S/Y Palau Siren
Luxury Liveaboard of the Siren Fleet
Diving Palau by liveaboard brings you to the far flung dive sites along with some of the most renowned sites of this tiny island chain. The S/Y Palau Siren was constructed, like her sister ships, by the Worldwide Dive and Sail’s team of master yacht builders in Sulawesi, Indonesia. All the small touches and comfort of our Siren Fleet liveaboard yachts have been included, coupled with new design features and interior decoration to reflect the style of the Palauans.
Dive Palau’s Best Sites Year-Round
The 40 metre S/Y Palau Siren luxury liveaboard launched in July 2012 to offer year-round diving trips in Palau.Built with the same specifications as her sister yachts, the S/Y Philippine Siren and the S/Y Indo Siren, the cabins are either fixed double or twin bed, however we offer flexibility with 2 cabins which can be converted from twin to double to suit the needs of our guests. The dining area is very spacious offering a great setting for all your meals. The dive deck is perhaps the most spacious and comfortable you would have experienced. Designated areas for charging and preparation of your camera and video equipment, the S/Y Palau Siren, as all Siren Fleet liveaboard yachts, truly sets out to be the pros choice for underwater photography and videography.
Built on the Indonesian Island of Sulawesi, she is a traditional “gaft rigged Phinisi” handcrafted from ironwood and teak. You will find no other dive liveaboard as beautiful in the waters of Micronesia, and being that she was built by divers for divers you can rest assured every need has been thought of for the modern diver.
Aboard the S/Y Palau Siren we welcome up to 16 guests ensuring abundant space for all divers. Our crew of 12 is on hand throughout the trip to ensure you are well looked after.
Features of the S/Y Palau Siren liveaboard include:
8 large air-conditioned cabins each with their own personal audio-visual entertainment system and ensuite bathrooms with hot water through central heating system. Overbed reading lights and individual controls for your air-conditioning unit are provided for your convenience, as well as several cupboards for clothing and personal items, an in-cupboard safety box and a hairdryer. Each guest is provided with 1 bath & 1 hand towel and a cotton bathrobe for use in the cabin.
Expansive shaded diving deck area, with individual stations and personal storage drawers. Guests are provided with a 12l aluminim tank, weights & belt. Basic Aqua Lung scuba equipment rental (BCD, Regulator, 3mm wetsuit, mask & fins) and SMB (safety sausage) are provided FREE of charge.Sizing requests can be submitted via the online application form when confirming your booking. For your convenience each guest is provided with a numbered deck towel and more towels are available upon request.
Features of the Palau Siren:
Air-conditioned lounge with cocktail bar, sofas, 42 inch flatscreen & movie network and library of books & games.
Covered outdoor dining and refreshment area. All meals are served buffet style and guest may help themselves throughout the day to all soft drinks & snacks that are available.
Enriched Air Nitrox is FREE for all certified Nirox divers. If you are not a certified Nitrox diver all our instructors can certainly teach you the Enriched Air Diver Specialty during your liveaboard trip.
Upper level sun-deck with 8 cushioned loungers with side-table feature for your drink / book (un-shaded)
2 high-powered dive tenders accompany the S/Y Palau Siren. Allowing for diving in small groups with our 3 western dive instructors
Laundry Service – our housekeeper will launder your clothes and return to you the same day
(US $ 0.50 per item)
Massage Service – available for 3 hours daily* for US $ 35 / hour
Yacht Boutique, which includes a range of Siren Fleet clothing, reef hooks and nudi-pointers
Kayaks, for guest use FREE of charge
* Excepting arrival and departure days
Specialised features for Underwater Photographers & Videographers include:
Indoor & outdoor workstations for the preparation and maintenance of cameras and equipment
Large storage drawers for your peripheral items
Numerous charging points, adapters available (sockets are 2-pin European style)
Large rinse tanks with fresh water solely for camera and video equipment.
Palau Liveaboard Diving trips of S/Y Palau Siren
Diving Highlights: Steep walls, abundant fish life, manta rays and reef sharks. Jelly fish lake, Blue Corner, German Channel are just some of the sites we visit.
Liveaboard: S/Y Palau Siren
Diving in Palau by liveaboard affords the avid diver the opportunity to explore the nation’s varied and spectacular dive sites. Laying between the Philippine Sea and northern Pacific Ocean, these limestone islands surrounded by crystal clear cobalt blue water are home to a dazzling array of marine life. Divers travelling to Palau can 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 plenty of wrecks to visit and of course no liveaboard dive safari would be complete without a visit to the now-famous “Jelly Fish Lake”.
Dive Palau Islands from Koror
Year Round – 6, 7 & 10 nights.
Join S/Y Palau Siren as she cruises between wrecks and caves in Malakal Harbour, Ulong Island, German Channel, Ngemelis Island and Peleliu Island before returning to Koror. Our itineraries provide a mix of wreck diving, drift diving and night dives. Reef sharks can be seen in abundance, along with manta rays, stunning coral reefs and huge sea fans. A variety of smaller creatures can also be seen during our liveaboard diving trips.
Palau Diving Itinerary
Departing from Koror, the S/Y Palau Siren will spend 6 to 10 days diving a selection of sites including German Channel, New Drop Off, Ulong Channel and Blue Corner. The order in which we dive is based upon the currents, weather conditions and moon phase as we wish to bring you to the best sites at the optimum time to dive them. In Malakal Harbour we dive the Iro Maru wreck and Chandelier Cave. Whilst at Ulong divers can expect a speedy drift along the reefs with schools of snappers and trevally at dive sites such as Ulong Channel and Siaes Corner. Divers can enjoy the spectacle of spawning bumphead parrotfish and grey reef sharks are known to breed here with many juveniles often be spotted amongst the groups.
Palau-Siaes TunnelSchools of grey reef and white tip sharks congregate at Blue Holes / Blue Corner. German Channel is the place for manta ray action at the cleaning stations. Several mantas may be seen here as divers rest on the bottom to watch the display or swim in the shallows as the mantas approach. At Peleliu Island schools of snapper congregate to spawn near “the Cut” meanwhile lucky divers may meet bull sharks, silver tips and black tip reef sharks. During our 10-night liveaboard trips we also offer the opportunity to visit the furthermost island dive sites to the north at Badeldaob Island, however this will be based on conditions at the time of trip departure.
Aboard the Palau Siren we have 2 dive tenders and can split groups depending on experience level and site preference. Dives are led by our 3 western instructors and groups are typically no more than 6:1, though you may prefer to dive just with your buddy – the choice is yours! Many of the channels have strong currents and reef hooks are an essential piece of diving equipment, however diving in Palau is suitable for all levels of experience.