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Dive Review of Kona Agressor in

May, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Laura Mosqueda, CA, USA
Sr. Reviewer   (11 reports, with 2 Helpful votes)
Report Number 2673
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
California, Caribbean, Hawaii, Sea of Cortez, Indonesia
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
76   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
2 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
2 stars    
We signed up for the trip and they took our deposit; we made our air
reservations and THEN they told us that the trip may not go if enough
people don't sign up. Different members of our party were given different
information re: how many people were needed to assure the trip. It worked
out when enough folks signed up for the trip but it was pretty frustrating
to deal with them, and they don't make their policy clear on their web
The diving was nice, but nothing spectacular with the exception of the
manta dive on the final night (more about that in a moment). The dive sites
were along along the coast and were quite similar to each other with little
variety of topography or undersea life. It was certainly pleasant: tropical
fish in small to moderate sized densities, turtles, corals in fair
condition.  The manta dive on the last night is truly spectacular: we,
along with many other divers, go in with dive lights ablaze, attracting
plankton and thus attracting mantas. Six mantas came swooping in and stayed
for over an hour. It was a wonderful experience to see these giant rays
gracefully scooping up plankton and performing an underwater ballet!
The boat crew were a nice group of folks, but not particularly helpful.
There was no assistance with gearing up, getting on/off the boat, etc
unless specifically requested. The dive guides were adequate.  This was a
pleasant trip and may be particularly enjoyable for divers who want easy
diving and have had little or no previous exposure to Hawaii diving. 
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