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Dive Review of Kona Aggressor in
Hawaii/Kona Coast

Kona Aggressor, May, 2013,

by Peggy Goldberg, FL, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 7170.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving All over the Caribbean, Bahamas, Cocos Island, Socorro, Fiji, Solomon Islands, caves in Florida.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather windy, cloudy Seas calm, choppy, surge
Water Temp 78 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 30 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Because we did a number of live dives, they were guided, and you had to stick with the group. The other dives were still led by a guide, and we had a little more flexibility.On Nitrox MOD was 110'
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 1 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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Boat has a camera table, charging stations, rinse tanks for cameras.
I was the only one with a big rig SLR housing setup, boats now are more geared for point and shoot photog ... 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 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
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Comments We dove on the Kona Aggressor along the west side of the Big Island of Hawai'i along the Kona Coast.
We have been doing Aggressors since the mid 80's and have always liked and enjoyed their boats. The crew on the KA were helpful, food was great as usual, and boat accommodations were good as usual. The KA is a catamaran, with the rooms on the same floor as the salon.
This was our third trip on this boat, the first ones being in '93 and '98. We were saddened by the terrific changes in the reef, lack of fish life - instead of schools of many species, we would see a few of a few species. No bigger fish...
On this trip, the captain decided to try and find new dive sites, and do live dives - where you had to jump in as a group, follow the guide, and come up as a group. The boat would be drifting, waiting to pick you up. In some circumstances, this could be fun and adv ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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