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Dive Review of Arenui Liveaboard/Arenui in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

Arenui Liveaboard/Arenui, Feb, 2010,

by Ralph Arbeid, PI, Italy (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports). Report 5377.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Arenui is a new liveaboard. The cabins are 5 star hotel rooms with big bathrooms and showers that allow you to wash yourself without bumping your head, elbows and knees everytime you blink. Even during night navigation, the boat is surprisingly quiet. The boat is very stable even in rougher seas. Service on-board is extremely friendly, pro-active and leaves little or nothing to desire. Five star! The lounge is huge lovely decorated and seats easily 24 people even if used only by 16 divers. The dive deck is large and allows easy dressing and undressing. Access to tenders is safe and stable. Huge sundeck. We have travelled on a good number of liveaboards and none stands in the shadow of Arenui's overall performance. This is the very best! Great value for money. We had a dive guide for each two divers. The guides are all very knowledgeable about the area. Good briefings. A trip without a glitch. We immediately booked for a repeater trip. Once you experience Arenui you are in trouble because nothing compares!
Websites Arenui Liveaboard   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Malaysia, Philippines, Maldives, Red Sea, Mauritius, Kenya, Madagascar
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 26-30°C / 79-86°F Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 10-20 M / 33-66 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Depth limit, time limit (70 minutes)
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Excellent large table for photographic gear. Rinse tanks
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