In late December 2015, the folks at Siren Fleet invited a writer, videographer and I to dive onboard S/Y Philippine Siren. The 130-foot (40 m) luxury liveaboard features eight comfortable cabins, a large outdoor dining area with family-style seating, and a spacious dive deck. As an avid photographer, I was especially interested in the photo facilities. There are designated indoor and outdoor workstations for charging and preparing your gear, as well as roomy storage drawers for your odds and ends.
Photography onboard the Philippine Siren
I didn’t bring my regular set up with me. Instead, I brought a point-and-shoot video set up, and was still able to capture great images. The diving off the Philippine Siren was nothing short of spectacular. We dove mainly around Dauin, which meant lots of muck diving, as well as a visit to the hard-coral paradise of Apo Island. Finally, we participated in the somewhat controversial whale-shark snorkel experience in Oslob. A trip onboard the Philippine Siren is perfect for all sorts of divers and photographers, from novice to pro. Here’s a quick gallery to showcase some of what we saw — and what you could too — onboard the Philippine Siren.