The mission of Aggressor Fleet is to provide scuba divers with the highest quality, most innovative and safest LiveAboard diving experience possible. We offer unparalleled customer service and the most comfortable dive yachts, accessing the best diving locations around the world.
Wayne B. Brown, CEO and Wayne Hasson, President, have a hands-on management style and continuously update the company’s rigid Standard Operating Procedures. Brown and Hasson love to interact with guests during “Dive with the Owners Cruises” and swap diving stories at many diving expos and tradeshows. When they aren’t diving, the owners are searching for exciting, new destinations to add to the amazing Aggressor list of independently owned and operated franchises. Since 1984, when our first dive yacht sailed into George Town Harbor, Grand Cayman, Aggressor Fleet crews have worked tirelessly to make every guest feel at home and every dive the best ever.
Aggressor Fleet was founded in 1984 with the goal of becoming the largest and most successful fleet of LiveAboard Dive Yachts Worldwide. This was accomplished in 1989, and continues today. We are offer the most innovative scuba diving cruises in the industry in our service and safety. With the Aggressor Fleet brand and our high standards, you are assured your vacation money is well spent, no matter which Aggressor Fleet destination you choose.
Famous explorers like Jean-Michel Cousteau, along with movie stars such as Gene Hackman, Leslie Nielsen and Lauren Hutton, have called Aggressor live aboard dive yachts their homes at sea. Film crews from NBC’s Dateline TV program, National Geographic, Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, PBS and even Playboy Magazine, have used the dive yachts as a base to share the wonders of the sea with the world. Today, children can even enjoy the Aggressor Fleet LiveAboard diving experience during our famous “Family Weeks.”
Belize (Saturday to Saturday)
Belize is a wall diver’s paradise. Sheer walls like Painted Wall, Half Moon Caye Wall and Quebrada are adorned with huge crimson gorgonians and giant orange elephant ear sponges. Moray eels, spiny lobsters and tiny arrow crabs hide in every crack, crevice, cave and tunnels of these beautiful coral formations. These are just a few things you will see at Lighthouse Reef, Half Moon Cay and Turneffe Reef.
Every Saturday at 6 pm, the luxurious Belize Aggressor III casts off from the Radisson Ft. George dock, located in the heart of downtown Belize City for a week of hassle-free diving to Lighthouse Reef, Half Moon Cay and the famous Blue Hole. The mystical Blue Hole, a collapsed freshwater cave system is approximately 1000 feet across and over 400 feet deep. The Blue Hole was made famous by ocean pioneer Jacques-Yves Cousteau who declared it one of the Top Ten Dive Sites in the World. In 1971, he brought his ship, the Calypso, to the Blue Hole to chart its depths. Once descended into the Blue Hole guests will see beautiful vertical stalactite formations.
Diving begins Sunday morning and ends Friday before lunch when the Aggressor returns to port. Sunday through Thursday there is unlimited diving throughout the day and a night dive each evening. Friday a half day of diving is offered. A trip to this Central American paradise isn’t complete without a visit to Belize’s Mayan ruins, a cave tubing ride through the jungle, or a canopy tour through the tree tops. Tours are offered on Friday afternoon, but an extended stay is recommended to fully enjoy the wonders of Belize. Guests may enjoy the Radisson Ft. George Hotel pool and bar area free of charge.
Belize, Central America is located on the Yucatan Peninsula approximately 250 miles south of Cancun. It borders Mexico to the north, the Caribbean Sea to the east and Guatemala to the west and south.
Most major airlines fly into Belize City: American, Continental, Delta, US Airways and Taca. There are many direct flights from the US and several connecting flights for the UK and Canada.
Guests will be met by a crewmember in uniform at the Belize City (BZE) International Airport and transferred to the yachts. Guests may board Saturday between 3 pm – 6 pm. At 6 pm the yacht departs for its night anchorage to prepare for diving Sunday morning. After a full week of diving, the Belize Aggressor III returns back to the Radisson Ft. George dock in Belize City Friday afternoon after lunch. Check-out is Saturday morning at 8 am. Transportation is provided back to the Belize City International Airport Saturday morning.
Dolphin, Tarpon, Sharks, Eagle Rays, Walls and Reefs with abundant marine life and multiple macro critters.
All dives from mothership.
Water temperature: 78 – 82F, 25 – 28C
3mm wetsuit recommended
Cayman Islands (Saturday to Saturday)
The crystal, clear, warm water of the Cayman Islands has made it one of the top scuba diving destinations in the world. Divers will explore the walls and ship wrecks of Grand Cayman, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac (weather permitting).
The Cayman Islands are a British Crown Colony which lies 480 miles south of Miami, nestled in the turquoise waters of the western Caribbean.
Most major airlines fly into Grand Cayman: American, Air Jamaica, British Air, Cayman Airways, Continental, Delta/Northwest, US Airways and Spirit. There are many direct flights from the US and several connecting flights for the UK and Canada.
Guests will be met by a crewmember in uniform at the Grand Cayman (GCM) International Airport and will assist with getting a taxi. Local law does not permit crew to transfer guests. Guests may board the yacht Saturday afternoon anytime after 3 pm and through the evening. The yacht will depart the dock early Sunday morning.
During the week, weather permitting, the Cayman Aggressor IV will dive the best of all three islands which includes the Russian Destroyer in Cayman Brac, Bloody Bay Wall in Little Cayman, and Stingray City, Northwall, Southwall, Kittiwake and Doc Polson wrecks in Grand Cayman. After a full week of diving, the Cayman Aggressor IV returns back to the downtown George Town Government dock Friday afternoon after lunch. Guests can walk around time until it’s time for the sunset cocktail party Friday night at 6 pm. Check-out is Saturday morning at 8 am.
Sharks, Turtles, Stingrays, Eagle Rays, Wrecks, Lobster, walls and reefs with abundant marine life.
All dives from mothership.
Water temperature: 78 – 82F, 25 – 28C.
3mm wetsuit recommended.
Cocos Island, Costa Rica (Sat to Tues)
Escape to Cocos Island a lush, green uninhabited island resting 342 miles off Costa Rica’s Pacific coast. Rocky pinnacles surrounding Cocos are beacons for big animals and big action. Schooling hammerheads, countless white-tip sharks, mantas, tuna and even whale sharks call Cocos home.
Cocos island National Park was designated a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1997. Weather permitting, Okeanos guests are shuttled ashore to hike through the jungles of Cocos and swim in her many waterfalls. All ten-day trips offer seven days of diving. The Okeanos sets off from the port town of Punteranas.
Cocos Island is located off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Guests fly to San Jose, Costa Rica for a two-hour air-conditioned bus ride to Puntarenas, which showcases some of Costa Rica’s most beautiful views. The Okeanos Aggressor cruises approximately 32 hours to Cocos Island.
Most major airlines fly into San Jose, Costa Rica: American, Iberia, United, Delta, Lacsa and US Airways. There is a daily Iberia flight from Madrid, Spain to San Jose. An overnight stay in San Jose is usually required prior to the trip due to airline schedules. Recommended hotels are the host hotels, Alta Hotel and Indigo Hotel in San Jose where group transfers are provided from.
Guests will be met by a crewmember in uniform at the Alta Hotel and Indigo Hotel (host hotels) on the day of departure at a pre-set time for our group transfer. The pick-up and boarding time schedule is available in our “Know Before You Go” document and below in the “Departure Schedule” link. Boarding depends on the tide schedule. Immediately after boarding the yacht departs for its crossing to Cocos Island to prepare for diving Monday morning. After a full seven days of diving, the Okeanos Aggressor returns back to the dock in Puntarenas, Costa Rica. Check-out is Tuesday morning at 7:30 am. Transportation is provided back to the host hotels or San Jose (SJO) airport from the yacht at the end of the charter. Book flights after 12:30 pm.
Whale Sharks, Schooling Hammerhead Sharks, White-tip Sharks, Tuna, Manta Rays, Turtles and Giant Frogfish
All dives from tenders.
Water temperature: 72 – 82F, 22 – 28C with cooler thermoclines
3 – 5 mm wetsuit recommended
Dominican Republic (Sat to Sat)
Humpback Whale Snorkel Adventures – The beautiful Turks and Caicos Aggressor II offers an exciting itinerary from January – April to the Dominican Republic to snorkel with Humpback Whales at the Silver Bank. This area, twenty square miles in size, is located north of the Dominican Republic and approximately the same distance from the Turks & Caicos Islands.
Designated as a Marine Sanctuary, the Silver Bank provides a safe wintering haven for the entire North Atlantic Humpback Whale population who gather here from January through April by the thousands to court, mate, calve, and rear their young. Humpback whales find the area ideal for mating and giving birth. The banks offer safety and protection to females and their calves until the young are strong enough to make the trip back to the North Eastern U.S. coast. This sanctuary, also known as the “Sanctuary for the Marine Mammals of the Dominican Republic” is one of three places in the world where humans can swim and snorkel among the whales.
During the week, guests will observe the whales at close range which includes above the water and soft in water encounters.You’ll see them spin and play, hear their haunting songs resonating through the water and sense the power and grace of some of the most intelligent mammals on earth – it’s a life-changing experience! All whale charters depart from Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.
The Turks & Caicos Aggressor II is one of the few yachts permitted access to the Silver Bank during the Humpback mating and breeding season.
The major airlines that service Puerto Plata (POP) International Airport are: American, Delta, Continental, Jet Blue, Spirit and US Airways. There are direct flights from several USA gateways.
The Turks & Caicos Aggressor II docks at the Ocean World Marina in Puerto Plata. Guests may board Saturday at 4:00 pm with a 9:30 pm departure for the Silver Bank.
The yacht returns to Ocean World Marina Friday morning. Friday evening the yacht hosts a sunset cocktail party then dinner ashore. Check-out is Saturday morning from 7 am – 8 am. Transportation is not included in the price of your trip.
All snorkeling activity is from the chase boats. Most guests make 2 whale runs each day which last 1 1/2 – 3 hours each depending on the proximity of whale activity and time of day.
Water temperature: 78 – 80F.
3mm wetsuit and full foot fins for free diving are recommended.
The Chase Boats:
The Turks & Caicos Aggressor II has two 17 ft. long by 7 ft. wide, aluminum V-hull boats with 18 “ pontoons that hold 11 people in each one. They are fitted with a dive ladder for easy exiting, a full-length bimini top for sun protection, 2 50 hp 4-stroke Yamaha engines for extra safety and a VHF radio. Inflatable’s (with bimini tops) are launched several times daily and are solely used to bring you closer to the whales. Inflatable runs last one and a half to three hours depending on the proximity of whale activity and time of day.
Galapagos Islands (Thursday to Thursday)
Galapagos is one of the most exciting destinations in the world. Guests will have the opportunity to dive with playful Sea Lions, travel to the famous Darwin and Wolf for thrilling diving to see Hammerhead Sharks, Whale Sharks, clouds of Tuna and much more. The scenic view of the Darwin Arch is as picturesque as you can imagine. The Galapagos Aggressor I & II are sister ships and depart from San Cristobal every Thursday afternoon and are the perfect platform for a Galapgos diving holiday that you will remember for a lifetime.
Our goal is to provide you with the ultimate Galapagos Live Aboard diving experience while visiting the Galapagos Islands. The Galapagos Aggressor are offering a new itinerary. The Galapagos National Park regulations required companies with permits to choose either land excursions or diving (there are no permits offering both). Under the new regulation, a maximum of three dives will be offered daily; two in the morning and one in the afternoon. The new itinerary is extremely exiting because of the new areas the yachts will be exploring: Roca Redona, Puenta Vicente Roca (Isabela island) and Pinta Island. The Galapagos itinerary is controlled by the National Park who grants approval for normal itineraries and accepts requests for special itineraries.
Guests will depart the yachts Wednesday morning to board a bus for a land tour to the Highlands of Santa Cruz Island to see tortoises, lava tubes, pit craters and the Scalesia Forest. Guests will enjoy lunch in the town of Puerto Ayora at a local restaurant (the only meal not included in the cruise) and will have time for shopping. Guests can also visit Fausto Llerena, a tortoise-breeding center and the Charles Darwin Research Station. Wednesday afternoon, guests will return to the yachts for a cocktail party and dinner. The yachts will then depart for San Cristobal for a Thursday am departure. The National Parks Service has prohibited night diving in Galapagos due to extreme conditions on most sites. Beginner divers may find Galapagos diving challenging.
The Galapagos Islands are located in the eastern Pacific Ocean, 605 miles (973 km) off the west coast of South America. The closest land mass is the mainland of Ecuador to the east (the country to which they belong). An overnight hotel stay is usually required and we recommend staying in Guayaquil prior to the trip. Guests board a charter AeroGal flight into San Cristobal on Thursday morning.
Guests will be met by a crewmember in uniform at the San Cristobal Airport and transferred to the yachts. Guests may board Thursday beginning at 1 pm. Diving on your Galapagos LiveAboard cruise begins Thursday afternoon through late afternoon Tuesday. Guests will depart the yachts Wednesday morning to board a bus for a land tour to the Highlands of Santa Cruz Island. Checkout is Thursday morning at 8 am after a full breakfast. Transportation is provided back to the San Cristobal airport for the flight to the mainland.
Galapagos Scuba Diving Environment:
• June – November: The water is cooler, 60-75F, 16-24C; Whale Shark sightings are greater.
• December – May: The water is warmer, clearer 70-86F, 21-30C; Larger schools of Hammerhead Sharks, Manta Rays and Eagle Rays.
• All dives from tenders,
• 5 – 7mm wetsuit recommended.
Maldives (Sunday to Sunday)
The Maldives Islands lie Southwest of India. Scattered across the equator in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the gem-like islands of the Maldives depict the rare vision of a tropical paradise. Palm fringed islands with sparkling white beaches, turquoise lagoons, clear warm waters and coral reefs teeming with abundant varieties of marine flora and fauna, fascinates visitors as it has for thousands of years.
There are three distinctly different types of diving: inside the atolls, outside the atolls and inside the channels or passes, which is where the currents are strongest and you’ll find the greatest congregation of fish life. Most intriguing are the cleaning stations, found around every corner and under every ledge. Groupers, Snappers, Surgeonfish, Eels, Parrotfish, even Giant Napoleon Wrasse park casually in corners, oblivious to all, (including cameras) while armies of wrasse, shrimp and other assorted cleaners pick at debris in their open gills and cavernous mouths.
The big attraction, however, are the schools of fish that patrol the reefs in colorful packs: Humpback and Black and White Snappers, Trevally Jacks, Barracuda, Batfish, Unicornfish, Yellowback Fusiliers and Harlequin Sweetlips almost comical in design. The reef’s larger inhabitants, including sharks, rays and occasionally even Whale Sharks, are often seen cruising in the blue.
Every Sunday evening, the luxurious Maldives Aggressor III leaves the lagoon in Male for a week of hassle-free diving to North Male, South Male, Felidoo Atolls or Ari Atoll.
Diving begins Monday morning and ends Saturday afternoon when the Aggressor returns to port. Monday through Friday there are four dives offered each day and a night dive each evening. Saturday a half-day of diving is offered.
The Maldives lie 370 miles southwest of Sri Lanka. Scattered across the equator in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Male (MLE) International Airport is located on Hulhule Island.
Many major airlines fly into Male (MLE): Singapore, Emirates, Sri Lankan, Delta and Qatar Airways. There are many connecting flights from the US, the UK and Europe.
Guests will be met by a crewmember in uniform at the Male (MLE) International Airport and transferred by water taxi together as a group to the yacht at 4 pm. The Maldives Aggressor anchors in Male lagoon, which is 15 minutes from the airport. That evening the yacht departs for its night anchorage to prepare for diving Monday morning. After a full week of diving, the Maldives Aggressor returns back to port Saturday afternoon after lunch. Checkout is Sunday morning at 7 am. Transportation is provided back to the Male International Airport Sunday morning.
Incredible healthy reefs are home to brightly colored Anthias, Leafish, soft corals and Napoleon Wrasses. Big animals include: Manta Rays, Whale Sharks, schooling Gray Reef Sharks and Hawksbill Turtles
All dives from skiff (dhoni)
Water temperature: 80 – 86F, 27 – 30C
3mm wetsuit recommended
Palau (Sunday to Sunday)
Palau’s mushroom-shaped rock islands offer a variety of exciting dives: WWII wrecks, shark-infested channels, blue holes, a freshwater lake with stingless jellyfish and even a few caves. There are also sheer walls covered in lush soft corals and huge anemones. Beginner divers may find Palau’s strong currents challenging.
Palau is a year round destination with something for every season. While German Channel has many resident Manta Rays, during the mating season, December through March, Aggressor guests may see as many as 20 – 30 rays! February and March offer large schools of Moorish Idols, Unicorn Fish and several species of Butterfly Fish. All year round, the Palau Aggressor crew encounters massive bait balls of scad in and around Ulong and German Channel and on the reefs of Blue Corner and Siaes Corner.
All dives are made from the 18-passenger dive skiff, which is lowered into the water by a hydraulic cradle. Seven-day charters are Sunday to Sunday with five days and one-half days of diving. Diving begins Monday morning and ends Saturday before lunch when the Aggressor returns to port. Monday through Friday there are four dives offered each day and a night dive on three evenings. Saturday a half-day of diving is offered.
Palau is located 900 miles southwest of Guam and 400 miles south of Yap, at the westernmost edge of Micronesia. Palau is north of New Guinea and east of the Philippines. It is surrounded by warm, tropical water with spectacular reefs, walls and wrecks, making Palau a diver’s paradise.
Airlines fly into Koror (ROR) International Airport: United, Delta and China Air.
Guests arriving at the Koror (ROR) International Airport on Sunday evening will be greeted by a uniformed crewmember or a Neco Tourist Agent. There are no phones or taxis at the small airport so we may assist in your transfer to the yacht. If you are already on island, you may board the Palau Aggressor II at any time after 4 pm on Sunday. The Palau Aggressor II docks at the Neco Marine (Malakai) Harbor in Palau. After a week of diving the Palau Aggressor II returns to the dock Saturday afternoon after lunch. Checkout is Sunday morning at 8 am. The crew will assist organizing transportation to either the airport or a local hotel if you are extending your stay.
Diving Environment: (Click to View Dive Site Details & Map)
Known for grey reef sharks, white-tip sharks, manta rays, cuttlefish, Mandarin fish, WWII wrecks and stingless jellyfish at Jellyfish Lake
All dives from skiff
Water temperature: 80 – 82F, 27 – 28C
3mm wetsuit recommended
Thailand (Sunday to Saturday)
Phuket, Thailand is often referred to as the “Pearl of the South” and for scuba divers it’s the crown jewel of the Andaman Sea. This island paradise lies only 8 degrees north of the equator and enjoys a tropical climate year round. For divers, the true treasures of the Andaman Sea are found at famous sites such as the Similan Islands, Phi Phi Islands, Richelieu Rock, Hin Daeng, Koh Raja and Shark Point, where the warm, clear water draws large schools of tropical fish, manta rays, and the awe-inspiring whale shark. The wealth of aquatic life will delight underwater photographers and marine naturalists when scuba diving Thailand.
Itineraries: (Also See Dive Map)
Andaman Sea (South) – May to October
From May to October, the Thailand Aggressor will travel the south route diving sites such as Shark Point, Anemone Reef and Phi Phi Islands. View Sample Itinerary
Andaman Sea (North and South alternate every week) – November to April
From November to April, the Thailand Aggressor will alternate routes every week. Traveling the North itinerary one week and the South itinerary the following (or visa versa). This will give guests desiring a longer charter the opportunity of being able to experience the best of both itineraries. There will be one day between the two 6 day charters where guests will stay one night complimentary at the Duangjitt Resort & Spa Phuket located at Patong Beach. Hotel night and hotel transfers will be complimentary for this 13 day itinerary.
The island of Phuket lies in the Andaman Sea off the south west coast of Thailand in the geographic region of Mainland Southeast Asia. Phuket is separated from the mainland by a channel at its northernmost point, where the Sarasin Bridge connects the island to the mainland. Countries bordering Thailand are Malaysia, Burma, Cambodia and Laos.
The Phuket International Airport (HKT) is in the north of the island, and is Thailand’s second largest hub to Bangkok. There are numerous connecting flights from the United States, Canada, Europe, Russia and Australia offering daily service to Phuket via Bangkok, alternate direct flights from Dubai, Hong Kong and Seoul to Phuket. Airlines offering service are Korean Air, Qatar Airways, Emirates, Thai Airways, Asiana Airlines and Malaysia Airlines.
We highly suggest arriving a few days early and visiting Bangkok.
Guests may board the yacht anytime between 3 pm – 6 pm on Sunday and will check out Saturday morning at 8 am.
The Thailand Aggressor departs from Chalong Pier, which is located in the southern part of Phuket. Sunrise Road starts at Chalong Circle and ends at Chalong Pier, Phukets principal boat anchorage and the islands largest bay. It is the center of the islands yachting and diving businesses. The yacht will depart the dock early Sunday evening for its first night anchorage to prepare for diving the next morning. After 5 days of diving, the Thailand Aggressor returns back to the Chalong Pier in Phuket Friday evening for guests departure Saturday morning. The crew will host a cocktail party and dinner onboard Friday evening on the final approach to Phuket. We recommend guests fly out of the Phuket International Airport beginning Sunday afternoon to allow for adequate surface intervals.
• Whale sharks, Mantas, Leopard Sharks, Silvertip Reef Sharks, Walls and Reefs with over 500 species of hard and soft corals and abundant marine life
• All dives from skiff
• Water temperature: 79 – 84F, 26 – 29C
• 3mm wetsuit recommended
Turks & Caicos (Saturday to Saturday)
The beautiful Turks & Caicos Aggressor II offers guests a week of thrilling wall diving along the coasts of Providenciales, West Caicos and French Caye. The sheer walls of Providenciales begin at 40 feet, plunging into the deep blue abyss and include crevasses and ledges that are decorated with huge orange Elephant Ear sponges, Gorgonians, Crimson Rope Sponges and abundant macro life. The tinerary April through December departs from Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands.
The Turks & Caicos Islands consist of 40 islands and cays, eight of which are inhabited. The native language is English and the official currency is the US dollar.
The Turks & Caicos islands are a British territory and located 575 miles southeast of Miami, Florida, just below the Bahamas chain and just to the east of Cuba and is island of Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti).
The major airlines that service Providenciales (PLS) International Airport are: American, Delta, Spirit and US Airways.
Guests will be met by a crewmember in uniform at the Providenciales (PLS) International Airport and transferred to the yacht. Guests may board Saturday between 3 pm – 6 pm. At 6 pm the yacht departs for its night anchorage to prepare for diving Sunday morning. After a full week of diving, the yacht returns to Turtle Cove Marina Friday after lunch. Friday evening the yacht hosts a sunset cocktail party. Turtle Cove Marina has several restaurants where guests can eat. Friday night dinner is not included in the price of the charter. Check-out is Saturday morning at 8 am. Transportation is provided back to the airport Saturday morning.
Sheer walls with health corals, Orange Elephant Ear Sponges, Gray Reef Sharks, Angelfish, Eagle Rays, Horse-eye Jacks, Lobster, Snapper, Garden Eels, Nurse Sharks and lots of macro life.
All dives are made from the mothership
Water temperature: 78 – 84F, 25 – 29C
3mm wetsuit recommended