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Philippines Aggressor I

Philippines liveaboard

Operating in the Philippines since 2020, the Philippines Aggressor is one of the newest additions to the renowned Aggressor fleet.

Accommodating 24 guests in 12 large staterooms, the Philippines Aggressor offers 7, 10 and 11 night itineraries to the stunning reefs and black sand macro dives of the Visayas region, and seasonal trips to Tubbataha, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for an abundance of marine life, including hammerhead sharks, manta rays, Napoleon wrasse and much more.

There is plenty of space to relax onboard including a spacious interior lounge, sundeck with sun loungers, hot tub, bar and grill, and open air lounge with comfortable seating and views of the ocean.

To find out more about this area, visit our Philippines page.

Getting there
Visayas itineraries:
Cebu is easily reached with one stop from the UK and takes around 16 hours. The most straightforward routing tends to be via Hong Kong, Singapore or Manila with just short transits in each. 

Tubbataha itinerary:
Departs from Puerto Princessa – there are regular flights into Puerto Princessa from both Manila and Cebu airports, with a flight time of just one and a half hours. Flight schedules vary throughout the year.

Guide price: 7nts from £3116pp / 10nts from £4356pp / 11nts from £4716pp.
Includes: Accommodation in air-conditioned stateroom, fresh towels, breakfast (cooked to order), lunch and chef prepared meal at dinner with tableside service, fresh mid -morning and mid-afternoon snacks, beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), filled tanks, weights and weight belts.

Not Included: Park Port Fees; Tubbataha 7 & 10 nights: $150 per person. Tubbataha transition trips: $210 per person. Visayas 7 & 10 nights: $105 per person and 10-nights $120, a 12% VAT (Value Added Tax) tax is added to all onboard sales, crew gratuity, international flights, domestic flights, overnight stays.

*Price shown is for guide purposes only and is based on low season travel and for deluxe stateroom twin share accommodation. Please contact us for a confirmed cost based on your preferred duration and time of travel.

Quick Guide: Philippines Aggressor I

  • 41m length
  • Max 25 passengers
  • 5 lower deck deluxe staterooms
  • 4 main deck deluxe staterooms
  • 3 balcony staterooms
  • Recommended diver level: PADI Advanced is advised as some dive sites are deeper than 18m – guests can take the course on board

Accommodation & Facilities

Accommodation & Facilities
There is a choice of 3 cabin types on board the Philippines Aggressor. All cabins have en-suite, air-conditioning, plenty of storage, hairdryer, media player and picture or porthole windows. The 5 deluxe lower deck staterooms have either 2 single beds for twin use or a single and double bed for twin/double use and porthole windows. There are 4 further deluxe staterooms located on the main deck which can be made up with 2 single beds or a king-sized bed and picture windows. On the upper deck, the 3 balcony suites have twin or king-sized bed, private balcony and huge panoramic windows.

The Philippines Aggressor provides a great selection of delicious food during your trip, with a choice of local and American cuisine. Breakfasts of fresh fruit, eggs, cereals and juices are served after the first dive of the day and lunches are served buffet-style with fresh bread and pastries, hot soups, salads and sandwiches. Dinners are freshly prepared each evening and served with complimentary local beer and wine. If that is not enough, there is also an endless supply of snacks on offer throughout the day.

The boat has a spacious dive deck which ensures for stress-free diving with ample personal space for each diver. Diving is from the six-metre custom-built zodiacs capable of carrying 12 guests. They feature easy-to-use boarding ladders to allow simple exits and entries. 

Philippines Aggressor I Dive Itineraries

Best of Visayas: June – February, 7 or 10 night itineraries offered

The Best of Visayas islands is a vast area with and home to some of the best scuba diving the Philippines offers. You can choose 7 nights or 10 nights. The itinerary route will be chosen once guests board and is based on weather, sea conditions, and visibility and the favorable route will be chosen.

From soft coral covered walls to black sand dives to Thresher sharks, huge schools of sardines, turtles, schools of jacks and whale sharks. On the macro side there is fascinating critters such as waspfish, ghost pipefish and many other unique bottom dwellers, offering lots of diversity.

Sample itineraries for Best of Visayas:
7 Nights – Malapascua, Capitancillo, Anda, Pamilacan, Balicasag, Cabilao

 10 Nights – Malapascua/Gato, Capitancillo, Anda, Pamilacan, Oslob/Sumilon, Apo Island, Dauin, Balicasag, Olongo

7 Nights – Malapascua/Gato, Capitancillo, Southern Leyte, Anda, Olongo

10 Nights – Malapascua/Gato, Moalboal/Pascador, Oslob/Sumilon, Apo Island/Dauin, Siquijor, Balicasag, Olongo

Sample itineraries and maps are for illustrative purposes only. The exact route and sites visited are subject to change based on local regulations, guest experience, weather and logistics, and is at the Captain’s discretion.

Tubbataha/Visayas Transition
Enjoy the Best of the Philippines on the 10 Night/11 Day transition charter as the Philippines Aggressor® makes it way from Tubbataha to Visayas as the seasons change.

Tubbataha sits in the Sulu Sea and is in the middle of the Coral Triangle between Indonesia, Malayasia and the Philippines. The Tubbataha Reefs National Parks is an UNESCO World Heritage site. The atolls are made up of the North Atoll, South Atoll and the Jessie Beazley Reef to the northwest of the main atolls and are all part of the park.

Visayas is home to some of the best scuba diving the Philippines offers. From soft coral covered walls to black sand dives to Thresher sharks, huge schools of sardines, turtles, schools of jacks and whale sharks. On the macro side there is fascinating critters such as waspfish, ghost pipefish and many other unique bottom dwellers, offering lots of diversity.

Sample itineraries and maps are for illustrative purposes only. The exact route and sites visited are subject to change based on local regulations, guest experience, weather and logistics, and is at the Captain’s discretion.

Visayas South
There are 4 different itineraries offered to the areas of the Visayas islands. View maps for more details. Diving in this region for seven or ten nights is home to some of the best scuba diving the Philippines offers. From soft coral covered walls to black sand dives to Thresher sharks, huge schools of sardines, turtles, schools of jacks and whale sharks. On the macro side there is fascinating critters such as waspfish, ghost pipefish and many other unique bottom dwellers, offering lots of diversity.

South Visayas
7 Night Itinerary – June – February

South Visayas 7 nights – Cabilao, Balicasag, Sumilon, Moalboal, Pescador, Siquijor, Apo Island, Dauin

Sample itineraries and maps are for illustrative purposes only. The exact route and sites visited are subject to change based on local regulations, guest experience, weather and logistics, and is at the Captain’s discretion.

Tubbataha: 7 Night Itinerary – Mid March to Mid June

Tubbataha sits in the Sulu Sea and is in the middle of the Coral Triangle between Indonesia, Malayasia and the Philippines. The Tubbataha Reefs National Parks is an UNESCO World Heritage site. The atolls are made up of the North Atoll, South Atoll and the Jessie Beazley Reef to the northwest of the main atolls and are all part of the park. Tubbataha scuba diving itineraries include these areas:

Northern Tip of North Atoll
The northern tip of the North atoll is an area with high diversity of shark species such as blacktips, white tips, grey reef sharks, silky sharks in addition to turtles, rays and whale sharks. The walls have beautiful soft corals, barrel sponges and lots of cleaning stations.

Southern Tip of North Atoll
In this area lies a shipwreck dive site, Malayan Wreck located on an beautiful wall. This shipwreck scuba diving experience includes big animal action with the chance to see dogtooth tuna, giant trivially, different species of barracuda in large schools, turtles, manta rays and almost every kind of native reef fish imaginable.

Northern Tip of South Atoll
This area is known for hammerhead sharks, large pelagics, different species of sharks and reef fish.

Jessie Beazley Reef
This area has pristine coral with an area of branching acropora corals and lots of species of sharks can be seen; hammerheadsharks, silky sharks and even whale sharks.

Sample itineraries and maps are for illustrative purposes only. The exact route and sites visited are subject to change based on local regulations, guest experience, weather and logistics, and is at the Captain’s discretion.

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