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Dive Review of Arenui in

May, 2014, an Instant Reader Report by Patricia Benton, Buckingham, GB
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Thailand, Mallorca, Mexico
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
27   to 29    Celsius  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
10   to 20    Meters  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
per PADI recreactional diving: 30m depth  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Boat Facilities
5 stars
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I am not an underwater photographer, but the facilities are great: plenty
of charging p ...
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We recently returned from our third trip on board the Arenui. We had
previously been on the Raja Ampat and the Sorong to Ambon trips and
experienced all the wonderful diving there. We booked this trip because it
was to areas we had not dived before with Arenui and included the added big
attraction of Manta Queen Dr Andrea Marshall being on board. We expected to
learn a lot about the Marine Megafauna Foundation and in particular mantas,
our favourites  we were not disappointed.

One highlight of this trip was a visit to the Komba volcano, a semi-active
volcano that has minor eruptions every 10 to 20 minutes. We arrived after
dark and motored at a safe distance as we watched puffs of smoke and lava
falling into the sea. Suddenly, after a gap of about 20 minutes, the top of
the volcano began to glow followed by an enormous explosion and a very big
lava shower. This was an exciting experience, demonstrating on a relatively
small scale the power of volca ...
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