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Dive Review of Arenui Liveaboard in
Indonesia/Komodo

November, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Ralph Arbeid, PI, Italy
Sr. Reviewer   (7 reports)
Report Number 5766
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Palau, Bunaken, Wakatobi, Philippines, Red Sea, Madagascar, Mauritius,
Kenya
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, windy, rainy  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
26   to 30    Celsius  
Wetsuit Thickness
5
Water Visibility
5   to 30    Meters  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Depth (30 meters) and time (70 minutes) limits  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
Squadrons 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
5 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
camera rinse tanks were available, tables for camera preparations
available, abundant sockets for recharging
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
5 stars
Food
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
N/A  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
Beginners
3 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
This was our third cruise with Arenui in the last 9 months. The boat was
excellent on both earlier occasions and we found it still improved on this
third trip, so we booked the fourth for next year.
Rather than sitting back and enjoy their success, the owners of Arenui have
taken guest suggestions to heart and made improvements where proposed,
making the boat even better than it was before. One wonders how much better
can it get???? There is absolutely no comparison with other liveaboards in
the area, who all lag far behind Arenui in style and comfort. No other
liveaboard has such beautifully designed and decorated huge cabins with
real bathrooms not telephone boxes. No other liveaboard has such a huge
comfortable lounge, sun deck and open air restaurant. There were 16 guests
on board and we had 5 (FIVE) dive guides, all hugely experienced. We also
made on-land trips and domestic flights before and after the cruise, which
were organised by the Arenui office. All flawless!
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