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Micronesia & Pacific - Liveaboards


Choose a scuba diving holiday to Micronesia & the Pacific which offers adventures for those wanting an exploratory and exotic diving holiday. Meet unique and rare marine creatures and dive sites of unsurpassed beauty that will leave memories for a lifetime. Dive holidays in Micronesia are famous for the chance to see World War II wrecks.

Palau, made up of 300 mostly unihabited islands that look like 'mushrooms'. From caves to soft corals, mantas to giant shoals, sharks and 1500 variety of fish. This is a truly special destination.

Truk Lagoon famously has hundreds of World War II japanese wrecks lying in 35m water almost intact. Historically facinating and an excellent twin centre trip with Palau.

Explore the magic of Fiji and Hawaii aboard a luxury liveaboard or enjoy the pure escapism on the paradise island of Bora Bora in your own water villa.


Kona Aggressor II - Hawaii, Micronesia & Pacific

For your diving & liveaboard holiday to Hawaii, Micronesia & Pacific, Kona Aggressor II offers you chance to see the Big Islands volcanic underwater topography. The 50th State of the USA, the Hawaiian chain comprises hundreds of volcanic islands spread over 1,500 square miles of ocean off the west coast of mainland USA. The Big Island's volcanic underwater topography is a diver's wonderland. 

Location
Kona is located on the Big Island of Hawaii. The Kona Aggressor II operates out of downtown Kailua-Kona. 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.

Accomodation
Accommodations include 5 double staterooms and 1 roomy quad stateroom on the upper deck. Each stateroom has ensuite private toilet and shower. Each stateroom has extra storage and individual climate control.

Facilities
Spacious salon, 50 feet of sun deck with shading, chaise lounges and deck chairs, bar, and grill. Her diving amenities include freshwater rinse showers, camera tables, and nitrox. The sun deck features a “moon deck bar” with seating, lounge and deck chairs, stereo and CD player, shaded wet bar and grill. The Kona Aggressor II has safes in every stateroom to store your valuables.

Diving
The Kona Aggressor II offers a week of hassle-free 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 diving.  Excellent snorkeling is available for non-diving passengers.

Arrival/Transfers:
Guests will fly into the Kona International Airport on Saturday.  A pre arrange transfer will take you from the airport director to the boat. The Kona Aggressor II operates out of the downtown pier in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.  This is a 20-minute drive from the airport.

Sample Itinerary:

Schedule: 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.

Arrival/Boarding/Departure:
The Kona Aggressor II will dock Saturday afternoon at the Kailua Pier between 5:30-6:00 pm to greet and board passengers.  After all guests are aboard the yacht departs for its night anchorage to prepare for 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 your prebooked transfer arrangements to the Kona Airport or hotel, if extending to a Land based holiday, on 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. 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.

Diving Environment: 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. All dives from mothership. Water temperature: 72 - 80F, 22 - 26C and a 3-5mm wetsuit is recommended.

Itinerary is subject to change

 

Fact File

Diving Conditions

House Reef Shore Diving Boat Diving Liveaboard Wreck Diving Tech Diving

Suitability:

Beginners 

Intermediates 

Advanced 

Technical 

 

Best Time: November - February

Average Air temps: 22-26°C

Average Water temps: 25-30°C

Visibility: 30-60m 

Top Dive Sites: 
Paradise Pinnacle, Tubestria Tunnel, The Hive, Turtle Pinnacle and Rob’s Reef. 3-Room Cave -200ft lava tube with 3 large rooms, Au Au Crater - sibmerged volacano crater. Catacombs with swim throughs arches and tunnels.

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Great Reasons to Dive in Kona, Hawaii

  • Spectacular Hawaii island Volcanic UW landscapes 
  • Humpback whales migrating Nov-Feb.
  • Unique Hawaii fish.
  • Dolphin, turtles & mantas.
  • Helicopter Volcano tours, deep sea fishing, golf.
  • 7 niight liveaboard itineraries with US/Hawaii stopovers.

 

Dive Holidays Sportif

Sportif Dive is a specialist tour operator offering a wide range of diving holidays all over the world. Our choice of destinations is extensive from established locations in the Red Sea, Maldives, Caribbean and the Far East to the exotic and unusual such as Rodrigues Island in the Indian Ocean, Wakatobi, Truk, Palau, South America & the Pacific. Whether you are looking to for a Learn to Dive course, group expedition or trip of a lifetime we can help. With over 30 years experience and a personal approach, we can advise on the ideal location to suit your needs, at a price to suit your budget.

Our extensive knowledge of the destinations means we can recommend the right location for you. Our diving centres are selected for their excellent standards of service and safety. Whatever your priority, whether starting out or wishing to dive a technically challenging site we can recommend a range of options offering the best diving for when you wish to travel. We can organise all your travel arrangements for you, pre-book equipment and diving packages in advance to maximise your time when you get there.

As an independent tour operator, we select only the hotels, liveaboards and diving centres that offer the best standards and quality of service but at the right price. Without the overheads of a large mass market operator, we can offer the best value diving holidays often with great discounts and special offers.

Our consultants have many years experience in travel and are divers. They are able to closely match your needs and take time to recommend from a carefully selected range of accommodation and diving packages. With first hand knowledge, they are passionate about diving and travel and providing the perfect holiday for you.

Sportif also have a specialist multisport division offering instruction and rental packages for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing. Our specialist centres are located in some of our diving resorts, often minutes from the Dive Centre for easy coordination of activities. Packages offered included taster and learn to right through to intensive coaching weeks up to expert level. Children can start from 8 years.

Sportif Dive are an ATOL bonded operator which means that every element of your holiday is secure. With the worry of disruption to your holiday plans from weather disruption or airline failure you can be sure that we will be there to help every step of the way.