Aggressor Adventures Sets Sail for the Philippines

Liveaboard voyages to this destination within the Coral Triangle will launch in May 2020 and run year-round.

Tubbataha Reefs National Park is home to more than 350 types of coral, as well as whales, dolphins, sharks, turtles and Napoleon wrasse.Shutterstock

For more than 35 years, Aggressor Adventures has hosted liveaboard journeys to some of the most beautiful, exotic and all-around coolest destinations in the world. From the Bahamas to Sri Lanka, the Aggressor fleet takes travelers on vacations that double as adventures of a lifetime, and this May will see the launch of the newest addition to that fleet: the Philippines Aggressor.

Boasting 12 staterooms, this 135-foot yacht will operate year-round, ushering dive enthusiasts into a truly exciting, vibrant region. According to Aggressor CEO Wayne Brown, adding the Philippines to the company’s offerings has been an ongoing effort.

“The Philippines is one of the most sought-after diving destinations in the world,” Brown says. “I am happy that we have finally found the right licensee and yacht to bring the Aggressor style of diving to this breathtaking diving destination. It took years of evaluating to ensure we brought you the adventure of a lifetime in the Philippines, but it was well worth the wait. We can’t wait for our customers to experience this adventure!”

As part of a seven-night itinerary, the Philippines Aggressor will provide access to Tubbataha Reefs National Park—home to more than 500 species of fish and 350 types of coral—for approximately 20 dives. Seven- and 10-night itineraries are also available for the Visayas islands, with the longer adventures featuring as many as 35 dives for guests to experience everything places like Cebu and the Siquijor have to offer.

Of course, while such adventures favor more experienced divers, beginners shouldn’t be deterred from Aggressor’s offerings. A variety of certification courses, including “Introduction to Scuba,” is available as well.