Kona Aggressor | Hawaii Diving Liveaboard | Scuba Travel

Kona Aggressor | Hawaii Diving Liveaboard - Pacific

  • Guests Upto 14 passengers onboard
  • Rooms 5 deluxe rooms and one quad room
  • Restaurants Hot breakfast is cooked to order, lunch is buffet style and dinner is served in the saloon.
  • Food and Drinks A variety of American favouritse, barbecues and local cuisine. Includes fruit juices, soft drinks, iced water, iced tea, coffee, and a limited selection of local beer and wine, which are complimentary
  • FacilitiesThe Kona Aggressor II is built to U.S. Coast Guard and A.B.S. standards with a full complement of safety equipment
  • Diving All dives from mothership, Water temperature: 22 - 26C, 3-5mm wetsuit recommended
  • Diving Extras A full line of Aqualung rental gear is available aboard including regulators, BCs, dive computers, and night-lights.
  • Internet Access Not available

About Kona Aggressor

From the historic seaside town on Kailua Kona, an exciting world underwater waits for you. The sites of west and south Kona extend past the range of day divers. Forget the world and say aloha to some of the islands best sites.., Paradise Pinnacle, Tubestria Tunnel, The Hive, Turtle Pinnacle and Robs Reef, to name but a few of the highlights. There's more than just manta to thrill in Hawaii

The Kona Aggressor II is a 25m stable catamaran, that sleeps onto divers. There are 5 deluxe staerooms on the lower deck and 1 quad option on the upper deck. All have ensuite private toilet and shower, with safe, extra storage and individual climate controls. She is full certified by the U.S. Coast Guard. Hairdryers and towels are available on board.

With a small group on board, Kona Aggressor II is a spacious liveaboard. She has a beautiful salon and dining area indoors,a large shaded sun deck, chaise lounges and deck chairs, bar, and grill upstairs. As all diving is done from the main boat, so the generous dive deck is perfectly designed, with gearing up space, rinse showers, camera tables, and nitrox facilities.

Our divers love the comprehensive on board menus with Aggressor fleet. Famous for their mix of American dishes and local cuisine, the menu onboard is varied and plentiful. There's even a grill for BBQs. Great care is taken over the freshly prepared breakfasts, lunches and dinners and between dives there are plentiful snacks. As standard all soft drinks and a limited selection of local beer and wine is included. Don't skip the homemade desserts! You are on holiday after all.

Deluxe stateroom

Double bed (lower) and single bed (upper) bunk-style, private head and shower, hair dryer, port window, individual climate control and monitor with media player

Quad room

Two sets of single bunk beds (upper and lower) bunk-style, private bathroom, hair dryer, window, individual climate control and monitor with media player

Large saloon and dining area

Top dive sites on Kona Aggressor II

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.

Please note these prices may not include flights. Click select for the full holiday details

Covid Information for Kona Aggressor

INFORMATION PROVIDED BY AGGRESSOR FLEET

Last Updated: 14AUG 2020

An in-depth look at Aggressor Adventure's Clean, Refresh & Sanitise program. Currently, our staff are hard at work getting all yachts and properties ready for the safe, healthy, and happy return of our valued guests. Our number one priority is to clean, refresh, and sanitise all our destinations. All safety checks are also being reviewed, updated, and improved including every safety drill from a stubbed toe to evacuations. Our staff continue to be fully trained in emergency response so that your next Adventure of a Lifetime is both fun and safe!

Clean refresh & sanitise Programme

Aiming to establish consistency across every destination
Restart plans reviewed at local level/protocols, each vessel's flag state regulations & internal Aggressor regulations
Operations team will visit each destination to ensure quality & consistency


Be sure to read your Aggressor liveaboard's specific covid know before you go information sheet

While boats have been out of operation:

Galley deep cleans
AC units stripped back
If a surface can be lifted, it has been lifted (carpets, matting on dive decks etc)
Re-inspection of tanks (beyond the standard quarterly tank inspections) & compressors
Preventative maintenance & stripping back of mechanical parts
Dive ladders refurbished
Window frames & windows refurbished
Better water heaters for showers
Safety kit inspection, upgrades & removal where required
Wood maintenance, painting and polishing
Carbon monoxide & smoke detectors installed (in addition to any in built fire suppressant systems a vessel may have) plus on board spares

Crew development during down time:

Staff CPR & first aid training
MOB drills
Emergency & rescue training scenarios
Evacuation training
Muster station training
Making sure staff understand PPE and covid secure requirements & protocols
Dive staff completed relevant digital SSI training and certifications

What is Aggressor going to do to protect me? How are the staff protected?

Many destinations have lower risk/infection rates than guests are travelling from

Social distancing at all times is encouraged but we recognise, more than 1m may not be not realistic at all times
Guest temperature check on boarding
Morning & evening temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for any service personnel boarding between charters
Designated quarantine procedures if someone has a fever
Medical referral for guests who become ill, with transport to a shore based facility for evaluation
Divers to bring their own PPE, masks, hand sanitiser - hand sanitiser will also be availbe on board, but do bring your own
Using outside space available as much as possible (briefings, taking meals outside on other decks etc)
Removal of self service buffets
Mask and gear rise buckets removed
Only dive crew staff will be allowed to use the camera rinse tanks for for customer cameras
Majority of on board courses can still be delivered (using digital) but some courses have been removed if they need very hands on education
New safety protocols & evacuation plans including battery charging procedures, night watch & life jackets
Emergency procedures quick reference guides produced- like an airplane seats emergency plan
Power point briefings on every boat
Transfers - steps will depend on your destination and if it is a public service (eg taxis comply with local rules) or Aggressor provide

Sanitise!

Working out what the proper products are for each type of material (CDC & EU informed)
Sanitising procedures overhauled for entire vessel, with focus on cabins, kitchens, indoor common areas, rental kit, bathrooms & salon curtains
Rental kit stored in sanitised bags - washed, second stages removed & disinfected, fresh water rinse (if required), sealed up
2 step cleaning and sanitising process, with extra focus on high contact areas
AC systems will have UV lights built in (replacement or retro fitted)
Dive deck towel service will keep all individual towels separate
Chemical washing/spraying & UV light sanitisation techniques being applied
Increased frequency of cleaning, especially throughout day, of high touch areas
Handheld UV lights for disinfection of small items (phones, tablets laptops)
Twice daily cabin cleaning, especially high touch areas & bathrooms
Enhanced cleaning if somebody develops a fever
Hand washing instructions in all cabins
Updated procedures check in/check out of cabins to allow for deep cleaning between charters



Country Covid Travel Information

This section will soon be updated with the latest COVID-19 information for this destination.

Frequently Asked Questions

Location

Hawaii is actually made up of 8 distinct, major islands in the North Pacific and nearly 2000 miles from the nearest contient. They form part of the USA. They were formed by volcanic action, but today are famed for the beautiful beaches, inviting waters and tropical jungle.

Covid Travel Information

This section will soon be updated with the latest COVID-19 information for this destination.

Weather and Climate

Hawaii’s proximity to the equator means that the its weather is tropically warm and consistent throughout the year. Rainfall is usually overnight, rather than during the day. Hawaii’s weather is warm all year round with daytime high temperatures ranging from 78F in the “colder” months to 88F in the hotter months. Typically December, January and February are the coolest months, while July, August and September are the warmest months.

Travel

Flight options

The most direct routes to Kona Hawaii are via LA or San Francisco. Flights depart regularly with most of the major American carriers, as well as BA and Virgin. We are able to book most major airlines. Please ask for a quote.

Stopovers

As you are flying through the States, why not add a night or few en route to break up the journey.

Arrange before you go

Visa requirements

You must have a valid USA visa prior to travel. Most UK passport holders can apply using the ESTA system. Do ensure your passport has 6 months validity from your return date to prevent any issues with immigration. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here

Insurance

Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance. Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities. We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance. It's worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here

Immunisations

Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here

Preparing to fly

Seating

You will be able to manage your booking online once you have been ticketed (after you have paid your holiday balance). Most airlines will now enable you to select your seating at this point. There may be a small charge for prebookable seating before online check in opens. Please speak to the airline for more information about charges.

Check in

As you are flying with a scheduled airline, you will be able to check in online with your airline. Please visit their website for more information about when online check in opens.

Lounge

An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort. Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world click here

Parking

Prebook your airport parking to save money! If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel. These aren't as expensive as you might think. click here

What happens when I arrive?

On arrival please make your way through baggage claim and immigration. Local regulations mean that we are not able to prebook transfers, but taxi are easy to find outside the airport. Please check your onward address prior to travel. If you have any issues on arrival, please contact us. We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK. Please call 0044 7747 488 002. We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.

Transfers

Local regulations mean that we are not able to include transfers in the cost of your holiday. Taxis are widely available. Certain resorts offer car hire as part of your package. Full instructions will be in your travel documentation.

Departures

Disembarkation is after breakfast in the morning. You can leave your bags on board until your departure time for your flight. The crew will assist with a taxi, that needs to be paid for locally. You may be required to pay a departure tax leaving the island.

Info

Tipping

Crew gratuities are not included in the charter. Aggressor believe gratuities should be voluntary and based upon the quality of service the crew has provided. When settling your account on the final morning morning, the Captain will have an envelope for gratuities that will be divided equally among the crew.

Currency

The USD is the currency of Hawaii. The yacht will accept US dollars cash, mastercard or visa (credit card surcharge may apply).

Phone coverage

There is a satellite phone onboard for emergency communication. Mobile phone coverage may be limited throughout the itinerary, depending on your carrier.

Plugs and electricity

Electrical outlets onboard are standard US 110 volt

Extras

Hire equipment

A full line of Aqua Lung rental gear is available aboard including regulators, BCs and dive computers.

Extras

Several diving specialty courses are offered onboard including Nitrox, Advanced Open Water, UW Photography, Master Diver and more.

Souvenirs

There is a mini-boutique onboard with assorted t-shirts and miscellaneous items

Nitrox/Gas

Unlimited Nitrox is $100 per 7 night charter/ $150 per 10 night charter

Payments

Deposits and Balances

A typical deposit for Kona Aggressor II will be £1500. This will be due once your holiday has been confirmed. Your balance will then be due 90 days before travel.

Ways to pay

We accept mastercard and visa debit or credit cards. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. All non sterling card payments and UK business debit cards will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Overseas bank transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions.

Group Payments

If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation

Discounts

Repeat Guests

Are you one of Scuba Travel's repeat customers?
Over 60% of our customers trust Scuba Travel to book their next diving holiday, time after time.

And we believe you deserve a huge thanks for your ongoing support over the years, which is what our repeater discount is all about! Travel with us again in either 12 months or 24 months and you will qualify for a discount. That's all you have to do. No forms, no numbers to remember, no fuss, just a good honest price reduction.

5% off for repeat customers travelling with Scuba Travel within 24 months
5% off plus £100 bonus for repeat customers travelling within 12 months

Plus travel on a second trip in 12mths for an extra $100 discount or $200 on your third trip in 12 mths. Dive the World travellers get an extra 10% discount all yachts for rental gear, nitrox, boutique, photography equipment rentals, videos and courses and a special birthday discount to spend at the online boutique.
Repeat discounts are not cumulative and cannot be applied to special offer prices

Included

Your liveaboard accommodation is based on a deluxe cabin on a full board basis - your last night dinner is not included in your charter package

Soft drinks, water, tea, coffee and a limited selection of local beer and wine

All diving, 12lt international tanks, air fills and weights are included

Airport transfers for embarkation/disembarkation can be prebooked but are paid for locally

Excluded

International flights, domestic flights and any overnight stays where required are not included in your trip. Please ask your travel consultant for a quote to add these

There are currently no port fees or park fees for Kona Aggressor

Nitrox for 7 nights is $100 on all Aggressor charters, kit rental, souvenirs or private guiding services are paid for on board.


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