Siren Fleet – Reef Conservation and Marine Life Survey Trips
The Siren Fleet have announced a series of Reef Ecology, Marine ID & Conservation liveaboard safaris in a variety of destinations throughout 2014. Each will be hosted by a different marine biologist who are experts in their fields and who will provide a series of presentations to our guests. Each is geared towards enabling divers to learn more about the specific environment in which they are diving, whilst making meaningful contributions towards marine conservation.
Joining the Philippine Siren in February will be Dr. Simon Pierce, a noted whale shark expert and principal scientist of the Marine Megafauna Foundation. This Whale Shark ID 6-night Safari will take place in Southern Leyte; a known feeding ground for whale sharks in the Philippines. Guests will have the opportunity to snorkel with the sharks and there are also diving options at a variety of sites in the region.
Their Reef Ecology in the Maldives safari will be hosted by Dr. Bent Christensen, a reef ecologist and professor of Earth Sciences based in Sweden. This 10-night liveaboard trip will follow our “Best of Male, Ari & Rasdhoo” itinerary, during which Dr.Christensen will give a series of presentations and divers will then be set mini tasks to complete underwater in order to test their growing knowledge of the Maldivian corals and marine life.
Following on from the success of her trip to Raja Ampat in January 2013, marine scientist Charlotte Caffrey will join the S/Y Indo Siren once again for a 10-night Eco-Expedition in Komodo. Guests may learn about reef conservation, ecology and regeneration specific to Indonesia’s reefs whilst enjoying up to 32 dives in one of the World’s top dive destinations.
Dr. Gregor Hodgson, founder of the Reef Check Organization, will host a 7-night trip aboard the S/Y Philippine Siren. Having joined in 2012, he is keen to return to the Southern Visayas to teach more Siren Fleet guests the Reef Check Eco Diver certification and add to his existing research of the reefs in this region. Having founded one of the first marine protected areas (MPAs) Dr. Hodgson is able to impart superior knowledge of the Philippines’ reefs and marine life.
11-17 February 2014 Whale Shark ID with Dr. Simon Pierce
23 April- 03 May 2014 Reef Ecology with Dr. Bent Christensen
24 June- 04 July 2014 Eco-Expedition with Charlotte Caffrey
12-19 July 2014 Reef Check with Dr. Gregor Hodgson
For further information on any of the above mention trips or to reserve your space, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit Siren Fleet’s website http://sirenfleet.com/liveaboard-diving.html
SCUBAPRO Free Octopus Promotion 2023
Free Octopus with every purchase of a SCUBAPRO regulator system
Just in time for the festive season, divers can save money again with the FREE OCTOPUS winter promotion! Until December 31st SCUBAPRO offers one of the two new Octopus models S270 or R105 for free with every purchase of a regulator system!
The S270 OCTOPUS is free with purchase of a MK25 EVO/D420 or MK19 EVO/D420, MK25 EVO/S620Ti or MK19 EVO/ S620Ti in INT or DIN versions. A R105 OCTOPUS is free with purchase of a MK25 EVO/S600 or MK17 EVO/S600, or MK25 EVO/G260 or MK19 EVO/G260 or MK19 EVO BT or MK25 EVO BT/ G260 CARBON BT in INT or DIN versions.
SCUBAPRO offers a 30-year first owner warranty on all regulators, with a revision period of two years or 100 dives. All SCUBAPRO regulators are of course certified according to the new European test standard EN250-2014.
Available at participating SCUBAPRO dealers. Promotion may not be available in all regions.
Find an authorized SCUBAPRO Dealer at scubapro.com.
More information available here: SCUBAPRO Free Octopus Promotion 2023
Indo siren destroyed by fire
Indo Siren, a vessel from the Master Liveaboards Fleet, has been destroyed by a fire this morning. Thankfully, all guests and crew members are safe.
Master Liveaboards have released the following statement:
During our current cruise in Raja Ampat, on the morning of 30th November, a fire broke
out on Indo Siren. At the current time we are still assessing the events around the incident,
and will be working with authorities, so cannot currently comment further.
All guests and staff departed the boat, without further incident. They are now with our
ground crew who have organised accommodations while we assist with all their other
needs going forwards.
We are currently evaluating the issues created by the fire on upcoming trips. Guests who
are likely to be affected by enforced cancellations or changes will be contacted in due time
when plans are finalised.
We are incredibly grateful that this incident was not more serious and that everyone who
was onboard, both crew and guests, are safe and well.
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