Typhoon Haiyan Track thru the Philippines & Dive Report from the Siren Fleet
We count ourselves very lucky that our crew and yachts have survived unscathed
by the typhoon’s path, the devastation of which has been most felt in northern
Leyte, Malapascua, Panay and Busuanga islands.
For the Siren Fleet the majority of our trips remain unaffected. Reports of good
weather and diving conditions have been coming in from Cebu, Bohol and
Negros (Dauin) as well as the all clear given for diving in Anilao and Puerto Galera.
However Busuanga airport is currently closed and the next few trips of the
Philippine Siren will not be able to visit Coron. Our reservations team
are contacting all guests to make alternative arrangements and for the time
being trips will start and end in Batangas.
Whilst Leyte Island has been the most affected by the typhoon, the area of
Sogod Bay is far south of the main path and all trips planned from February
2014 will be going ahead as scheduled.
The Tubbataha reefs were not in the path of the typhoon so we can still expect
great diving there when the park opens in February.
The region around Donsol and Ticao was thought to be in the direct path of
Haiyan but the typhoon moved south leaving dive centres and resorts with
very minor damage.