TESTIMONIALS

Our slogan, “the Boutique Liveaboard”, expresses our vision of providing the highest quality in everything we do – from diving to dining, from our leisure activities to our exquisite accommodations – and, above all, providing outstanding service at all times to our guests.

As an example of this philosophy, we offer our guests the choice of both comfortable indoor and outdoor areas for relaxing and dining. During meals, there is always an extensive selection of dishes and a tantalizing list of fine wines. When resting in between dives, our guests have the possibility of indulging themselves in a relaxing massage on deck.

All amenities are provided for your well-being and we aim to offer a truly exceptional service to all on-board: you are all our special and honoured guests. In this respect, we believe that individual service with a personal touch makes all the difference. This personalized service, and the attention given to even the minute details of all aspects of our operations, are what differentiate the Arenui from conventional liveaboards.

Come discover for yourself the intimate, luxurious and warm atmosphere unique to the Arenui!

GUEST COMMENTS

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!
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
2018
13 Aug / Dana, USA
I just said to my husband that I never been on a vacation completely, utterly stress free with no worries.  Lisa and Guillermo are the Arenui, of course with Luigi as they never miss a thing and absolutely everything runs smoothly (Siska also was wonderful an asset a great help). Not an easy accomplishment they and the staff, front stage and behind the scenes are fantastic!!! Coming back in Mar 2021.
2018
13 Aug / Shelley, USA
All excellent. Loved the coral, but got a little bored with muck sand but this is just my preference. FERY was the best!!! I very much appreciated the special attention he gave us!!! Totally enjoyed kitchen staff and stewards, loved their happy attitudes and smiles. I truly enjoyed myself and for this, you should give great credit to Fery, Lisa and Guillem!!!
2018
13 Aug / Kevin, USA
This was a fantastic trip from the beginnings to end. Prior to the trip Siska was amazing in coordinating details and country logistics.  Cruise Directors did a great job with dive briefings and organizing our dive days, they were super informative, helpful and fun to have leading the trip. The staff were top!! They really went out of their way to assure we had a great time. The entire effort allowed me to truly have a stress free and enjoyable and relaxing vacations, thanks!!! Everybody was extremely helpful and had a sincere desire to please.  Hery was an awesome dive leader, he was great at finding and pointing out things/ sea live of interest.
2018
13 Aug / Heather, USA
Such an amazing team and crew, thanks to everyone for all the attention to detail and a well-planned trip. Cruise Directors do a tremendous job to take care of everyone. Hope to be back with you all soon!!!! And thank you for Brian’s birthday!! First liveaboard and we had an amazing time, now I can honestly consider myself a diver. Loved having the fresh fruit all the time, the options through the day, the celebration treats are a nice morale booster and much appreciated.
2018
13 Aug / Anonymous,
Overall excellent experience!!! We will be back.
2018
13 Aug / Hong, USA
All excellent I would like to say thank you to Ronald Sarante, our lovely dive guide. He is really good to finding critters and help us to lighting for good photos. Wayan is always giving smile and also thanks you to Mario and Kadek.
2018
13 Aug / Calum, USA
Special thank you to awesome dive master Heri. I will be back!
2018
13 Aug / Brian, USA
Excellent cruise!
2018
31 Jul / Ben, USA
Great trip! Lots of fun! Coming again!
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!
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 / Michael, USA
Dive master excellent at finding – just followed with camera. Found Lembeh sea dragon, Pygmy seahorse, beautiful mantas in clear water
2018
13 Aug / Dana, USA
I just said to my husband that I never been on a vacation completely, utterly stress free with no worries.  Lisa and Guillermo are the Arenui, of course with Luigi as they never miss a thing and absolutely everything runs smoothly (Siska also was wonderful an asset a great help). Not an easy accomplishment they and the staff, front stage and behind the scenes are fantastic!!! Coming back in Mar 2021.
2018
13 Aug / Shelley, USA
All excellent. Loved the coral, but got a little bored with muck sand but this is just my preference. FERY was the best!!! I very much appreciated the special attention he gave us!!! Totally enjoyed kitchen staff and stewards, loved their happy attitudes and smiles. I truly enjoyed myself and for this, you should give great credit to Fery, Lisa and Guillem!!!
2018
13 Aug / Kevin, USA
This was a fantastic trip from the beginnings to end. Prior to the trip Siska was amazing in coordinating details and country logistics.  Cruise Directors did a great job with dive briefings and organizing our dive days, they were super informative, helpful and fun to have leading the trip. The staff were top!! They really went out of their way to assure we had a great time. The entire effort allowed me to truly have a stress free and enjoyable and relaxing vacations, thanks!!! Everybody was extremely helpful and had a sincere desire to please.  Hery was an awesome dive leader, he was great at finding and pointing out things/ sea live of interest.
2018
13 Aug / Heather, USA
Such an amazing team and crew, thanks to everyone for all the attention to detail and a well-planned trip. Cruise Directors do a tremendous job to take care of everyone. Hope to be back with you all soon!!!! And thank you for Brian’s birthday!! First liveaboard and we had an amazing time, now I can honestly consider myself a diver. Loved having the fresh fruit all the time, the options through the day, the celebration treats are a nice morale booster and much appreciated.
2018
13 Aug / Anonymous,
Overall excellent experience!!! We will be back.
2018
13 Aug / Hong, USA
All excellent I would like to say thank you to Ronald Sarante, our lovely dive guide. He is really good to finding critters and help us to lighting for good photos. Wayan is always giving smile and also thanks you to Mario and Kadek.
2018
13 Aug / Calum, USA
Special thank you to awesome dive master Heri. I will be back!
2018
13 Aug / Brian, USA
Excellent cruise!
2018
31 Jul / Anonymous,
Boat: Above and beyond expectations! Diving: We could tell the whole crew made sure everyone of our dives was the best possible. Crew: Everyone went above and beyond to make the trip amazing. Food: Excellent! Espresso machine!! It was the best to have a great latte every morning!
2018
31 Jul / Anonymous,
All excellent. Loved having a hair dryer and power strip in the rooms. We should have brought warmer wetsuits and more GoPro cameras.
2018
31 Jul / Daniel Kovach, USA
Best liveaboard experience I’ve ever had. We will be back! Boat: Excellent facilities, everything was clean when we got back from the first dive and the air fresheners in the bathrooms were an excellent addition. Diving: Dive sites were incredible. Crew: Excellent. Fun fact: If you listen close, you can hear Ronald laughing underwater. Diving was world class and we got very lucky with the weather. Food: Best liveaboard food in the world! Many thanks to the chefs!!
2018
31 Jul / Alison Kovach, USA
Unbelievable service, always smiling, never unhappy, always good at taking care of us, we are coming back! LOVE  Boat: Everything was amazingly PERFECT. Diving: AMAZING Crew: Very kind, so good at helping, very wonderful. Food: VERY VERY good!!!
2018
31 Jul / Kathryn Gleason, USA
The hawksbill turtle eating the coral next to an octopus and a hungry scorpionfish! It was like watching Animal Planet! The crew was amazing! So helpful, nice and fun! Boat: Gorgeous boat! I loved the attention to details and the information given in the rooms! Diving: Didn’t know I liked macro till this trip and loved it! Crew: all excellent! Divemaster Hery was AWESOME! Food: AMAZING!
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!
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
2018
13 Aug / Dana, USA
I just said to my husband that I never been on a vacation completely, utterly stress free with no worries.  Lisa and Guillermo are the Arenui, of course with Luigi as they never miss a thing and absolutely everything runs smoothly (Siska also was wonderful an asset a great help). Not an easy accomplishment they and the staff, front stage and behind the scenes are fantastic!!! Coming back in Mar 2021.
2018
13 Aug / Shelley, USA
All excellent. Loved the coral, but got a little bored with muck sand but this is just my preference. FERY was the best!!! I very much appreciated the special attention he gave us!!! Totally enjoyed kitchen staff and stewards, loved their happy attitudes and smiles. I truly enjoyed myself and for this, you should give great credit to Fery, Lisa and Guillem!!!
2018
13 Aug / Kevin, USA
This was a fantastic trip from the beginnings to end. Prior to the trip Siska was amazing in coordinating details and country logistics.  Cruise Directors did a great job with dive briefings and organizing our dive days, they were super informative, helpful and fun to have leading the trip. The staff were top!! They really went out of their way to assure we had a great time. The entire effort allowed me to truly have a stress free and enjoyable and relaxing vacations, thanks!!! Everybody was extremely helpful and had a sincere desire to please.  Hery was an awesome dive leader, he was great at finding and pointing out things/ sea live of interest.
2018
13 Aug / Heather, USA
Such an amazing team and crew, thanks to everyone for all the attention to detail and a well-planned trip. Cruise Directors do a tremendous job to take care of everyone. Hope to be back with you all soon!!!! And thank you for Brian’s birthday!! First liveaboard and we had an amazing time, now I can honestly consider myself a diver. Loved having the fresh fruit all the time, the options through the day, the celebration treats are a nice morale booster and much appreciated.
2018
13 Aug / Anonymous,
Overall excellent experience!!! We will be back.
2018
13 Aug / Hong, USA
All excellent I would like to say thank you to Ronald Sarante, our lovely dive guide. He is really good to finding critters and help us to lighting for good photos. Wayan is always giving smile and also thanks you to Mario and Kadek.
2018
13 Aug / Calum, USA
Special thank you to awesome dive master Heri. I will be back!
2018
13 Aug / Brian, USA
Excellent cruise!
2018
31 Jul / Ben, USA
Great trip! Lots of fun! Coming again!
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!
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
13 Aug / Dana, USA
I just said to my husband that I never been on a vacation completely, utterly stress free with no worries.  Lisa and Guillermo are the Arenui, of course with Luigi as they never miss a thing and absolutely everything runs smoothly (Siska also was wonderful an asset a great help). Not an easy accomplishment they and the staff, front stage and behind the scenes are fantastic!!! Coming back in Mar 2021.
2018
13 Aug / Shelley, USA
All excellent. Loved the coral, but got a little bored with muck sand but this is just my preference. FERY was the best!!! I very much appreciated the special attention he gave us!!! Totally enjoyed kitchen staff and stewards, loved their happy attitudes and smiles. I truly enjoyed myself and for this, you should give great credit to Fery, Lisa and Guillem!!!
2018
13 Aug / Kevin, USA
This was a fantastic trip from the beginnings to end. Prior to the trip Siska was amazing in coordinating details and country logistics.  Cruise Directors did a great job with dive briefings and organizing our dive days, they were super informative, helpful and fun to have leading the trip. The staff were top!! They really went out of their way to assure we had a great time. The entire effort allowed me to truly have a stress free and enjoyable and relaxing vacations, thanks!!! Everybody was extremely helpful and had a sincere desire to please.  Hery was an awesome dive leader, he was great at finding and pointing out things/ sea live of interest.
2018
13 Aug / Heather, USA
Such an amazing team and crew, thanks to everyone for all the attention to detail and a well-planned trip. Cruise Directors do a tremendous job to take care of everyone. Hope to be back with you all soon!!!! And thank you for Brian’s birthday!! First liveaboard and we had an amazing time, now I can honestly consider myself a diver. Loved having the fresh fruit all the time, the options through the day, the celebration treats are a nice morale booster and much appreciated.
2018
13 Aug / Anonymous,
Overall excellent experience!!! We will be back.
2018
13 Aug / Hong, USA
All excellent I would like to say thank you to Ronald Sarante, our lovely dive guide. He is really good to finding critters and help us to lighting for good photos. Wayan is always giving smile and also thanks you to Mario and Kadek.
2018
13 Aug / Brian, USA
Excellent cruise!
2018
31 Jul / Anonymous,
Boat: Above and beyond expectations! Diving: We could tell the whole crew made sure everyone of our dives was the best possible. Crew: Everyone went above and beyond to make the trip amazing. Food: Excellent! Espresso machine!! It was the best to have a great latte every morning!
2018
31 Jul / Anonymous,
All excellent. Loved having a hair dryer and power strip in the rooms. We should have brought warmer wetsuits and more GoPro cameras.
2018
31 Jul / Daniel Kovach, USA
Best liveaboard experience I’ve ever had. We will be back! Boat: Excellent facilities, everything was clean when we got back from the first dive and the air fresheners in the bathrooms were an excellent addition. Diving: Dive sites were incredible. Crew: Excellent. Fun fact: If you listen close, you can hear Ronald laughing underwater. Diving was world class and we got very lucky with the weather. Food: Best liveaboard food in the world! Many thanks to the chefs!!
2018
31 Jul / Alison Kovach, USA
Unbelievable service, always smiling, never unhappy, always good at taking care of us, we are coming back! LOVE  Boat: Everything was amazingly PERFECT. Diving: AMAZING Crew: Very kind, so good at helping, very wonderful. Food: VERY VERY good!!!
2018
31 Jul / Kathryn Gleason, USA
The hawksbill turtle eating the coral next to an octopus and a hungry scorpionfish! It was like watching Animal Planet! The crew was amazing! So helpful, nice and fun! Boat: Gorgeous boat! I loved the attention to details and the information given in the rooms! Diving: Didn’t know I liked macro till this trip and loved it! Crew: all excellent! Divemaster Hery was AWESOME! Food: AMAZING!
2017
07 Apr / Denise, USA
I'm looking forward to many more trips with the Arenui and the crew! Boat: excellent. The crew does an exceptional job with details. Always ready to assist any guest need, from getting coffee to a warm towel after diving. Diving: excellent. I had to rent a BCD due to my error. I loved the rental and will be buying one when I return. Lisa worked very much on trying to get me the proper weight and buoyancy. She was a delight to dive with. She made everyone feel at "home". Crew: the crew is one of the best I have seen on a liveaboard. Again they made sure all guests were happy and always asking what other thing they needed or wanted. Food: Outstanding quality and variety of food.
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!
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
2018
13 Aug / Dana, USA
I just said to my husband that I never been on a vacation completely, utterly stress free with no worries.  Lisa and Guillermo are the Arenui, of course with Luigi as they never miss a thing and absolutely everything runs smoothly (Siska also was wonderful an asset a great help). Not an easy accomplishment they and the staff, front stage and behind the scenes are fantastic!!! Coming back in Mar 2021.
2018
13 Aug / Shelley, USA
All excellent. Loved the coral, but got a little bored with muck sand but this is just my preference. FERY was the best!!! I very much appreciated the special attention he gave us!!! Totally enjoyed kitchen staff and stewards, loved their happy attitudes and smiles. I truly enjoyed myself and for this, you should give great credit to Fery, Lisa and Guillem!!!
2018
13 Aug / Kevin, USA
This was a fantastic trip from the beginnings to end. Prior to the trip Siska was amazing in coordinating details and country logistics.  Cruise Directors did a great job with dive briefings and organizing our dive days, they were super informative, helpful and fun to have leading the trip. The staff were top!! They really went out of their way to assure we had a great time. The entire effort allowed me to truly have a stress free and enjoyable and relaxing vacations, thanks!!! Everybody was extremely helpful and had a sincere desire to please.  Hery was an awesome dive leader, he was great at finding and pointing out things/ sea live of interest.
2018
13 Aug / Heather, USA
Such an amazing team and crew, thanks to everyone for all the attention to detail and a well-planned trip. Cruise Directors do a tremendous job to take care of everyone. Hope to be back with you all soon!!!! And thank you for Brian’s birthday!! First liveaboard and we had an amazing time, now I can honestly consider myself a diver. Loved having the fresh fruit all the time, the options through the day, the celebration treats are a nice morale booster and much appreciated.
2018
13 Aug / Anonymous,
Overall excellent experience!!! We will be back.
2018
13 Aug / Hong, USA
All excellent I would like to say thank you to Ronald Sarante, our lovely dive guide. He is really good to finding critters and help us to lighting for good photos. Wayan is always giving smile and also thanks you to Mario and Kadek.
2018
13 Aug / Calum, USA
Special thank you to awesome dive master Heri. I will be back!
2018
13 Aug / Brian, USA
Excellent cruise!
2018
31 Jul / Anonymous,
Boat: Above and beyond expectations! Diving: We could tell the whole crew made sure everyone of our dives was the best possible. Crew: Everyone went above and beyond to make the trip amazing. Food: Excellent! Espresso machine!! It was the best to have a great latte every morning!
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
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
13 Aug / Dana, USA
I just said to my husband that I never been on a vacation completely, utterly stress free with no worries.  Lisa and Guillermo are the Arenui, of course with Luigi as they never miss a thing and absolutely everything runs smoothly (Siska also was wonderful an asset a great help). Not an easy accomplishment they and the staff, front stage and behind the scenes are fantastic!!! Coming back in Mar 2021.
2018
13 Aug / Heather, USA
Such an amazing team and crew, thanks to everyone for all the attention to detail and a well-planned trip. Cruise Directors do a tremendous job to take care of everyone. Hope to be back with you all soon!!!! And thank you for Brian’s birthday!! First liveaboard and we had an amazing time, now I can honestly consider myself a diver. Loved having the fresh fruit all the time, the options through the day, the celebration treats are a nice morale booster and much appreciated.
2018
13 Aug / Anonymous,
Overall excellent experience!!! We will be back.
2018
13 Aug / Hong, USA
All excellent I would like to say thank you to Ronald Sarante, our lovely dive guide. He is really good to finding critters and help us to lighting for good photos. Wayan is always giving smile and also thanks you to Mario and Kadek.
2018
13 Aug / Brian, USA
Excellent cruise!
2018
31 Jul / Anonymous,
Boat: Above and beyond expectations! Diving: We could tell the whole crew made sure everyone of our dives was the best possible. Crew: Everyone went above and beyond to make the trip amazing. Food: Excellent! Espresso machine!! It was the best to have a great latte every morning!
2018
31 Jul / Anonymous,
All excellent. Loved having a hair dryer and power strip in the rooms. We should have brought warmer wetsuits and more GoPro cameras.
2018
31 Jul / Daniel Kovach, USA
Best liveaboard experience I’ve ever had. We will be back! Boat: Excellent facilities, everything was clean when we got back from the first dive and the air fresheners in the bathrooms were an excellent addition. Diving: Dive sites were incredible. Crew: Excellent. Fun fact: If you listen close, you can hear Ronald laughing underwater. Diving was world class and we got very lucky with the weather. Food: Best liveaboard food in the world! Many thanks to the chefs!!
2018
31 Jul / Alison Kovach, USA
Unbelievable service, always smiling, never unhappy, always good at taking care of us, we are coming back! LOVE  Boat: Everything was amazingly PERFECT. Diving: AMAZING Crew: Very kind, so good at helping, very wonderful. Food: VERY VERY good!!!
2018
31 Jul / Kathryn Gleason, USA
The hawksbill turtle eating the coral next to an octopus and a hungry scorpionfish! It was like watching Animal Planet! The crew was amazing! So helpful, nice and fun! Boat: Gorgeous boat! I loved the attention to details and the information given in the rooms! Diving: Didn’t know I liked macro till this trip and loved it! Crew: all excellent! Divemaster Hery was AWESOME! Food: AMAZING!
2017
07 Apr / Christine & Pat, USA
Lisa and G are the greatest!! And Idy was an awesome dive guide. This was our second trip aboard the Arenui and it was exceptional. We have since booked more trips in years to come. Every single member of the crew has made us feel comfortable, safe and tremendously happy. There is attention to detail and meeting the needs of every guest, all while providing a breathtaking view of the beautiful underwater world. All the dives are led by knowledgeable divemasters with keen eyes and the ability to highlight the creatures unique to the area/dive site. The chefs and kitchen staff prepare delicious meals and provide wonderful flexibility for those with specific dietary needs. The Arenui not only provides its guests with a truly awesome diving experience but it also provides a relaxing retreat from a busy world. A heartfelt thanks to every member of the Arenui team for offering us such a memorable vacation!
2017
07 Apr / Marie, USA
It was truly an amazing experience! Everyone on the Arenui made our trip a most wonderful experience. We will tell our own dive friends about the Arenui! Thank you!!!
2017
07 Apr / Claudette, USA
Have already a trip booked in 2018, 2019 and 2020. Boat: excellent. Diving: great dive sites. Crew: all were fabulous. Very attentive and helpful. Food: excellent presentation and preparation.
2017
23 Mar / Pauline & Nadeem, France/USA
We will be back on Forgotten Islands, or Komodo or this trip again - with the same CREW! Simply stunning trip! One of my best adventures ever! And something to remember all my life. The boat is gorgeous, the crew is exceptional. Boat: when I dream of a boat, I dream of Arenui. Rocking music of the wood, its beauty, comfort, everything. Diving: not just excellent, PERFECT. Lisa is a wonderful divemaster! Perfect dive plans always, awesome sense of humor, always showing lots of things we would otherwise never see. Crew: PERFECT. It's the whole TEAM, i.e. everyone together, who is outstanding. Same crew as 1.5 years ago (almost)! That says a lot. And the guests can appreciate the excellent atmosphere! Food: delicious! Too much, but wonderful!
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.
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!
2017
07 Apr / Rebecca, USA
I'm full of gratitude that I was able to experience this trip on the Arenui. One of the best trips of my life! Thank you very much! Boat: cabins are luxurious, clean and well-stocked. Rooms tidied twice daily - very nice! Diving: no words to describe the wonders of the sea. Food: great effort by kitchen staff to accommodate my requests.
2017
23 Mar / Pauline & Nadeem, France/USA
We will be back on Forgotten Islands, or Komodo or this trip again - with the same CREW! Simply stunning trip! One of my best adventures ever! And something to remember all my life. The boat is gorgeous, the crew is exceptional. Boat: when I dream of a boat, I dream of Arenui. Rocking music of the wood, its beauty, comfort, everything. Diving: not just excellent, PERFECT. Lisa is a wonderful divemaster! Perfect dive plans always, awesome sense of humor, always showing lots of things we would otherwise never see. Crew: PERFECT. It's the whole TEAM, i.e. everyone together, who is outstanding. Same crew as 1.5 years ago (almost)! That says a lot. And the guests can appreciate the excellent atmosphere! Food: delicious! Too much, but wonderful!
2017
09 Mar / Janet & Ramsay, USA
Ramsay and I enjoyed our first Arenui experience in June 2013 so much, we came back! We were not disappointed! The Cruise Directors - Debbie & Jerry - are the best we've ever had. Professional, fun and totally engaging. If we come back I would hope to have them as directors. Our last dive - Wednesday March 8 - Pulau Wai. We were waiting for mantas - I turned around to look behind us, in case they were coming from that direction and Ronald our divemaster, had taken off his fins - put them on his hands and was pretending to swim like a manta - he actually DID look like one and made us all laugh under water! What a great guy!! Boat: our second time on the Arenui!! Hopefully our last. As before - the boat was the epitome of luxury liveaboard travels. Clean, roomy, safe and fun. Diving: wonderful diving!! Debbie & Jerry did a great job of getting us to our dive sites, giving great briefings - and making our dive experience memorable and one we would like to do again. Crew: our divemaster - Ronald was wonderful - attentive, always aware of where we were, what was going on around us and looking out for our safety and comfort as well as making the dive experience as exciting and interesting as possible. We will never forget - "masks on!" "position, position!!" "1 - 2 - 3 - go!". Great fun! Food: excellent and plentiful food.
2017
25 Feb / Pete & Diane, USA
We had an exquisite trip. Exemplary crew/staff. Diving was wonderful. Crew/staff so much attention to detail and comfort for the guests. We would definitely rate our trip 5 stars plus. I could go on and on about how terrific our experience has been. My advise is - come aboard, you'll love the experience.
2017
25 Feb / Anon, USA
Love this boat - best boat I've ever experienced, well thought out! Loved going to the cave, the hike/view and the village to see the kids, very special. Kudos on labeling towels and small pillow and large pillow/person - very clever. Excellent showers and a good place to put legs for shaving - not just a boys boat! Excellent storage space in room, very functional, great hooks. Five flights from the US and I was thinking "I hope this is good" because it is a LONG way to come - worth every minute to experience Raja Ampat on the Arenui. The service and attention to detail on deck and the expert dive guides made it a pleasure to spend 12 days on this boat - my first 12 day liveaboard ever and I was concerned 12 days would feel too long - NOT so on the Arenui! Also, the way the divers were put into 4 groups was really excellent. If you love the ocean and learning (great educational talks) above the creatures in the ocean, this boat is for you. Diving: the best I have ever seen: variety, awesome reefs, sharks coming back, giant mantas. Crew: spending time with Jerry and Debbie was awesome - first time I have met them and I love their energy and passion for diving and wow, what a crew they run - great team, great energy between the crew. The guys that helped with dive deck were just outstanding. Food: really appreciated Anto and Kadek and how they worked so hard to customize menu for each person and create unique menu for each guest.
2017
25 Feb / Caroline, USA
Outstanding trip. Parting gift was a very nice touch! Boat: first class accommodations! Plenty of hot water. Comfort was excellent. Pillow variety was a great touch! Diving: the scouting was very much appreciated. Extra effort to ensure we saw the best. Well worth the price! Crew: first class crew. Always standing by to assist with any desire no matter how small. Above and beyond every single day. Food: variety was excellent. Every effort made to please every single guest.
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 / Cindy, USA
We returned to the Arenui with our friends after having a fabulous time in Komodo four years ago. The Arenui experience is unlike any other liveaboard and it is truly exceptional. Having Dr Andera Marshall on this trip was just the "icing on the cake". She gave a great talk about the mantas, and her enthusiasm for them is truly contagious. Everyone onboard enjoyed seeing the mantas and trying to get ID shots for the MMF. The whale shark sighting put the trip over the top! Crew: once again Jerry, Debbie and all the crew were superb. Food: food was very good.
2017
12 Feb / Kathy & Sheldon, USA
You continue to provide premiere service and attention. The entire experience from beginning to end is superior to other cruises we have taken. Keep up the good work and hope to see you all again soon. Thanks for sharing. Diving: we were always well advised of dive site and conditions. Dive master Joni was especially attentive to our group's levels and needs. Crew: top notch Cruise Directors - you could not ask for better - Deb & Jerry are an awesome team. As noted dive master especially attentive on dive and after - all dive masters pitched in. Anto is a treasure, he makes every individual feel special. All the service from therapists and their many duties was the best - they were always available and helping.
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 / John, USA
Wonderful Cruise Directors - Debbie & Jerry.
2017
30 Jan / David, USA
Really enjoyed the boat. G and Lisa are great! Boat: bathrooms are great for a boat! Thanks so much. Love the sink in the room. Would definitely recommend to friends. Diving: loved to see the healthy coral! Soft corals are amazing. A great place to visit and dive. Crew: must leave some room for improvement, but they really were all great! Cruise directors excellent. Can't complain about that at all!
2017
15 Jan / Don & Penny, Canada
The complete trip was beyond what Donald and I expected. Thanks Lisa and G for making us part of the Arenui family throughout our short visit with you. The afternoon talks were wonderful and very informative. It is good to know how things "roll under the ocean". Diving: wow! Crew: everyone went out of their way to make this "the best vacation and dive experience ever". Food: Awesome - glad I packed the elastic stretch band pants!
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.
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
2018
13 Aug / Dana, USA
I just said to my husband that I never been on a vacation completely, utterly stress free with no worries.  Lisa and Guillermo are the Arenui, of course with Luigi as they never miss a thing and absolutely everything runs smoothly (Siska also was wonderful an asset a great help). Not an easy accomplishment they and the staff, front stage and behind the scenes are fantastic!!! Coming back in Mar 2021.
2018
13 Aug / Shelley, USA
All excellent. Loved the coral, but got a little bored with muck sand but this is just my preference. FERY was the best!!! I very much appreciated the special attention he gave us!!! Totally enjoyed kitchen staff and stewards, loved their happy attitudes and smiles. I truly enjoyed myself and for this, you should give great credit to Fery, Lisa and Guillem!!!
2018
13 Aug / Kevin, USA
This was a fantastic trip from the beginnings to end. Prior to the trip Siska was amazing in coordinating details and country logistics.  Cruise Directors did a great job with dive briefings and organizing our dive days, they were super informative, helpful and fun to have leading the trip. The staff were top!! They really went out of their way to assure we had a great time. The entire effort allowed me to truly have a stress free and enjoyable and relaxing vacations, thanks!!! Everybody was extremely helpful and had a sincere desire to please.  Hery was an awesome dive leader, he was great at finding and pointing out things/ sea live of interest.
2018
13 Aug / Heather, USA
Such an amazing team and crew, thanks to everyone for all the attention to detail and a well-planned trip. Cruise Directors do a tremendous job to take care of everyone. Hope to be back with you all soon!!!! And thank you for Brian’s birthday!! First liveaboard and we had an amazing time, now I can honestly consider myself a diver. Loved having the fresh fruit all the time, the options through the day, the celebration treats are a nice morale booster and much appreciated.
2018
13 Aug / Anonymous,
Overall excellent experience!!! We will be back.
2018
13 Aug / Hong, USA
All excellent I would like to say thank you to Ronald Sarante, our lovely dive guide. He is really good to finding critters and help us to lighting for good photos. Wayan is always giving smile and also thanks you to Mario and Kadek.
2018
13 Aug / Calum, USA
Special thank you to awesome dive master Heri. I will be back!
2018
13 Aug / Brian, USA
Excellent cruise!
2018
31 Jul / Ben, USA
Great trip! Lots of fun! Coming again!
2018
31 Jul / Anonymous,
Boat: Above and beyond expectations! Diving: We could tell the whole crew made sure everyone of our dives was the best possible. Crew: Everyone went above and beyond to make the trip amazing. Food: Excellent! Espresso machine!! It was the best to have a great latte every morning!
2018
31 Jul / Anonymous,
All excellent. Loved having a hair dryer and power strip in the rooms. We should have brought warmer wetsuits and more GoPro cameras.
2018
31 Jul / Daniel Kovach, USA
Best liveaboard experience I’ve ever had. We will be back! Boat: Excellent facilities, everything was clean when we got back from the first dive and the air fresheners in the bathrooms were an excellent addition. Diving: Dive sites were incredible. Crew: Excellent. Fun fact: If you listen close, you can hear Ronald laughing underwater. Diving was world class and we got very lucky with the weather. Food: Best liveaboard food in the world! Many thanks to the chefs!!
2018
31 Jul / Alison Kovach, USA
Unbelievable service, always smiling, never unhappy, always good at taking care of us, we are coming back! LOVE  Boat: Everything was amazingly PERFECT. Diving: AMAZING Crew: Very kind, so good at helping, very wonderful. Food: VERY VERY good!!!
2018
31 Jul / Kathryn Gleason, USA
The hawksbill turtle eating the coral next to an octopus and a hungry scorpionfish! It was like watching Animal Planet! The crew was amazing! So helpful, nice and fun! Boat: Gorgeous boat! I loved the attention to details and the information given in the rooms! Diving: Didn’t know I liked macro till this trip and loved it! Crew: all excellent! Divemaster Hery was AWESOME! Food: AMAZING!
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!
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!!
2017
07 Apr / Christine & Pat, USA
Lisa and G are the greatest!! And Idy was an awesome dive guide. This was our second trip aboard the Arenui and it was exceptional. We have since booked more trips in years to come. Every single member of the crew has made us feel comfortable, safe and tremendously happy. There is attention to detail and meeting the needs of every guest, all while providing a breathtaking view of the beautiful underwater world. All the dives are led by knowledgeable divemasters with keen eyes and the ability to highlight the creatures unique to the area/dive site. The chefs and kitchen staff prepare delicious meals and provide wonderful flexibility for those with specific dietary needs. The Arenui not only provides its guests with a truly awesome diving experience but it also provides a relaxing retreat from a busy world. A heartfelt thanks to every member of the Arenui team for offering us such a memorable vacation!
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
23 Mar / Katie & James, USA
A big shout out to G and Lisa for being amazing cruise directors. Crew: BEST CREW!!! Idy is the greatest divemaster we had the pleasure to dive with. He is attentive, safety orientated and knowledgeable. Anto and Kadek made our dining experience a total joy. Food: Excellent, very yummy! The kitchen staff was wonderful even about little things like no garlic in my vegetables 😉
2017
09 Mar / Noel, USA
This was my third time on the Arenui. It is by far one of the best liveaboard experiences in the best part of the diving world - Indonesia. I've been to Bali/Komodo twice and thought diving couldn't be better until I dived Raja Ampat! Diving: the best I've seen!! Crew: crew couldn't do enough for us! They were fantastic!
2017
09 Mar / Janet & Ramsay, USA
Ramsay and I enjoyed our first Arenui experience in June 2013 so much, we came back! We were not disappointed! The Cruise Directors - Debbie & Jerry - are the best we've ever had. Professional, fun and totally engaging. If we come back I would hope to have them as directors. Our last dive - Wednesday March 8 - Pulau Wai. We were waiting for mantas - I turned around to look behind us, in case they were coming from that direction and Ronald our divemaster, had taken off his fins - put them on his hands and was pretending to swim like a manta - he actually DID look like one and made us all laugh under water! What a great guy!! Boat: our second time on the Arenui!! Hopefully our last. As before - the boat was the epitome of luxury liveaboard travels. Clean, roomy, safe and fun. Diving: wonderful diving!! Debbie & Jerry did a great job of getting us to our dive sites, giving great briefings - and making our dive experience memorable and one we would like to do again. Crew: our divemaster - Ronald was wonderful - attentive, always aware of where we were, what was going on around us and looking out for our safety and comfort as well as making the dive experience as exciting and interesting as possible. We will never forget - "masks on!" "position, position!!" "1 - 2 - 3 - go!". Great fun! Food: excellent and plentiful food.
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 / Anon, USA
Love this boat - best boat I've ever experienced, well thought out! Loved going to the cave, the hike/view and the village to see the kids, very special. Kudos on labeling towels and small pillow and large pillow/person - very clever. Excellent showers and a good place to put legs for shaving - not just a boys boat! Excellent storage space in room, very functional, great hooks. Five flights from the US and I was thinking "I hope this is good" because it is a LONG way to come - worth every minute to experience Raja Ampat on the Arenui. The service and attention to detail on deck and the expert dive guides made it a pleasure to spend 12 days on this boat - my first 12 day liveaboard ever and I was concerned 12 days would feel too long - NOT so on the Arenui! Also, the way the divers were put into 4 groups was really excellent. If you love the ocean and learning (great educational talks) above the creatures in the ocean, this boat is for you. Diving: the best I have ever seen: variety, awesome reefs, sharks coming back, giant mantas. Crew: spending time with Jerry and Debbie was awesome - first time I have met them and I love their energy and passion for diving and wow, what a crew they run - great team, great energy between the crew. The guys that helped with dive deck were just outstanding. Food: really appreciated Anto and Kadek and how they worked so hard to customize menu for each person and create unique menu for each guest.
2017
25 Feb / Caroline, USA
Outstanding trip. Parting gift was a very nice touch! Boat: first class accommodations! Plenty of hot water. Comfort was excellent. Pillow variety was a great touch! Diving: the scouting was very much appreciated. Extra effort to ensure we saw the best. Well worth the price! Crew: first class crew. Always standing by to assist with any desire no matter how small. Above and beyond every single day. Food: variety was excellent. Every effort made to please every single guest.
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 / 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 / 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 / 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
06 Dec / Cheryl, USA
I loved having dinner upstairs on the sky deck. It was lovely. BBQ nights were my favourite. I got sick on the trip and Lisa and G took very good care of me and the boat was stocked with excellent medicine (cough drops, ear infection, throat medicine). Thank you so very much for taking such good care of me. I had an absolutely wonderful time and will be back! Boat: The staff was extremely attentive and replaced anything minutes within us asking (towels, body wash, tissues). Crew: Lisa and G were outstanding! As was Kadek and Eman! They anticipated our needs and took such good care of us. Lisa and G are wonderful storytellers and added so much to the trip.
2016
28 Sep / Mark & Laura, USA
When we booked our first trip to Indonesia we couldn't imagine doing more than two dives a day. We planned on just reading and relaxing on the sky deck. I ended up doing all 33 dives... and was ready for more. Thanks to all the Arenui staff for making this a trip of a lifetime. We are coming back in March, we booked it while on this trip. Crew: everyone was wonderful - happy and trying to make sure everything was done well.Food: really enjoyed lots of veggies.
2016
13 Jun / Lisa, USA
Excellent trip all around! No concerns or negative experiences at all! One suggestion: maybe offer soft spa music during massages (not too loud), may be better than hearing the other guests talking. Lisa was one of the best divemasters I've ever had! She was extremely patient, was always looking out for our group, and always took the time to make sure we were comfortable and ready. She was quick to point out the marine life and made all the dives the most enjoyable I have ever had! Terima Kasih 🙂 Boat: Beautiful and charming! Diving: all excellent, specially the destination and safety! Crew: all excellent, specially the Cruise Directors. The entire crew was amazing! So kind, patient, caring, and accommodating at ALL times! Most of all, the crew was sincere in everything they did! Wonderful 🙂 Food: all excellent. The food was delicious!! Great variety and presentation!
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 / Britt, USA
I really enjoyed the trip and particularly enjoyed the crew.
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.
2017
23 Mar / Pauline & Nadeem, France/USA
We will be back on Forgotten Islands, or Komodo or this trip again - with the same CREW! Simply stunning trip! One of my best adventures ever! And something to remember all my life. The boat is gorgeous, the crew is exceptional. Boat: when I dream of a boat, I dream of Arenui. Rocking music of the wood, its beauty, comfort, everything. Diving: not just excellent, PERFECT. Lisa is a wonderful divemaster! Perfect dive plans always, awesome sense of humor, always showing lots of things we would otherwise never see. Crew: PERFECT. It's the whole TEAM, i.e. everyone together, who is outstanding. Same crew as 1.5 years ago (almost)! That says a lot. And the guests can appreciate the excellent atmosphere! Food: delicious! Too much, but wonderful!
2017
09 Mar / Noel, USA
This was my third time on the Arenui. It is by far one of the best liveaboard experiences in the best part of the diving world - Indonesia. I've been to Bali/Komodo twice and thought diving couldn't be better until I dived Raja Ampat! Diving: the best I've seen!! Crew: crew couldn't do enough for us! They were fantastic!
2017
09 Mar / Sue, USA
Diving: briefings excellent! Crew: stewards excellent!
2017
09 Mar / Michelle & Mike, USA
While everything on the boat and everyone make for the prefect trip, I have to say Debbie and Jerry bring an amazing energy to the picture! It is infectious and spreads outward to the crew and guests. It was all extraordinary. Very grateful. Diving: I love diving again! Thank you! Crew: very special crew. Unbelievable service and FUN! Food: extraordinary.
2017
25 Feb / Caroline, USA
Outstanding trip. Parting gift was a very nice touch! Boat: first class accommodations! Plenty of hot water. Comfort was excellent. Pillow variety was a great touch! Diving: the scouting was very much appreciated. Extra effort to ensure we saw the best. Well worth the price! Crew: first class crew. Always standing by to assist with any desire no matter how small. Above and beyond every single day. Food: variety was excellent. Every effort made to please every single guest.
2017
12 Feb / John, USA
Wonderful Cruise Directors - Debbie & Jerry.
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 / David, USA
Really enjoyed the boat. G and Lisa are great! Boat: bathrooms are great for a boat! Thanks so much. Love the sink in the room. Would definitely recommend to friends. Diving: loved to see the healthy coral! Soft corals are amazing. A great place to visit and dive. Crew: must leave some room for improvement, but they really were all great! Cruise directors excellent. Can't complain about that at all!
2017
15 Jan / Paul, Canada
Would go anywhere with you.
2016
19 Dec / Dave, USA
Thank you for this trip of a lifetime. Boat: loved the ship. Diving: loved it – trip of lifetime for me. Crew: great bunch top to bottom – warm smiles worn. I didn’t make many requests but all attended to promptly. Food: Food and preparation were great.
2016
10 Nov / Matt, USA
Hightlight was Anto dressed as a zombie, he is very good as a zombie waiter! Glad Luigi was with us as well, made the trip very interesting. Debbie and Jerry are also excellent directors, highly recommended! This trip was a perfect trip for Traci to learn to dive. I enjoyed watching her gain confidence with each new dive. She is going to definitely be spoiled after this trip! 🙂 Boat: our cabin was very comfortable, we felt like we had our own tree fort under the sea. Bed was very good as well. Crew: everyone was always helpful and smiling. Very sweet people. Food: sometimes too much food, but our needs were always met or exceeded. Anto and Kadek did make our dreams come true.
2016
13 Jun / Lisa, USA
Excellent trip all around! No concerns or negative experiences at all! One suggestion: maybe offer soft spa music during massages (not too loud), may be better than hearing the other guests talking. Lisa was one of the best divemasters I've ever had! She was extremely patient, was always looking out for our group, and always took the time to make sure we were comfortable and ready. She was quick to point out the marine life and made all the dives the most enjoyable I have ever had! Terima Kasih 🙂 Boat: Beautiful and charming! Diving: all excellent, specially the destination and safety! Crew: all excellent, specially the Cruise Directors. The entire crew was amazing! So kind, patient, caring, and accommodating at ALL times! Most of all, the crew was sincere in everything they did! Wonderful 🙂 Food: all excellent. The food was delicious!! Great variety and presentation!
2016
26 Mar / Jan, USA
Snorkeling with whale sharks was a fantastic experience, something I didn't know was possible. A huge thank you to the Cruise Directors and crew who stayed up much of the night and rose before dawn to made arrangements for this. I really really appreciated the long bottom times. I enjoy hanging out underwater so much, and having the ability to stay a long long time meant a lot to me. I appreciate the work of the boat drivers, crew and divemasters who make it all possible. Boat: All excellent. Anto was always one step ahead, bringing me tea before I even thought of it. Diving: All excellent. I really appreciated the loan of a first stage when my one failed. I liked diving in groups of 4. Food: Great food! Incredible job running a smooth operation under challenging conditions. G, Lisa, Wawan and all the crew worked so hard to make the whale shark snorkeling come to fruition.
2016
26 Mar / Mary, New Zealand
Boat: All excellent. Beautiful boat kept in pristine order by hard working Cruise Directors and crew. Diving: All excellent. Always kept up to date which dive site we were going to, good briefings with easy to understand diagrams. Every effort to make sure easy to get in and out of the tender. All excellent dive sites and great variety. Very fortunate to go to Triton Bay. Crew: All excellent. Both Lisa and G made every effort to make sure each guest was looked after and willingly attended to every request. Both full of enthusiasm and kindness. All the Divemasters try very hard to please each guest and always willing and informative. Because of the distance covered every member of the crew worked extremely hard and always smiling and friendly. The stewards both always attentive and good humored. Anto and Kadek are real assets as are all the crew. Food: All excellent. First class food all the time with plenty of choices, all good, so difficult to select. More than enough food through the whole day. Very hard working chef and his assistants.
2016
26 Mar / Sue, USA
Boat: All excellent. Everything is very organized. The routine is never boring, instead it helps not having to "worry" about anything. Diving: All aspects of the diving was beyond compare. The heroes are the tender drivers, who obviously are so talented, patient, observant and concerned about safety. Divemasters were great at putting us in protected areas. That is important to me. Crew: All crew were amazing in their respective roles. I know there were crew members we probably only saw a few times but they were integral in the overall operation of daily activities - day and night. Food: Service, variety and quantity were all perfect. Thanks to galley and restaurant crew alike!
2016
26 Mar / Mary, USA
Make time for a trip on the Arenui! There is no diving experience that can compare to them. I am in awe of the quality of the staff and the personal care given to everyone! Please treat yourself to a trip!! Thank you everyone! I know there are many crew we don't get to see and a special thank you to all of you. To those that take care of us - you are the best! Boat: All excellent, especially the cleanliness. Diving: All excellent. The boat crews worked so hard, they were so helpful and smiled while taking great care of us. Thank you all!!! Crew: It is impossible to communicate how amazing the staff is. G and Lisa do such a great job, their concern for our enjoyment and comfort is unsurpassed in the dive WORLD! Thank you so much! Food: Unbelievable quality!! The variety and subtle flavours were delicious.
2016
28 Feb / Julie and Phil, USA
Thank you! The "Happy Diver" creation was breathtaking! Beautifully carved and assembled. An absolute work of art!! I feel extremely honored and will always remember your kindness! Boat: Boat was a joy, unique and well laid out, functional with great character, wonderful sense of peace and part of local history, beautifully constructed and appointed. Diving: Fantastic variety, sites and inhabitants, beautiful and crammed with life. Crew: So friendly, knowledgeable, quick anticipatory, so helpful and smile "full"!! Pleasure to be in their care. Food: EXCELLENT preparation and presentation and variety. Delicious and appetizing. Met my lactose intolerance challenge with a huge variety!
2016
16 Feb / Barbara, USA
Crew: Execution is everything. No detail was overlooked and the crew made the trip fun and exciting. A special thanks to Ronald for his professional expertise and patience. Thank you for taking such good care of us! Food: I appreciate the vegetarian menu!
2016
03 Feb / Denise, USA
Crew: Outstanding! Enjoyed everyone so much - thanks to each of you for your wonderful care! Food: Outstanding!!