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Dive Review of Arenui Liveaboard in

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,
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, rainy  
Water Temp
26   to 30    Celsius  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
5   to 30    Meters  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Depth (30 meters) and time (70 minutes) limits  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  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  
camera rinse tanks were available, tables for camera preparations
available, abundant sockets for recharging
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
3 stars   
5 stars    
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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