Sri Lankan Aggressor Liveaboard | Scuba Travel

Sri Lankan Aggressor Liveaboard - Indian Ocean

  • Guests 26
  • Rooms 10 twins & 3 doubles ,master rooms available,
  • Restaurants Main deck dining room
  • Food and Drinks Sri Lankan feasts and local cuisine.
  • Facilities46m steel hull
  • Diving Whale and Dolphin snorkelling, wrecks & reefs
  • Diving Extras Available
  • Internet Access Email is available for a charge.

About Sri Lankan Aggressor

Going further than any other local dive operator, the new Sri Lanka Aggressor opens up this exciting diving destination like never before. There are no less than 3 unique marine and diving adventures to chose from- go snorkelling with whales & dolphins, discover the recreational wrecks and reefs of West Colombo & Northwest Kalpitiya or dive deeper onto the technical wrecks (including the famous HMS Hermes) from Trincomalee.

The Sri Lankan Aggressor is a brand new, huge stable steel hulled liveaboard. She sleeps up to 26 people across 3 decks. The lower deck has 7 twin bedded deluxe cabins, with a further 2 twin deluxe cabin on the main deck. The 3 double bedded master cabins are on the main and upper deck. The cabins themselves are large and spacious with en suite, 22 inch flat screen TV and hair dryers. There are even hydrophones in the cabins so you can listen to the whales talking to each other from the comfort of your cabin! From the morning beverage service to the evening cabin turn down, step on board to experience Aggressor service with a smile.

Aggressor Fleet is well known for the outstanding international cuisine served on board and meals are served in the separate saloon area. The home baked snacks are especially popular! The sun deck is partially covered with comfy chaise lounges. There's even a BBQ area. Enjoy your down time between diving and snorkelling sessions, topping up your tan, or take time out on one of the shore excursions offered each trip. The dive deck has personal gear lockers as well as rinse tanks, a camera table and air gun. Some diving is from the dive deck directly, as well as from the impressively equipped tender vessels. Sri Lankan Aggressor has international and DIN tanks and can support technical/rebreather diving with trimix and a hang bar for those longer safety stop. Local charges apply for gasses and tank rental.

Master Staterooms

One queen bed, 57" x 76" inches, picture window, mirrored wardrobe, bathrobes, hairdryer, fresh towels, AC units, private bathroom.

Deluxe Staterooms

Two single beds, 32" x 76" on opposite sides of the room, porthole view, mirrored wardrobe, bathrobes, hairdryer, fresh towels, AC unit and private bathroom

Dive Deck

Spacious dive deck

Boat Layout

Please note these prices may not include flights. Click select for the full holiday details

Covid Information for Sri Lankan Aggressor


Last Updated: 14AUG 2020

An in-depth look at Aggressor Adventure's Clean, Refresh & Sanitise program. Currently, our staff are hard at work getting all yachts and properties ready for the safe, healthy, and happy return of our valued guests. Our number one priority is to clean, refresh, and sanitise all our destinations. All safety checks are also being reviewed, updated, and improved including every safety drill from a stubbed toe to evacuations. Our staff continue to be fully trained in emergency response so that your next Adventure of a Lifetime is both fun and safe!

Clean refresh & sanitise Programme

Aiming to establish consistency across every destination
Restart plans reviewed at local level/protocols, each vessel's flag state regulations & internal Aggressor regulations
Operations team will visit each destination to ensure quality & consistency

Be sure to read your Aggressor liveaboard's specific covid know before you go information sheet

While boats have been out of operation:

Galley deep cleans
AC units stripped back
If a surface can be lifted, it has been lifted (carpets, matting on dive decks etc)
Re-inspection of tanks (beyond the standard quarterly tank inspections) & compressors
Preventative maintenance & stripping back of mechanical parts
Dive ladders refurbished
Window frames & windows refurbished
Better water heaters for showers
Safety kit inspection, upgrades & removal where required
Wood maintenance, painting and polishing
Carbon monoxide & smoke detectors installed (in addition to any in built fire suppressant systems a vessel may have) plus on board spares

Crew development during down time:

Staff CPR & first aid training
MOB drills
Emergency & rescue training scenarios
Evacuation training
Muster station training
Making sure staff understand PPE and covid secure requirements & protocols
Dive staff completed relevant digital SSI training and certifications

What is Aggressor going to do to protect me? How are the staff protected?

Many destinations have lower risk/infection rates than guests are travelling from

Social distancing at all times is encouraged but we recognise, more than 1m may not be not realistic at all times
Guest temperature check on boarding
Morning & evening temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for any service personnel boarding between charters
Designated quarantine procedures if someone has a fever
Medical referral for guests who become ill, with transport to a shore based facility for evaluation
Divers to bring their own PPE, masks, hand sanitiser - hand sanitiser will also be availbe on board, but do bring your own
Using outside space available as much as possible (briefings, taking meals outside on other decks etc)
Removal of self service buffets
Mask and gear rise buckets removed
Only dive crew staff will be allowed to use the camera rinse tanks for for customer cameras
Majority of on board courses can still be delivered (using digital) but some courses have been removed if they need very hands on education
New safety protocols & evacuation plans including battery charging procedures, night watch & life jackets
Emergency procedures quick reference guides produced- like an airplane seats emergency plan
Power point briefings on every boat
Transfers - steps will depend on your destination and if it is a public service (eg taxis comply with local rules) or Aggressor provide


Working out what the proper products are for each type of material (CDC & EU informed)
Sanitising procedures overhauled for entire vessel, with focus on cabins, kitchens, indoor common areas, rental kit, bathrooms & salon curtains
Rental kit stored in sanitised bags - washed, second stages removed & disinfected, fresh water rinse (if required), sealed up
2 step cleaning and sanitising process, with extra focus on high contact areas
AC systems will have UV lights built in (replacement or retro fitted)
Dive deck towel service will keep all individual towels separate
Chemical washing/spraying & UV light sanitisation techniques being applied
Increased frequency of cleaning, especially throughout day, of high touch areas
Handheld UV lights for disinfection of small items (phones, tablets laptops)
Twice daily cabin cleaning, especially high touch areas & bathrooms
Enhanced cleaning if somebody develops a fever
Hand washing instructions in all cabins
Updated procedures check in/check out of cabins to allow for deep cleaning between charters

Country Covid Travel Information

International travel from the UK is prohibited until May 17th. Travel corridors are paused until this point.

On April 12th the UK government will update the rules for travel in 2021.

Transit via Sri Lanka is permitted, as long as the connecting flight is within 10 hours of arrival. Travellers should check with their airline on the transit times. There are limited airside refreshment facilities available due to COVID-19 restrictions

Entry to Sri Lanka is currently prohibited for all non-nationals. If youíre a non-national resident in Sri Lanka and wish to return, contact your nearest Sri Lankan High Commission for advice

You have to complete this form online before you arrive in the UK from any country:
Form to provide your journey and contact details before you travel to the UK

You have to self-isolate when you arrive in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland, when you are travelling home from Sri Lanka.

Updated 25th FEB 2021

Frequently Asked Questions


Sri Lanka is a 10-11 hr direct flight from London. Sri Lanka has maritime borders with India to the northwest and the Maldives to the southwest. It's documented history spans 3,000 years, with evidence of pre-historic human settlements dating back to at least 125,000 years. Its geographic location and deep harbours make it of great strategic importance from the time of the ancient Silk Road through to World War II. The main arrival airport is Colombo (CMB). Sri Lankan is a year round destination, relatively close to the equator. The air temps are fairly constant all year round.

Covid Travel Information

International travel from the UK is prohibited until May 17th. Travel corridors are paused until this point.

On April 12th the UK government will update the rules for travel in 2021.

Transit via Sri Lanka is permitted, as long as the connecting flight is within 10 hours of arrival. Travellers should check with their airline on the transit times. There are limited airside refreshment facilities available due to COVID-19 restrictions

Entry to Sri Lanka is currently prohibited for all non-nationals. If youíre a non-national resident in Sri Lanka and wish to return, contact your nearest Sri Lankan High Commission for advice

You have to complete this form online before you arrive in the UK from any country:
Form to provide your journey and contact details before you travel to the UK

You have to self-isolate when you arrive in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland, when you are travelling home from Sri Lanka.

Updated 25th FEB 2021

Weather and Climate

Sri Lanka traditionally experiences 2 weather seasons. From November to April the weather is usually drier, with the majority of activities being focused on the south west side of the island. From May to October the best locations to visit are on the north east of the island, where you are more sheltered from the rainy weather reaching the southern areas. It is worth remembering however, that as with many locations, the seasons are much less predictable than they have been historically!


Flight options

Our holidays to Sri Lanka are typically quoted with Sri Lankan flights from Heathrow direct to Colombo. We are however able to book most major airlines. If you would like to depart from a different UK airport (eg. Glasgow/Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham or Gatwick) or have a specific airline you prefer to fly with, simply let us know in your booking request. A supplement may apply for regional departures. Times and any applicable supplements will be confirmed by your travel consultant before you finalise your holiday. If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to Colombo, let us know and we can remove the cost of the international flights from your quote. We are unfortunately not able to redeem airmiles on your behalf. Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your holiday is confirmed by us.


The most common stop over point en route to or from Sri Lanka is Dubai. We are able to book several hotels here. Many customers also chose to take the short flight to the Maldives from Sri Lanka. These two destinations combine perfectly to build a longer itinerary. Talk to your travel consultant about creating a bespoke holiday.

Arrange before you go

Visa requirements

All UK visitors to Sri Lanka need an entry visa (valid for a 30days) prior to travel approx £40: Apply online here . It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here


Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance. Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities. We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance. It's worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here


Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here

Preparing to fly


You will also be able to manage your booking online once you have been ticketed (after you have paid your holiday balance). Most airlines will now enable you to select your seating at this point. There may be a small charge for prebookable seating before online check in opens. Please speak to the airline for more information about charges.

Check in

As you are flying with a scheduled airline, you will be able to check in online with your airline. Please visit their website for more information about when online check in opens.


An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort. Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world. click here


Prebook your airport parking to save money! If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel. These aren't as expensive as you might think. click here

What happens when I arrive?

On arrival in Sri Lanka, you will need to clear immigration and collect your baggage. You will then be met outside of arrivals by a representative from your liveaboard or resort. They will be holding a board with either your destination or your name on it. If you have any issues at all locating your rep, please contact us. We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK. Please call 0044 7747 488 002. We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.


Depending on your itinerary, you will usually require a land or air transfer from Colombo airport. It takes approx 45mins -1 hour to clear immigration and collect your baggage. Negombo hotels are around 20mins from Colombo. The Dickowita harbour is around 40mins from Colombo. If you are visiting the national parks (eg Yala) or Kandy, transfers may take several hours by road. Due to local traffic and road conditions, land journey times can be difficult to predict. We recommend you take water with you and keep any essentials in your hand baggage to make your journey as comfortable as possible. If you are heading to Trincomalee you will be met on arrival and taken to the charter flight departure point. This may be by fixed wing aircraft or helicopter. Currently the baggage allowance on these flights is 30kgs hold. Please be aware your hold baggage may not travel on the same flight as you so we recommend keeping your valuables and travel essentials in your hand baggage. We endeavour to keep the transit between flights as short as possible and your transfer will normally take place within 3 hours of your international arrival, but please be aware, you may have to wait at the airport between flights.


You will be taken back to Colombo airport in time for your international flight. Domestic flights and transfers will arrive in time for you to make your connections. Typically you will arrive at the airport 1 1/2- 2 hours before your flight time. There is currently no departure tax when leaving Sri Lanka.



Crew gratuities are not included in the charter. Aggressor believe gratuities should be voluntary and based upon the quality of service the crew has provided. When settling your account Friday morning, the Captain will have an envelope for gratuities that will be divided equally among the crew. Payment can be made by cash, travellerís cheques or credit card.


Local currency is the Sri Lankan Rupee. (Approximately LKR 135 = USD $1). Payments onboard can be made by cash (USD or Sri Lankan Rupee), travelerís checks, Visa or MasterCard credit card.

Phone coverage

Email is available onboard through the satellite system. There is a charge for incoming and outgoing email. Private calls may be made from the yacht.

Plugs and electricity

Electrical outlets onboard are standard 220volt European


Hire equipment

A full line of Aqua Lung Rental gear is available aboard including regulators, BCDs, Dive Computers, and Night Lights. If any of your dive equipment fails while onboard, the crew will loan you equipment free of charge, compliments of Aqua Lung. The Sri Lanka Aggressor is unable to provide rental wetsuits.


The marine park fee is USD $100 and the port fee $50


There is a mini-boutique onboard with assorted t-shirts, and miscellaneous items.




Deposits and Balances

A typical deposit for Sri Lankan Aggressor will be £600 for a 7 night trip. This will be due once your holiday has been confirmed. Your balance will then be due 90 days before travel.

Ways to pay

We accept mastercard and visa debit or credit cards. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. All non sterling card payments and UK business debit cards will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Overseas bank transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions.

Group Payments

If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation


Repeat Guests

Are you one of Scuba Travel's repeat customers?
Over 60% of our customers trust Scuba Travel to book their next diving holiday, time after time.

And we believe you deserve a huge thanks for your ongoing support over the years, which is what our repeater discount is all about! Travel with us again in either 12 months or 24 months and you will qualify for a discount. That's all you have to do. No forms, no numbers to remember, no fuss, just a good honest price reduction.

5% off for repeat customers travelling with Scuba Travel within 24 months
5% off plus £100 bonus for repeat customers travelling within 12 months

Plus travel on a second trip in 12mths for an extra $100 discount or $200 on your third trip in 12 mths. Dive the World travellers get an extra 10% discount all yachts for rental gear, nitrox, boutique, photography equipment rentals, videos and courses and a special birthday discount to spend at the online boutique.


All staterooms are air-conditioned and fitted with private toilets, showers, sinks and hair dryers. Breakfast (cooked to order), buffet lunch and an elegant meal at dinner with tableside service are served in addition to fresh mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks. Beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) are complimentary while onboard. Linens are changed as requested and fresh towels are placed in each stateroom as needed. Filled tanks, weights and weight belts are included. Flights from from London Heathrow and transfers are included.

Soft drinks, water, tea, coffee and a limited selection of local beer and wine

All diving, 12lt international tanks, air fills and weights are included


Excluded from your package are any rental kit hire, nitrox, and on board souvenirs. Please see the on board extras tab for a more comprehensive list of local charges.

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