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Dive Review of Arenui in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat & Misool area

February, 2016, an Instant Reader Report by linda rutherford, CA, US
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
850+ dives worldwide, primarily Indonesia, Micronesia, Fiji, Malaysia, and
the Caribbean
Closest Airport
Sorong
Getting There
It's a long way... from San
Francisco, CA

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, cloudy  
Seas
calm, choppy, currents  
Water Temp
79   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
40   to 120    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
We don't remember any restrictions.
Regarding below, we saw whales from the decks of the Arenui, not
underwater.  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
Mantas
Squadrons 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
1 or 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
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
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Shore Facilities  
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Comments
We especially liked having our cameras, rinsed, dried (according to our
instructions) and then, brought to our work station. Cruise director
"G" is also Mister Fix-it. When cameras, strobes or flashlights
flood, G is there to help.

T ...
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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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Dive Operation
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Shore Diving  
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
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Beginners
3 stars   
Advanced
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Comments  
We did an 11 night trip Sorong to Sorong January 23 to Feb 3, 2016. The
initial destination was the Misool area, then the boat went north of
Sorong. The itinerary offers many good dive sites.

We enjoyed seeing larger Oceanic Mantas, Reef Mantas, great barracuda and
schools of smaller barracuda, turtles, trevally, white tip sharks,
occasional grey shark, schools of fusiliers, a wide range of colorful reef
fish, nudibranchs, octopus, pygmy seahorses, etc...

The Cruise Directors Lisa and "G" were enthusiastic professionals
and fun to dive with. When G and I were swimming rapidly to join a group
who found a blue ring oct ...
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