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GUEST COMMENTS-DIVING

2019
12 Sep / Mark, USA
The boat. I had plenty of room to suit up. Sky Lounge is a really good place to retreat between dives. Restaurant area fits everyone. Plenty of plugs available for cameras, light & phones. Boat was always clean. Food & Beverage: I took full advantage of the sodas & juices on board. Ronald was excellent as dive master but all helped out. Mario and Kadek took care of every request. Cabin were cleaned and beds made without us being aware - one of the unsung heroes that made the experience well worth cruising again. I can’t say how much I appreciated the help the Tender crew gave.’
2019
12 Sep / Denny, USA
Very nice! Perfect, the best!
2019
12 Sep / Kathy, USA
The boat is beyond beautiful. The carvings, colours, all amenities are perfect. Food & Beverage: excellent variety & quality. The crew: kind, attentive, professional, fun, educational, caring, BEST crew of all the liveaboards I have done. The diving: Exciting variety & beauty, manty species I have never seen. Best dive experience I’ve had (in spite of getting sick). Felt safe and well cared after. Thank you!!
2019
12 Sep / Judy, USA
The boat: excellent! Room was very clean and tons of room for clothes and storage. Food was amazing. All crew was so nice and professional. This is my second time on the Arenui and quality is top-notch. I had Ronald and he was very good and showed us so many critters. I did the Forgotten Islands two years ago. I would like to dive again to a different destination. Thank you ‘all’ for being so kind and happy. Much love to you.
2019
12 Sep / Lanny, USA
It was all excellent! Lots of wonderful prepared meals. Excellent Menu! The crew: All well trained and excellent in their work. Dive masters watched us closely for safety concerns. Wonderful tenders got us back to boat quickly – excellent! Wonderful boat, crew, program and diving. I couldn’t have asked for any more! Thanks!
2019
12 Sep / Julie, USA
The Arenui is such an amazing vessel! We loved it! You can tell it was built with love!! Mario & Kadek are so nice! They anticipated our wants/needs even before we did!! Crew: Fabulous!! All seemed to really enjoy their work and were very kind! We loved it here!! Beautiful dives! One wish would be that the dive masters attended the briefings as they were a bit different dives than were briefed sometimes.
2019
03 Sep / Anna, USA
Awesome boat. Amazing crew! Loved it! Very special once in a lifetime vacation! Food was amazing. It was like dining at a 5 star restaurant every day (and I am very picky). Great crew! Special thank you to Fahmi, amazing dive guide. Mario & Kadek they do everything before I even asked and always with a smile and to chefs for awesome food. Wish we saw Mantas at Manta Alley and spent a bit more time observing Komodo Dragons. Otherwise, amazing trip with outstanding crew and delicious food. Thank you!
2019
03 Sep / Jack, USA
Everyone is so professional and nice. Really appreciate your excellent service during the trip. Fourth time on Arenui. Excellent diving liveaboard. Service of dive masters, tender and crews are great. Thank you for making us wonderful vacation.
2019
03 Sep / Fe, USA
Excellent boat. This is my very first time being on a liveaboard and I didn’t know what to expect but I am very satisfied. I love how breads freshly prepared. The cinnamon buns are my favourite. Very happy crew to greet me every time. The diving: very memorable sites for me.
2019
23 Aug / Annete, Australia
The food was delicious!!! A great variety and choice more than enough. My pants are a little tighter on leaving! All the staff/crew are amazing!! They provide EXCELLENT service, are very attentive to our every need, nothing is too much trouble and they anticipate and offer things before we even realise we need them. We feel totally spoilt and cared for. Special shout-out to Mario & Kadek who couldn’t do enough for us, Ronald our amazing dive guide and the tender crews who made the diving so easy & enjoyable. We never felt unsafe. We love the diving set up with 2 groups fast & lazy and the ease of getting in & out. Thank you so much for an amazing trip. We have been truly spoilt. Your crew are the best we have ever had – catering to our every need. We have wanted for nothing! Excellent service, outstanding food, well-organised diving. The facilities on the boat are excellent and very comfortable. The staff are the icing on the cake. We would love to come back!
2019
23 Aug / Holly, Australia
Our room was fabulous! Mario & Kadek were invaluable. Alex was an excellent instructor for my AOW. I was very grateful for his calm attitude and kindness. Saoirse was very organised, thorough and accommodating. Thank you! The diving: so many new creatures, loved all the new experiences and knowledge gained. Famhi was very fun and wanted to please, he was excellent at finding critters! Loved the size of our group and my biggest concern is that we have been ruined for any other liveaboards! Thank you for an amazing 1st liveaboard experience.
2019
23 Aug / Mark, Australia
The boat: love the layout, loved our room, great restaurant. Mario mixes a great drink! Fery was awesome! So great on every level. Stewards + Room boys were very attentive . Directors, Cruise directors – Alex was great. Some fantastic dives. Love Manta Alley + Aquarium. Fabulous variety.
2019
23 Aug / Brooke, Australia
Every one goes to great lengths to make sure we have a great holiday. All very enjoyable. All the dives were great. Amazing holiday. Thank you all for a fantastic diving experience and relaxing stay.
2019
11 Aug / Jodi, USA
Everything is so clean & pleasant. This is a beautiful boat and I really liked the cultural touches. If anyone was hungry they did not have anyone to blame! So much food and all was good with lots of choices. All the crew made us feel special and spoiled us rotten. So appreciative of all the extra effort – dive masters and directors all sat with me to ID my first pictures. Massage was wonderful. I have only ever dove in Carribbean. The diving here is so amazing and the skills of the dive masters are amazing! Thank you for such an awesome experience. This is a trip of a lifetime for me – I survived cancer almost 2 years ago & my husband arranged this trip for me with my best friend as a celebration. We had to save for 2 years to pay for this trip and I had an awesome experience. I am so thankful the beauty of the boat & diving, the skills of the crew and the opportunity to travel to Indonesia. I hope to come back someday!
2019
11 Aug / Andrew, USA
Nicest liveaboard we have dived on. Like being looked after in your own home. Food & Beverage: in a word: Superb! A great catering team, both inside and outside the galley. A superb and well co-ordinated team. A huge thank you for them all for such a memorable trip. Magnificent reefs! Please buy/build another boat. You have a winning and unique product. Hence the difficulty booking with you. Thank you for a great trip.
2019
11 Aug / John, USA
Dayak cabin was superb. Top notch cuisine. Service was superb. No complaints whenever we requested something. No idea how we relive after being so spoiled. We came half way around the world for the diving & it was excellent. I liked the way the team managed where we what when. Liveaboard diving for the first time. The treatment was 1st class all the way.
2019
11 Aug / Steve, USA
Loved the traditional wood boat! Stewards Mario & Kadek & Dive Master Fami ‘incredible’. First real dive trip. Graduated to master rookie! Fami was so great! Cruise directors awesome!
2019
11 Aug / Myra, USA
Best liveaboard I have been on! Henry is the best – he can spot the tiniest creature! Did 20 dives and each of them was superb. Kudos to providing a top-notch customer experience! I think you spoiled me for everything . Other than luxury diving absolutely awesome week – wish I could make this an annual event.
2019
11 Aug / Cathy, USA
The boat is beautiful. Our cruise directors handled each concern with speed & grace. The food is fantastic! You’ve done a good job of recruiting & retaining really good people on your boat. Well done, Luigi! The diving is great!
2019
11 Aug / Brandy, USA
Excellent boat and food! The crew: amazing on every level!!! Having a massage on board was such an amazing option!! Amazing diving. It was very impressive how the staff remembered all the details of the dive gear set up! Right down to where I used my BCD on my tank! It is the detail that sets you apart! Well done! The entire staff was amazing – the explanations given by Saoirse & Alex from diving to gratuite & how it is split was so well done!! Perfect fit with the boat. The massage area was the best I have ever had. The best part of the trip was seeing how my husband went from very uncomfortable diving to enjoying it!! We owe that to Fami he was such a joy in all aspects of diving! He even found a new fish (The fami manta!!)
2019
23 Jun / Mary, USA
Excellent Boat. Awesome food! Thoughtful. My daughter is vegetarian and they would make her a portion without meat so she could eat also. Crew: excellent. Diving: Even when there was a problem with equipment it was fixed right away and we were able to join dive. Great amazing trip! Everything overall was perfect. We will book again.
2019
23 Jun / Taylor, USA
Boat: excellent.  Food:  As a vegetarian, I felt amazed at the options there were! The entire staff on the boat was spectacular. Every person was very accommodating. The food was the best! Our dive master was incredible as well as and could spot everything if asked. Overall, a great trip!
2019
23 Jun / Andy, USA
Everything was wonderful! The entire crew was very helpful and accommodating. Special thanks to Saoirse for the guidance and encouragement she gave to myself and Jayleen while I recovered from a cold. She truly helped Jayleen with her confidence in diving without me.
2019
23 Jun / Gary, USA
The boat is beautiful. I can’t wait to come back. The food was incredible. I loved the semi a la carte style instead of buffet all the times. All of the crew were amazing. They took care of every little detail and made my trip top notch. This was the best diving I’ve done in my life. Fami was an amazing Divemaster. Don’t change a thing!
2019
23 Jun / Glenn, USA
Ferry is the best dive master we’ve ever had we request him on our return in 18 months. All crew was awesome.
2019
23 Jun / Tony, USA
I have no complaints about anything. Once again, the boat was amazing. I didn’t eat everything but somehow always ate too much. Food and beverages were fantastic. Especially, the impromptu burger night. Outstanding! Crew: always way above and beyond. I feel like I’ve learned most of my diving here on the Arenui (72 of my total dives). I couldn’t imagine having as much fun, learning as much as I have anywhere else! I love the Arenui! Given enough funds and time, this is always my first choice. I make everyone jealous back home and forever look forward to the next trip!  
2019
23 Jun / Benji, USA
Excellent boat. Every day not only got more exciting and eventful but more and more I was impressed by the continuous attention and quick reactions to all things happened, noticed or unnoticed. Food and beverages: Amazing every day. Cappuccino Machine – Wow J. Crew and Dive Masters:  was given excellent. Divemasters were given a ‘WOW’. Room Boys: ‘Ninjas for sure’. Tender drivers always picking me up and made sure I had the quickest trip back to Arenui… even if I surfaced a few minutes before the rest of the group. Almost doubled my dives in these 9 days! As a new diver, I felt always comfortable knowing my gear was always cared for and repaired even before I was aware of a fault!! I expected many of the crew to know my name by the end of the trip but I was very thrilled when everyone I came in contact with greeted me by name in the morning, after each dive (welcoming me ‘back home’) and even passing through the restaurant! I hardly remembered that just a few days before Arenui was being overhauled in dry-dock.  
2019
23 Jun / Pamela, USA
Slept like a baby. Espresso Machine J. Outstanding customer service. The anticipation of needs and quick action on our behalf. Preparation and briefings were appreciated. Ferry was the best dive master I’ve ever had. I’ve had good ones in the past but he is superior. I can’t thank all of the Arenui Staff enough but am so grateful for their attention to detail and my comfort. Onsite massage is a double plus.
2019
23 Jun / Melissa, USA
The uniqueness and history of the Arenui added to the memorable experience. Even traveling at night in rough seas gave an authentic feel with the wood creaking softly and the gentle humming of the engines. The only reason I had trouble sleeping was from excitement to be on board. A very special thank you to the Chefs for keeping us full all week. Even on the last day, we were served a delicious fresh salad and vegetables. There were always new flavors to try each day. I was especially impressed when the Chef rearranged the menu to accommodate a special request for Cheeseburgers one night. I will never forget smelling the fresh buns baking that day. The Arenui Crew was amazing. It was like magic that they kept everything running so smooth. The service was outstanding! All of their hard work is what made our experience so enjoyable. We are eager to book another trip because of them! Really enjoyed the variety of dive sites. Ronald was an excellent guide. He helped find many creatures and often multiple subjects at the same time to keep each diver/photographers occupied. One of my favorite part of diving was hot cocoa and hot towels after a night dive.  
2019
20 May / Louisa, UK
Best Liveaboard I have ever been on and best crew! Cruise Directors were exceptional and the crew were the best I have ever come across. Marine Biologist Jose was a brilliant addition, fantastic talks and such enthusiasm. Steve was the best DM. Top notch Food & Beverage.