The Aggressor Fleet & Dancer Fleet are expanding their worldwide fleet of scuba diving liveaboards to Sri Lanka. The luxurious 145-foot yacht will take 26 passengers and offer three diversified itineraries starting September 2016: choose Whale & Dolphin Snorkel weeks, Tech Wreck weeks or diving East Colombo and Northeast Kalpitiya.
“I couldn’t imagine a better way to celebrate our 32nd anniversary than by offering our guests this exciting destination! One of the most important parts of our business is to seek out and explore new areas of the world,” says Chairman and CEO, Wayne B. Brown.
During the Whale and Dolphin weeks, guests will have the opportunity to snorkel with up to 13 species of whales and eight species of dolphin. Sri Lanka is unique in that many of these whales reside around the island of Sri Lanka, including blue whales, sperm whales, humpback whales, beaked whales, melon headed whales, pilot whales, and false killer whales.
The diving itinerary, East Colombo and Northeast Kalpitiya, departs from Colombo to explore beautiful wrecks and reefs. Half the week is spent exploring the wrecks and the other half venturing north for drift diving along lush coral reefs teeming with fish. The wreck dives will include the Thermopylae Sierra, Chief Dragon, Taprobane, and Trug.
The Tech Wreck itinerary departs from Tricomalee and explores world-class wrecks such as the HMS Hermes aircraft carrier, HMS Hollyhock and RFA Athelstane. With over 200 wrecks in Sri Lanka, 50 are identified as world-class dives. The HMS Hermes was the first-ever British aircraft carrier built. The 600-meter wreck is residing at a depth of 54 meters along with 3 other support ships in 20 to 40 meter depths. The Sri Lanka Aggressor is fitted with 3 x 600 HP compressors, nitrox compressor, full tri-mix system and rebreather system.
The Sri Lanka Aggressor operates seven-night charters out of Colombo Harbor for six months of the year and from Trincomalee for four-and-a-half months of the year.
Aggressor Fleet and Dancer Fleet have 28 dive destinations: Alor, Bahamas, Banda Sea, Belize (2 yachts), Cáno Island (2 yachts), Cayman Islands, Cenderawasih Bay, Cocos Island, Costa Rica (2 yachts), Dominican Republic, Fiji, Galapagos, Hawaii, Komodo, Maldives, Palau (2 yachts), Raja Ampat, Thailand, Tiger Beach, Turks and Caicos, Raja Ampat, Red Sea, Wakatobi and now Sri Lanka. Reservations can be made online at www.aggressor.com, or by calling 800-348-2628 or +1-706-993-2531.