Arenui Liveaboard

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Arenui Liveaboard, INdonesia

Itinerary: Komodo, Alor, Maluku, Raja Ampat, Forgotten Islands (8-15 nights) | From $670++/night

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The Arenui prides herself to be "The Boutique Liveaboard", and for good reasons. They aim to provide the best there is in terms of diving and leisure activities, without sacrificing any of the comforts and luxury you would expect to get from a 5-star hotel on land. The Arenui is easily one of the most luxurious and the best liveaboards in Indonesia, and some would say, in the world! 

 

Why You'll Like Arenui

  • A truly boutique liveaboard, with attention to detail and personal service
  • Diving the best of Indonesia, including key hotspots Komodo and Raja Ampat
  • High quality, high standards and a long-term approach to developing a reputable liveaboard diving business
  • Only 8 cabins, so 16 guests, served by 22 professional and friendly crew members
  • Mouth-watering meals from full breakfast and buffet lunch to a-la-carte 3-course dinner, plus delicious snacks in between
  • Arenui combines the adventure of diving with relaxation and pampering of spa and massage, in a beautiful setting
  • Diving with knowledgeable guides in small groups (2 western cruise directors, 3 local dive guides)
  • Take out one of the kayaks to see the islands up close
  • Visit local villages and meet a living dinosaur (Komodo dragon)
  • There's so much to see in Indonesia, underwater and on land, that one trip will never be enough!
 

 

Dive Overview

In Komodo (now one of the new 7 wonders of nature), expect exhilarating drift diving, pelagics as well as critters, hot and warm water, and even dive in the shadow of an underwater volcano.

Alor (best-kept secret in diving), offers unexplored coral gardens and untouched reefs, rhinopias, anemones, and many unusual critters, plus an active volcano which erupts every 30 mins.

In Maluku, explore a reef teeming with hundreds of sea-snakes and look out for incredibly rare critters (if lucky, the psychedelic frogfish) and dive one of deepest seas in the world (Banda).

Raja Ampat is the epicenter for biodiversity, at the center of the Coral Triangle, home to the most colorful, pristine, and photogenic soft coral reefs, as well as walking sharks, mantas, and pygmies.

[See: Komodo Dive Travel Guide, Ambon and Banda Sea & Alor Dive Travel Guide & Raja Ampat Travel Guide]

 

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Accommodations

Types of Cabins, Amenities and Photos

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Arenui Liveaboard Accommodation Details

The Arenui has been designed to host a maximum of 16 passengers in 8 exceptionally spacious cabins (starting from 19 square meters). All cabins have been luxuriously furnished in a sophisticated and tasteful manner.

The cabins' individual themes and styles were inspired by handicrafts from each of the Indonesian provinces. Each cabin has a private en-suite bathroom and individual air conditioning. A king-size bed or roomy singles and a distinct lounge area guarantee maximum comfort and ensure that our guests never feel crowded.

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RAMA (LEFT) and SHINTA (RIGHT) Master Suites  

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BARONG (LEFT) and GANESH (RIGHT) Deluxe Cabins  

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LEGONG (LEFT) and GARUDA (RIGHT) Master Suites  

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TORAJA (LEFT) and DAYAK (RIGHT) Master Suites

 

Arenui Cabin Details

  • RAMA master-suite: Ideal for couples looking for something extra special, with stunning sea-view. 20 sq meters, king-size bed, sofa/relax area, en-suite bathroom, 7 large windows, private balcony with seating, individual air conditioning, minibar and safety deposit box. LOCATION: Upper Deck.
  • SHINTA master-suite: Ideal for couples looking for something extra special, with stunning sea-view. 20 sq meters, king-size bed, sofa/relax area, en-suite bathroom, 7 large windows, private balcony with seating, individual air conditioning, minibar and safety deposit box. LOCATION: Upper Deck.
  • BARONG deluxe-cabin: Ideal for individuals. 19 sq meters, 2 single beds, spacious desk (popular with photographers), en-suite bathroom, 2 large windows, individual air conditioning, minibar and safety deposit box. LOCATION: Upper Deck.
  • GANESH deluxe-cabin: Ideal for individuals. 19 sq meters, 2 single beds, spacious desk (popular with photographers), en-suite bathroom, 2 large windows, individual air conditioning, minibar and safety deposit box. LOCATION: Upper Deck.
  • LEGONG deluxe-cabin: Suitable for couples, individuals or a family (single bed available). 20 sq meters, king-size bed, 1 single bed, en-suite bathroom, 3 large portholes, individual air conditioning, minibar and safety deposit box. LOCATION: Lower Deck.
  • GARUDA deluxe-cabin: Suitable for couples, individuals or a family (single bed available). 20 sq meters, queen-size bed, 1 single bed, en-suite bathroom, 3 large portholes, individual air conditioning, minibar and safety deposit box. LOCATION: Lower Deck.
  • TORAJA deluxe-cabin: Suitable for couples or a family (sofa can be converted into an extra bed for a child). 20 sq meters, king-size bed, sofa/relax area, en-suite bathroom, 3 large portholes, individual air conditioning, minibar and safety deposit box. LOCATION: Lower Deck.
  • DAYAK deluxe-cabin: Suitable for couples or a family (sofa can be converted into an extra bed for a child). 21 sq meters, king-size bed, sofa/relax area, en-suite bathroom, 3 large portholes, individual air conditioning, minibar and safety deposit box. LOCATION: Lower Deck.
 

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General Facilities

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Restaurant (LEFT) and Sky Lounge (RIGHT)  

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Sky Restaurant (LEFT) and Dive Deck (RIGHT)  

 

Arenui Liveaboard Boat Features

  • Restaurant and lounge area
  • Dive deck
  • Sky restaurant (outdoor)
  • Sky Lounge
  • 22 crew serving a maximum of 16 guests
  • Extensive selection of dishes
  • Tantalizing list of fine wines
  • Leisure and recreational facilities such as 2 person kayaking, visits to local villages and trekking across the island wilderness
  • Full range of massage and spa treatments
  • First-rate library with an excellent collection of books
  • Over 100 movies to choose from
  • 2 computers set up for both PC and MAC systems (with photo editing software)
  • Charging stations for all your equipment
  • Extension cords and adaptors to cater to different systems)

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Arenui Liveaboard Deck Plan

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Arenui Liveaboard Dive Facilities

  • Up to 4 dives per day
  • Tanks, weights and weight belts are provided onboard
  • Tanks with INT and DIN valves
  • Limited amount of diving equipment for rent
  • Nitrox fills of up to 32% are available for an additional charge
  • Several dive specialty courses
 

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Schedule & Rates

Arenui Schedule & Rates

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Arenui Schedule & Rates

The rates shown below are per person, in US Dollar.

  

2022 Schedule &  Rates 

DATECRUISE NAMENIGHTSEMBARKATION - DISEMBARKATIONPRICEAVAILABILITY
13 Apr 2022
24 Apr 2022
FORGOTTEN ISLANDS & ALOR 11SAUMLAKI
MAUMERE
7,370 USDEmail Us
26 Apr 2022
07 May 2022
ALOR-KOMODO 11MAUMERE
LABUANBAJO
7,370 USDEmail Us
09 May 2022
17 May 2022
KOMODO FOCUS8LABUANBAJO
LABUANBAJO
5,360 USDEmail Us
18 May 2022
27 May 2022
KOMODO-SUMBAWA9LABUANBAJO
BALI
6,030 USD
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24 Jun 2022
03 Jul 2022
KOMODO-SUMBAWA9BALI
LABUANBAJO
6,030 USDEmail Us
05 Jul 2022
16 Jul 2022
KOMODO-ALOR
11LABUANBAJO
MAUMERE
7,370 USDEmail Us
17 Jul 2022
26 Jul 2022
ALOR9MAUMERE
MAUMERE
6,030 USDEmail Us
27 Jul 2022
07 Aug 2022
KOMODO-ALOR11MAUMERE
LABUANBAJO
7,370 USDEmail Us
09 Aug 2022
16 Aug 2022
KOMODO FOCUS 7LABUANBAJO
LABUANBAJO
4,690 USDEmail Us
18 Aug 2022
26 Aug 2022
KOMODO FOCUS  8LABUANBAJO
LABUANBAJO
5,360 USDEmail Us
27 Aug 2022
03 Sep 2022
KOMODO FOCUS 7LABUANBAJO
LABUANBAJO
4,690 USD
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05 Sep 2022
15 Sep 2022
KOMODO FOCUS 10LABUANBAJO
BIMA
6,700 USDEmail Us
17 Sep 2022
27 Sep 2022
KOMODO FOCUS 10BIMA
LABUANBAJO
6,700 USDEmail Us
29 Sep 2022
06 Oct 2022
KOMODO FOCUS 7LABUANBAJO
LABUANBAJO
4,690 USD
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08 Oct 2022
30 Oct 2022
BEST OF INDONESIA 
 
22LABUANBAJO
SORONG
14,740 USDEmail Us
01 Nov 2022
12 Nov 2022
RAJA AMPAT11SORONG
SORONG
7,370 USDEmail Us
13 Nov 2022
24 Nov 2022
RAJA AMPAT11SORONG
SORONG
7,370 USDEmail Us
26 Nov 2022
07 Dec 2022
RAJA AMPAT11SORONG
SORONG
7,370 USDEmail Us
09 Dec 2022
20 Dec 2022
RAJA AMPAT11SORONG
SORONG
7,370 USDEmail Us
22 Dec 2022
04 Jan 2023
GREATER RAJA AMPAT13SORONG
SORONG
8,710 USDEmail Us

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2023 Schedule &  Rates

DATECRUISE NAMENIGHTSEMBARKATION - DISEMBARKATIONPRICEAVAILABILITY
06 Jan 2023
18 Jan 2023
GREATER RAJA AMPAT12SORONG
SORONG
8,040 USDEmail Us
20 Jan 2023
31 Jan 2023
RAJA AMPAT11SORONG
SORONG
7,370 USDEmail Us
02 Feb 2023
13 Feb 2023
RAJA AMPAT & TRITON BAY11SORONG
KAIMANA
7,370 USDEmail Us
15 Feb 2023
26 Feb 2023
RAJA AMPAT & TRITON BAY11KAIMANA
SORONG
7,370 USDEmail Us
28 Feb 2023
10 Mar 2023
RAJA AMPAT10SORONG
SORONG
6,700 USDEmail Us
12 Mar 2023
24 Mar 2023
GREATER RAJA AMPAT12SORONG
SORONG
8,040 USDEmail Us
26 Mar 2023
07 Apr 2023
MALUKU-BANDA-RAJA AMPAT12SORONG
AMBON
8,040 USDEmail Us
11 Apr 2023
19 Apr 2023
FORGOTTEN ISLANDS8SAUMLAKI
SAUMLAKI
5,360 USDEmail Us
21 Apr 2023
02 May 2023
FORGOTTEN ISLANDS & ALOR 11SAUMLAKI
MAUMERE
7,370 USDEmail Us
04 May 2023
15 May 2023
KOMODO FOCUS11
MAUMERE
LABUANBAJO
7,370 USDEmail Us
16 May 2023
24 May 2023
KOMODO-SUMBAWA8LABUANBAJO
BALI
 
5,360 USDEmail Us
16 Jun 2023
24 Jun 2023
KOMODO-SUMBAWA8BALI
LABUANBAJO
5,360 USDEmail Us
26 Jun 2023
07 Jul 2023
KOMODO-ALOR11LABUANBAJO
MAUMERE
7,370 USD
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08 Jul 2023
15 Jul 2023
ALOR7MAUMERE
MAUMERE
4,690 USD
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17 Jul 2023
24 Jul 2023
ALOR7MAUMERE
MAUMERE
4,690 USDEmail Us
26 Jul 2023
02 Aug 2023
ALOR7MAUMERE
MAUMERE
4,690 USDEmail Us
03 Aug 2023
10 Aug 2023
ALOR7MAUMERE
MAUMERE
7,370 USDEmail Us
12 Aug 2023
23 Aug 2023
ALOR-KOMODO 11MAUMERE
LABUANBAJO
7,370 USDEmail Us
25 Aug 2023
01 Sep 2023
KOMODO FOCUS
7LABUANBAJO
LABUANBAJO
4,690 USDEmail Us
03 Sep 2023
14 Sep 2023
KOMODO-ALOR11LABUANBAJO
MAUMERE
7,370 USD
 
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16 Sep 2023
24 Sep 2023
ALOR8MAUMERE
MAUMERE
5,360 USDEmail Us
26 Sep 2023
06 Oct 2023
SOUTH FORGOTTEN ISLANDS10MAUMERE
SAUMLAKI
6,700 USDEmail Us
07 Oct 2023
18 Oct 2023
CENTRAL FORGOTTEN ISLANDS11SAUMLAKI
SAUMLAKI
7,370 USDEmail Us
19 Oct 2023
30 Oct 2023
NORTH FORGOTTEN ISLANDS11SAUMLAKI
AMBON
7,370 USDEmail Us
01 Nov 2023
13 Nov 2023
MALUKU-BANDA-RAJA AMPAT12AMBON
SORONG
8,040 USDEmail Us
15 Nov 2023
24 Nov 2023
RAJA AMPAT9SORONG
SORONG
6,700 USDEmail Us
26 Nov 2023
07 Dec 2023
RAJA AMPAT-TRITON BAY
11SORONG
KAIMANA
7,370 USDEmail Us
09 Dec 2023
20 Dec 2023
RAJA AMPAT-TRITON BAY
11KAIMANA
SORONG
7,370 USDEmail Us
22 Dec 2023
02 Jan 2024
RAJA AMPAT11SORONG
SORONG
7,370 USDEmail Us

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2024 Schedule &  Rates

DATECRUISE NAMENIGHTSEMBARKATION - DISEMBARKATIONPRICEAVAILABILITY
04 Jan 2024
15 Jan 2024
RAJA AMPAT11SORONG
SORONG
7,480 USEmail Us
17 Jan 2024
30 Jan 2024
GREATER RAJA AMPAT13SORONG
SORONG
8,840 USDEmail Us
01 Feb 2024
12 Feb 2024
RAJA AMPAT & TRITON BAY
11SORONG
KAIMANA
7,480 USDEmail Us
14 Feb 2024
25 Feb 2024
RAJA AMPAT & TRITON BAY
11KAIMANA
SORONG
7,480 USDEmail Us
27 Feb 2024
07 Mar 2024
RAJA AMPAT9SORONG
SORONG
6,120 USDEmail Us
09 Mar 2024
20 Mar 2024
HALMAHERA-RAJA AMPAT11SORONG
TERNATE
7,480 USDEmail Us
22 Mar 2024
04 Apr 2024
HALMAHERA-MISOOL-BANDA SEA13TERNATE
AMBON
8,840 USDEmail Us
08 Apr 2024
16 Apr 2024
FORGOTTEN ISLANDS8SAUMLAKI
SAUMLAKI
5,440 USDEmail Us
18 Apr 2024
30 Apr 2024
FORGOTTEN ISLANDS & ALOR12SAUMLAKI
MAUMERE
8,160 USDEmail Us
02 May 2024
13 May 2024
KOMODO-ALOR11MAUMERE
LABUANBAJO
7,480 USDEmail Us
15 May 2024
23 May 2024
KOMODO FOCUS8LABUANBAJO
LABUANBAJO
5,440 USDEmail Us
25 May 2024
02 Jun 2024
KOMODO-SUMBAWA8LABUANBAJO
BALI
5,440 USDEmail Us
24 Jun 2024
02 Jul 2024
KOMODO-SUMBAWA8BALI
LABUANBAJO
5,440 USDEmail Us
03 Jul 2024
11 Jul 2024
KOMODO FOCUS8LABUANBAJO
LABUANBAJO
5,440 USDEmail Us
13 Jul 2024
20 Jul 2024
KOMODO FOCUS7LABUANBAJO
LABUANBAJO
4,760 USDEmail Us
22 Jul 2024
02 Aug 2024
KOMODO-ALO 11LABUANBAJO
MAUMERE
7,480 USDEmail Us
03 Aug 2024
13 Aug 2024
ALOR-KOMODO10MAUMERE
LABUANBAJO
6,800 USDEmail Us
15 Aug 2024
24 Aug 2024
ALOR9MAUMERE
MAUMERE
6,120 USDEmail Us
26 Aug 2024
07 Sep 2024
ALOR & FORGOTTEN ISLANDS12MAUMERE
MAUMERE
8,160 USDEmail Us
09 Sep 2024
20 Sep 2024
ALOR & FORGOTTEN ISLANDS11MAUMERE
SAUMLAKI
7,480 USDEmail Us
22 Sep 2024
30 Sep 2024
FORGOTTEN ISLANDS8SAUMLAKI
SAUMLAKI
5,440 USD
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02 Oct 2024
10 Oct 2024
FORGOTTEN ISLANDS8SAUMLAKI
SAUMLAKI
5,440 USDEmail Us
12 Oct 2024
24 Oct 2024
NORTH FORGOTTEN ISLANDS12SAUMLAKI
AMBON
8,160 USDEmail Us
26 Oct 2024
07 Nov 2024
MALUKU-BANDA-RAJA AMPAT12AMBON
SORONG
8,160 USDEmail Us
09 Nov 2024
20 Nov 2024
RAJA AMPAT11SORONG
SORONG
7,480 USDEmail Us
22 Nov 2024
05 Dec 2024
GREATER RAJA AMPAT "15-yr Anniversary"13SORONG
SORONG
8,840 USDEmail Us
07 Dec 2024
18 Dec 2024
RAJA AMPAT11SORONG
SORONG
7,480 USDEmail Us
20 Dec 2024
02 Jan 2025
GREATER RAJA AMPAT13SORONG
SORONG
8,840 USDEmail Us

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Inclusions

  • Full board accommodation in double/twin deluxe cabin
  • The shore activities/excursions according to the program
  • Soft drinks, water, tea, American/Balinese coffee
  • Five meals per day
  • Diving activities (up to 4 dives/day)
  • Dive cylinders, weights and weight belts
  • Transfer from/to embarkation/disembarkation airport
  • Government Taxes
  • Welcome massage (1/2 hour per person)

 

Exclusions

  • Master cabin supplement (50 USD/person/night surcharge applied to cabins Rama and Shinta)
  • Administration/port clearance fee
  • National Parks Entrance Fee
  • Fuel Surcharge
  • International and domestic air transportation
  • Hotels and meals before and after the cruise
  • Alcoholic drinks, espresso, cappuccino
  • Dive equipment rental (other than dive cylinders, weights and weight belt)
  • Nitrox refills
  • Massages and Spa treatments (other than welcome massage)
  • Travel insurance
  • Onboard purchases
  • Private tours
  • Laundry
  • On-board telecommunications
  • Crew gratuities

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Other Dates & Availability

For more information on other departure dates that are not listed above and on availability email us at info@bluewaterdivetravel.com or call us at +1-310-915-6677 and we will gladly help you plan your dream dive vacation!

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Dive Information & Itineraries

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Itinerary Overview

From MAY to OCTOBER Arenui cruises the Komodo National Park area, taking in dive sites and landscapes from Bali right across to Flores and Alor, which can be dived all year round.

Then in NOVEMBER, they move towards Ambon in Maluku and the Spice Islands in the Banda Sea, working our way to the Raja Ampat area of Western Papua (the world's "epicenter of marine biodiversity").

Their cruises continue in Raja Ampat from DECEMBER until APRIL, before traveling back towards Alor and Komodo National Park (one of the 'New 7 Wonders of Nature').

 

Komodo

Offering perhaps the most diverse range of dive sites, Komodo cruises have everything from macro subjects to pelagics, from drift dives over stunning reefs to night dives on black sandy slopes. In the Komodo National Park, now one of the new 7 wonders of nature, we dive over hot springs at an underwater volcano and meet the last living dinosaur. We explore a popular site called Castle Rock, a nice opportunity to try out a 'reef-hook' dive as you secure yourself to the rock and float in the current, watching the schooling fish and predator/prey action!

 

 

Alor & Flores

As well as being one of the best-kept secrets for diving in paradise, including rare finds like the beautiful rhinopias but also plenty of pelagic action, this area boasts stunning topside scenery and impressive volcanoes. We also visit the famous Pura Island villagers, who splash out of their wooden dugout canoes and dive underwater with home-made goggles fashioned from wood and glass bottles.

 

Maluku & Banda (Spice Islands)

Unlike other areas, with high populations and subsequent pressure from fishing, the Bandas' relatively small human population has been a blessing for divers - offering a vibrant, healthy reef system with fish life in incredible numbers along with huge gorgonians and sponges and some truly monumental hard corals. Expect plenty of pelagics, widespread muck diving and unexplored coral gardens, as well as a rich colonial heritage on land. Dive Nusa Laut, which showcases the positive effects of a village taking care of its habitat, where the reef remains as unspoiled as it was hundreds of years ago and a favorite of many dive enthusiasts.

 

Ambon

The Laha sites are a hidden treasure of amazing critters, including the recently discovered species of frogfish (the psychedelic frogfish) but also mimic octopus, zebra crabs and dozens of different nudibranchs. A very popular photo subject is the eponymous Ambon Scorpionfish in differing hues of red, pink, green, yellow and orange - but keep an eye out for many other members of the scorpionfish family too, including the spiny devilfish, stonefish, zebra lionfish, ragged-finned lionfish and leafy scorpionfish - all venomous but gorgeous!

 

Raja Ampat

Famed as the world's epicenter of marine biodiversity, this area offers vibrant underwater colors but also majestic landscapes, so a perfect destination for keen photographers. The waters of the region's 1,500 virtually untouched islands, boast over 1,300 reef fish (25 endemic species), 600 hard corals and 75 % of all known coral species, plus 13 marine mammals and 5 species of endangered sea turtles. Wobbegong sharks hide under colorful coral shelves and the elusive Epaulette "walking" shark comes out at night. Jump in at Neptune Fan Sea for a great drift dive, rushing along a gulley past giant colorful gorgonian sea fans. Manta Sandy is well-known as one of the most consistent spots for finding congregating mantas.

 

A Typical Day on the Arenui

Here's a sample Arenui day for a keen diver who also wants a relaxing holiday:

  • 6:00-7: 00 am | Wake up in a remote paradise, head out to the restaurant area and start the day with a small breakfast of toast, pastries, fruit, coffee, and juice. One of the cruise directors gives a full dive brief, using two TV screens to highlight the dive site map and a recommended route to explore the reef, and also uses the fish ID books to show photos of the popular critters we hope to see that are special to this site.
  • 8:00 am | First dive of the day. Grab rash-guard, mask, booties, and fins, then pass crew the camera to put in a plastic basket and take to the tender. Step down into the tender and check over BCD (already waiting for you, set up, and ready to go). Quick 2-3 mins ride out to the site, gear up, and then back roll into the water. Probably a deeper dive, perhaps a nice slow drift or maybe a good chance to hook onto the seabed and watch some early morning fish action. Pop up (after safety stop) to find tender waiting at the surface. Head back to boat and crew member hands over a warm towel to dry off!
  • 9.30 am | Time for the big breakfast now, with a full spread of hot items and eggs cooked to request (before the first dive you'll be asked how you'd like your eggs so they can prepare and have everything ready after the dive). Relax in the sky lounge, go for a nap in your cabin or complete log books. Thirty minutes before the dive time it's another dive briefing, with map, route, photos. 11:30 am | Second dive of the day. Good time to take out the underwater camera and try for some images in good light. Test out some fun sun-burst photos using dive buddy as a model.
  • 1 pm | If it's not dive-time then it must be food-time. Lunch is a mouth-watering buffet of local and western food with healthy salads and vegetables to make sure everyone's feeling fit and healthy for the next dive. Perhaps time to pop up to the sky lounge for a short cat-nap, or to read a good book or chat with other guests and crew. Step in to say hello to the captain in the wheelhouse and ask him about the beautiful islands we're sailing past. Back down to the restaurant for a full dive briefing.
  • 3:00 pm | Third dive of the day. Fueled by a tasty lunch, drop in for a current dive and try to keep up 
  • with the schools of fish
  • 4.30 pm | Chef puts out some tasty snacks, savory and sweet. Try to resist eating too much but it's all so delicious and you have the excuse of needing energy for all this diving! Time to decide whether to do the night dive or not. If not, there's the option of an early dinner so not eating too late.
  • 5:00 pm | Find some time between reading, chatting, snacking and looking at photos on the computer, to get a back massage. Fragrant massage oils smell great, mixing with the salty ocean breeze. Now it's decision time; sunset cocktail or a last dive? There's time later for a drink with the stars instead, so head down for a dive briefing to find out what's in store on this night dive.
  • 6:30 pm | Fourth dive of the day. Well worth skipping the cocktail, as the reef is alive with weird and wonderful creatures. Eagle-eyed dive guide points out tiny bits of fluff that turn out to be minute species, rarely seen. After the dive, head back to the boat through inky black water under a canopy of stars. A crew member has a hot towel and a cup of hot chocolate ready and waiting!
  • 8:00 pm | Take a seat in the sky restaurant on the top deck under the stars, with fellow divers, to discuss the day's highlights, while tucking into the starter laid out at the table. Soup is next, then the crew serves up the main course (chosen earlier, at lunchtime, from the menu that changes daily) and everyone toasts to a great day of diving. After a delicious dessert, there's time for a short movie. Someone's downloading photos onto one of the computers in the restaurant (windows or mac setup) and having a go at editing the best shots.
  • 9:00 pm | Seems like a great opportunity to get some night photos, so try out different settings to get a nice night-sky, starry image. Look out over the peaceful, calm waters. Imagine the activity going on beneath the surface, as night-time critters go about their business. Plan ahead for tomorrow; perhaps take one of the kayaks for a closer look at the islands. There's talk of visiting a village too, to meet some locals and buy some souvenirs. Or maybe another massage!!!
 

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Boat Specifications

  • Length (LOA): 43 m
  • Beam: 9 m
  • Draft: 3.75 m
  • Displacement: 300 tons
  • Engines: Mitsubishi marine 10 cylinders 440 HP
  • Electronic Appliances: radar 35 MM Furuno, echo sounder Furuno, GPS Furuno, WHS SSB Radio, Ericsson satellite phone, TV & Music system, iMac and PC computers
  • Cruising Speed: 9 -11 knots
  • Safety: 2 * 20 persons inflatable life rafts, life jackets (40 pcs), buoys, safety flares, smoke detectors in each cabin, fire extinguishers, first aids equipment, oxygen onboard, hyperbaric chambers in Bali, Makassar, Manado and Jakarta
  • Diesel Generators: 1 * Mitsubishi 60 KW ~ 1 * Mitsubishi 20 kW
  • Available Voltage: 220 Volt, 50 Hertz available for cabins ~ 110 Volt available in the camera room
  • Water Tank: 10,000 liters + desalination unit (capacity 7,000 liters per day)
  • Fuel Tank: 10 tons
  • Scuba Tanks: 30 * 11 liters tanks. 4 * 15 liters tanks
  • Compressors: 2 Bauer Mariner, Nitrox membrane system available
  • UW Photography: Individual charging stations, photography table, iMac computers with photo editing software
  • Guest Accommodations: Max 16 guests, 8 double-twin cabins, on request possible third bed for families or groups
  • Crew: 22 persons included 2 western cruises directors
  • Tenders: 2 fiberglass dinghy (8 mt each) with outboard 40 HP Yamaha engine / 1 inflatable rubber boat (6 mt)

 

Practical Information

  • Time Zone: GMT+8 & GMT+9
  • Language Spoken: English, Spanish, German and Indonesian
  • Local Currency: IDR (Indonesian Rupiah)
  • Electricity: 220 & 110 V

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Underwater Photos

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We were on the Arenui for a 10 day trip in Komodo. It's a beautiful boat, tastefully appointed, roomy cabins, good A/C, and a fantastically friendly and helpful crew. Our dive guide was terrific. The food was plentiful, varied, and very good.

The diving operations out of an inflatable were very smooth. Nitrox is available. The diving at Komodo was very interesting. We saw some sharks, a number of mantas, and all kinds of fish life. One dive group saw a dugong! We had a walking tour on Rinca island to see the Komodo Dragons, but I was a bit disappointed we did not get to do the beach walk where there are many of them and they are more active.

This is a top of a class liveaboard, and we plan to return. Very highly recommended!

Visited on 08/2018 - Submitted on 03/12/2021
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My first Liveaboard trip was on the Arenui..and all the photo workshop participants on the trip had all been there before and told me me I will be spoiled. I was! The food was gourmet quality and abundant. I gained weight! Fresh and varied choices and they did everything they could to satisfy. Making me a daily fresh tomato Bloody Mary made me feel special. The crew was so seamless and on the ball, you did not have to do anything but dive and they did the rest. Accomodations perfect and roomy,no lack of hot water. Good spots to chill or practice my hoola hooping routine and yoga. Dive locations were awesome. I thought I could do without the few topside landings, but they turned out to be invigorating. Can't say enough about Mark Strickland's detailed workshop topics. He was very generous with his down time to give me feedback. Always looked forward to our reviews as well. Really made me step up my game. I had a few minor technical issues with my gear, but the ship captain who is also an underwater photographer saved me. Crew put on a great musical/dance event to wrap it up and I felt like family. Hope I can return.

Visited on 12/2018 - Submitted on 11/29/2020
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bozeman, MT
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Excellent boat, staff, diving. I traveled alone but the group was fun, staff fabulous. The shared spaces were very comfortable. The boat was gorgeous. I would go back. The camera facilities could be better but worked ok for a group with about 1/2 photographers. It would be very crowded for a full boat of photographers.

Visited on 07/2013 - Submitted on 04/09/2014

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