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2019
23 Jun / Mary, USA
Excellent Boat. Awesome food! Thoughtful. My daughter is vegetarian and they would make her a portion without meat so she could eat also. Crew: excellent. Diving: Even when there was a problem with equipment it was fixed right away and we were able to join dive. Great amazing trip! Everything overall was perfect. We will book again.
2019
23 Jun / Taylor, USA
Boat: excellent.  Food:  As a vegetarian, I felt amazed at the options there were! The entire staff on the boat was spectacular. Every person was very accommodating. The food was the best! Our dive master was incredible as well as and could spot everything if asked. Overall, a great trip!
2019
23 Jun / Andy, USA
Everything was wonderful! The entire crew was very helpful and accommodating. Special thanks to Saoirse for the guidance and encouragement she gave to myself and Jayleen while I recovered from a cold. She truly helped Jayleen with her confidence in diving without me.
2019
23 Jun / Gary, USA
The boat is beautiful. I can’t wait to come back. The food was incredible. I loved the semi a la carte style instead of buffet all the times. All of the crew were amazing. They took care of every little detail and made my trip top notch. This was the best diving I’ve done in my life. Fami was an amazing Divemaster. Don’t change a thing!
2019
23 Jun / Tony, USA
I have no complaints about anything. Once again, the boat was amazing. I didn’t eat everything but somehow always ate too much. Food and beverages were fantastic. Especially, the impromptu burger night. Outstanding! Crew: always way above and beyond. I feel like I’ve learned most of my diving here on the Arenui (72 of my total dives). I couldn’t imagine having as much fun, learning as much as I have anywhere else! I love the Arenui! Given enough funds and time, this is always my first choice. I make everyone jealous back home and forever look forward to the next trip!  
2019
23 Jun / Benji, USA
Excellent boat. Every day not only got more exciting and eventful but more and more I was impressed by the continuous attention and quick reactions to all things happened, noticed or unnoticed. Food and beverages: Amazing every day. Cappuccino Machine – Wow J. Crew and Dive Masters:  was given excellent. Divemasters were given a ‘WOW’. Room Boys: ‘Ninjas for sure’. Tender drivers always picking me up and made sure I had the quickest trip back to Arenui… even if I surfaced a few minutes before the rest of the group. Almost doubled my dives in these 9 days! As a new diver, I felt always comfortable knowing my gear was always cared for and repaired even before I was aware of a fault!! I expected many of the crew to know my name by the end of the trip but I was very thrilled when everyone I came in contact with greeted me by name in the morning, after each dive (welcoming me ‘back home’) and even passing through the restaurant! I hardly remembered that just a few days before Arenui was being overhauled in dry-dock.  
2019
23 Jun / Pamela, USA
Slept like a baby. Espresso Machine J. Outstanding customer service. The anticipation of needs and quick action on our behalf. Preparation and briefings were appreciated. Ferry was the best dive master I’ve ever had. I’ve had good ones in the past but he is superior. I can’t thank all of the Arenui Staff enough but am so grateful for their attention to detail and my comfort. Onsite massage is a double plus.
2019
23 Jun / Melissa, USA
The uniqueness and history of the Arenui added to the memorable experience. Even traveling at night in rough seas gave an authentic feel with the wood creaking softly and the gentle humming of the engines. The only reason I had trouble sleeping was from excitement to be on board. A very special thank you to the Chefs for keeping us full all week. Even on the last day, we were served a delicious fresh salad and vegetables. There were always new flavors to try each day. I was especially impressed when the Chef rearranged the menu to accommodate a special request for Cheeseburgers one night. I will never forget smelling the fresh buns baking that day. The Arenui Crew was amazing. It was like magic that they kept everything running so smooth. The service was outstanding! All of their hard work is what made our experience so enjoyable. We are eager to book another trip because of them! Really enjoyed the variety of dive sites. Ronald was an excellent guide. He helped find many creatures and often multiple subjects at the same time to keep each diver/photographers occupied. One of my favorite part of diving was hot cocoa and hot towels after a night dive.  
2019
20 May / Louisa, UK
Best Liveaboard I have ever been on and best crew! Cruise Directors were exceptional and the crew were the best I have ever come across. Marine Biologist Jose was a brilliant addition, fantastic talks and such enthusiasm. Steve was the best DM. Top notch Food & Beverage.  
2019
20 May / Tim, UK
Excellent boat! I have only once or twice experienced service like this. Quite exceptional from the directors to Steve, Mario, Kadek and room boys. The fact lies they seen so happy laughs and smiling. I loved having a Marine Biologist along. Jose was great. By far and away the best dive boat I have been on. I believe that a happy ship is a reflection not just of the capital spent but on the leadership and Kai is clearly exceptional as is Jose, which added hugely to the enjoyment. Our guide Steve was also brilliant.  
2019
05 May / Nathan, USA
The Boat: Everything was great from the amenities to everything in general.  The Diving: Ronald, Ronald, Ronald is the man!! Our guide an amazing at that. The Crew: Rock stars all around. Food and Beverage: Top notch.  
2019
05 May / Werner, USA
It’s the last day ….we are departing the Arenui tomorrow morning.
Everything went 100% perfect…..not a single complaint from anybody!!!!
WE HAD A FANTASTIC TRIP!!!!
Thank you again for the great 10-year anniversary wine…….we did not use it all because you were way to generous !!!
I trained Bob and Nathan for future trips to be our group leaders………I have been doing this to train future group leaders.
They both love the Arenui and its team and they will do a great job running trips for O.E.
The entire team was truly outstanding…..and I want to specially compliment you for having Jose on board…..everybody loved his presentations, his great personality !!!! and his upbeat and positive attitude!  HE MADE OUR TRIP VERY SPECIAL  and everybody just really appreciated him!!
2019
05 May / Anonymous, USA
My cabin was great! Amazing food; loved the fresh fruit and veggies each meal. I loved Jose’s talks and could have more. Great to have him on board and brought more value to dives. The loved photo contest; loved looking at Jose’s photos and getting the hard drive, great idea! Also, guys on the tenders were awesome. Mario and Kadek were amazing.  
2019
05 May / Anonymous, USA
Could not ask for a better second trip on the Arenui. Fantastic trip. Saw a couple of average reefs but for the most part great.  Food and Beverage: too great and ate too much.
2019
05 May / Anonymous, USA
Vessel: This was the perfect boat for my first liveaboard experience! We could not have had a better time! Diving: What can I say? WOW! Best diving and our dive master, Herry, attentive and so knowledgeable! All of the staff was exceptional! Mario and Kadek were fantastic stewards, used our names the first day and remembered every day what we liked to eat and drink. Our room boys were also amazing! They slipped in and cleaned everything perfectly. We also loved having Jose, the marine biologist, on board. His talks were interesting and informative! Excellent food and service! This was the trip of a lifetime! We booked over two years ago, and it was worth the wait! We will definitely be back! Thank you so much!
2019
21 Apr / Lory Ann, USA
Fahmi is a delight, had such a great time with him. Jose is so gracious and enthusiastic. Fery, thanks so much for always hanging my bathing suit. Thanks for stocking burgers and popcorn! Wenton’s massages were great. I hurt my back one day and I really think it was because he fixed it that I was able to continue to dive. Eman, Hasan, Kurniawan were terrific on the tender. Mario is a gem, he and Kadek never missed a detail. Thanks for filling our room fridge with diet coke!  
2019
21 Apr / Rebecca, USA
I prefer macro but I learned to love wide angle. The sites uniquely incredible. All staff are exceptional, over the top. So helpful! I feel quite spoiled. Thank you for the vegan entrees!
2019
08 Apr / Brenda and Gary, USA
Anazing Boat. Our bed, linens, AC all room amenities were 5 star! The Diving: Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! I do believe we will be back again! The Crew: All members of staff were delightful, friendly and professional. Top notch! Kai was so organized. We all enjoyed Jose’s talks. Fery (DM) was professional. Mario and Kadek were great. All food was amazing. Fresh salad and fruit every day, fresh fish every day! So happy with the food and drinks! We loved your boat and all that came with it! Your crew was great. You’ve spoiled us. We hope to be back!
2019
31 Jan / Kim, USA
Excellent Boat, Diving, Food, and Crew! Thanks so much to the crew for making this another memorable trip!
2019
31 Jan / Jerry, USA
Excellent, Crew and Diving. Fery did an excellent job, always helped me out of my gear. And found us great critters under water. Kai , also was excellent when I dove with him on finding big stuff. I needed soft food and lots of gravey to eat. Putu exceeded my needs.
2019
31 Jan / James, USA
Unique boat …. Above the rest, loved the sounds. Excellent dive sites: super bowl of diving! The crew: what can I say, just amazing! Great interaction with group, love them all. Over the top food and beverage. My 2ndtrip ranks at the top if not best livaboard …… best dive out of 3026 and 64 different countries and islands
2019
31 Jan / Dick, USA
Really enjoyed the Arenui all together. Beautiful different corals, hard and soft - colorful. Every staff member interacted and smiled. Love that ! hope they had as much fun as we did. Fahmy the dive master good/fun. Tender drivers very efficient and fun. Cruise director very informative and interactive . Food and beverage: All excellent, always plentyful. Will promote the Arenui
2019
31 Jan / Noreen, USA
Amazing boat! It was nice as before, very comfortable. Excellent diving. They are all helpful and work hard to make sure our safety. Awesome crews , nice to see familiar faces again. They spoiled us so bad. I don’t think I get this kind of service/attention in other olaces. Enjoyed stay and had fun time in 2ndtime. Only bad thing about food is I probably gained at least 5 pounds because food was so good. Enjoyed every meal. Enjoyed 2ndtime . want to come back again some time.
2019
31 Jan / Richard, USA
The Boat: all excellent Everything was clean, very pleased. Experienced crew, Fahmy was great Amazing crew. All needs quietly met. Kitchen crew dressed well. Mario and Tammywere beyond any expectations Kai was knowledgeable and always there for us. Fahmy: great man, great personality, skillful, made each dive great. Food and Beverage: all excellent, 5 meals a day was great (too much!), good food, well presented. On my 2ndtrip all expectations were met. Kai, Mario, and Fahmy made this very enjoyable. Slept better here than home.
2019
31 Jan / Nick, UK
This is our 3rdtrip on the arenui and would like to go back to the forgotten islands some time
2018
08 Dec / Deanna, USA
Outstanding crew, and puts this dive boat experience above all others we have done! Please don’t change a thing Food and Beverage: all excellent! Special thanks to the chef for always making sure I had a gluten free option for every meal. The food was excellent. Overall unbelievable experience. We will be back in 2021! Thank you for an amazing experience. Extra thanks to Feri’s unbelievable eye sight.
2018
08 Dec / Randy, USA
Excellent boat. First class operation and staffing. Tenders were perfect for sea entry. Sleeping quarters allowed excellent conditions- great bed! The Diving wa excellent. Spectacular sites and daily briefings of each dive, 3 nite dives ! ... exciting and packed with creatures. Can’t be other than “10” in every category and all staff Food and beverage: all evcellent. Each meal was 5 star! When asked for a little extra or special topping- next meal included. Having not dived in 25 years I was more than concerned of my age (68) about safety and adequate training in advance of the dives. Staff and Ron / G made each dive better than the last and except for 2 night dives I made each and every dive.
2018
08 Dec / Sue, USA
The Arenui looked fantastic on the website but nothing could compare with seeing it for the first time and a highlight was to see it with the sails up. As a relatively inexperienced diver it was everything I could have wished for. This was billed as a dive trip of a life time and it totally blew my mind. The  Thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Guillem and Kai; special mentions to Kadek and Mario who are first class . The tender drivers could not have been more helpful. Famy completely made my diving experience the best ever, great sense of humor, professional, enthusiastic and amazing young man. I am going home with a food baby and will be unable to squeeze into my clothes. Simply delicious at every meal and of course the snacks and coffee. From the moment we arrived at Sorong airport to the moment we left the Arenui every possible wish has been anticipated together with a friendly smile. Our trip has exceeded all expectations and I would book to come again in a heart beat. Our fellow guests were tremendous fun and great to share this fabulous experience with. I shall shed quite a few tears on leaving and am highly jealous of the next set of guests. Thank to all the Arenui!
2018
08 Dec / Judy and Jon, USA
The Boat was very clean. Excellent cruise! Most amazing diving we have ever done. Safety always a priority and tenders comfortable and fast. THe staff was amazingly attentive. Our dive master Steve was a lovely guy but needs to be a bit more attentive. After speaking with G and Kai he improved but could still be a bit better. Guillem and Kai are amazing, super friendly and along with Mario and Kadek, we were made and feel like family. Wasn’t quite sure to what to expect as this was our first liveaboard experience. The trip far exceeded our expectations. From service (amazing) to food quality, dive sites and overall friendliness of ALL the staff. Kai and Guillem were super helpful and nice. Tender drivers and dive masters and everyone else made us all feel at home and part of the Arenui family. Thank you for an amazing trip!
2018
08 Dec / Elisabeth and Steve, USA
We loved Famy.  Guillem and Kai were great directors. Mario in particular was charming and we have never felt so attended to, great crew! Food and Beverage: all excellent but quantity great because too much food  So fantastic . We can’t wait to come back!