S/Y Maldives Siren
Siren Fleet's Liveaboards
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:
- 7 sails
- An expansive leisure deck area
- A spacious air-conditioned saloon with cocktail bar, 42 inch flatscreen & computer server supporting the inter-cabin network
- covered outdoor dining area
- 8 large air-conditioned cabins each with their own personal computer, audio-visual entertainment system and ensuite bathrooms with hot water. All rooms are have extra's including bathrobes, hair dryers, towels, individually controlled mood lighting and individual controls for your air-conditioning unit
- For the preference of our guests we have 1 double cabin with an additional single bed (ideal for families) at the bow, two twin cabins where one of the beds can be made into a double, a further two twin cabins and two cabins with three single beds
- Laundry Service
- Massage Service
- Yacht Boutique, which will make available to customers Worldwide Dive and Sail merchandise, including towels, hats, log books, t-shirts, shorts and lighters just to name a few items
- Enriched Air Nitrox is free for all certified Nirox divers. If you are not a certified Nitrox diver all our instructors can certainly teach you the Enriched Air Specialty
- 2 high-powered Zodiacs accompany the S/Y Maldives Siren
- Waterskiing and Wakeboarding
- Fishing Tackle
Specialized features for Underwater Photographers & Videographers include:
- Each cabin is fitted with an individual computer and multiple power sources to facilitate the needs of digital photography. The computer features high-end specifications and 20" high-definition flatscreens, which is integrated with the yachts network server in the saloon
- Workstations for the preparation and maintenance of cameras including prep and storage areas
- Large rinsing tanks with fresh water changed three times daily
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 Huvadhoo
January 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 Atolls
August to November - 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 Atoll
January 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.