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Dive Review of Kona Aggressor II in
Hawaii/Big Island

Kona Aggressor II: "On the Kona Aggressor II", Sep, 2017,

by Mary Adams, MD, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 27 reports with 7 Helpful votes). Report 9859.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments KAII Service was fabulous. Great food, friendly & effective crew. Weather & seas were perfect. Manta Mania night dive was spectacular. Pelagic Magic Dive was a sweet surprise. I saw only one turtle underwater, and no dolphins underwater.
The Kona Coast underwater is a cool extension of the Kona Coast above water, with lava-flow fingers extending from land into the Pacific. We swam between and over the fingers, and through a few lava tubes. Saw lots of eels, a peacock flounder, crown-of-thorns starfish, and a frog fish due to the divemasterís sharp eyes.
We dived 5 times a day, the crew getting us in and out of the water efficiently.
The KAII never went more than a few hundred yards offshore, except tor the Pelagic Magic night dive, which makes me wonder if day trips on the Body Glove boat would be just as much fun, and I could stay at the Marriott King Kamehameha in a nice big room...
I stayed on the Island for a week after the dives, doing a Blue Hawaiian helicopter tour (spectacular!), and visiting the beaches, volcanoes, and waterfalls.
Alaska Air service from Baltimore to Kailua-Kona through Seattle was smooth flying.
Websites Kona Aggressor II   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Cuba, Bonaire, Cozumel, Florida Keys
Closest Airport Kailua-Kona Getting There Alaska Air

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 60-100 Ft/ 18-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions None
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 4 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 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Rinse tanks, dry table, plenty of towels.
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