Kona Aggressor II, Hawaii

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The M/V Kona Aggressor II is a 24m world class liveaboard yacht scheduling year round diving cruises along the western coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. Aboard Kona Aggressor II, divers will discover a volcanic topography thriving with marine life. Butterfly fish, Spanish dancers, turtles, manta ray and frogfish can all be found in these rich waters. Scuba diving with the Kona Aggressor II Hawaii offers up to five action packed dives each day along with spectacular night dives. Diving amenities include a large swim platform, personal gear lockers, air/nitrox fill stations, camera table and freshwater showers.

Topside, a professional and courteous crew of 6 is on hand to ensure the comfort and satisfaction of up to 14 guests. MV Kona Aggressor II has 6 luxury staterooms equipped with private bathroom and shower, storage and individual climate control. The onboard menu features a variety of American fare and local cuisine. Soft drinks, iced tea, beer, and wine are complimentary. Guests can relax in the air conditioned salon and enjoy the sun deck with loungers and deck chairs, bar service and CD/stereo player.

A Kona Aggressor II Hawaii diving holiday is a fantastic adventure. Book today.


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Included: VAT, Alcoholic Beverages, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Wine with Dinner, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels.

Optional Extras: Dive Insurance, Travel Insurance, Gratuities, Nitrox, Nitrox Course, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses, Snorkel Gear, WiFi internet.

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Boat features

  • Camera Station
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • TV in cabins
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Camera room with table and charging point
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Paid Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Leisure Deck
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter
  • Jacuzzi / Hot Tub

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Free Wine w/Dinner
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Full-board Option

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.


Diving

  • Nitrox available
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English.


Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.


Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Length 80 feet
  • Beam 20 feet
  • Max guests 14
  • Number of cabins 6
  • Number of bathrooms 7

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Kona Aggressor II Reviews

  • 9.4 Superb
  • 35 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
    9.5
  2. Crew
    9.8
  3. Food
    9.8
  4. Diving
    8.9
  5. Value
    9.2
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • James B
  • Canada Canada
Great atmosphere, great crew

seeing new creatures under water

Recommended for
gear set up, boat layout, fantastic crew
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Sue B
  • New Zealand New Zealand
Great food and summer weather, magic night dive.

Pelagic night dive was the absolute highlight. Seeing manta rays was great.

Recommended for
The food, the friendly crew and the pelagic night dive
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Lucy C
  • United States United States
Amazing trip

Great diving and wonderful crew—one of the best liveaboards I’ve been on, if not the best

Recommended for
Crew, diving, food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Íris Maria Selicani P
  • Brazil Brazil
Great experience

The crew was very careful with us, made sure everyone had their needs fulfilled and were comfortable with the trip. Matt, Shea, Eric, Jeremy, and and Celia were always there and would help even before I know I could need any! The boat was always clean and neat, a very inspiring atmosphere for the diving. the chefs and their creations... it was great having meals with my food restriction being taken care of. And it was beyond delicious. The mattress was great, the hot tub definitely helps, the hot chocolateria after the night dive is a sweet touch, the warm deck shower is awesome and having shampoo/conditioner out there is superb. Whoever was leading the dive made me feel super comfortable in the water, and whoever was working on the platform helping us getting out was great! They spotted so many creatures and gave us detailed briefings. It was a pleasure to be onboard, I do recommend it to my diver friends and so looking forward to the next chance. Thank you so much for everything!

Recommended for
Food, diving, crew, not in this order necessarily
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Beatrice S
  • United States United States
Great!

Wonderful fish!

Recommended for
the crew, the diving, the view of the island
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Anjali K
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
It was a wonderful week and I felt very looked after.

The night time manta ray dive

Recommended for
Being back in the water diving for the first time in 10 years.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Laura T
  • United States United States
Best. Trip. Ever.

There were so many! The staff, the other divers, the dive sites, the marine life we saw! It was all great.

Recommended for
Crew, dive sites and the food.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Eric L
  • Canada Canada
The Holy Trinity of good food, service, and diving

- Very tasty food - Excellent service and hospitality from crew - Manta ray night dive - Pelagic Magic blackwater dive - Lava tube swimthroughs

Recommended for
Amazing food, great service, and a good variety of interesting dives
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Marjolein E
  • Netherlands Netherlands
Good diving, great boat and crew

Every snack and meal was amazing, the facilities on board and the level of service of the crew were absolutely great, the divesites are good (not great though), but more than enough to explore on every dive (manta's, hammerhead, dolphins and lots of reeffish) It makes it extra special that there are many endemic species. Overall a great trip that I would highly recommend.

Recommended for
Facilities on board, food, crew
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Robert D
  • United States United States
A great jam-packed fun-filled week with a great crew, great food and amazing underwater sights!.

Highlights include wonderful times of socializing over great food. And then there was evening entertainment. The dives speak for themselves - I have hundreds of great photos of everything underwater -

Recommended for
staff, dives,
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Mike J
  • United States United States
Perfect Big Island Diving Experience

Got to dive all along the east coast of the Big Island with great food - 27 dives in only 6 days! Dives included the world-renowned manta night dive and blackwater night dive as well!

Recommended for
Friendly/talented crew, great diving sites, great food/amenities
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Ned D
  • Canada Canada
The weather was terrible but the crew and chef more than made up for it

Seeing the sharks, dolphins and whales. The delicious creations of Guy the cook. Friendliness and professionalism of the crew.

Recommended for
Dives, food, incredible courtesy of crew
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Ross P
  • United States United States
Loved my first liveaboard

The chief "Guy" was awesome and took great care of my dietary needs. I appreciated the crew in making me more confident in my diving skills as the week progressed. The trip was awesome

Recommended for
Food, Crew, and the Diving
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Thomas A
  • United States United States
It was an amazing liveaboard experience with a hard-working and highly professional crew who made sure that all our needs were met. Thank you, Kona Aggressor!

Manta ray experience, culinary masterpieces, and amazing seascapes.

Recommended for
Diving and gear tips from Morgan, cooking by Guy, and professional guuiding on all dive sites from every single member of the crew.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Anette S
  • Norway Norway
Mantas, whaleshark, tigershark.- do I have to say more:)

Manta madness, Whale shark and tigershark and all 27 dives

Recommended for
Friendly staff, diving friendly boat
  • 10 Exceptional
  • ANDRES B
  • Argentina Argentina
INCREIBLE!!

El buceo con Mantas estuvo increíble! Muchas gracias a toda la tripulación por el excelente servicio!

Recommended for
Mantas, comida, tripulacion
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Simon B
  • New Zealand New Zealand
Eat, sleep, dive, there has never been a more correct statement, 5 dives a day......

The underwater topography....lava tubes, old lava formations and massive drop offs

Recommended for
The diving, the crew, the food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Pamela H
  • United States United States
Awesome Diving Experience!

The variety of fish and undersea life was amazing, and mixed in were dive experiences, as well, such as lava tubes and caves. Other experiences were manta feedings and pelagic upwellings at night. There was more than enough variations of dives and dive sights to satisfy everyone!

Recommended for
1) The crew was amazing - friendly all the time, helpful with gear, dives and information about local dive sites; 2) The food was over-the-top: breakfast made to order; fresh snacks, beautiful buffet lunch and plated dinner, all exceptional and delicious! 3) The dive sites were many and varied: some sites for fish-lovers, others for the geologic aspects, and there was never an issue of moving the boat to a new dive site if divers wanted a change.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Goksenin O
  • United States United States
Amazing Week (despite Hurricane Lane)

Unfortunately, due to Hurricane Lane, our trip was cut short. However, the days I spent at the Kona Aggressor were a great introduction to (luxury) liveaboard diving. Every diving comfort was provided by the crew and the food/snacks and service were just top notch. Divemasters really made sure to show us the best of Hawaii sea life. I would be willing to do Kona Aggressor again or other Aggressor boats in the future.

Recommended for
Comprehensive dive guides, spectacular food, breathtaking underwater life
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Christina P
  • Sweden Sweden
Relaxing and interesting diving

Manta Ray dive, the flourecent little animals, divng with tiger shark and octopus.

Recommended for
The excellent diving gear, food and company
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Uta W
  • Canada Canada
Best service and food liveaboard experience

The food was exceptional, thank you Eric! Saw manta night dive! Saw a tige4 shark Shelby is a passionate and engaging cruise director

Recommended for
Food, service passionate people
  • 9.2 Superb
  • monique S
  • Canada Canada
Very fun and happy experience

seeing hammerhead & tiger sharks

Recommended for
crew,guest and diving
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Cathy H
  • United States United States
Had a lovely, relaxed vacation

whales-dolphins-blackwater diving

Recommended for
crew-food-diving
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Chong P
  • Malaysia Malaysia
Manta was amazing!

The manta night dive was AMAZING! Once in a lifetime experienced!

Recommended for
Service was excellent, the bed was super comfy, manta was amazing!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Rose L
  • France France
aet

The nudibranchs, the vocanic formations, the healthy reefs.

Recommended for
Diver Brent, Chef de cuisine and Captain Cliff & Tchad
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Morgan O
  • United States United States
I loved the Kona Aggressor and would recommend it to anyone looking to dive a whole bunch

The two Manta dives were nothing short of magical. Pelagic Magic was also a very unique awesome experience hanging over black water with these creatures putting on a miniature light show. Sharks, turtles, rays, Dolphins. Everything was so much fun.

Recommended for
27 dives in 5 1/2 days really gets your money worth, I dare anyone to walk away saying the food wasn't amazing, and the whole the crew were all fun interesting friendly people,
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Andras R
  • Hungary Hungary
Almost perfect

The only drawback is that the rental fins have rubber foot pockets which do not accept shoes which you really need in the cold water. You better bring your own shoes/fins, one of the dive guides gave me his fins but you may not be that lucky. Other than that it was a perfect trip.

Recommended for
Hammerhead sharks, Manta Ray night. Pelagic Magic night
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Ansley C
  • United States United States
Great

Manta night dives!

Recommended for
Diving, food, crew
  • 6.4 Review score
  • Scott G
  • United States United States
Great crew crappy diving

Mataray Dive and the crew. They were always there and willing to help.

Recommended for
Crew,Crew,Mataray Dive
  • 7.2 Good
  • Manuela G
  • Italy Italy
Pleasant

The chef was the main asset of the boat, with excellent cooking skills and great customer attention. He was also the main source of entertainment, interacting with guests during and after meal preparation. The rest of the staff was very professional and friendly, although not as engaged with guests, especially the captain.

Recommended for
Chef, night dives, Internet/cell access
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • ELena B
  • Russia Russia
Great experience

I had a great week with Colby and his crew. Accommodations, food (especially food), service were very good.

Recommended for
Mantas, mantas, mantas
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Barbara S
  • United States United States
My week aboard the Kona Aggressor II

I had a wonderful seven days. Let me start with the constructive feedback: 1) get a new Nitrox compressor. It went down after Dive #5 ,so we did ~ 20 dives on air. I hear it breaks often and so an investment is needed here. 2) This is so minor but I think it's worth noting. It's a sweet boat but the redecoration of the salon is a major fail. Get ready for an assault on the eyes with the lime green wall paneling and cushions. So many better choices could have been made and 3) if you expect a feeling of remoteness or like star gazing, this may not be the trip for you. Four of the seven nights were spent moored in the Kailua-Kona Harbor. One of them was unplanned due to weather. We spent two nights down south and that was superb. OK, enough negativity. Here is the good news and it far outweighs these issues. 1) The crew was amazing. Chef Thomas is a consummate professional and his food five star, Captain Chris Wade (his final voyage was this week) and Captain Brad, both great people with vast knowledge and interests. The other crewmembers: Misha, Dave and Amanda also fabulous; 2) the dive deck was nice. We had 10 divers and there was plenty of room to gear up and splash in, but you must be ready to navigate some stairs with your gear on (not a problem); 3) the diving. Hawaii lacks the beautiful coral and color but it makes up for that with its amazing terrain and fish. We saw Eagle Rays, a Hammerhead shark, a Manta cruising by, a turtle (not very common), tons of eel, etc. There are currents so if you like a challenge, you’ll find it here. But, they are not bad, a newer diver will be just fine; 4) Manta Dive. We did it twice b/c the surge on the first night nearly killed us (not really but we were pretty roughed up). The second try was magical - about a dozen Mantas and one so huge (15 ft) even the DM was impressed. This is truly unforgettable. The whole trip was fantastic and I highly recommend it. Just inquire about the Nitrox and make sure y

Recommended for
The crew, the food, the diving (and the other passengers)
  • 10 Exceptional
  • David R
  • United States United States
Wonderful live-aboard experience

I had a great time. My first time to Hawaii, the main draw for me was the manta rays, and wow did we see some. But the real highlight for me was when Karl stopped the boat when there were dolphins near by and I got to snorkel with them. The entire crew was super-friendly and helpful, and the food was outstanding. Compared to staying in a hotel and making day dives, this was definitely a better deal. Thanks for a great vacation!

Recommended for
1) Divemaster tours, great for singles without a buddy on board. 2) Cabin with shower; slept well, kept warm, and a place for my stuff. 3) Service; being catered to and helped out in every way.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Mauricio B
  • Colombia Colombia
Mantas on the night unique experience

Excellent crew and food, the diving sites are good but the only one out of mind was the night dive with mantas.....im wonder why we did not repeat it. Please notice the last day the boat does not stay overnight at the pier, thus, if you have flight before 8 am, you have to reserve accomodation additionally on mainland. I did receive wrong confirmation from liveaboard.com stating i could stay at the boat and catch the flight at 600 am. On site, i have to run and get quickly a hotel room. That was a big stain after a 10 points trip.

Recommended for
Food, crew service, organisation