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GUEST COMMENTS-CREW

2020
03 Mar / Barry, USA
Excellent in all areas: the boat, diving, food & beverages, the crew. The cabin we stayed in, Rama is beautiful.
2020
03 Mar / Steve, USA
Thank you for this life altering experience. Whoever does the selection of staff is to be commended as each and every member of the crew make the trip. Nice work on maintaining the wood of the boat. The food exceeded all my expectations!
2020
03 Mar / Dan, USA
The Arenui rocks on all dimensions! The crew works well together and is a five-star service. I leave with so many wonderful memories. I boarded the Arenui as an inexperienced diver and now I'm safer, better and a more relaxed diver.
2020
19 Feb / Joan, USA
The boat and cabin is very comfortable and always clean. Every meal we had was delicious! All crew this trip was fantastic. This is the most beautiful place in the world to dive!
2020
19 Feb / Fred, USA
We love Arenui trips - this is our third time cruising with them. The crew are amazing. The food is always well prepared and plentiful. Dives sites were most excellent on this cruise!
2020
19 Feb / Timm & Sherrie, USA
We loved that our wetsuits were waiting before each dive in our personalized space. We are amazed by the gourmet food. The chef and crew are outstanding. Amazing crew! DMs checked to see the conditions were good. Kai’s knowledge about securing a bagan with whale sharks was exceptional. Guido and Vicki will be great cruise directors! Best dive itinerary ever! Furnishings, positive and caring attitude of the crew and level of service exceeds all other liveaboards!
2020
19 Feb / Carol, USA
Great destinations and dive sites. Incredible service in every way. The food, the boat, the crew, all excellent. Amazing service all the time!! Thank you.  
2020
24 Jan / Kim, USA
Food was amazing and staff worked tirelessly to accommodate everyone. Best liveaboard food anywhere.
2020
24 Jan / Grant, USA
Signed up for three more trips! Crew very eager to help, pleasant and fun. Very comfortable.
2020
24 Jan / Christine, Switzerland
Excellent diving, food & drinks, crew and service. The best boat, fresh food, Mario and kitchen staff are amazing. Great coffee! Crew all with good spirit, fun, humorous and very professional. Fery is excellent DM! 
2020
24 Jan / Anon,
I am a returning Arenui customer. I can’t say enough about the crew. Fery was an incredible DM. Safety first and always patient.  Everybody was absolutely outstanding. Attention to detail was off the charts. 
2020
24 Jan / Robyn, USA
Everything excellent: The diving, the boat, the crew, dining and experience. I'm particularly impressed with increase in fire safety!
2020
24 Jan / Susan, USA
All areas of boat excellent. The Arenui has the best crew ever. The boat was spacious and the food was excellent. Amazing dive sites.  
2020
09 Jan / Dennis, USA
Best Liveaboard I have been on yet! I love the cultural and authentic/natural elements of its structure. As a vegetarian, I am beyond grateful to the kitchen crew for amazing selections healthy options and wonderful flavors. Thank you so much! I know extra effort was involved on my behalf. Amazing crew! Such personable, pleasant Directors so thoughtful and attentive. The service by the stewards was exceptional. And my massage was bliss and professional. - The destination, dive sites and tenders were all excellent. The Tender drivers and dive guides made me feel safe and cared for while diving. My dive guide Harry was patient and provided thoughtful, individualized guidance. Thank you for such a special holiday aboard this beautiful vessel with such talented, hospitable and caring crew. Don’t change a thing! P.S. I’d love to be welcomed aboard again in the future. You never know!  
2020
09 Jan / Bob, USA
Excellent boat, history & wood extra plus. Food quantity was excellent, food quality, food choice and beverages were also great. All good! No issues or complaint! 😊 The crew are very professional, knowledgeable and helpful. Can’t think of anything that could be improved. Much appreciated to Mario & Kadek!
2020
09 Jan / David, USA
Shinta is very spacious and comfortable to lounge around between dives. Food varieties are good.  Mario & Kadek provided very good service and they are always there to service us on board. Alejandro & Saoirse have made the whole trip remarkable. Ferry (dive master) and the tender drivers provided five star service during the whole diving experience. The level of service is the best I have experienced for the 15 years of diving I have done. The diving was excellent; a good selection of dive sites.
2020
09 Jan / Brett, USA
The bed linens were very comfortable and the sky lounge/restaurant area was a great place to hang out. As a pescevegeterian there was always something tasty on the buffet menu and I really enjoyed the selection on the vegetarian menu for dinner. The crew were fantastic.
2020
09 Jan / Fidel, USA
Hands down the best food I have had on a liveaboard! Hats off to chefs & his team. Absolutely everyone were drivers for service with a smile and totally can do. However, I must highlight Fahmi and his infectious personality and leadership underwater, probably my fave dive master! I’d also like to highlight Mario and Kadek, true masters of service! The diving was excellent. Even with the storm the crew was able to provide us with variety. The dives were full of life! Overall what an incredible experience! The diving was spectacular! It was so nice to come ‘home’ to the Arenui after each dive, to a smiling team who was always there for us. A trip that will always be remembered! Thank you crew, thank you Arenui!’
2020
09 Jan / Bernie, USA
Amazing food & beverage. Kudos to the chef and his amazing team! Best food on a liveaboard by far (more than 10 liveaboards for me). Amazing staff, which made for this amazing experience. Fahmi has been my favorite guide of all time (500 dives). His awesome light-hearted personality and underwater expertise very much appreciated. Mario & Kadek were very welcoming and ‘can-do’. Very much appreciated. I love the healthy coral & the variety of diving. Again a big thanks to Fahmi & Saoirse & Alex for the choices, the enthusiasm and the safety.
2020
09 Jan / Joan, USA
Excellent vessel, food, and diving. Hery our DM was very patient and always attentive. All crew wonderful, attentive, caring and smiling. Kai is very engaging with a great sense of humor. Vicky and Guido are attentive and kind.
2019
27 Dec / Steve, USA
The boat was excellent. We really liked the bidet hose! Oh yes, the facilities were great. Beds were comfortable and our room (Ganesh was surprisingly spacious). Food  was excellent; I especially like the vegetarian variety.’   The crew was excellent. Alex and Saoirse really made the trip for me. Herry was a fantastic dive master and patient with our slow pace and meticulous hunting. Don’t change anything! We really like the dive sites and variety of life to see. My preference is for reef invertebrates and this trip had them. What can I say? This is our second trip with the Arenui and we’ve just requested our third. Not coming with a group is always a bit of a gamble but the staff and guests were awesome (again)!
2019
27 Dec / Debbie, USA
The boat, the crew and the food choices were all excellent. Anti-chovy & Melissa's Garden super sites! But loved it all – Muck, Mantas, and More! Everyone and everything was really outstanding! You have an attention to detail not many service businesses can achieve! You have created and maintained (for 10 years!) a level of quality and service rarely seen, all while maintaining a very high morale level. Kudos to you and to everyone who makes it possible.
2019
27 Dec / Vivian, USA
The trip exceeded expectations. Crew was very accommodating. Everyone was super friendly and welcoming. This experience will be hard to top. Every detail was considered on board & on the water. The boat, diving, the crew and the food choice was all excellent. Ferry gave me the confidence I needed to have an unforgettable dive experience. Will miss Arenui!
2019
27 Dec / Karla, USA
Amazing food & lots of variety. All yummy! Everyone was awesome! The diving was excellent. It was very personalized & educational. Enjoyed it so much! A great trip. Our first liveaboard… it sets the bar high.  
2019
27 Dec / Susan & Alex, USA
Excellent in all areas: the boat, crew, diving, food & beverages.
2019
27 Dec / Tony, USA
As a testimonial to the service and crew on the Arenui, my wife did not want to do another liveaboard! But she ended up having a great time, thanks to the cruise directors and crew, who attended to all our needs in the most professional and friendly manner. The boat, crew, diving and food, all excellent,
2019
14 Dec / Kim, USA
The boat, food and beverages, crew: all excellent. excellent. We loved having Fahmi as our guide!
2019
14 Dec / Mitch, USA
‘The best boat I have or will ever be on. All food & drinks were fantastic. Fahmi is the greatest divemaster!! Mario & Kadek are friendly & attentive! Overall, all the staff are amazing!
2019
14 Dec / Charlotte, USA
Loved the décor & attention to detail. Love towels after diving. Loved the warm face towel & end of night dive. Every passenger felt special. Too much good food! Love the mix of Asian & Western. Loved the variety & so much choice, delicious! OMG! Cant say enough great things about the crew! The cruise directors were always cheerful & no question was too small to ask. So appreciated the superb camera help & advice – have never had such great pictures. Loved how staff (Mario & Kadek) always knew what I wanted and made me ginger tea! The rooms were always clean. Cant believe The tender drivers were so helpful and never minded me when I forgot anything. The diving was excellent. Superb teaching! Loved how you all paid so much attention to current, weather & adjusted as needed. Always a superb description of what to expect. Extraordinary attention to safety. And I loved the help getting my diveskin off and on – fins too! What pampering! I can’t thank you enough for a marvelous over the top dive experience! I learned so much, gained confidence & took the best pictures ever thanks to your help. G was a wizard at fixing anything & never minded helping out. Love the dive briefing & the sunset dives. Can’t believe each and every staff member had a smile every day & every member the best!
2019
14 Dec / Allan, USA
Cleanliness and safety, as well as outdoor dive prep area and photo/video facilities were excellent. Food & Beverage were also excellent. I have a great time. People were courteous, helpful and always around if needed.