Philippines Liveaboard: Yacht and Diving in the Visayas

Surreal Diving Adventures in the Visayas

The Visayas is an archipelago in the central Philippines, a spectacular canvas of scattered islands, each offering its unique blend of culture, history, and, most notably, stunning underwater wonders. This region, renowned for its rich marine biodiversity, beckons divers from all corners of the globe, promising an experience that transcends the ordinary.

Surreal Diving Adventures in the Visayas

There are many diving trips you can take throughout the five oceans of the world, but hovering above reefs, gliding past coral walls, and immersing yourself in the open waters that surround the Philippines, you will experience stunning beauty and marine life you could easily believe arrived to Earth from another planet or through a cosmic dimensional portal. The clear blue waters reveal a vibrant underwater ecosystem teeming with marine life you won’t find anywhere else in the world. It’s a place where divers can witness the ethereal beauty of soft coral-covered walls and explore the mysterious allure of black sand dives. The real showstopper, however, is the chance to dive with pelagic thresher sharks, a rare and elegant species that grace the clear waters. The Visayas are one of the few places in the world offering dedicated dives to see these astounding creatures.

Best of Visayas

The Visayas is a diver’s paradise, with an abundance of diverse dive sites, and each one surreally painted with its own unique characteristics. Whether choosing a seven-night or ten-night diving itinerary, divers are treated to a cornucopia of underwater experiences. The region is famous for its huge schools of sardines, playful turtles, and swirling schools of jacks. Whale sharks, the gentle giants of the sea, are also a high possibility. Macro enthusiasts will delight in spotting the elusive waspfish, ghost pipefish, bizarre-looking frogfish, and a variety of other weird-looking bottom dwellers.

Visayas South

The southern region of the Visayas is a mesmerizing menagerie of underwater marvels. Each dive here offers a new perspective on the marine splendor of the Philippines. The area is characterized by its stunning soft coral walls and intriguing black sand dive sites. It’s a region where divers can come face to face with thresher sharks, marvel at the vast schools of sardines and jacks, and encounter bales of sea turtles. This part of the Visayas is a microcosm of the archipelago’s vast biodiversity, offering divers a full scope of lifetime experiences in a single destination.


Tubbataha is a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Sulu Sea and is undeniably a jewel in the crown of Philippine diving. Located in the heart of the Coral Triangle, Tubbataha comprises the North Atoll, South Atoll, and the mushroom-shaped Jessie Beazley Reef. Each area in Tubbataha offers something unique: the North Atoll is a haven for diverse shark species, the Southern Tip of the North Atoll features the intriguing Malayan Wreck, and the Northern Tip of the South Atoll is known for sightings of hammerhead, tiger, and leopard sharks, along with marble, manta, shark, and eagle rays, and a mind-boggling assortment of other large pelagics. Jessie Beazley Reef and its pristine coral gardens also offer excellent opportunities for spectacular muck diving.

One of the four itineraries when diving with Aggressor in the Philippines.

Tubbataha/Visayas Transition

The transition from Tubbataha to the Visayas is an exhilarating journey, especially during the 10 Night/11 Day charter as the seasons change. This voyage offers divers the opportunity to experience the best of both worlds—the unspoiled, remote beauty of Tubbataha and the Visayas’s diverse, vibrant dive sites. It’s a mesmerizing journey that combines the thrill of exploration with the awe of discovering some of the most spectacular underwater landscapes and surrealistic marine life on Earth.

Aggressor Liveaboard: An Unforgettable Adventure Aggressor Liveaboard invites you to take a journey through the Visayas, offering a unique blend of luxury and adventure. Our state-of-the-art yachts provide the perfect base for your diving excursions, ensuring comfort and convenience. Dive into the surreal underwater world of the Visayas and return to the luxury of our yachts to relax and reflect on the day’s adventures. With Aggressor Adventures, you’re not just going on a diving trip; you’re creating lifelong memories of underwater marvels and above-water comfort. Join us and experience the extraordinary. With the addition of our Philippine Aggressor II, set for its maiden voyage on April 6, 2024, we assure you of luxurious travel, dining, and lodging throughout your Visayas adventures.

The Philippines Aggressor II is scheduled to launch in the Spring of 2024.

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