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Dive Review of Arenui in
Indonesia/Adonara, Kawula, Sangeang, Ko

May, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by Richard Ebright, NJ, US
Reviewer   (3 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
"Arenui: Maurmere-Labuan Bajo (Adonara, Kawula, Sangeang, Komodo)"
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Galapagos, Cocos, Cozumel, Akumal, Bora Bora, Phuket, Palau, Lembeh, Bali,
Komodo, Raja Ampat, Cenderawasih Bay
Closest Airport
Getting There
Denpasar (Bali) to Maumere;
Labuan Bajo to Denpasar (Bali)

Dive Conditions

calm, choppy, surge, currents  
Water Temp
75   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
10   to 60    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
60 minutes; stay with guide  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Pelagics
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Boat Facilities
3 stars
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There was no camera room.  I had an unshared cabin (paid 100% single
supplement), so I w ...
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3 stars
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This was my second trip to the Komodo ares.  (The first was in July 2011 on
Komodo Dancer.)
The cruise was organized and accompanied by Secret Sea Visions (Burt Jones)
and Got Muck (Kerry Bingham).
All dives east and north of Flores, all dives in Gili Banta and Sangeang,
and all night dives and some day dives in Komodo National Park were muck
dives and focussed on critters.  Some day dives in Komodo were reef dives
(Batu Balong, Tatawa Besar, Tatawa Kecil, Siaba Kecil, Crystal Rock,
Passage, and Teluk Lehok Sera), and some were macrofauna dives (sharks at
Castle Rock and mantas at Manta Alley). 


Both the ratio of time outside Komodo to time inside Komodo and the ratio
of muck dives to reef dives were higher than I had been told in advance 
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