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Dive Review of arenui in
Indonesia/banda sea

December, 2011, an Instant Reader Report by jean miller, CA, US
Sr. Reviewer   (9 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
Report Number 6394
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
cocos, galapagos, png, red sea, andaman sea, sea of cortez, thailand
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, choppy, surge, currents  
Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 90    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
[Unspecified]70 minutes or more, 300 psi left in tank  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
3 stars   
5 stars    
[None]This was my fourth trip aboard the arenui. Why do I keep coming back?
It's simply a great boat. Debbie and Jerry, the cruise directors, do
everything they can to make the guests happy. The rest of the crew is as
helpful as possible. I recall having to hang up my wetsuit once during an
11 day cruise. The Arenui has two tenders, tanks and BC's and fins stored
in the tenders. We gear up. Someone counts one, two, three, and we
backroll. Getting out is just as easy, handing up the gear and climbing the

I'm 73 and have a hip replacement, but I had no problem with the ladder on
the tender. If we had current or heavy seas, someone was always there to
reach out a hand and steady me.

Have I mentioned that we saw so much stuff? We saw wonderpus, a baby and a
bigger one, blue ring, pregnant pipefish, anenome fish with eggs, turtles,
big eye trevally, an eagleray and so much more. A great trip.   
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