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Dive Review of Kona Aggressor in
Hawaii/Kona Coast

Kona Aggressor, Jul, 2005,

by Bob & Doris Schaffer, CA, USA (Contributor Contributor 14 reports). Report 1802.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Micronesia, Australia, Solomons, PNG, Maldives, Thailand, Caribbean, California, Galapagos, Fiji, Tonga, Tahiti, Red Sea, Phoenix Islands, Cocos Island, Costa Rica, Belize, Mexico
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy, cloudy Seas calm, noCurrents
Water Temp 76 to 78 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 90 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No drinking before diving.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 1 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments The facilities are a little tight, but adequate.

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 1 stars
Comments The Kona Aggressor crew is extremely well-organized, efficient, friendly and accommodating. Among the best crews we have experienced in our 31 liveaboard trips. The chef had attended a culinary institute and the meals were outstanding--we've eaten at upscale restaurants that couldn't compare! The boat holds 14 divers and all diving is from boat rather than from skiffs. The dive deck is a bit tight, but two good fresh water showers and plenty of deck towels. We were somewhat disappointed with the diving; the visibility was excellent but the region seemed rather "fished out" and not much big stuff. Some interesting caves and lava tubes. One night dive to see mantas was very good but crowded because other local dive boats and their divers are at the same spot at the same time. The cabins are pretty small but the heads and showers worked well, the bed was comfortable and fresh towels daily. And there's a hot tub on the sun deck! It was a lot of fun, thanks to the outstanding crew consisting of Captain Jonatha, Jeff, Brenden, Auvie, Pam and Chef Robert.
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