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Dive Review of Kona Aggressor II in

Kona Aggressor II, Oct, 2013,

by Larry Schnabel, CA, US (Contributor Contributor 15 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 7205.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments [None]after 4 dives/day ( 5/day offered , this incl. a night dive)I wish at each dive's end I had used a 5 mil. suit instead of a 3 mil. Some divers wore hoods. Water at depth 79F most places.The food aboard Kona Aggressor II better than good- it rivals some meals I enjoyed on luxury cruise liners of Silversea and Oceania.The wine selection- CK Modavi and Salmon Creek- was mediocre, esp. compared to the high quality of the food. Since I own a vineyard and know wines, I gave the boat's chef a list of quality but inexpensive wines such as the Bogle label. This boat is easy to dive- just giant stride off the stern. The crew was always attentive, helpful , polite and very knowledgeable. I have been on around 13 dive boats in the last 15 years and this boat ranks with the best.
Websites Kona Aggressor II   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]All over Caribbean and Western Pacific, Viet-nam, Thailand/Burma, Great Barrier Reef, Cocos, Galapagos , Greece, Italy, Maldives, Baja California, Socorro Islands ( Mexico) , So. California coast PNG, Solomon islands
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 79-81°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60-100 Ft/ 18-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]stay within no-deco limits for 32-33% Nitrox
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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Subscriber's Comments

By Ms Lynda Durfee in VA, US at Oct 29, 2013 18:57 EST  
I would definitely recommend a 5mm, even in summer. I've dive all islands, and temp varies from one to the other, even on same day. I'm doing this trip in Jan. and plan to bring TWO 5mm suits, so I can alternate.
By Barry and Cynthia Jill Levenson in WA, US at Nov 01, 2013 14:22 EST  
Barry and I are booked for next October so appreciate the review and info. I'm always cold so the 5 mm tip is very helpful.
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