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Dive Travel Deal: Kona Aggressor, Kona, HI, USA

12 February 2013 30 views No Comment

April 6 – April 13 2013 Kona Aggressor, Kona, HI, USA

the big islands volcanic underwater topography is a divers wonderland. lava tubes, bommies, arches and huge craters like “au au crater,” create a spectacular back for hawaii’s many indigenous species of butterfly fish. photographers will delight in the many subjects like spanish dancers, turtles, mantas and frogfish.

kona is located on the big island of hawaii. the kona aggressor ii operates out of downtown kailua-kona. the kona aggressor ii offers a week of hassle-free diving along the western coast of the island at favorite sites like paradise pinnacle, tubestria tunnel, the hive, turtle pinnacle and rob’s reef. the yacht ventures far from the reach of day operators to beautiful south point, the southernmost tip of hawaii and the united states, weather permitting. with lava flows in the background, divers suit up for a week of spectacular diving. excellent snorkeling is available for non-diving passengers.

diving begins sunday morning and ends friday afternoon when the aggressor returns to port. sunday through thursday there is unlimited diving throughout the day and a night dive each evening. friday a half-day of diving is offered.

getting there:

guests will fly into the kona international airport (koa) on saturday. taxis are readily available at the curb in front of all baggage claim areas. the kona aggressor ii operates out of the downtown pier in kailua-kona, hawaii. this is a 20-minute drive from the airport.

a few major airlines fly into kona: united, delta, and hawaiian air. there are many direct flights from the us to honolulu with connecting service to kona.

arrival/boarding/departure:

the kona aggressor ii will dock saturday afternoon at the kailua pier between 5:30-6:00 pm to greet and board passengers. after all guests are aboard the yacht departs for its night anchorage to prepare for diving sunday morning. after a full week of diving, the kona aggressor ii returns back to kailua-kona friday afternoon after lunch. checkout is saturday morning at 8 am. a crewmember will assist guests with taxi arrangements to the kona airport or a local hotel saturday morning.

friday afternoon, the kona aggressor ii returns to kailua-kona bay. guests may spend the afternoon shopping, sight seeing or just relaxing onboard until the evening cocktail party hosted by the crew. after the party, everyone will dine at a local restaurant. this is the only meal not included in the charter. saturday morning checkout is 8:00 am.

diving environment:
• more than 20% of the hawaiian reef fishes are found nowhere else in the world, including countless butterfly fish and angelfish. other marine species include: hawaiian lionfish, dolphin, turtles, mantas, frogfish and eels. humpback whales migrate through hawaii november through february.
• all dives from mothership
• water temperature: 72 – 80f, 22 – 26c
• 3-5mm wetsuit recommended

taxes & transfers

there are no taxes or fees. transfers are not included in the charter price.

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