The new Philippines Aggressor II is an elegant 26-passenger liveaboard dive yacht offering seven, ten and 11-night all-inclusive excursions exploring the amazing reefs and atolls of the Visayan and Sulu Seas in 2024.
On 6 April 2024, the Philippines Aggressor II begins her inaugural ‘Tubbataha Reef’ itinerary charters, which depart from Puerto Princesa, Philippines. These seven and ten-night excursions dive the Tubbataha Reefs National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, through June 2024.
In June, the yacht journeys to the Visayan Sea. Guests may join this unique transition charter diving both Tubbataha and the Visayas region.
June through February, the Philippines Aggressor II – and her sister ship, the Philippines Aggressor – dive sites near Cebu, Malapascua, Apo and Bohol Islands during ‘Best of Visayas’ and ‘Visayas South’ itineraries. Visayas charters depart from Mactan, except on special occasions, they depart from Dumaguete.
“With such high demand for this extraordinary destination, we are pleased to launch a second yacht in the Philippines,” says Chairman and CEO Wayne Brown. “The diversity of the marine life in the Philippines is simply unparalleled. Manta rays, thresher sharks, whalesharks and other pelagics make your adrenaline levels surge, while the profound macro creatures provide awesome photo subjects. The Visayan and Sulu Seas are home to pygmy seahorses, frogfish, ornate ghost pipefish and countless other-worldly, tiny, marine creatures.”
Built by Almaroon Yacht Builders, the new yacht is 43 metres long, and eight metres wide with four spacious decks. Five upper-level staterooms feature balconies, which provide panoramic views of south Pacific sunsets. Eight deluxe lower-level staterooms include twin berths and ample personal storage. All staterooms are equipped with a media player, climate control, and ensuite full bathroom.
Other amenities include a hot tub and wet bar on the fly bridge, indoor lounge, restaurant serving delicious, chef-prepared meals, and state-of-the-art scuba facilities, including nitrox tank fills and two dive tenders.