Aggressor Adventures

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Aggressor Adventures
Aggressor Fleet
IndustryAdventure travel
Founded1984; 40 years ago (1984)
  • Paul Haines
  • Wayne Hasson
  • Liveaboard scuba diving
  • Safaris
  • River cruises

Aggressor Adventures is an adventure travel brand, founded in 1984 by Paul Haines and Wayne Hasson as a scuba diving tour. The company now includes liveaboard scuba diving, safaris and river cruises.


Aggressor Adventures began operations 1984 as Aggressor Fleet.[1]

In the 1980s, Louisiana's oil industry collapsed[2]. In 1984, Paul Haines, an oil-crew-boat owner and frequent scuba diver, began retrofitting an oil boat to become a dive yacht. Haines hired scuba instructor Wayne Hasson as captain.

In 1987, another oil-crew boat was retrofitted and began trips in the lower Caribbean and Belize. From there, the company continued to add more ships in more locations as the company grew.[3]

In 2007, Wayne B. Brown purchased the company and sold a minority share to Hasson[4]. In 2008, Brown also bought the Dancer Fleet to merge with Aggressor, [3] making it the largest franchise in liveaboards. [5]

In 2018, the company expanded with the Aggressor Safari Lodges and Aggressor River Cruises. The safari lodge opened in March in Sri Lanka[6] and the Aggressor Nile Queen started operating between Luxor and Aswan, Egypt in September. [7]

In 2019, Aggressor was featured on "Born to Explore with Richard Wiese," on PBS.[8]

Aggressor President Wayne Hasson passed away in January 2020 from renal cell cancer.[9]

In the media



  1. "A Brief History of The Aggressor Fleet". Scuba Diving. Retrieved 2020-06-04.
  2. writer, Contributing. "From boom to bust: Louisiana oil industry feels pinch in 1980s". Retrieved 2020-06-04.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Eat, sleep, dive | Business Observer". Business Observer. 2016-06-24. Retrieved 2020-06-04.
  4. Cline, Damon. "Work hard, play hard". The Augusta Chronicle. Retrieved 2020-06-04.
  5. CNN, By Fred Garth, for. "Luxury liveaboard dive boats: 5 of the world's best". CNN. Retrieved 2020-06-04. {{cite web}}: |last= has generic name (help)CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  6. srilankamiracle (2018-05-11). "Aggressor Safari Lodge launched". Sri Lanka Travel News. Retrieved 2020-06-04.
  7. "More Nile cruise options as Egypt heats up: Travel Weekly". Retrieved 2020-06-04.
  8. "Local travel business to be featured in 'Born to Explore'". WJBF. 2019-02-03. Retrieved 2020-06-04.
  9. Evans, Mark (2020-01-17). "Diving Industry Mourns The Loss Of Aggressor Adventures' Wayne Hasson". Scuba Diver Mag. Retrieved 2020-06-04.

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