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Dive Review of Aggressor Fleet/Kona Aggressor in
Hawaii/Big Island/Kona Coast

January, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Michael Anderson, CA, CA
Reviewer   (3 reports)
Report Number 4638
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Truk Lagoon, Fiji, Philippines, Mexico, Gulf of Mexico, Southern
California, Oregon Coast
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, dry  
calm, surge  
Water Temp
73   to 78    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
There were always at least one DM in the water, usually two and you could
dive your own profile as long as you had a buddy.   
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Large dry-table for equipment and plentiful outlets for charging lights and
electronics. Many large cameras and light kits in use, so camera facilities
were maxed, but no complaints. CEO Wayne Brown and Wayne Hasson both
brought impressive camera setups. Mr. Brown packed an impressive Green
Force light rig that turned night to day.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
5 stars   
4 stars    
I only wish I had brought a 5mm+ hood instead of the 1mm hood I usually
pack to places like The Philippines. Hawaii is not as warm of diving as The
South Pacific. I used a 3mm wetsuit until Day 2, when I got chilly. I then
added a 1.5mm Aeroskin California diveskin under my 3mm and it did the
trick. A large catamaran, the Kona Aggressor II rides smoothly, even at top
speed. The dive deck was the best I have seen in Aggressor Fleet so far,
with a large fold down deck with a capacity of 8-10 divers. The crew, led
by Captain Dustin, was top-notch. Patty, runs a great operation and keeps
everyone comfortable between dives. We had the second-string cook, but his
cuisine was incredible. DM's Jeff Sandman and Perry were total
professionals. Aggressor Fleet Owner and CEO Wayne Brown and his righthand
man, Founder Wayne Hasson, were both onboard and were great guys. Mr. Brown
wanted to know everyone's opinions of the fleet, good and bad. He seemed
open to criticism and suggestions. He said his priority is customer service
and getting repeat customers. Mr Hasson loaned-out his personal cameras and
taught people how to use them. I was impressed and will be back on another
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