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GUEST COMMENTS-FORGOTTEN ISLANDS

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
05 May / Anonymous, USA
I really enjoyed Jose’s talks about the biology of the reefs and fish, wonderful!
2019
05 May / Anonymous, USA
The Boat: 100% perfect! The Diving: Honestly, perfect! The Crew: Not sure what to say! It was perfect and the staff was better than expected. The cruise director had everything under control! My compliments! Food and Beverage: Could not have been any better! Thank you! Love you guys!
2019
21 Apr / Claudette, USA
Lovely Boat. Love the Arenui and all its crew. We are coming back 2020+2021!
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!
2017
23 Mar / Pierre & Gerda, Austrian-Swiss
Thank you for a wonderful time. It was very relaxing while busy. Great excursions to the look out and CAVE and diving was wonderful. Boat: the most luxurious boat I have been on. Well thought out cabins with ample storage. Diving: great guides, they know the sites and marine life. Very good briefings. Crew: a great crew, very attentive and always anticipating our needs. It was nice to see familiar faces (prior trip 2015) and the crew seems to really enjoy what they are doing. Food: excellent food. Exceptional!
2017
09 Mar / Sue, USA
Diving: briefings excellent! Crew: stewards excellent!
2017
09 Mar / Cynthia, USA
A great boat and crew. Fabulous diving. Only good things to say. Absolutely NO negatives. Great dive directors/crew. Debbie is the BEST :) Boat: A++ for everything.
2017
09 Mar / Jenny & Billy, USA
I can't say enough about Billy's and my time aboard the Arenui! We are SO happy we took this trip with you all. You should be quite proud of the service and quality you provided us. Boat: the boat is so well-appointed and amazingly hand-crafted that I found new and beautiful parts to look at each day. The dive area for prep made it so convenient to get ready and gather all necessary gear, while allowing plenty of room for everyone. Diving: each dive site was unique and full of so many interesting animals and coral. I thought after every dive that it could not be topped, but they kept getting better! Crew: Debbie is a joy, a wonderful manta advocate and a diligent biology conservationist. I have grown to respect, admire and really enjoy her talks, advice and commentary! She was so very helpful throughout the trip! Idy was the best divemaster I've ever had. The crew OUTSTANDING. Food: I am a picky eater and thought everything was amazing!
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
30 Jan / Darrel, USA
Awesome trip, worth the time and money, loved variety of dives (soft coral, hard coral and especially muck). G was helpful. Enjoyed Jose's presentations. Phari was awesome DM and Anto is the best. Wenton and Wayan were great.
2017
30 Jan / Ainara, Spain
Raja Ampat es un paraiso pero el equipo del Arenui incrementa más el valor del viaje. Han ayudado a hacer el viaje muy especial. Barco: El barco ha sido muy chulo y cómodo. No hemos echado nada en falta. Quizás una ducha en la parte de arriba sí que se podría poner. Buceo: Ha estado genial. Muy bien organizados para ver todo tipo de peces, corales, etc. Tripulación: Han estado especialmente pendientes de TODO lo que hemos necesitado. Además de ser súper amables y divertidos. Comida: La comida ha sido excelente y muy variada en cada comida, todo muy RICO.
2017
15 Jan / Judy, Canada
I missed a couple of days of diving because of some congestion, so I missed seeing the giant manta rays. Lisa made a point of asking G to see what he could do to find them on a dive he lead us on. I hadn't asked her to and appreciated her being so thoughtful! We didn't see any but not for lack of trying. That's great service! Thank you! Boat: beautiful boat, beautiful detail. Crew: crew is top notch. G and Lisa are wonderful. Jose gave great presentations. Anto is a real gem. Food: great food. Steak was incredible.
2017
15 Jan / Paul, Canada
Would go anywhere with you.
2017
15 Jan / Ann, Canada
Excellent value for money. A big thank you to our divemaster Jose - he always made me feel at ease with the diving. He was my dive partner for Yuliet (since Jamie was sick) - I loved Jose's enthusiasm for the marine creatures, I found it contagious! :) He made sure there was some "aquarium" diving since I am fairly new at this - a big hug and thank you for this! I really enjoyed his lectures - please keep going with that. I think future guests will really enjoy it! I would dive with him anytime! Diving: I always felt well informed about the dive sites. Was amazed at the amount of marine life! Crew: everyone friendly! Dive trips explained in great detail. I enjoyed the friendly relationship between crew and guests. Food: yummy food! Loved trying new things and flavours. Thank you for accommodating half portions.
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.
2017
15 Jan / David, Canada
Everything about the cruise and the diving was fantastic. The inclusion of the marine biologist (Jose) and the education he provided was a huge value added.
2016
28 Sep / Craig & Betsey, USA
Debbie in the Arenui office went out of her way for me by shopping in Bali for a pair of fins for me when my ones split. I wear a very small size and rentals are usually too big. Thank you, Debbie!
2016
15 Sep / Don, USA
G, Lisa and crew could not provide better service. They made us feel safe and at home in a very remote part of the world. Idy is also a great divemaster. Hope to see everyone again someday! Crew: absolutely great - no room for improvement.
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
13 Jun / Russell, USA
Cruise Directors and staff are superb! They get to know the guests and their preferences. Anto is exceptional. Lisa was our dive guide, her safety first philosophy was great. I love her devious laugh!
2016
04 Jun / Staci, USA
Vanessa Knutson was an integral, vital part of our trip and much appreciated. Crew: very accomodating, amazing people. Food: this is an amazing culinary cuisine for any vegetarian or vegan.
2016
10 May / Alison, Canada
From the moment we arrived on the Arenui we were greeted by the most friendly staff, Lisa and G, who made us feel immediately like we were about to embark on the greatest adventure. When the diving began, every dive exceeded the last amazing dive. How did you do that? I shake my head in disbelief, the weather was perfect everyday, the room made me feel like we were royalty! The staff who attended to our every need, the tender drivers who helped you with your gear, fins, etc. get you ready, take it all from you when you are done, making sure that it is all magically there for you. A cup of water after the dive! Wow! First class service! Then you return to the boat, a wonderful helper to get out of wet gear, a warm towel and a cup of hot chocolate! The Arenui is a diver's dream!! Everything is hanged up to dry for the next dive for you. I get dressed and a wonderful meal is waiting. Repeat this 4 times a day effortlessly for ten days. Magic! Epic holidays! Thank you to the behind the scenes people too! Thank you for the BEST trip ever! PS: Save your money and do this diving on the Arenui!! You won't regret it! We will be back!! Wow! Wow! Best diving experience ever, you have spoiled us forever diving anywhere else! Congratulations for making it all look so easy. Thank you! Thank you! Boat: Exceeded my expectations! From the moment we arrived till the day we departed - this boat is a beauty! It feels brand new! What a wonderfully designed boat for diving! Diving: How can I describe? The best diving I have EVER done. Every dive better than the last. This has to be the best in the world! I hope to discover more on another trip on the Arenui! Crew: The BEST, all of you! You have ALL made this a bucket list trip for Brent and I - we will remember this trip and count the days til we come back. Thank you for being SO dedicated to your jobs! Food: Wonderful! ALL memorable meals! Fresh fruit always, the top-deck dining, the salad dressing, the chocolate cake and peanut butter cookies!! Gonna miss it all!!