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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here
Preparing to fly
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Included in your holiday
This is a boat only price from Kona. Your Aggressor package includes 7 nights in a deluxe cabin on a full board basis with a selected of local beer and wine, plus all diving from the tender, 12lt international tanks are weights.
Excluded are the airport taxi transfers, additional kit hire, on board courses, nitrox and any souvenirs.
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 Friday morning, the Captain will have an envelope for gratuities that will be divided equally among the crew. Payment can be made by cash, traveller’s cheques or credit card.
The USD is the currency of Hawaii. The yacht will accept US dollars cash, mastercard or visa (credit card surcharge may apply).
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
A full line of Aqua Lung rental gear is available aboard including regulators, BCs and dive computers.
Several diving specialty courses are offered onboard including Nitrox, Advanced Open Water, UW Photography, Master Diver and more.
There is a mini-boutique onboard with assorted t-shirts and miscellaneous items
Nitrox is available for an additional fee
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.
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
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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.