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*Visayas - North Itinerary (7 nights)
*Visayas - Central (Bohol) (7 nights)
*Visayas - South (7 nights)
*Visayas - 360 Itineraries (7 & 10 nights)
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The scuba diving in the Philippines on a liveaboard covers a vast area with over 7,000 islands. The Philippines Aggressor offers superb dive sites with cruises to Tubbataha Atoll and Visayas/Cebu region.
Visayas Itineraries: (June - February) 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.
Tubbataha Itinerary: (Mid March - Mid June) Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park. The Tubbataha Reef Marine Park is a protected area of the Philippines located in the middle of the Sulu Sea with huge atolls contains no less than 600 fish species, 360 coral species, 11 shark species, 13 dolphin and whale species, and 100 bird species. The reefs also serve as a nesting ground for Hawksbill and Green sea turtles.
Scuba diving on a liveaboard in this area of the Philippines for 7 nights offers beautiful reefs with hammerhead sharks, manta rays, Moorish idols, Napoleon wrasse, parrotfish, eels and much more. The Tubbataha Reefs National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
-- Wayne Brown, CEO Aggressor Adventures
Getting There, Passports & Visa Documentation:
The Philippines is made up of over 7000 islands and is located south of Taiwan, east of the South China Sea with the Pacific Ocean to the east. Aggressor Adventures airline department can assist with airline travel by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Many major airlines fly into the Philippines:
* Visayas - North (7 nights): Cebu/Cebu (CEB)
* Visayas - Central (Bohol) (7 nights): Cebu/Cebu (CEB)
* Visayas - South (7 nights): Cebu (CEB)/Dumaguete (DGT) & Dumaguete/Cebu
* Visayas - 360 Itineraries (7 & 10 nights): Cebu/Cebu (CEB)
* Tubbataha - (7 nights) Puerto Princesa/Puerto Princesa (PPS)
Each itinerary has a different embark/disembark location depending on the itinerary you are traveling on. Guests will be met at the airport on the charter start date by a staff member of the Philippines Liveaboard Aggressor wearing an Aggressor uniform shirt at 4 pm and transferred to the yacht.
We strongly recommend to arrive at least one day prior to the charter start date and to stay in either a hotel or resort. Our Aggressor Adventures airline/travel department has many choices of places they can recommend for extended stays.
All guests must be onboard by 6 pm for the yacht briefings, dinner then departure for its first night anchorage with the first dive the following morning.
Taxes & Fees:
Each guest must pay a Port & Park Fee; Tubbutaha 7 nights: $120 and Visayas 7 nights: $80. All 10 night cruises: $160. Visayas itineraries that visit Oslob will have an additional $30 fee. These may be paid by Visa, MasterCard, or US dollars. Sorry, no personal checks.
Last Day of Charter:
On the last diving day, the yacht will return to port in the afternoon. Dinner will be ashore and the staff will recommend restaurants close by. This is the only meal not included in the price of your trip.
Checkout time is at 8 a.m. Transportation is provided to the airport after a continental breakfast.