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Dive Review of Kona Aggressor II/Marriott Courtyard King Kamehameha in
Hawaii/Kona

March, 2014, an Instant Reader Report by Wayne and Stephanie Batzer, HI, US (1 report)
Report Number 7547
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
All Hawaiian islands, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kosrae, Pohnpei, Chuuk, Yap,
Guam, Northern Marianas, Philippines, New Zealand, Florida, BVI
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
75   to 78    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
5
Water Visibility
50   to 150    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Max depth 110 feet. OK to dive away from guide with partner. No
"solo" diving but OK solo following guide. Guide is back to boat
at 45 minutes and in water at least one hour. Five days of five dives per
day and two dives on sixth day.  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
Mantas
Squadrons 
Dolphins
Schools 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
1 or 2 
Whales
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
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Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
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Shore Facilities  
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Comments
Large camera area on dive deck with many electrical outlets (dive deck and
in lounge). Two large tanks only for cameras. Crew hands camera down if
requested.  ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
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Food
5 stars
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Shore Diving  
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Snorkeling
4 stars  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
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Beginners
4 stars   
Advanced
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Comments  
Living in Hawaii (Oahu) we had often thought of the Aggressor but opted for
shore diving and day trips. We are now convinced that the Kona Aggressor is
the way to go to maximize enjoyment of Hawaii diving! All crew members were
helpful, professional and made the trip great fun. Attractions inclu
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By tdwyer at Jun 27, 2014 18:35 EST  
Currents?
By wbatzer at Jun 27, 2014 20:46 EST  
Most dives no to mild current. On dives with more current guides swam into
current for start of dive with return aided by current. All dives are from
the large boat but a small boat is readily available if current or other
problem prevents easy return.
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