Kona Aggressor II, Hawaii


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, Accommodation, Complimentary toiletries, Tanks, Weights, Belts, All meals, Alcoholic beverages

Excluded: Insurance (recommended), Transfers (taxi airport-Kailua Kona pier), Rental dive equipment (USD 175 per person per 7 day trip - USD 260 per 10 day trip), Nitrox (USD 100 per week - USD 150 per 10 day trip)

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • Leisure Deck
  • Shaded diving deck
  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • TV in cabins
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Separate rinse for u/w camera
  • Camera room with table and charging point
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Selection of wines
  • Snacks All Day

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.


  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck

The crew speaks English.

Gear Rental

There is diving gear available to rent on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form.
You will need to pay for the rental gear on board of the boat. Show prices.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

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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

  • 9.2 Superb
  • 19 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • María teresa L
  • Argentina Argentina

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
  • 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

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

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
  • United States United States

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