SY Indo Siren is a 40m long Phinisi crafted from ironwood and teak on the island of Sulawesi. This purpose-built West Papua liveaboard operates year round diving tours in Raja Ampat and between May and October can be seen cruising around the rich waters of the Komodo National Park.
Although this is a large boat with spacious cabins and plenty of relaxation space. there is a maximum of 16 guests on each trip. With 12 staff on board that means plenty of personal service. Cabins are double or twin and all are located on the lower deck. They are all air-conditioned and well appointed complete with TVs and networked computers. Private en-suite bathrooms come complete with fluffy bathrobes. You can also avail of the laundry service, massage service and on board boutique.
Keen to be considered the top choice for underwater photography and videography, there are designated areas on Indo Siren for charging cameras and video equipment as well as separate rinse tanks and camera table on the dive deck. Whether taking photos or scuba diving purely for pleasure, SY Indo Siren delivers the experience of a high quality Raja Ampat liveaboard tour in West Papua Province that will live long in the memory.
Dive experience: It is recommended that divers have advanced certification to join the Komodo liveaboard cruises; all other routes require only open water certification.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, transfers to the boat from local airport or hotels, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s), tanks, weights and weightbelts.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment rental (7 nights US$ 180, 10 nights US$ 270, 12 nights US$ 330), dive insurance, port and park fees (Raja Ampat: US$ 180, Raja+Triton: US$ 250, Triton+Banda: US$ 220, Triton+Forgotten Isles: US$ 120, Komodo: US$ 155, Alor+Flores: US$ 130, Alor+Forgotten Isles: US$ 120). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card).
Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (7 nights US$ 100, 10 nights US$ 130), dive computer (US$ 36 per week), torch (US$ 36 per week), large tank (US$ 30 per week). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: Raja Ampat: Indo Siren's liveaboard tours depart from Sorong. You can fly directly to Sorong (SOQ) from Jakarta, Ujung Pandang (Makassar) and Manado. From Bali there are convenient connections via Ujung Pandang (Makassar) and Manado. You must be in Sorong no later than 12 noon on the day of departure. Embark: 5 pm, disembark: 8-10 am. Komodo: Indo Siren departs from Labuan Bajo. Domestic flights from Bali to Labuan Bajo (LBJ) take approx. 1 hour; return flights can be arranged by the operator at an extra charge. A 1 night stay in Bali is mandatory before, and recommended after the safari. Embark:10 am - 3 pm, disembark: 8-10 am. Alor:: Fly direct direct from Bali to Kalabahi (ARD) or Maumere (MOF). Embark: 1 pm, disembark: 10 am. Banda Islands: You can fly direct to Ambon (AMQ) from Manado or Jakarta. Embark: planned for midday but dependent on flight arrival, disembark: 10 am. Forgotten Islands: Fly direct to the port of Saumlaki (SXK, from Ambon connecting to Jakarta and Makassar). Embark: planned for midday but dependent on flight arrival, disembark: 10 am. Halmahera: Fly direct to the port of Ternate (TTE, from Jakarta, Makassar and Manado). Triton Bay: Fly direct to the port of Kaimana (KNG) in the south of West Papua, from Sorong, connecting to Jakarta. Embark: once guests arrive, disembark: 8-10 am.
For more information see our travel information section. In all cases, there is a minibus transfer service between the boat and the local airport and hotels. The last dive of the trip will be at around 12:00 noon on the second last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
Non-diver rate: 10% discount.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travellers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 80% of the published price for their own cabin.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 7 guests and 1 extra person can join the cruise in the lowest priced cabin free of charge (total 8+ guests).
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Pay for 14 guests and 2 additional persons can join the cruise free of charge.
Complimentary enriched air nitrox - 2 motorised dinghies - Dive platform with hot water showers, toilets, camera table and rinse tanks - Air-conditioned saloon with bar, TV, DVD video & music - Movie and book library, fish ID books, diving magazines and games - Open air social and dining area - Sundeck with sun chairs - Massage service - Laundry service - Boutique - Sea canoe - Water dispenser
Meals are enjoyed in an open air dining area on the main deck against the ever changing backdrop of the Raja Ampat archipelago. Each day you can enjoy a pre-breakfast before the first dive, with main meals following dives 1, 2 and 4. Snacks such as brownies and banana fritters are available during the day. The menu is best described as a blend of international and Asian cuisine.
Asian and international meals; 4 different dishes per sitting.
Buffet style dining with waitress help in the main deck open-air dining area.
Pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks in between.
Coffee, tea, soft drinks, beer, fruit, water, snacks and biscuits are provided free of charge.
Wine and spirits are available for purchase.
All dietary needs can be catered for - please advise us of special requirements in advance.
The dining service begins with dinner and snacks on the first evening of the cruise.
"Beautiful boat, skilled and friendly cruise directors. All other staff were good natured and always willing to be of help." - Susan Podolske, USA, 20 August 2013 ...
"It was a remarkable tour with Indo Siren with a real outstanding crew performance. No one to be blamed for being not perfectly polite, motivated and helpful. The dive guides were at all times always informative and highest professional. So many thanks to you for helping us to book this trip and to the marvelous staff on Indo Siren." - Christian Lechner, Germany, 1 August 2013...
"Facilities and staff were excellent. Rental equipment was as expected, generally in good condition and working (had to change regulator to get a good one)." - Miika Turkia, Finland, 30 July 2012 ...
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