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Dive Review of Arenui in
Indonesia/Forgotten Islands

Arenui: "Diving in Paradise", Oct, 2018,

by Pierre Hurter, CA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 9 reports with 6 Helpful votes). Report 10658 has 2 Helpful votes.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
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Snorkeling N/A
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Beginners 5 stars
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Comments This was our third time on the Arenui, a truly luxurious experience. Arenui means small waves in Polynesian. The boat is built in the classic phinisi style of Indonesian boats. In keeping with today's sensibilities the construction of the boat included 70% recycled wood. Each of the cabins reflects the art and culture of different parts of Indonesia. We were in the Legong cabin, showcasing the handicrafts and textiles of Flores, West Papua and Java. The cabin is named after the classical dance of Bali.

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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Alaska, Australia, Belize, Chuuk (Truk), Cozumel, Fiji, Galapogas, Indonesia (Forgotten Islands, Komodo, Raja Ampat), La Paz, Maui, New Zealand, Palau, Philippines, Roatan, Socoro, Tulum
Closest Airport Saumlaki Getting There Our journey began with a flight to Singapore; from there we headed for Jakarta. An overnight there and then it was off to Ambon, a stopover in Makkasar and then off to Saumlaki, a bit north of Australia, East of New guinea and south of the Equator. Just to keep us on our toes there was at least one, maybe two time changes along the way.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 80-100 Ft/ 24-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No hard time limits except for the sunset dives. They were limited to 60 minutes so that dinner could progress on schedule.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales > 2
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities N/A
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