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Guest ReviewsWelcome to the Philippines - Starting May 2020


 





Diving Details:
  • Night dives are available.
  • Water temperature ranges from 70 -85F depending on the area and time of year.
  • 3mm wetsuit recommended
  • 7-night charters: up to 22 dives

  • 10-night charters: up to 27 dives



Diving From Tenders:

  • Number of Tenders: 2

  • All dives made from custom built zodiacs for quick access to remote dive sites. Each carry 12 guests and have ladders designed for divers convenience.  There is ample space for photography equipment.

 

 


Itineraries:
View Visayas (7 & 10 Nights; 4 Itineraries)
    
*Visayas - North Itinerary (7 nights)
     *Visayas - Central (Bohol) (7 nights)
     *Visayas - South (7 nights)
     *Visayas - 360 Itineraries (7 & 10 nights)
View Tubbataha (7 Nights)

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.

"The Philippines. One of the most sought after diving destinations in the world. I am happy that we have finally found the right licensee and yacht to bring the Aggressor style of diving to this area. It looks years of evaluating to ensure we brought you the Adventure of a Lifetime in the Philippines!"
 
-- 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 info@aggressortravel.com. Many major airlines fly into the Philippines:

Cebu (CEB)
Delta via Manila or Seoul
Korean Air via Seoul (from main hubs ATL, JFK, LAX)
Philippine Airlines via Manila
Cebu Pacific daily flights from Manila to Cebu
 
Dumaguete (DGT)
Philippine Airlines via Manila (from JFK, LAX) 
Korean Air via Seoul to connect Philipphine Airlines
Cathay Pacific via Hong Kong to connect to Philipphine Airlines
 
Puerto Princesas (PPS) 
Delta via Manila or Seoul
Korean Air via Seoul
Philippine Airlines via Manila (most direct route from LAX or JFK)

Embark/Disembark Locations:

* 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)

Visitors must have a current passport, adequate funds to support themselves, and a return airline ticket. US citizens are required to have a passport valid for 6 months from date of entry. It is the travelers’ responsibility to ensure they have the proper visa to travel into each country on his or her itinerary as well as for re-entry and return to their country. Since regulations vary by country, contact your consulate or embassy of your country for the requirement.

Arrival/Boarding/Departure:
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 of (to be announced) (7 nights cruise) and (to be announced) for (10 nights cruise), 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.

Check-Out:
Checkout time is at 8 a.m. Transportation is provided to the airport after a continental breakfast.