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Philippines Aggressor II
From USD 345 per day
142 ft
Max 26
At a glance...
  • Cabins with ensuite bathroom/media player
  • Balcony suites
  • Free local beer and wine
  • Sun deck with hot tub
  • Large steel hull yacht

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The Philippines Aggressor 2 is a magnificent and modern 43m/140 ft steel hulled liveaboard. The yacht operates 7 and 10 night diving trips to Tubbataha and a variety of the best destinations in Visayas - Malapascua, Southern Leyte, Bohol, Dumaguete and Cebu. These represent much of the best in scuba diving that the Philippines have to offer - large pelagics such as whale sharks, mantas, hammerheads and thresher sharks, plus an incredible amount of macro creatures including innumerable varieties of nudibranchs, shrimps and octopus.

26 guests are accommodated in 13 cabins with ensuite bathrooms. There are Deluxe Staterooms on the lower deck, as well as Balcony Suites on the upper deck (with private balconies, of course), from where you can enjoy the picturesque seascape of the Philippine islands. Guests are attended by a crew of 15, so you can expect the same attentive service that is characteristic of all Aggressor liveaboards.

The Philippines Aggressor 2 has a dedicated restaurant on the main deck, where meals are taken - breakfast is cooked to order, lunch is a buffet, and dinner is served tableside. The menu onboard is varied and the food plentiful. Some examples of dishes include Asparagus Cream Soup, Chicken and Mushroom Pie, Roasted Turkey with Brown Sauce, Bell Pepper Stew and Saffron Rice with Vegetables, Pear Strudel, Crème Brûlée. There are always plenty of snacks available throughout the day too, such as Mexican-style nachos, pizza slices and carrot cake. Local beer and wine is provided free of charge throughout the cruises.

The sun deck has a hot tub and a wet bar - ideal for late afternoon or early evening relaxation. The awning covers the entire deck, but is retractable so sun worshippers can catch some rays during the day. The upper deck is also a popular social area, and there is an indoor lounge on the main deck, featuring television sets and various other entertainment, such as movies, games and books.

The dive deck is wide and spacious; each diver has their own tank rack, locker, and seating area. All dives are made from the 20 ft / 6m outboard zodiacs capable of carrying 12 divers. The boarding ladders on the platform were designed for convenience to make entries and exits a breeze. Many sites in the Philippines have currents so divers should be comfortable with drift diving. A full line of Aqualung rental equipment is available aboard. If any of your own dive gear fails while onboard, the crew will loan you equipment free of charge, compliments of Aqualung. Sweet!

Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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Dive experience: All divers must affirm that they are fit to dive in the Philippines, including physical fitness, dive skills and experience. Each individual diver is the best person to judge their own fitness.

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner (except final night), snacks, water, soft drinks and hot drinks, local wine and beer, local airport and host hotel transfers (except Dumaguete to host hotel), dives (as detailed in the cruises above), 4 experienced English-speaking divemasters per full boat, tanks, weights and weightbelts, all taxes.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (complete set incl dive computer US$ 225 per week), dive computer, port/park fees - Tubbataha 7 and 10 nights trip US$ 150, Tubbataha transition trip US$ 210, Visayas 7 nights US$ 105 per week, Visayas 10 nights US$ 120, Oslob (when visited) US$ 30. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card).

Optional extras: Nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (7 nights US$ 100, 10 nights US$ 150), torch ( US$ 8 per night), 15 liter tanks (7 nights US$ 75, 10 nights US$ 120 ), dive insurance, Dumaguete airport to host hotel transfer, dinner on the final evening of the cruise. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival. Note: prices of items purchased onboard are subject to change.

How to get there: The Philippines Aggressor 2 uses 3 ports:
Puerto Princesa: This port is used for cruises to Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park and some transit trips to Cebu. The local airport is Puerto Princesa Airport (PPS). The host hotels are Sunlight Guest Hotel and Hotel Fleuris Palawan.
Dumaguete: The dock at Atmosphere Resort, Dauin, is used for cruises between Cebu City and Dumaguete. The local airport is Dumaguete City Sibulan Airport (DGT). The host hotel is Atmosphere Resort.
Cebu City: This Mactan Wharf Marina is used for all other cruises. The local airport is Mactan Cebu International Airport (CEB). The host hotel is Waterfront Airport Hotel.
For more details, including airlines, see our Philippines travel information section.
You will be collected at the local airport at 4 pm and transferred to the yacht for boarding at 5 pm. You must be onboard by 6 pm for cruise briefing, dinner and departure. The last dive of the trip will be at lunch time on the penultimate day. Disembarkation and local airport/hotel transfers will be at 8 am. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.

Non-diver rate: US$ 200 off the full published price (does not apply to specials).

Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travellers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 65% of the normal published price.

Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 11 guests, and 2 extra persons can join the cruise in a stateroom free of charge (13+ guests).

Whole boat charter rate (per night): Pay for 23 guests and 3 additional persons can join the cruise in staterooms free of charge (total 26 guests).

Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
There are 5 Balcony Suites (12'x17' / 19 sqm) on the upper deck and 8 Deluxe Staterooms (11'x14' / 13 sqm) on the lower deck. The Balcony Suites have private balconies and panoramic windows, 4 can be used as twin bed or king bed occupancy, and 1 has a fixed king-size double bed. Each of the lower deck staterooms have portholes and twin beds. Linen is changed upon request and fresh towels are placed in each room as needed.

All the cabins have:
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Windows on the upper deck, portholes on the lower deck
  • Private bathroom with toilet and hot water shower
  • Hand basin, towels, toiletries and hair dryer
  • Media player and monitor
  • Safe for personal belongings
  • Cabinet and mirror
  • Mains outlet 220 and 110 volts - 24 hours per day
  • Bedding and storage space
No. of bathrooms / showers - 12 / 12 - hot water


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