Scuba Travel Holiday Details | TRP 42106

Holiday Reference: TRP 42106

Holiday information

  • Aggressor service standards in the Philippines
  • Deluxe twin or master double bed cabin options
  • Regular departures from
  • Package inclusive of local beer and wine
  • Your liveaboard accommodation is based on a deluxe cabin on a full board basis - your last night dinner is not included in your charter package
  • 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
  • Airport transfers for embarkation/disembarkation at fixed times only - if you prefer to add day use at a hotel, this can be arranged for a small surcharge
  • International flights, domestic flights and any overnight stays where required are not included in your trip. Please ask your travel consultant for a quote to add these
  • There is currently a port fee of $39 and $105 marine park fees
  • 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 on the final morning morning, the Captain will have an envelope for gratuities that will be divided equally among the crew.
  • Nitrox for 7 nights is $100 on all Aggressor charters, kit rental, souvenirs or private guiding services are paid for on board. There is a 14% Value Added Tax (VAT) required by the Egyptian Federal Law for all onboard billings

Liveaboard Details

New starting May 2020
We are very excited by the launch of the brand new, Philippines Aggressor. In 2020 she will offer divers easier than ever access to the stunning reefs and exciting dives in the Visayas, as well as pelagic packed seasonal t ...

New starting May 2020
We are very excited by the launch of the brand new, Philippines Aggressor. In 2020 she will offer divers easier than ever access to the stunning reefs and exciting dives in the Visayas, as well as pelagic packed seasonal trips to Tubbataha. She's an impressive 135' long with a 28.5ft. beam, built and powered for comfort, safety and stability. Set sail and dive the Philippines the Aggressor way on a bright, airy and modern liveaboard.

Philippines Aggressor will accommodate 24 guests, and offers 12 spacious staterooms, with 5 on the lower deck, 4 on the main deck, and 3 balcony suites on the upper deck. All have a private bathrooms and showers. Each stateroom has ample storage and individual climate controls. Staterooms have a safe to store valuables and personal items such as passports, cash, credit cards or anything else you would like to store.

There is a beautiful spacious saloon, sun deck with shading, chaise lounges and deck chairs, bar, grill, and a complete photo/video centre. There is a variety of nightly entertainment, including diving, fish identification presentations, movies, games and more. If you have a favourite movie, digital presentation or a video to share, we encourage you to bring it along. The crew especially loves new releases of movies, recent magazines and books. A small library of books for exchange is maintained onboard as well as fish identification books for reference.

Everyone loves the inclusive meal and drink package on Aggressor fleet. All meals, snacks and beverages are provided. The menu aboard is varied and plentiful, with a variety of American feasts, barbecues and local cuisine. You will wake up to fresh fruits, hot entrees, cereals and juices. Lunches are buffet-style, featuring hot soups, homemade breads, salads and sandwiches and/or entrees. Dinners are chef prepared and served each evening and include salads, vegetables, seafood, beef or chicken with a fresh homemade dessert. Special dietary requirements can be catered for. The Aggressor's beverage selection includes fruit juices, soft drinks, iced water, iced tea, coffee, and a limited selection of local beer and wine, which are complimentary.

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Itinerary Details

Escape from it all on the Tubbataha itinerary on our stunning Philippines liveaboard. Dive this is a remote national park in the middle of the Sulu Sea for sharks, turtles, dolphins and more!

Tubbataha Description

Do you want to escape from it all on your next scuba diving holiday? Then try Tubbataha on our stunning Philippines liveaboard. Tubbataha is a remote national park in the middle of the Sulu Sea with diving that is off the charts. This is a scuba diving holiday of pure escapism and breath taking moments underwater and only dived when at its seasonal best (Mar-Jun). Home to literally hundreds of fish, shark, dolphins and coral species, the Tubbataha itinerary will deliver inspirational diving, all from the comfort and luxury of your liveaboard home.

With an average of 3-4 dives a day the thrills will come in thick and fast. Tubbataha itself is comprised of two reefs, both of which can be diving in a number of ways. If you hanker after big fish head to the northern tip of the north or south reefs where greys, black tips and white tips patrol the drop off. Eagle rays, manta and sting rays all swoop around you (especially on the south reef!). Vast gorgonians sway in the currents. Trevally, tuna and barracuda just add to your pelagic tally. Where the currents are a bit gentler you find both green and hawksbill turtles. Move round to the south sides of both reefs to hunt for some of the macro life. Pygmy sea horses are there - we promise! Just relax as you watch small reef fish dance between clown fish protecting their anemones. Hunt out some of the rarer species such as leaf scorpion fish. It is quite remarkable just how diverse these two reef systems really are!

Tubbataha will suit any diver looking for fresh thrills but make sure you book early - these trips fill fast! If you want to get your nerves tingling again with excitement, then try this itinerary for it's remote nature and daring drop offs. Photographers will find a mass of subjects, both big and small. The diving is extremely varied in scope but Tubbataha itself can be quite challenging with huge drop offs and fast currents. This itinerary hits all the hot spots and in a single liveaboard holiday you will visit what are arguably the Philippines' most exciting dive sites. Let Scuba Travel jet you off on a diving holiday that will make others green with envy.

There are a select number of 9 night trips available, which also include time snorkelling with whalesharks at Oslob (Cebu) as well as the Tubbataha marine reserve.

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Your holiday details

Save £550 Jump aboard the brand new Philippines Aggressor for a big fish adventure in Tubbataha. The adventure begins on arrival in Puerto Princessa - set sail to the remote Tubbataha atolls and enjoy an average of 4 dives a day on this exciting 7 night itinerary. As standard your trip is based on a lower deck deluxe cabin space on a full board basis (tea, coffee and drinking water), but cabin upgrades are available at the time of booking. To pay locally are local marine park fees (cost TBC) or land excursion entry fees, onboard courses, additional kit hire, 7 nights $100/10 nights $150 and any souvenirs.

This holiday does not include international flights to Puerto Princessa (PPS). We strongly recommend you add a night hotel before and possibly after your liveaboard, depending on your flight times. These can be added to your booking, with a wide range of airlines, including regional departures. Please ask your consultant for competitive quote. Do not book any flights until your boat space is confirmed by Scuba Travel. Do be aware that if your flight routes through the USA you must have an ESTA prior to travel.

* prices are subject to change according to availability at the time of booking


 

Your Personal Information


Please DO NOT book any connecting flights, insurance, or additional parts to this holiday as your trip is subject to availability and will NOT be confirmed until you have spoken with our operators. If you have any requests beyond our normal itineraries please note them in the comments and we will discuss these with you when we call to arrange your holiday.

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