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Dive Review of Kona Aggressor II in
Hawaii/Kona Coast

Kona Aggressor II, Dec, 2013,

by Mark Kimmey, NY, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 10 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 7494.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving New York, Hawaii, California, Kwajalein, Florida, Grenada, Bonaire, Caymans, Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, Belize, Mexico, Australia
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 73 to 78 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 40 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Decent camera table, but it's only accessible from the forward side. Since this is also where the NITROX log is, ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
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Comments 80 long, 28 beam catamaran, built sometime around 1990. Probably the smallest liveaboard weve been on to date, this one only takes 14 passengers (we had 12 on our trip), but was comfortable. We were a little concerned that most of the passenger cabins are on the same deck and open onto the galley/lounge/dining area and dive deck, but the soundproofing was reasonably good and we didnt have any problems. Whenever possible, lunch and dinner meals were served on the sun deck, one up. (The hot tub shown in diagrams of the sun deck was absent, thankfully.)

The KAII had just come out of two weeks in dry dock, during which it was completely repainted. Unfortunately, insufficient (or improper, not sure which) non-skid grit was mixed in with the paint meant for decks and most were slippery, as were the handrails down to t ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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