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Dive Review of Arenui in
Indonesia/Komodo

Arenui: "Komodo aboard the Arenui", Aug, 2015,

by Mark Rosenstein, MA, US (Contributor Contributor 15 reports with 8 Helpful votes). Report 8684 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Fiji, Lembeh, Tulamben, Palau, Solomons, Wakatobi, GBR, many Caribbean
Closest Airport Denpassar, Bali Getting There The Arenui arranged domestic flights to/from Bali to meet the boat. The cruise was actually from Bima to Labuan Bajo.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm, surge, currents, no currents
Water Temp to Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility to Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions The dive guides were in the water for 70 minutes most dives, but we could stay longer.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 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 The boat does not have a dedicated camera room, but has a few tables in the salon. They set up extra space for ou ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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 4 stars
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Comments This was my third trip to Komodo, and my first aboard the Arenui. The boat largely lived up to its "boutique liveaboard" hype. The boat was beautiful, with much carved woodwork. Though the arrangement could be better, as wet divers tromp through the salon between skiffs and dive deck ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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