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Dive Review of Kona Aggressor in
Hawaii/Big Island

December, 2014, an Instant Reader Report by Jeanne Downey, PA, US
Top Contributor   (39 reports, with 5 Helpful votes)
"Exceeded our expectations!"
Report Number 8083 has 1 Helpful vote
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Bahamas, Caribbean, Micronesia, Cocos, Bikini, Truk, Malaysia, Indonesia,
Australia, etc.
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, dry  
Seas
surge  
Water Temp
79   to 79    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
7
Water Visibility
100   to 150    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
One hour suggested time limit.  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
Mantas
1 or 2 
Dolphins
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
1 or 2 
Whales
1 or 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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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
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Comments
Two rinse bins, large table on back deck, probably good for 3 or 4 large
rigs; mostly small set-ups our week. ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
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Food
4 stars
Service and Attitude
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Environmental Sensitivity  
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Shore Diving  
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

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Beginners
5 stars   
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Comments  
My husband and I spent a week in a Kona condo, then boarded the Kona
Aggressor for a week of diving, mostly at sites the day boats cant get to.


Swells were forecast to pick up, so we did the manta night dive the first
night. What a blast! We started our dive about 20 minutes after the day
boats, so the mantas were already on site; it was lit up like the movie The
Abyss, with so many lights. We picked our spots, held on dearly in the
surge, and shined our lights straight up. We were advised before the dive
to take off snorkels and it quickly became clear whythe mantas practically
bush the top of your head as they swirl by to scoop up the plankton. If you
lie on your back, its really crazy; everybody got smacked once or twice by
accident as they mantas nearly collided. We headed back to our boat after
everyone else had left, and some of the mantas followed us. Awesome dive!

The schedule was five dives each day (except two on the final day),
starting with breakfast at a reasonable 7am (coffee, toast, and cereal were
available earlier), dive, snack, dive, buffet lunch, dive, snack, dive,
sit-down dinner, night dive. Food w ...
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