, in Bima Bay. We spend the night here before sailing on to Sangeang Island with its dark volcanic sand or Gili Banta. By the third day we are diving within the Komodo National Park in the areas of Gilli Lawa Laut and Batu Bolong where strong currents can be experienced, bringing with them grey reef and white tip sharks and schools of snappers and fusileers.

Our Indonesia Liveaboards stop at either Rincaor Komodo islands to make a walk with the dragons before cruising southwards to Nusa Kode where in the shelter of Horseshoe Bay are numerous dive sites incluing Cannibal Rock, Torpedo Alley and Yellow Wall. Across the strait on the south of Komodo Island we spend the day diving the aptly named Manta Alley before returning northwards once again to dive sites that were not viisted during the southward journey. Our final day is spent in Bima Bay, where the calm waters offer the perfect spot for some kayaking or water skiing.

Flamboyant Cuttlefish.
Flamboyant Cuttlefish.

Dive Raja Ampat departing Sorong

November – June, 10 night regular scheduled trips
Raja Ampat is all about diversity, not only of marine species but also of dive sites. Recently declared a marine sanctuary to 46,000 square km park gives you wildly different dive experiences. From pelagic drift dives to magical muck dives and even some habitats that are special to Raja Ampat such asclear water mangroves with corals growing right next to them; There are thousands of potential dive sites in Raja Ampat. Exploration is still continuing and on every trip there are chances for new and amazing discoveries.

Indo Siren Liveaboard - Komodo & Raja Ampat
Manta Ray.

Departing from Sorong the S/Y Indo Siren cruises southwards towards Misool, stopping for “muck” dives on the dark sand slopes of Batanta where its critters galore! We then spent up to 3 days diving a variety of sites in the Misool area for their stunning corals, including Boo Windows and Gorgonian Passage where sea fans dominate the scenery. Heading back northwards we dive around Fam Penemu & Yangeffo islands. Here we find the site of Citrus Ridge, where carpets of brightly coloured soft corals can be found close to the surface which, illuminated by natural sunlight, make this dive site spectacularly beautiful.

There is time for snorkelling in the mangroves and a visit to tiny Airborek Island along with a dusk dive at the pier before heading on to Mansuar for some manta ray action at Manta Sandy. In the Dampier Strait there are the fish and lots of them, in more shapes and sizes than anywhere else in the world. Not only are there numerous species, but all the levels of the food chain are well represented – from pygmy seahorses to larger pelagics. The most famous sites include Cape Kri and Sardinewhere speedy drifts can be expected. The reefs in Raja Ampat just buzz with life! Manta rays, wobbegong sharks and epaulette sharks can all be found in the waters of the Four Kings.

Pier diving.
Pier diving.

Banda Sea Discoveries depart from Flores or Sorong

October & May
Diving the Banda Sea’s remote islands is only possible by liveaboard. The region stretches from Nusa Tengarra in the south to Raja Ampat in the far north with Ceram Island at the centre. Dotted in between are the tiny islands of Lucipara, Banda Neira, Gungung Api, Manuk and Nila. Siren Fleet 10-14 night discovery trips give you the opportunity to combine diving in these remote islands with diving in Flores and Alor in the south, Ambon just south of Ceram and Raja Ampat to the far north. Each trip provides a superb combination of walls and pinnacles, coral gardens and muck diving with the chance to explore new sites and find new creatures.

Banda Sea – Liveaboard Diving Itineraries

Flores-Raja Ampat-Flores to Raja Ampat
14 nights S/Y Indo Siren

Departing from Maumere, the first stop on this S/Y Indo Siren diving safari is Adunara Island where we pass through the narrow channel to dive the southern sites of the Lesser Sunda Islands. We travel northwards through the Pantar Strait to Pulau Pura before heading into the Banda Sea and to the island of Gungung Api, known for its abundance of sea snakes and excellent fish life. Lucipara atolls are a fantastic place for large pelagic encounters and we spend 1 day here before cruising onwards to Banda Neira and Pulau Koon. Our final diving days are spent in the Raja Ampat region around Misool and the Fiabacet Islands. Disembarkation on day 15 is in Sorong.

Wobbegong Shark.
Wobbegong Shark.

Indo-Reennudebranch Raja Ampat to Ambon
10 nights S/Y Indo Siren

Departing from Sorong our first stop on this 10 night diving adventure are the sites of Waigeo- where manta rays are commonly seen coming in to be cleaned. S/Y Indo Siren then moves onwards to dive Misool and the Fiabacet Islands, known for their fantastic and diverse corals that attract a wide assortment of marine life. Departing the Raja Ampat region we pass through the rich channel of Koon Island and into the Banda Sea. Dive at Banda Neira and Pula Nusa Laut before our final day spent in the harbour of Ambon. Disembark at Laha airport on day 11.

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