KONA AGGRESSOR II I 26% DISCOUNT I 12 - 19 SEPT 2020 I HAWAII

KONA AGGRESSOR II I 26% DISCOUNT I 12 - 19 SEPT 2020 I HAWAII
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KONA AGGRESSOR. The vessel has luxurious en-suite cabins with A/C. Superb American and Hawaiian cuisine, all drinks included. Non divers welcome. Dive and swim from the platform. Hot tub. No WIFI but cell phones usually have reception.



HIGHLIGHTS

  • 7 Nights, 27 Dives
  • Languages spoken - English
  • Pristine dive sites on the west coast of the Big Island of Hawaii
  • Butterfly fish, spanish dancers, frogfish, puffer fish, nudibranch, turtles
  • Schooling mantas and hammerheads, white-tips, eagle rays, peacock groupers
  • Paradise Pinnacle, Tubestria Tunnel, The Hive, Turtle Pinnacle and Rob’s Reef
  • Up to five action packed dives each day - including night dives
  • Jacuzzi on sun deck
  • Beer and wine are complimentary
  • Cell phone reception available

SERVICES ON BOARD

  • Dive and snorkel from the mothership's large swim step
  • Battery Charging Station Warm-Water Showers Fish Id And Diving Books Spacious Dive Deck
  • Tanks With Din Valves Din/Int Adapters Nitrox ($) Rental Equipment ($) Courses ($)
  • Air-Conditioning Lounge/TV Area US Power Sockets Board Games Movies
  • Snorkelling Land Excursions
  • Buffet Fine Cuisine Alcohol Vegetarian Food Soft Drinks Snacks – all inclusive
  • Payments on board -Visa Mastercard Cash
  • Fire Alarm. Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets. Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit. First Aid Kits. Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • Vhf Radio. Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon
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OUR BOAT 

The 80-foot (24 meter) Kona Aggressor II liveaboard was built in Built in 1992 as a diving liveaboard, sparing no expense for the comfort and safety of Divers. The spacious liveaboard catamaran design ensures stability and easily accommodates 14 guests and 6 crew members. During the day, guests are more than welcome to take a dip in Hawaii’s warm waters from the swim platform. In addition, the ‘Moon Deck’ Bar provides a central meeting point for guests to discuss the day’s dives. With many of the dive sites featuring amazing snorkelling, Non-Divers have the opportunity to come and go from the water as they please as diving is conducted from the mothership. Don’t let your Non-Diving friends feel left out. Bring them along on your liveaboard Diving Adventure!

OUR CABINS

The luxurious air conditioned liveaboard cabins come in two styles: 5 Double Staterooms and 1 Quad Stateroom. The Double Staterooms feature a Lower Double bed with an Upper Single bunk and are located on the Lower Deck. The roomy Quad is located on the Upper Deck and has two sets of full sized beds in Bunk formation. All liveaboard Staterooms have full windows, private hot-water showers, individual climate controls, safes, hair dryers and bath robes. Linens are changed mid-week and fresh towels are replaced in each Stateroom as needed.

AMENITIES

Between dives, guests have access to the spacious Salon, a shaded Sun Deck with loungers and chairs, a Wet Bar, Grill, ‘Moon Deck’ Bar and a Jacuzzi. While there is no Wi-Fi, cell phones usually have reception during the trip. Nightly liveaboard entertainment includes fish identification sessions, movies, games and a surround-sound stereo. Enjoy a book from the library, soak in the Jacuzzi with your favourite drink or review your dive photos from a lighted table for slide sorting.

FOOD ON BOARD

Breakfast begins with cooked-to-order hot entrees including waffles and eggs, Fresh Tropical Fruit and Juices and Cereals. Lunch is served as a buffet, while dinner is table service in the dining area. You can expect an elegant meal each night prepared by the ship’s talented, experienced Chef. The amazing menu includes American fare, BBQ and local Hawaiian specialties and includes salads, vegetables, seafood, beef or chicken with a fresh homemade dessert. Once onboard, please speak to the chef about any special needs. Certain special dietary and beverage requests may not be available due to the remote nature of this location. Don’t miss your chance to dine under the bright Hawaiian stars on the liveaboard’s Upper Deck. After dinner outside, you’ll be able to enjoy a Cocktail at the ‘Moon Deck’ Bar. In addition to the meals, 2 fresh snacks are provided between meals. All hot drinks, soft drinks, juices, beer and wine are included. Keep in mind that due to federal regulation, the liveaboard onboard Bar must remain closed while Divers are in the water and while the boat is tied to any of Kona’s piers.

DIVING WITH US

The luxurious Kona Aggressor II liveaboard is a Diver’s dream as it travels along the western coast of the island to sites like Paradise Pinnacle, Tubestria Tunnel, The Hive, Turtle Pinnacle and Rob’s Reef. The liveaboard 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.

DELUXE STATEROOM - LOWER DECK - #1 - 5

Our spacious deluxe Staterooms (#1, 2, 3, 4, 5) come with double bed (lower) and single bed (upper) bunk-style, private toilets and shower, hair dryer, bathrobe, port window, safety deposit box, individual climate control and monitor with media player.

  • Size: 7 m²
  • Beds: 1 Double and 1 Bunk
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: Yes
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

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QUAD STATEROOM - UPPER DECK - #6

This cabin (#6 on the deck plan) has four full-sized Single beds in a Bunk Bed formation making it ideal for a family or small groups of friends. This cabin comes with private toilet and shower, hair dryer, individual climate control and monitor with media player, safety deposit box, individual climate control and monitor with media player

  • Size: 12 m²
  • Beds: 4 Bunk Bed
  • Max occupancy: 4
  • Shareable: Yes
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

MOST RELEVANT INFORMATION

  • The trip begins in Kailua Kona and ends in Kailua Kona
  • The closest airport is Kona Intl at Keahole (KOA)
  • The yacht is moored offshore and will dock Saturday afternoon at the Kailua Pier between 5:30-6:00 p.m. to greet passengers.

EMBARKATION AND DEPARTURE

  • You can check in on the boat as of 17:30
  • The boat departs Kailua Kona at around 19:00 on the same day
  • The vessel is equipped with US power sockets
  • Accepted payment methods on board: Cash, VISA, Mastercard, USD
  • DIN/INT adaptors are available on board
  • Towels and soap are included

ARRIVAL AND DISEMBARKATION

  • Your last dives will be on the second to last day late in the morning
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you respect the 24 hour no-fly time after your last dive!
  • The boat docks back in Kailua Kona in the afternoon on the second to last day
  • Check out and disembarkation is around 08:00 on the last day.

EXTRA INFORMATION

  • You will be diving in water that averages 72 - 80°F with thermoclines.
  • Most guests make as many as 5 dives each day, so some sort of protection is needed.
  • A 3-5mm wetsuit and hood is recommended year round

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • 27 dives
  • Level Required: Open Water diver or equivalent certification level
  • 20 log dives recommended.
  • The Big Island's volcanic underwater topography is a diver's wonderland. Lava tubes, bommies, arches and huge craters like “Au Au Crater,” create a spectacular backdrop for Hawaii’s many indigenous species.
  • All diving is done along the western coast of the island at favourite sites like Paradise Pinnacle, Tubestria Tunnel, The Hive, Turtle Pinnacle and Rob’s Reef.
  • Hawaiian reef fishes are not found anywhere else in the world, including countless Butterfly fish and Angelfish, Hawaiian Lionfish, Dolphin, Turtles, Mantas, Frogfish and Eels.
  • Humpback Whales migrate through Hawaii November through February.
  • With lava flows in the background, divers suit up for a week of spectacular diving.
  • Excellent snorkeling is available for non-diving passengers.

PROGRAM

DAY 1

  • The yacht will dock Saturday afternoon at the Kailua Pier between 5:30-6:00 p.m. to greet passengers.
  • Meet the crew Welcome briefing
  • The staff will assign cabins
  • Time to prepare diving equipment in diving deck
  • After all guests are aboard the yacht departs around 7 pm for its night anchorage to prepare for diving on Sunday morning.

DAY 2 - 6

  • Dive, Eat & Sleep for next few days
  • Up to 5 dives per day.
  • Enjoy your full board diving cruise.
  • During the week we will dive the best spots in the itinerary.

DAY 7

  • Half-day of diving is offered.
  • After a full week of diving, the Kona Aggressor II returns back to Kailua-Kona in the afternoon after lunch.
  • 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.

DAY 8

  • Morning checkout is 8:00 am.
  • A crew member will assist guests with taxi arrangements to the Kona Airport or a local hotel.

DIVE SITES

  • 3-Room Cave, 200-foot lava tube with 3 large rooms. One way in, one way out. The dive is set up with line and cylume sticks to follow. Inside the caves there are mole lobsters, ghost shrimp, Hawaiian lobsters, puffer fish and nudibranches. Outside the cave there are frogfish, Reticulated Butterfly fish and turtles. An excellent dive upon request. Made only in extremely calm seas.
  • Au Au Crater, A submerged volcano crater with 3 sides intact, the ocean side wall has fallen. The walls range from 30-70 ft. and 50-200 ft., very dramatic topography with cleaner shrimp station, turkey fish and nudibranches. Good spot for pelagics such as oceanic white-tip sharks, hammerhead sharks, and large jacks.
  • Black Coral Forest, The boat is moored at 50 ft on a sand chute which drops to 90 ft. where the first black coral tree grows, from 90 ft. the black coral trees are endless. The rare longnose hawkfish lives here along with barracuda and viper eels.
  • Catacombs, A finger coral garden drops steeply to rubble and boulder sloping into the endless blue. The shallows feature swim throughs, tunnels, arches with sky lights and streaming sun rays.
  • Kalokos Arches, Three natural lava arches on a downhill slope at 50 ft. Turtles frequently seen, spotted eagle rays, good spot for nudibranches.
  • Keahole Point-Manta Theater, A new mooring installed in 2001. Mantas are often spotted during night dives. Lights are lowered into the water to attract tiny organisms for the hungry mantas. A very exciting dive.
  • Manuka Bay, A wide protected bay of lava fingers covered with encrusting corals. Several resident frog fish, flame angels, dragon eels, bi-coloured anthias (very rare in Hawaii), sennat barracuda and garden eels. Snorkelers frequently encounter spinner dolphins. The night dives are awesome with an abundance of invertebrates including Spanish dancers.
  • Meadows, Shallow, gently sloping bottom. Lava tubes and arches around 30 ft., finger coral at 80 ft. where white sand flats dominate. Three shy resident white-tip sharks, frogfish, nudibranches under ledges, mantas, crocodile eels, and red-stripe pipe fish.
  • Okoe Bay, A beautiful shallow bay with a black sand beach. A gentle, white sand slope from 30-60 ft. Look for leaf scorpions, eels, decoy scorpions and an occasional manta at night.
  • Old Airport, A locally known good spot for eels and daytime manta fly-bys. Steep drop-off, anthias can be found here. Oz, Yes, it does have a "Yellow Brick Road." Lava ridge wall from shore to 20 ft., sand patches and reef give way to a ridge that extends straight out off shore 200 ft. the top of which starts in 40 ft. and gently slopes to 80 ft. The ridge top is covered with yellow lobe coral.
  • Paradise Pinnacle, Large bommie rising from 90-35 ft. out of black sand. Garden eels, cleaner shrimp, crocodile eels, turkey fish and hairy hermit crabs.
  • Pohoe Bay, A wide bay. Bare lava rocks with a white sand beach and palm trees create an "Oasis" look. This is the site of an ancient Hawaiian village. It is only ruins now with petroglyphs. Weather permitting, guests may snorkel to shore. Underwater, there is a healthy reef with a cave loaded with Hawaiian turkeyfish and the home to the only known pair of Hawaiian lionfish.
  • Rainbow Reef, The most southerly dive site is actually the most southern point in the United States. The sandy shoreline is flanked by steep cliffs. A shallow wall starts at 15-40 ft. The wall becomes rocky and drops off to a sandy flat at 100 ft. Large silver milkfish, garden eels and bi-coloured anthias.
  • Shark Fin Rock, Also off the "Old Airport Beach," lava ridges dropping down from shore, schooling surgeons, lots of puffers.
  • Stoney Mesas, Four large bommies from 25-65 ft. deep crowded together. Titan scorpion fish, turtles and wire coral with gobies.
  • The Hive, A large bommie 30-70 ft. covered with agile chromis resembling a swarm of bees. Cleaner shrimp station, leaf scorpions and titan scorpions. The Maze, One of 2 sites off Miloli'i, oldest traditional fishing village in Hawaii. Lava ridges and bommies twist and turn to create the walls of a "maze" at 55 ft. Tinker's butterfly fish, bandit angels, eagle rays and peacock groupers.
  • Thompson's Reef, An exciting dive off a point where there can be a slight current feeding hundreds of Thompson's butterfly fish. Sandy bottom with white-tip sharks. Tubastrea Tunnel, Also off of Miloli'i Village. Lava fingers extend from shore to form a peninsula of canyons and ridges and swim throughs. The feature tunnel is 20 ft. wide, 10 ft. high and 40 ft. long. It is covered with beautiful tubastrea coral. There are 3 resident frog fish. Keep an eye out for sharks.
  • Turtle Pinnacle, A fun dive with several turtles, some are quite large. It is an actual turtle cleaning station. A small pinnacle at 55 ft. marks the spot. This is great opportunity for photographers because the turtles are still during their cleaning. Keep an eye out for schooling barracuda.
  • Wall's Wall, Vertical wall starting at 45 ft. dropping to 100-150 ft. Lots of eels, octopus, pyramid and Thompson butterfly fish.

INCLUDED

  • Full board, including water, tea, coffee, juices, snacks between meals and after dives, soft drinks, local beer & wine
  • Dive guides
  • Weight belt.

NOT INCLUDED

  • Nitrox (USD 100 per week)
  • Transfer from/to local hotels (round-trip)
  • Transfer to/from the airport (round-trip)
  • Tips for the crew (recommended)
  • Rental equipment full set 175 USD per week
  • Diving computer: 60 USD per week
  • Courses
  • Dinner ashore on last night

CANCELLATION POLICY

What if I need to cancel my booking?

Your reservation request is obligation free and you can cancel anytime within the first 72 hours. During this time you can easily find matching flights and get answers from our reservations team to any further questions you may have.

After you have confirmed and paid for your reservation, the following cancellation policy applies:

  • 30 % non refundable
  • Between 120 days and 90 days before trip = 70 % refundable
  • Less than 90 days before trip = no refund

In case of cancellation the refund will be transferred to your bank account, credit card or paypal account within 10 business days

BEFORE TRAVELLING

  • Make sure you meet the country's requirements corresponding to your nationality make sure your passport is valid at least six months after the date you plan to visit the country
  • Diving insurance is mandatory for divers of all ages on all of our trips: bring your certificate as proof
  • It is strongly recommended to have travel insurance that is appropriate for the type of diving holidays you are going to do
  • Check the electrical standards (such as which plugs are used) in your destination country before travelling and bring the appropriate adaptor if necessary.
  • The itinerary and the number of dives are indicative and are subject to weather conditions and conditions: safety is always first
  • All divers must provide their diving certification card
  • Diving computers are compulsory
  • Local rates, fuel surcharges, distance rates, port fees, etc. may change without notice due to changes in government policy, changes in the price of oil, etc.
  • The changes are beyond our control and the increases must be paid if the boat requests them. We will endeavor to inform you of any changes as soon as possible. A change in these rates does not entitle you to cancel the trip.

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