Abundant marine life
Something for every diver
Stunning reef systems
This new 7 night liveaboard diving adventure allows up to 21 dives and takes you around the Southern Leyte & Visayas region, which is home to some of the best diving in the Philippines. There is a wide diversity of marine life, steep coral covered walls, gentle sloping reefs and many muck diving hotspots.
Maps & Itinerary
During the cruise you will visit and dive the islands around Cebu; Cabilao and Balicasag, as well as Bohol and Limawasa in Southern Leyte.This trip not only offers fantastic macro and the chance to see schooling fish, but also the possibility of some larger pelagics such as whale sharks.
The Visayan Sea is rich in nutrients and plankton that supports a variety of important ecosystems. There are several areas of protected mangroves and much of the region is protected by marine sanctuaries. Underwater, the topography of dive sites varies from shallow sandy fringing reefs to steep walls dotted with seafans and sponges.
Marine life is diverse however common sightings include green and hawksbill turtles and schools of barracuda and jacks, whilst redtooth trigger fish, pyramid butterfly fish and blue lined fusileers are seen on almost each dive in huge numbers.
Smaller creatures such as frogfish, ghost pipefish, octopus and pygmy seahorses are found at several of the dive sites and of course a wide range of nudibranchs, shrimps and crabs can be found on each reef.
On a typical day we offer up to 4 dives; 3 day dives and a fourth sunset or night dive. The diving day is scheduled as follows:
- Light Breakfast followed by a briefing and Dive 1
- Full Breakfast, relaxation period, briefing and Dive 2
- Lunch, relaxation period, briefing and Dive 3
- Snack relaxation period, briefing and Dive 4, where possible
*The itinerary above is an example only and is subject to change depending on local regulations, guests’ experience, flight schedules, weather and logistics and is at the Captain’s discretion. Adverse weather can affect the Southern Leyte & Visayas itinerary, which includes several overnight sailings.
The 40 metre S/Y Philippine Siren liveaboard was built on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. Handcrafted from ironwood and teak (traditional to the area), you will find no other dive liveaboard as beautiful in waters of the Philippines.
S/Y Philippine Siren is the largest vessel in the Siren fleet to date, welcoming up to 16 guests in eight cabins. Two fixed doubles, four fixed twins and 2 cabins are flexible doubles/twins. Each cabin is equipped with individually controlled air-conditioning units and en-suite bathrooms with hot water. For added luxury, towels are provided.
Master Liveaboards offers a range of services to make your stay on board even more enjoyable. Rental equipment, Marine Park & Port fees, and courses can now be pre-booked and pre-paid at the time of booking. For our technical diver guests, please send us your gas and equipment requests as early as possible.
Airport Terminal Fee (domestic)
Airport departure tax (international)
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6 nights Tubbataha marine park fees
Tea & Coffee
Wine (per bottle)
Spirits (per shot)
Cocktails (per glass)
Laundry (per item)
Massage (per hour)
Kayaking (subject to availability)
3mm Wetsuit (Shorty)
U/W Torch/Flash light
Surface Safety Kit
*Must be pre-booked to ensure availability and correct sizes etc are on board.
US$20 per day (packages available)
Oxygen per litre
Sofnolime – 20kg tub
CCR cylinder set – 3L or 2L cylinders
US$12 per day
On-board pricing is liable to change without notice. Though we try to keep documentation as up to date as possible, please be aware that, although it is unlikely, prices may be different on your cruise.
PADI EANx- Nitrox
PADI Deep Diver Specialty
PADI Advanced Open Water
Other PADI Specialties
Courses are subject to availability and must be pre-booked to ensure an instructor is available.
Please note that the course prices listed above include the required manual and PADI certification card (PIC).
Do you have questions about the Philippines?
We’ve tried to include a lot information on our website. You may find, however, that you have additional questions about our philippines liveaboard, the diving in the Southern Leyte & Visayas region or just general information about booking with Master Liveaboards. Via the following link you can find answers to some commonly asked questions. Should you have other questions or queries, please contact our reservations team who will be pleased to assist you.
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