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Dive Review of Kona Aggressor II in

Kona Aggressor II: "Kona Aggressor", Aug, 2017,

by Thomas Read, MA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 9795.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Coral bleaching from a few years ago has taken its toll, but can still have interesting interactions with unique critters. Leaf scorpionfish, frogfish, pipefish, dolphins underwater, ghost shrimp. Interesting night dive in open water brings unique stuff into your lens. The trick is getting back to the wind blown boat after you let go of the rope to film... Night dive with mantas is now a full Hollywood production, but is still very cool. Boat is very good dive platform. Crew dedicated and seem genuinely interested in the underwater environment and your enjoyment of it. Chef excellent.
DM in water who can be followed (they know where to find the harlequin shrimp) or not. Dives relatively shallow profile, 60-70 min. Aluminum 80s. 3000psi+ 32% Nitrox. Tank fills at your station. Dive from the back platform. Virtually no current. Good vis. Bring 3+mm full suit and hood. Good attention to cameras. Dedicated table with air hoses and electrical outlets. 5 dives/day x 5 1/2 days = 27 possible dives
Aggressor goes south, out of range of day boats, but best dives were right outside the small boat harbor--tiger shark (brought in by fishermen cleaning their catch), dolphins, turtles, eagle rays, flounder, lots of eels, fishy.
Websites Kona Aggressor II   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Philippines, Indonesia, Maldives, Australia, Solomons, Fiji, California, Florida, Mexico, Costa Rica, Caribbean, Red Sea, etc.
Closest Airport Kona-Kailua Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 79-81°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 4
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Back on the boat before lunch, when the boat moves to second site of the day
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments See above
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