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Dive Review of Arenui in
Indonesia/Komodo Island

August, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by Pierre Hurter, CA, US
Reviewer   (5 reports, with 2 Helpful votes)
"Great Diving in Komodo"
Report Number 8453
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Alaska, Maui, Cozumel, La Paz, Tulum, Socorro , Honduras, Philippine,
Galapagos, Truk (Chuuk), Solomon Islands, Belize, Fij, Channel Islands and
Closest Airport
Getting There
 SFO to Hong Kong to Singapore
to Bali and then to Labuan

Dive Conditions

calm, choppy  
Water Temp
72   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
80   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Dive time was limited to 70 minutes at which time the guides would surface,
if you had air remaining you could stay down longer.  My wife had at least
one 84 minute dive ... I can't last that long.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
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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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
3 stars
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Overall the facilities were good, but if everyone would have had a camera
it would have been crowded. ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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5 stars
Service and Attitude
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3 stars   
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   In September a group of us decided wed head for Indonesia for some
diving, specifically aboard the liveaboard Arenui   The group was very
experienced and had seen many of the bucket list dive sites that people
seem to compile in their must-see lists. We were all curious about what
exactly a boutique dive boat was all about.

   Getting here was somewhat of a chore, from SFO to Hong Kong then after a
brief layover on to Singapore and another slightly longer layover, great
airport by the way, then after some caffenation when the Starbucks opened
on to Denpasar in Bali, a total travel time of 26 hours and 55 minutes. 
Call it a full day.

   We flew with Singapore Airlines which I have to say is not a bad way to
fly.  Even in Baggage Class, the seats seem to be spaced a bit further
apart and the food is fairly good.  I did explore their Suites, individual
cabins, which feature dedicated beds, not just a fold down chair along with
lin ...
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