SY Maldives Siren
Boat Description :
The 34 metre S/Y Maldives Siren has been designed and built by Worldwide Dive and Sail on the island of Sulawesi. She is a traditional Indonesian ‘gaft-rigged Phinisi’ handcrafted from ironwood and teak. Thus she has been custom-made with all the luxury facilities for the modern diver. In particular, this luxury vessel has been specialized for the Underwater Photographer and Videographer
Aboard the S/Y Maldives Siren we welcome up to 14 guests aboard each trip. This ensures abundant space for all guests. However, she has the facilities and ample room to host up to 18 guests on special charters.
Features of the S/Y Maldives Siren include:
Specialized features for Underwater Photographers & Videographers include:
S/Y Maldives Siren - Yacht Safety
Worldwide Dive and Sail considers safety the preeminent issue aboard our yachts. The S/Y Maldives Siren has been designed and constructed based upon Lloyds Standards, the leading international body of maritime safety standards. Thus aboard our yacht, our crew has been specially trained in all aspects of safety, emergency and evacuation procedures. And our yacht is equipped with the latest safety features including Life Rafts, Life Jackets, Fire Extinguishers, Smoke Alarms, Emergency Long Distance Radios, and Satellite Phones. Aboard the S/Y Maldives Siren guests can be confident in our ability to provide care and safety of the highest standards.
On the S/Y Maldives Siren the trip price includes:
Essential dive equipment of wetsuit, regulator, BCD, and fins. We have a large variety of sizes for all aboard the boat.
All refreshments such as coffee, tea, herbal tea, cocoa, fresh water, fruit juice, fresh fruit and all delicious cuisine.
Beverages of soft drinks and beer are free.
Free Nitrox fills for all certified Nitrox divers!
Single supplements if not willing to share a cabin are charged at an additional 80% of trip price.
Maldives "bed tax" and Port Fee (pp) Maldives Itineraries - 80€
Itineraries for Liveaboard Diving in the Maldives
We have four diving itineraries that take you to the best dive sites on offer at the optimum time of year and reaching the remote areas that are only now opening up to liveaboard safaris.
Maldives Central Route - Diving Rasdhoo, Ari, Nilandhe, Thaa and Laamu
April to December - 10 night
Our Central intinerary brings you Rasdhoo, Ari, Nilhande, Thaa and Laamu atolls. We dive a variety of kandus and thilas for sightings of scallopped hammerheads, grey reef sharks and white tips. Manta and eagle rays are likely around the Nilhande atoll and whalesharks may also be seen here. Schools of fish are the norm with daily sightings of Napoleon wrasse, groupers, snappers, trevally and barracuda. As we cross to Laamu atoll you have the opportunity to see pods of bottlenose dolphin and the occasional Blue whale!
Maldives Central and Southern Route - Diving Felidhe, Mulaku, Thaa and HuvadhooJanuary to April - 10 nights
Our central/southern itinerary takes you from Male to the atolls of Felidhe, Mulaku, Thaa and Huvadhoo. There are numerous deep channels or Kandus to dive all offering divers the opportunity to observe large pelagics such as hammerhead, white tip and grey reef sharks. Along with schools of giant trevally, jacks and tuna, whilst eagle rays are commonly sighted. We visit a variety of walls and coral gardens and there are also plenty of opportunities for macro critter hunting.
Maldives Northern Route - Diving Rasdhoo, Baa, Lahviyani, Noonu and Shaviyani AtollsAugust and September - 10 nights
A far shorter season the Northern Itinerary brings divers to Rasdhoo, Baa, Lahviyani, Noonu and Shaviyani atolls. However it is the area of Hanifaru Huraa that is worthy of special attention. This small island in the Baa Atoll has an annual plankton bloom that attracts manta rays in their hundreds and whalesharks also come here to feed on the bounty. Also note worthy are the reefs of Komandhoo that have recently been opened to tourism and are only accessible by liveaboard.
Maldives Southern Route - Diving Huvadhoo AtollJanuary to March - 10 nights
The Southern Itinerary spends 10 days exploring the Huvadhoo atoll in depth. These unspoiled reefs teem with fish life and large pelagics can be seen in the channels as the current passes through. Eagle rays are frequent visitors to many of our sites. However you will also dive some of the shallower lagoons full of a wonderful array of colourful reef fish and some unusual creatures.
Rates for 2011
Central A or B 10 nights 2400€
Northern A or B 10 nights 2400€
Rates for 2012
Central and Southern A or B - 10 Nights 2400€
Southern - 10 Nights 2400€
Central A or B - 10 Nights 2600€
Northern A or B - 10 Nights 2600€
Marine Park and Port Fee (pp) Philippines Itineraries
10 Nights - 65 €
13 Nights - 100 €
6 Nights - 45 €
5 Nights - 35 €
Computer rental - 5 € per day
Torch rental - 5 € per day
U/W digital camera (where available pre booking required) - 35 € per day
Beer and soft drinks – Included
Wine, Cocktails & Shelf Liquor - Variable Prices
Rehydration Salts - Included
Advanced Open Water Course 150 €
Speciality Course 150 €
Courses should be booked prior to boarding so we can be sure to have all relevant materials on board.
All Extras are payable on the boat. As well as accepting local currencies, we accept all major currencies including Euros, UK Pounds and US Dollars.
At Worldwide Dive and Sail each diver must use a dive computer at all times when diving aboard the Siren Fleet. This is due to safety considerations and the nature of the diving at our destinations that will include multiple deep dives in one day. We can assist each diver with the rental or the purchase of a dive computer. The rental of dive computers on each yacht is only 5 € per day.
Southeast Asia is by far one of the cheapest regions in the world in which to purchase dive equipment, so the discounted price we offer our customers will be unbeatable. We encourage our customers to take advantage of this offer! Please contact us if you have any queries regarding the purchase of dive equipment for your trip
For the convenience of all our guests, we are happy to take payment in Euro, GBP or US$. We use xe.com to determine the rate of exchange. Please note that the revised trip cost in GBP or US$ will remain in place for the lifetime of the booking, regardless of currency fluctuations between the time of your booking and trip departure.
Proof of Medical Evacuation Insurance is MANDATORY for all passengers
We also highly recommend travel insurance to cover unforeseen circumstances resulting in customers needing to cancel their trip as we cannot be held responsible for this.