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Dive Review of Arenui Liveaboard/Arenui in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

February, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Ralph Arbeid, PI, Italy
Sr. Reviewer   (7 reports)
Report Number 5377
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Malaysia, Philippines, Maldives, Red Sea, Mauritius, Kenya, Madagascar
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
26   to 30    Celsius  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
10   to 20    Meters  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Depth limit, time limit (70 minutes)  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Excellent large table for photographic gear. Rinse tanks
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    
Arenui is a new liveaboard. The cabins are 5 star hotel rooms with big
bathrooms and showers that allow you to wash yourself without bumping your
head, elbows and knees everytime you blink. Even during night navigation,
the boat is surprisingly quiet. The boat is very stable even in rougher
seas. Service on-board is extremely friendly, pro-active and leaves little
or nothing to desire. Five star! The lounge is huge lovely decorated and
seats easily 24 people even if used only by 16 divers. The dive deck is
large and allows easy dressing and undressing. Access to tenders is safe
and stable. Huge sundeck. We have travelled on a good number of liveaboards
and none stands in the shadow of Arenui's overall performance. This is the
very best! Great value for money. We had a dive guide for each two divers.
The guides are all very knowledgeable about the area. Good briefings. A
trip without a glitch. We immediately booked for a repeater trip. Once you
experience Arenui you are in trouble because nothing compares! 
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