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Dive Review of Arenui in
Indonesia/Adonara, Kawula, Sangeang, Ko

Arenui: "Arenui: Maurmere-Labuan Bajo (Adonara, Kawula, Sangeang, Komodo)", May, 2015,

by Richard Ebright, NJ, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 8332 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 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 3 stars
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Comments This was my second trip to the Komodo ares. (The first was in July 2011 on Komodo Dancer.)
The cruise was organized and accompanied by Secret Sea Visions (Burt Jones) and Got Muck (Kerry Bingham).
All dives east and north of Flores, all dives in Gili Banta and Sangeang, and all night dives and some day dives in Komodo National Park were muck dives and focussed on critters. Some day dives in Komodo were reef dives (Batu Balong, Tatawa Besar, Tatawa Kecil, Siaba Kecil, Crystal Rock, Passage, and Teluk Lehok Sera), and some were macrofauna dives (sharks at Castle Rock and mantas at Manta Alley).


Both the ratio of time outside Komodo to time inside Komodo and the ratio of muck dives to reef dives were higher than I had been told in advance ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Galapagos, Cocos, Cozumel, Akumal, Bora Bora, Phuket, Palau, Lembeh, Bali, Komodo, Raja Ampat, Cenderawasih Bay
Closest Airport Getting There Denpasar (Bali) to Maumere; Labuan Bajo to Denpasar (Bali)

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy, surge, currents
Water Temp 75-82°F / 24-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 10-60 Ft/ 3-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions 60 minutes; stay with guide
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 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 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments There was no camera room. I had an unshared cabin (paid 100% single supplement), so I w ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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