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Dive Review of Kona Aggressor in
Hawaii/Kona Coast

July, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Bob & Doris Schaffer, CA, USA
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Report Number 1802
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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

rainy, cloudy  
calm, noCurrents  
Water Temp
76   to 78    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 90    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
No drinking before diving.   
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  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  
The facilities are a little tight, but adequate.  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
1 stars    
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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