The Kona Aggressor II is a 79ft (24m) catamaran liveaboard, built and powered for comfort, safety and stability and certified by the U.S. Coast Guard. Hawaii has been an Aggressor destination since 1989 so you can be sure you are diving with experts in the area on your 7 night trip around Kona Island. With a maximum of only 14 guests on board you can also expect plenty of personal attention from the 6 crew.
The Kona Aggressor II has a spacious saloon and a sun deck with shading, chaise longues and deck chairs, bar and grill. Diving amenities include freshwater rinse showers, camera tables, and nitrox. All dives are made from the mothership. The sun deck features a moon deck bar with seating, lounge and deck chairs, stereo and CD player, shaded wet bar and grill. This is a great place to watch the changing, rugged coastline of Kona Island.
You will awaken to fresh fruits, hot entrees, cereals and juices. Lunches are buffet-style, featuring hot soups, salads and sandwiches and/or entrees. Dinners are served each evening with complimentary local beer and wine. They include salads, vegetables, seafood, beef or chicken with a fresh homemade dessert. As with all Aggressors, the last night is spent in the port and dinner is enjoyed at a recommended restaurant. If you want to dive Hawaii with the experts in the safety and comfort of a high quality liveaboard trip then Kona Aggressor II is the one for you.
Dive experience: All qualified scuba divers may join these Hawaii liveaboard cruises. There are no extra requirements.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, local beer and wine, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (max 14 divers to 1 DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment rental (US$ 175 per week), restaurant meal on final evening, transfers to the boat from the airport/hotel/port. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (credit card only).
Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks (other than local beer or wine), nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 100 per person per tour), torches, diving computer, dive insurance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: You should aim to arrive at Hawaii's Kona International Airport on Saturday. Some major airlines fly direct into Kona such as Hawaiian Air, Delta and United. Otherwise you can fly into Honolulu and connect to Kona. On arrival take a taxi from outside the baggage area to the downtown pier in Kailua-Kona, 20 minutes from the airport.
Arrival/Boarding/Departure: Boarding takes place between 17:30 and 18:00 hrs on Saturday afternoon at Kailua Pier, departing to anchor that night before diving commences on Sunday morning. The liveaboard boat returns to the pier after lunchtime on Friday, with checkout being Saturday morning at 8:00 hrs. You will be assisted with transfers to Kona airport or nearby hotels. The Friday evening meal is taken at a local restaurant and is not included in the price.
The last dive of the cruise will be at around 12 noon on the second last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
Non-diver rate: US$ 200 off the full published price (does not apply to specials).
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travelers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 65% of the normal published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 7 guests, and 1 additional person can join the cruise in the Standard cabin free of charge (total 8 or more guests).
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Pay for 12 guests and 2 additional persons can join the cruise in the Standard free of charge (total 14 divers).
There are 5 Deluxe double/twin bed cabins (with a lower double bed and an upper single berth) on the main deck and 1 Standard 4-share cabin with 2 sets of twin bunk beds on the lower deck. All cabins have en-suite bathrooms. The 4-share room has a TV and DVD player.
All the cabins have:
Individually controlled air conditioning
Windows on main deck, portholes on lower deck
Private bathroom with toilet and hot water shower
Hand basin, towels, toiletries and hair dryer
Cabinet and mirror
Mains outlet 110 volts (US standard) - 24 hours per day