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Dive Review of Kona Aggressor II in
Hawaii/Kona

Kona Aggressor II, Oct, 2008,

by Colin Zylka, Wi, USA (Contributor Contributor 12 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 4514.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Palau, Truk, Caymans, Cozumel, Indonesia, Fiji, Philippines, Catalina, Florida, Bonaire, Curacao, Bahamas, Belize
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas calm
Water Temp 78 to 79 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 80 to 150 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No decompression diving allowed. Buddy diving required at all times.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales 1 or 2
Corals 4 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 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Large camera table was roomy enough for those shooting photos and video. Plenty of charging stations right at the table. Low pressure air supply available for clearing water from parts.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments The food on board this week was some of the best I've ever had on a dive trip...period. The chef, Ashley, was a culinary school graduate and it showed! Plenty of variety, all very well prepared, with no complaints from anyone on board.
The diving is unique in that there are very few if any soft corals. Plenty of hard stony corals. Tons of eels everywhere. Colorful fish made the dives enjoyable, but no too many opportunities for wide angle photos.
Crew on board were friendly enough, but some lacked any enthusiasm. The dives were 'led' by a crew member, but sometimes they spent more time taking their own photos rather than sharing discoveries with the divers.
Tanks were always filled to at least 3000 psi, with consistent nitrox blends all week.
Service topside was great. When you would be sitting on the sun deck, for example, someone was always asking if they could bring you something...a refill or a snack.
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