The Best of Thailand - S/Y Oriental Siren
Do you want to see manta rays & whale sharks in their natural environment? Then this special 10-day Thailand liveaboard safari, which includes visiting the top 7 dive sites famous for manta rays & whale sharks is definately your choice! The dive sites include: Hin Daeng, Hin Muang, Koh Racha Noi, Koh Ha Yai, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock.
These dive sitesare especially famous for seeing these beautiful, gentle giants that dominate the marine world!
The adventure starts in Phuket and the P/Y Siren sails either towards the Surin Islands or Hin Daeng & Hin Muang for the first dives. These are two dive sites famous for sightings of whale sharks and manta rays with Hin Daeng hosting the deepest vertical wall found in Thailand.
The next destination Koh Ha Yai and Koh Racha Noi are among a group of five small islands, where you will witness beautiful corals, swim through caverns and striking rock formations. You will then set sail towards the Similan Islands which are a group of nine uninhabited islands situated 100 km northwest of Phuket.
After visiting at least eight different Similan diving sites, the P/Y Siren leaves the Islands and sets sail towards Koh Bon and then Koh Tachai, both famous for whale shark and manta ray sightings. Then you will go to Richelieu Rockone, a mass of giant submerged pinnacles situated in the middle of the ocean and one of the top dive sites in the world.
After Richelieu Rock, the boat will sail westwards to the Surin Islands – very few liveaboard dive boats venture as far north as the P/Y Siren does, so you are likely to have dive sites to yourself. Koh Torinla boasts the best dive spot in the whole of the Surin Islands where sightings of humphead parrotfish, blacktips and even marlin fish are regular.
It is also possible, however, that we start our adventure at the Surin Islands, we still will visit all these dive sites but then in a reverse order from north to south.
The 34 metre S/Y Siren has been designed and built 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 Siren we welcome up to 16 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.
How to get there:
The P/Y Siren leaves from Phuket. You can easily connect to Phuket from Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur or Hong Kong.