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Dive Review of Arenui in
Indonesia/Komodo

Arenui: "Half acceptable, half disappointing", Oct, 2018,

by Laura Wais, CA, US ( 2 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 10518 has 2 Helpful votes.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 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 2 stars
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Comments I heard for years about Arenui and what a wonderful boat it was. I spoke extensively with the owners and office prior to my trip, as I took an entire cabin for myself at great expense.
Result- rather disappointed in my charter !!
This was my second trip to Komodo, and the first trip aboard Mermaid I in 2009 far surpassed the one last month.
The boat itself is a work of art with lovely wood and artistic details. Arenui has a good cabin and kitchen crew, and decent cuisine , hospitality on aboard. There were some passengers who did ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Arenui   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving All over the world where the water is warm
Closest Airport Labuanbajo Getting There I flew to Bali and then wasted 2 dive days taking the EARLY AM flight from DPS to LBJ.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy, currents
Water Temp 72-79°F / 22-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility - Ft/ - M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions 4 dives a day scheduled, I did 3 .
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 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 N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments There is NO camera room. I was told there was .There are "camera tables" in the salon where meals are served. It was really crowded. People leaned all over my table area and pu ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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