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Dive Review of Arenui in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat N/A]

Arenui: "Diving Raja Ampat from the MV Arenui", Jan, 2015,

by Roberta Finke, NY, US ( 2 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 8607 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations N/A Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments The crew was MARVELOUS. Love them all. The diving was DIVINE. Many of everything. The cabins good. The lounge-dining area-photographic area NOT GOOD. There is no dedicated camera area on this boat. No air conditioning in the lounge cum dining area cum camera area.
Dingies left divers outside the port side of Arenui after dives and dives walked soaking wet
through the Loung-dining area-camera area to get to the deck to take off wet suits, etc.
Crew was constantly mopping up the pools of sea water. Large top deck offered some protection from sun. Lunch and dinner time (when we could not eat on top deck because of weather or crossing) in the lounge-dining area-camera room was VERY uncomfortably
HOT. There was talk of maybe installing AC in future. All they had was inadequate fans.
Websites Arenui   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving all over Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Hawaii, Caribbean]
Closest Airport Sorong Getting There NYC-Vancouver-Singapore-Manado-Sorong 2 days not counting stop-overs.
travel

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 50-80 Ft/ 15-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions no strict limits, best viewing was not deeper than 100' (pygmy sea
horses- many and varied)- Dives were 75 minutes long.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics 5 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments see above. If there had been more than the number of UW photographers we had, it would
have been a problem....not enought space for cameras and setting up, charging, etc.
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