Welcome to Kona, Hawaii
Volcano Eruption Update:
We have received numerous calls from guests checking on the Kona Aggressor II staff in the wake of the Kilauea Volcano eruption. Fortunately, the Kona Aggressor II is unaffected and charters are operating as usual. The Kona Aggressor II operates on the west side of the Big Island of Hawaii and the volcano is located on the east side which is over 50 miles away. We will continue to keep those that are affected in our thoughts and prayers.
The "X" on the map shows the affected area.
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 of Butterfly fish. Photographers will delight in the many subjects like Spanish Dancers, turtles, mantas and frogfish.
Kona is located on the Big Island of Hawaii. The KONA AGGRESSOR II™ liveaboard operates out of downtown Kailua-Kona. The KONA AGGRESSOR II™ offers a week of hassle-free liveaboard scuba diving along the western coast of the island at favorite sites like Paradise Pinnacle, Tubestria Tunnel, The Hive, Turtle Pinnacle and Rob’s Reef. The 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 Kona liveaboard diving. Excellent snorkeling is available for non-diving passengers.
Kona scuba diving begins Sunday morning and ends Friday afternoon when the Aggressor returns to port. Sunday through Thursday there is unlimited diving throughout the day and a night dive each evening. Friday a half-day of diving is offered.
Getting There, Passports & Visa Documentation:
Guests will fly into the Kona International Airport (KOA) on Saturday. Taxis are readily available at the curb in front of all baggage claim areas. The KONA AGGRESSOR II™ operates out of the downtown pier in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. This is a 20-minute drive from the airport.
A few major airlines fly into Kona: American Airlines, United, Delta, Alaska Air, and Hawaiian Air. There are many direct flights from the US to Honolulu with connecting service to Kona. Recommended Hotels: Royal Kona Resort.
Visitors must have a current passport, adequate funds to support themselves, and a return airline ticket. It is the travelers’ responsibility to ensure they have the proper visa to travel into each country on his or her itinerary as well as for re-entry and return to their country. Since regulations vary by country, contact your consulate or embassy of your country for the requirement.
The KONA AGGRESSOR II™ will dock Saturday afternoon at the Kailua Pier at 5 pm to greet and board passengers. After all guests are aboard the yacht departs for its night anchorage to prepare for Kona liveaboard scuba diving Sunday morning. After a full week of diving, the KONA AGGRESSOR II™ returns back to Kailua-Kona Friday afternoon after lunch. Checkout is Saturday morning at 8 am. A crewmember will assist guests with taxi arrangements to the Kona Airport or a local hotel Saturday morning.
Friday afternoon, the KONA AGGRESSOR II™ returns to Kailua-Kona Bay. Guests may spend the afternoon shopping, sight seeing or just relaxing onboard until the evening cocktail party hosted by the crew at 5 pm. After the party, everyone will dine at a local restaurant. This is the only meal not included in the charter. Saturday morning checkout is 8:00 am.
Taxes & Transfers
There are no taxes or fees. Transfers are not included in the charter price.