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Dive Review of Kona Aggressor in
Hawaii/Kona Coast

May, 2013, an Instant Reader Report by Peggy Goldberg, FL, US
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Report Number 7170
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
All over the Caribbean,Bahamas, Cocos Island, Socorro, Fiji, Solomon
Islands, caves in Florida.
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
windy, cloudy  
Seas
calm, choppy, surge  
Water Temp
78   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
5
Water Visibility
30   to 60    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
?  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Because we did a number of live dives, they were guided, and you had to
stick with the group. The other dives were still led by a guide, and we had
a little more flexibility.On Nitrox MOD was 110'  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
Mantas
Squadrons 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
1 or 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  1 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):
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Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
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Shore Facilities  
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Comments
Boat has a camera table, charging stations, rinse tanks for cameras.
I was the only one with a big rig SLR housing setup, boats now are more
geared for point and shoot photog ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
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Food
5 stars
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Environmental Sensitivity  
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Shore Diving  
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Snorkeling
3 stars  
 
 

Overall Rating

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Beginners
4 stars   
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Comments  
We dove on the Kona Aggressor along the west side of the Big Island of
Hawai'i along the Kona Coast.
We have been doing Aggressors since the mid 80's and have always liked and
enjoyed their boats. The crew on the KA were helpful, food was great as
usual, and boat accommodations were good as usual. The KA is a catamaran,
with the rooms on the same floor as the salon.
This was our third trip on this boat, the first ones being in '93 and '98.
We were saddened by the terrific changes in the reef, lack of fish life -
instead of schools of many species, we would see a few of a few species. No
bigger fish...
On this trip, the captain decided to try and find new dive sites, and do
live dives - where you had to jump in as a group, follow the guide, and
come up as a group. The boat would be drifting, waiting to pick you up. In
some circumstances, this could be fun and adv ...
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