Kona Aggressor II Liveaboard review
This Kona Aggressor II Liveaboard review reveals a 24 metre (79 ft) Hawaiian diving safari boat for up to 14 scuba divers. Operated by Aggressor Fleet with paid nitrox onboard to extend your dive times, meals catering for all dietary requirements, and 6 ensuite aircon cabins for couples or singles.
The best way to do more diving in Hawaii is to book yourself on a scuba diving liveaboard. You can check the latest and best deals on Hawaii liveaboards using the following window:
Please note that since writing this article the Kona Aggressor II is now retired, so the only Hawaii liveaboard is the Safari Explorer Cruise Ship, Hawaii.
Kona Aggressor II Liveaboard overview
In this Kona Aggressor II Liveaboard review I take a look at what this dive boat offers for scuba divers. In the above image you’ll notice there have been 43 verified customer reviews. Which at the time of writing this review has resulted in an overall review rating of 9.4 out of 10 and 4.5 stars. That’s a good review by any one’s standards and a great start for any scuba diver.
Here’s an example customer review of the Kona Aggressor II Liveaboard:
Luxury diving in beautiful Hawaiian waters “Seeing the larger sea creatures: manta rays, hammerhead & tiger sharks, hawksbill turtle. Experiencing the friendliness, professionalism and expertise of the crew. The wonderful food laid on throughout the trip.” Recommended for: The quality of the diving; the knowledge of the diving team; the food.One of the Kona Aggressor II Liveaboard Reviews by Mike L from the UK
To find out more about the inside and outside of the Kona Aggressor II Liveaboard, please watch the following video with the captain of this Hawaiian liveaboard:
Here is a list of what the Kona Aggressor II Liveaboard offers to scuba divers and why you should choose this liveaboard to enjoy your Big Island, Hawaii scuba diving trip.
Kona Aggressor II Liveaboard Features Table
|Feature||Advantage to You|
|Paid nitrox available||Nitrox onboard means you'll benefit from the many advantages of nitrox diving, including extended bottom times. Especially important when you enjoy diving and you want to spend as long as possible underwater.|
|Nitrox Course||If you are not already Nitrox trained, you can take advantage of the onboard Nitrox course to benefit from Nitrox diving (an extra charge).|
|Dietary restrictions catered for||Relax knowing that whatever your dietary requirements, you can enjoy the food onboard, as the Kona Aggressor II liveaboard will cater for any specific dietary requirement you have.|
|En-suite cabins (All 6 cabins)||You benefit from your own private en-suite bathroom so you can shower and get ready in comfort.|
|Aircon cabins (All 6 cabins)||You benefit from being able to choose the temperature of your cabin for complete comfort and a good night’s sleep.|
|Scuba gear rental||The benefit to you is you can travel light and simply rent all your scuba equipment onboard.|
|Kona Aggressor II itinerary includes the Best of the Hawaii diving||With the Kona Aggressor II itinerary you benefit from the best of the Hawaii diving:
1. Kalakos Arches.
2. Turtle Pinnacle.
3. Keahole Point.
4. Manta Theatre.
5. Old Airport.
6. Shark Fin Rock.
8. 3 Room Cave.
9. Paradise Pinnacle.
10. Au Au Crater.
11. Black Coral Forest.
13. The Hives.
14. The Maze.
15. Tubastrea Tunnel.
16. Okoe Bay.
17. Thompson's Reef.
19. Manuka Bay.
20. Stoney Mesas.
21. Pohoe Bay.
23. Rainbow Reef.
Please take a look at the Big Island, Hawaii map below with the location of these dive sites.
|Sun deck||An advantage to those sun-lovers to relax and sun bathe between dives on the sun deck.|
|Scuba diving courses||You benefit from being able to advance your diving skills with onboard scuba diving courses. These courses are an extra charge.|
|Available for charter||If you charter the Kona Aggressor II liveaboard you have more flexibility over the diving and diver numbers (subject to max. diver numbers).|
|Camera station||For those underwater photography enthusiasts, there's a camera station and a separate rinse for your underwater camera. There is also a camera room with table and charging point too.|
|Non-diver and snorkeler friendly||For those scuba divers who have a non-diver partner, it's good to be onboard a non-diver friendly liveaboard, which is also snorkeler friendly. This means your partner can enjoy the snorkeling, and might be able to enjoy manta rays or whale sharks on the surface, so you can enjoy these amazing experiences together!|
|Jacuzzi/Hot Tub||Sit back and relax in the jacuzzi/hot tub in the evenings after a long day of diving. But make sure you don't jump into the jacuzzi immediately after a dive to avoid decompression problems.|
|Complimentary drinks||Complimentary drinks that include soft drinks, iced tea, beer, and wine with dinner, all included in the price.|
|Freshwater showers||Wash down after each dive (or snorkel) in freshwater outside showers.|
Take a look at this video from the Kona Aggressor II liveaboard. There’s some great diving on this trip, which a whole range of underwater sea life from octopus, to sea turtles, to silvertip sharks and hammerhead sharks, to manta rays and so much more.
What are the pros and cons of the Kona Aggressor II liveaboard?
As with any scuba diving holiday booking, there are always pros and cons to take into consideration. Let’s take a look at the Kona Aggressor II Liveaboard pros and cons.
Pros of the Kona Aggressor II Liveaboard
- Middle budget cost Hawaii liveaboard.
- Paid nitrox is available so you benefit from longer dive times.
- The Kona Aggressor II Liveaboard cost (see below) includes your drinking water, soft drinks, tea & coffee, alcoholic beverages, wine with dinner, full-board meal plan, snacks, diving package, cabin towels, complimentary toiletries and deck towels.
- 7 night diving package includes up to 27 dives in total.
- The meal package includes local food served buffet style and with fine cuisine.
- Specific dietary requirements are catered for, but you need to add this when you book your trip.
- The Aggressor II liveaboard offers diving courses at an extra charge, which includes a nitrox course.
- Cabins are all en-suite and have aircon.
Cons of the Kona Aggressor II Liveaboard
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Kona Aggressor II Liveaboard cost and booking
To book a trip on the Kona Aggressor II Liveaboard, prices begin at £273 ($380/€322)* per person per day – cost right at the time of writing this article.
The cost of booking the Kona Aggressor II isn’t the cheapest Hawaii liveaboard, but then it’s the only one at the moment to scuba dive Hawaii.
You can book on the Kona Aggressor II Liveaboard by clicking here: Book the Kona Aggressor II Liveaboard.
The Kona Aggressor II liveaboard cost to book includes the following:
- Drinking water, tea & coffee and soft drinks, alcoholic drinks and wine with dinner.
- Full-board meal plan, which includes specific dietary requirements (but this must be requested at the time of booking) and snacks.
- All your diving on the 7-night diving package includes up to 27 dives in total.
- Cabin and deck towels.
The Kona Aggressor II liveaboard cost to book excludes the following:
- Dive Insurance.
- Travel Insurance.
- Airport transfers.
- Hotel transfers.
- Optional gratuities.
- Scuba rental gear.
- Scuba diving courses, including the nitrox course.
- Snorkel gear.
Kona Aggressor II Liveaboard discount code
If you are searching for a Kona Aggressor II Liveaboard discount code you are best to look out for the discounts Liveaboard.com offer on certain trips.
Also, take a read of this article about how to book a last minute Galapagos liveaboard cruise, as this shows you how the discounts show up when you come to book.
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