Palau Siren - Palau LiveaboardInquiry
Why you should choose Palau Siren:
Attentive personal service, Fantastic food, 1:1 staff to guest ratio, Land visits included, onboard Masseuse, long term experienced crew and small dive groups.
A unique type of boat to the area and dedicated spawning trips that are not to be missed and the perfect boat for photographers.
The 40 metre Palau Siren luxury liveaboard offers year-round diving trips in Palau.
Built with the same specifications as her sister yachts, Philippine Siren and Indo Siren, the cabins are fixed double or twin bed arrangements, however there is the flexibility with 2 of the cabins which can be converted from twin to double to suit the needs of the 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 with designated areas for charging and preparation of your camera and video equipment.
Palau Siren, as all Siren Fleet liveaboard yachts, truly sets out to be the pros choice for underwater photography and videography.
Palau Siren caters for up to 16 guests ensuring abundant space for all divers in 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.
Onboard Palau Siren there are 2 dive skiffs and this means the groups can be split dependant on experience level and site preference.
Dives are led by the 3 western instructors and groups are typically no more than 6:1 divers to guide ratio, 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.
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Some of the most frequently asked questions about Palau.
When is the best time to dive Palau - How to get to Palau - The top 10 reasons to join a Liveaboard in Palau - Palau Diving and Dive sites - Information about Palau - Are these trips suitable for non-divers / snorkellers - The Latest Palau Travel Information - Other general FAQs
Palau Siren - schedule
Palau Siren - prices and what's included
Prices are per person per trip and based on 2 persons sharing a cabin.
Exact pricing is available on the schedule here as prices vary dependant on the time of year, destination and the length of the trip and sometimes special offers are available.
The trip price includes :
Return transfers between the nearest domestic airport and the vessel on embarkation and disembarkation days only, (the free post cruise transfer is ONLY in the morning after disembarkation. This includes transfers to hotels that offer a day pass, however, guests must take care of their own transfers after this, or for pay for later general transfers.)
Full board accommodation (based on shared occupancy),
Drinking water, tea, coffee, juices and soft drinks,
Up to 4 dives a day,
Single 11 Litre (80 cu ft) DIN/INT cylinder with air fills, weight belt and weights.
The trip price does not include :
Airfare (international and domestic),
Hotel stays/day rooms,
Crew and dive guide gratuities,
Marine Park & Port Fees.($200 for 7 nights and $270 for 10 nights - Subject to change)
Dive insurance is mandatory as is your own personal dive computer (You can rent one for the trip if you do not have your own).
As well as the Mandatory Dive Insurance we highly recommend Trip and Travel Insurance on the off chance of missed or cancelled flights / lost baggage, documents, money or passport / Covid issues or any other unforeseen problems that could possibly occur.
Dive Assure Insurance offers cover for all these eventualities as well as complete Dive Insurance all in one package.s
Booking and Cancellation Terms and Conditions.
Booking deposit: 30% of your invoice total is required within 7 days of booking to confirm your booking.
Final payment of 70% is due to 90 days prior to the departure date to complete your invoice payment.
Individual bookings made less than 90 days before the departure date will be payable in full upon booking to confirm your booking.
Cancellation at any stage involves forfeit of monies already payed.
Payment can be made via bank transfer, Wise, Credit or Debit card (Visa, AMEX, Mastercard) or Apple pay at no extra charge.
10% - within 7 days of booking - non-refundable
20% 180 days prior to departure - non-refundable
90 days before departure - non-refundable
Diving Equipment Rentals Per day / 7 nights / 10 nights
Full Set (regulator, octopus, BCD, wetsuit, mask, fins, NOT computer) $30 / $180 / $270
Regulator with octopus $12 / $72 / $108
Computer $6 / $36 / $54
BCD $12 / $72 / $108
Wetsuit (shorty 3mm) $10 / $60 / $90
Mask $5 / $30 / $45
Fins (+ booties as required) $5 / $30 / $45
Torch $6 / $36 / $54
7 nights $100
10 nights $130
Palau Siren - cabins
Palau Siren accomodates 16 divers in 8 large air-conditioned cabins.
Lower Deck Double Cabin
Lower Deck Twin Cabin
Lower Deck Twin Cabin
Lower Deck Twin Cabin
Palau Siren - diving
Some of the most frequently asked questions about Palau Diving.
When is the best time to dive Palau
About Palau Diving and the Dive sites
How to get to Palau
What are the advantage of a Liveaboard over Shore diving
The top 10 reasons to join a Liveaboard in Palau
Information about Palau
Are these trips suitable for non-divers / snorkellers
The Latest Palau Travel Information
Other general FAQs
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.
Enriched Air Nitrox is available 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.
Diving in Palau 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”.
Palau Siren cruises between wrecks and caves in Malakal Harbour, Ulong Island, German Channel, Ngemelis Island and Peleliu Island before returning to Koror.
The 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 fann and a variety of smaller creatures can also be seen during our liveaboard diving trips.
Palau Siren - itineraries
The pick up time for embarkation in Palau is between 16:30 and 17:00. Due to restocking and bunkering, early embarkation is not possible.
Generally, guests tend to depart on a late evening flight on the day of disembarkation; therefore, you are able to schedule 3 dives on your final dive day.
To remain on the safe side, we kindly request for you to check your own flight times and ensure that you leave a minimum of 18-24 hours between your final dive and your flight home.
Guests are welcome to suggest preferred dive sites to the Cruise Director and he/she will be happy to accommodate your wishes, providing it is possible and the schedule allows for it.
Due to varied itineraries we have provided links to a PDF form for each trip
The Cruise Director will schedule up to 4 dives per day; 3 day dives and either a sunset or a night dive.
A typical diving day is scheduled 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
• Briefing for Sunset or Night dive
Palau Siren - specs
Palau Siren liveaboard has been designed and constructed to the highest standards. She is equipped with the latest safety features including Automated Life Rafts, Life Jackets, Fire Extinguishers, Smoke Alarms, Emergency Long Distance Radio, Satellite Phones and EPIRB.
Each crew member of the S/Y Palau Siren has received extensive training in all aspects of safety, emergency management and evacuation procedures. Our crew keep their skills fresh and up to date with regular practice drills. The dive team are all emergency medical responders and on board you will find a fully stocked medical box for treating minor ailments and injuries, along with a full supply of medical grade oxygen and DAN Oxygen provider kits.
Upon boarding, guests will be requested to try out life jackets and briefed on emergency procedures by our cruise director. We also offer the optional use of the Nautilus Lifeline, which can be used by divers to contact the yacht in the unlikely event they surface separated from their group.
This is the only liveaboard we have been on where we were actually shown where our lifejackets are AND had a proper “muster drill” where we had to each get our lifejackets and go to the area where we would go in an actual emergency with our lifejackets. Never felt anything but safe on this trip.” Ann Mecklem, Palau Siren.
Expansive shaded diving deck area, with individual stations and personal storage drawers.
For your convenience each guest is provided with a numbered deck towel and more towels are available upon request
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 available for all certified Nitrox 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 (0.50 euro per item)
Massage Service - available for 3 hours daily* for 25 Euro/ 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.