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Dive Review of Arenui in
Indonesia/Forgotten Islands

Arenui: "Diving in Indonesia on Luxury liveaboard Arenui", Oct, 2015,

by Patricia Benton, Buckingham, GB (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports). Report 8781.

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
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Plenty of space for large and small cameras, together with lots of charging points. Lots of help and advice given when needed. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
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 ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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