GUEST COMMENTS-ALOR

2018
30 Sep / Britney, USA
This was an amazing experience and by far one of the best trips I have ever had. The crew and staff was amazing. I’m looking forward to coming back and diving with you all again!
2018
30 Sep / Kam, USA
All crew were wonderful. Food and beverage were excellent Thank you for the special attention for birthdays. From the moment we stepped on board, special treatment abounded. Our names were all known to the crew by end of the day.
2018
30 Sep / Thomas, USA
Every crew member was friendly and very helpful. WOW!!!
2018
30 Sep / Lisa, USA
This was everything I hoped it would be! Loved the whole set up. Very well thought out and planned perfectly. The crew/staff was excellent! Thank you for everything
2018
30 Sep / Mike, USA
Amazing trip. Everyone was very helpful for my dad.  Thank yoy, had fun. Food and Beverage: All excellent!
2018
30 Sep / Michael, USA
Dive master excellent at finding – just followed with camera. Found Lembeh sea dragon, Pygmy seahorse, beautiful mantas in clear water
2017
07 Apr / Paul & Claire, UK
Very hard to think of one particular experience since the whole trip has been out of this world. We are particularly grateful to the crew for making such a fuss of us on our honeymoon. This has to be the best choice for any dive-loving newly weds (or about to be weds). What an amazing trip. I honestly can't fault anything/anyone. This is a very special experience in a mind-blowing part of the world. Thank you so much for making our honeymoon amazing. We have had a wonderful time. Thank you! Boat: beautiful vessel, very well maintained. Great balance between excellent amenities and providing a cultured/romantic environment. Diving: the best diving I have done. The knowledge of the guides is second to none. World-class dive sites, like diving in a fish tank. Crew: every single member of crew is amazing!! Professional, friendly, attentive. G and Lisa run a great team. Joni was an exceptional guide, his knowledge and safety made us comfortable from the first dive. Massages from Wenton and Wayan were fantastic. Food: wow! I can't imagine how it could get better the chefs onboard were incredible. What awesome food!
2017
23 Mar / Ethan, USA
This was a great trip and I am glad I was able to make it! Boat: the boat was fantastic. Diving: excellent. Crew: Couldn't ask for better! Food: Excellent.
2017
09 Mar / Jerry, USA
Boat: best and most beautiful boat in the world! My 10th liveaboard and the Arenui is head and shoulders above the rest! Diving: best diving I've ever done and I've been diving for 50 years. Got to snorkel and play with two mantas on the surface. Biodiversity and health of the reefs the greatest!! Crew: could not be more helpful, kind, courteous, solicitous and attentive!! Every one. Food: my belly had gotten larger.
2017
25 Feb / Elias, USA
Thank you thank you thank you. For the sambals. For the long dives. For the MMF support. For the friendship. For the memories. For next time. Crew: your staff is uniformly excellent.
2017
25 Feb / Natasha, USA
OMG, no question, the BEST diving, service and boat I have ever been on. Spoiled me for all other liveboards. You all are doing everything right! Thank you.
2017
12 Feb / Deb, USA
Love the family atmosphere and couldn't have wanted for more. Especially interesting were the expertise of Andrea and Jose. Enthusiasm of everyone rubs off and makes it a fun experience.
2017
12 Feb / Steve & Sarah, USA
Many wonderful experiences. A surprise visit by a whale shark was magical. When we were at a giant manta cleaning station the crew helped me hook in so I was nice and close to a manta. I will always remember being eye to eye with this majestic creature!! Boat: bed was very comfortable. Beautiful boat and state rooms. Diving: felt very safe with Phari. He is very skilled and we appreciated him spotting critters for us. Crew: I have been on many liveaboards (8-10). My experience on the Arenui was top notch - the best yet. Service could not be better. Phari learned our dive preferences and needs which enhanced our experience. Cannot say enough good things about Anto. His dedication to his guests - admirable. Everyone seems happy and all the smiles and joking around was infectious.
2017
12 Feb / Clara, USA
Wonderful trip! The "small details" have all been anticipated and attended to on this boat, as well as the obvious big stuff! Superb organization and response to needs. Boat: I love the wood (all re-used/re-claimed) and the art work throughout the boat. Cabins very comfortable. We were in Ganesh and had storage space beyond our needs!! Pillows were great - 1 soft and 1 firm for each bed - what a lovely plan!! Sky lounge was lovely with canopy. Diving: wonderfully planned locations/great manta sitings (the goal of this trip). Itinerary was flexible to keep up to best manta ray opportunities. Crew: All staff/crew were helpful and friendly. The Steward and Wayan and Wenton were quickly aware of preferences and needs, very helpful. Even could tell when someone needed extra help. The leadership of the Cruise Directors was amazing (Debbie & Jerry). It feels like everything has been thought through, extremely well-run boat, limits were clear and presented in a fun way to boot. There was no question about safety preparation and we all knew about evacuation plans immediately. Jose - with his knowledge of fish/creature identification always expanded our dive experiences by siting with small groups to identify and talk about fish and their behaviors. Good library available. Food: I always had gluten free choices - thank you!! Food quality was large, but ½ portions were available. And we were all amazed at how hungry we were for each of the 5 eating times!
2017
12 Feb / Andy, USA
Debbie and Jerry were lovely people, filled with enthusiasm and clearly in love with their jobs. The boat was run efficiently and we felt like royalty for the entire 11 days. Boat: loved Shinta cabin. Spacious, tons of storage. Beautiful windows and lovely decorations. Great value relative to price of other cabins on boat. Upon our return, we'd only stay in Shinta or Rama. Diving: diving was spectacular! Crew: Phari was a wonderful dive guide and I appreciated being with him. Not only did he perform the traditional dive master role, but he also took extra effort to instruct me on improving my buoyancy and general diving. Debbie and Jerry were the best! Food: food was great, although there was certainly a lot of it.
2017
30 Jan / Anon., USA
When I was asked to go on this trip, I hesitated due to cost… But I am glad I came… And would come again! Boat: outstanding! Diving: beyond description - our first week was incredible!! Crew: everyone was great. The spirit and attitude of the crew was incredible - this comes from the top - Lisa and G make this boat and trip over the top special! Food: food was good but way too much. Loved the fresh fruits and veggies!!
2017
30 Jan / Name, USA
I am spoiled now. This sets the bar that other dive liveaboards must reach. When I return to dive Indonesia, rest assured it will be aboard the Arenui. Planning on coming back 3-4 years from now. Telling fellow divers this is the "only" way to dive Indonesia. Please feel free to luxe me with specials! Boat: very comfortable bed! Wish shower was more powerful. Diving: Wishing for more large fish encounters. But the number of fish and different types was awesome! Crew: G is a mad scientist. He could fix anything. Joni my divemaster was very calm and knowledgeable about the sites. Awesome massage. Stewards and tenders were the best. Anto is delightful. Everyone knows your name, your equipment. Best dive experience.
2017
15 Jan / Dave, Canada
The diving was everything we had hoped for!! The staff were all attentive, friendly and loveable. You've got a great team! Your attention to detail is appreciated and is above the norm. Divemasters and Cruise Directors attention to safety was EXCELLENT and clear. Diving: all excellent especially briefings and safety.
2017
15 Jan / Shirley, Canada
Really liked diving at many different sites. Anto and Kadek were great. Wayan and Wenton were lots of fun and so helpful getting ready to dive. Thank you to the chefs, food was great.
2016
26 Oct / Anon, USA
The crew could not be more accommodating. Attention to detail exceptional. Dive briefing very helpful as were maps. Without question you feel well taken care of throughout your voyage. Thank you for a great time!
2016
28 Sep / Jesse, USA
The diving at Forgotten Islands WAY exceeded my expectations - even after 7 previous trips to Indonesia! Boat: super spacious rooms! Diving: tenders very well designed layout! Crew: excellent all around. I found G and Lisa very on top of the program and customer focused. Efficient hard working crew!
2016
14 Jul / Carol, USA
The Arenui provides safe and exotic diving opportunities at beautiful ocean dive sites. Everything is first class. The Captain and crew are well trained and provide excellent service. I would highly recommend the experience. The boat is beautiful, the crew is well trained and provide very high service. I felt completely safe diving. Joni was really tuned into what I needed. Diving: beautiful diving. The cuttlefish and mantas were highlights. The trip to Komodo was amazing. Very well done, I felt safe and learned a lot. Crew: Debbie and Jerry provided a lot of certainty and good information. They are very knowledgeable and willing to give answers. The Captain and crew are adorable and very friendly. Food: The food was very plentiful, fresh and delicious. Thank you for providing delicious food.
2016
14 Jul / Chris & Alicia, USA
This was our most favourite, special trip of our lives. Thank you. In particular, we REALLY enjoyed having Dr Andrea Marshall as the manta expert onboard. This really made the trip extra special. Will come again! In addition to diving pristine reefs in an amazing part of the world, we felt like deputized researchers in the help to identify mantas with Dr Andrea Marshall "Queen of Mantas". We were educated while feeling like we were helping in a cause. We are motivated to pass along what we learned and to encourage our friends to help as well to save mantas. Thank you. Boat: the Arenui is a beauty, great details. Comfortable. Love the sun deck. Wonderful rooms. Beautiful. Diving: simply the best place we have ever dived. Beautiful reefs and THE MANTAS :) Crew: from the moment we arrived we felt welcome and cared for. The crew are amazing. Jerry and Debbie are absolutely THE BEST. Professional, caring, friendly, skilled, helpful. Really the best ever we have experienced. Food: OMG! Best (and most) food ever! It's going to be tough to wean ourselves off from eating too much.
2016
04 Jun / Taryn, USA
I loved all the crew - they were very supportive and nice. I also really enjoyed having Vanessa as a scientific resource. I loved seeing mantas for the first time and then listening to the expert Vanessa giving us plenty of interesting information geared specifically towards what we personally saw. I really enjoyed having her on board to answer all our questions and help me having a different outlook on what I saw every day. Her presentations were also extremely helpful and interesting.
2016
04 Jun / Wolfgang & Simone, Germany
Wir waren jetzt zum 4. mal auf der Arenui. Das Tauchen war perfekt organisiert. Das Essen und die Kabine waren hervorragend. Die Crew war sehr aufmerksam und hilfsbereit. Arenui - jederzeit wieder.
2016
25 May / Chris, USA
A fantastic dive trip! Great boat, crew, Cruise Directors. Everyone was really friendly and helpful. I really enjoyed myself. Thank you for a wonderful experience! Hopefully I will join you on another trip soon! Many thanks!
2016
25 May / Rosemary, USA
Truly a wonderful adventure. Felt welcomed and sincere attention. Staff was great, Anto as always was special. Congrats to G and Lisa for making a great team.
2016
10 May / Mary, USA
We love everything about Arenui! The staff, boat, food, diving - it's all amazing! Obviously we can't stop booking trips! We are so grateful to have this oportunity to dive in a beautiful part of the world with awesome people! Boat: all excellent, but need more camera stations! Super comfortable rooms! Diving: all excellent, awesome - how could anyone complain? Crew: all excellent, they take the most wonderful care of us!
2016
25 Apr / Barbara, Switzerland
Einzigartige Taucherlebnisse an wunderschönen und sorgfältig ausgewählten Tauchplätzen. Ein sehr gut eingespieltes Crewteam, welches uns Gästen alle Wünsche erfüllte und gesammthaft eine kompetente und reibungslos verlaufende Organisation vollbrachte. Es war für uns eine tolle Erfahrung auf der Arenui.
2016
26 Mar / Richard, USA
This is our third time on board, and second time in a year. The crew all were extra friendly and familiar - it was like we'd never left. Just a great trip, all around. Seemed like every unreasonable thing we asked for, they delivered it with a smile. I want to come back again! As always, all of you went above and beyond expectations. Delightful boat, crew, cabin, service and diving. Diving: All excellent. Tender crews are awesome! Super helpful and competent. Crew: All excellent. Feels like family. Very warm and friendly. Food: All excellent.