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Dive Review of Arenui in
Indonesia/Forgotten Islands

October, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by Patricia Benton, Buckingham, GB
Reviewer   (5 reports)
"Diving in Indonesia on Luxury liveaboard Arenui"
Report Number 8781
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Thailand, Majorca, Mexico
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
25   to 27    Celsius  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
10   to 25    Meters  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
no  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
per PADI recreational diving: 30m depth  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
Schools 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  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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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
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Boat Facilities
5 stars
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Comments
Plenty of space for large and small cameras, together with lots of charging
points. Lots of help and advice given when needed.
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
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Food
5 stars
Service and Attitude
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Environmental Sensitivity  
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Shore Diving  
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

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Beginners
5 stars   
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Comments  
When the chance came for us to join the Forgotten Islands trip on the
Arenui in October, we jumped at it. It was a 14-night trip (longer than my
husband and I had been on before) to quite a few dive sites new to us. This
was our fourth trip on the luxurious Arenui and it just gets better and
better. Improvements are constantly being made and this time had the
welcome addition of air conditioning in the saloon.

The Arenui office arranges all the domestic flights and any hotel stays
needed, all we had to do was book the long-haul flights. At the beginning
of the trip, members of the crew are on hand at the airport to help with
the luggage and transport to the boat. At the end of the trip, they take
you to the airport and, again, help with luggage and check in.

We were greeted on board by smiling faces, many of them familiar from
previous trips. A long cold drink and cold flannel were very welcome. There
are eight double cabins, four on deck and four below. Each one is different
and all are very spacious, our extremely comfortable kingsize bed and
luxurious bedding made me wish I could take them home. There is
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