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Dive Review of Arenui in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat & Misool area

Arenui: "The Arenui - Makes Diving Easy for Customers - They do all the work!", Feb, 2016,

by linda rutherford, CA, US (Contributor Contributor 17 reports with 7 Helpful votes). Report 8837 has 3 Helpful votes.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving 850+ dives worldwide, primarily Indonesia, Micronesia, Fiji, Malaysia, and the Caribbean
Closest Airport Sorong Getting There It's a long way... from San Francisco, CA

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas calm, choppy, currents
Water Temp 79 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40 to 120 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions We don't remember any restrictions.
Regarding below, we saw whales from the decks of the Arenui, not underwater.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales 1 or 2
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 We especially liked having our cameras, rinsed, dried (according to our instructions) and then, brought to our work station. Cruise director "G" is also Mister Fix-it. When cameras, strobes or flashlights flood, G is there to help.

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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
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 We did an 11 night trip Sorong to Sorong January 23 to Feb 3, 2016. The initial destination was the Misool area, then the boat went north of Sorong. The itinerary offers many good dive sites.

We enjoyed seeing larger Oceanic Mantas, Reef Mantas, great barracuda and schools of smaller barracuda, turtles, trevally, white tip sharks, occasional grey shark, schools of fusiliers, a wide range of colorful reef fish, nudibranchs, octopus, pygmy seahorses, etc...

The Cruise Directors Lisa and "G" were enthusiastic professionals and fun to dive with. When G and I were swimming rapidly to join a group who found a blue ring oct ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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