Compared to other liveaboards I have been on, Arenui was more expensive but worth the extra price. The value was reflected by the accommodations, crew, foods, decor, attention to details, safety, conservation of dive sites. All felt very respectful and gracious. Really felt for the cruise directors, crew, cooks, divemasters, engineers, captain, all worked well as a team, with mutual respect and consideration. G and Lisa set a first class tone and carried throughout. Boat: the boat is beautiful with very aesthetic attention to detail – including serving plates, cups, glasses. Barong had plenty of storage and worked well for us. I enjoyed that there were different areas where we could lounge in sun or shade. Very easy to get in/out of tenders. Good that you have textured runners in slippery areas. Very lovely – felt well-educated with cultured influence throughout. Diving: It was very easy to get from Arenui to the tender and into water. I appreciate that there were only 4 people per divemaster and that we got to know the divemaster (Ronald) by being with the same one for the duration. G and Lisa were very conscientious in selection of dive sites and helpful with identifying various fish. Crew: I got the sense that the crew enjoyed working on the Arenui, and with each other. Lisa and G were exceptional – very clear with instructions, helpful with equipment (and cameras), great at selecting dive sites with very few (if any) other boats. Mindful of currents (very important). Felt very cared for and safe. Appreciated too, their care and concern for the areas we visited. Tender drivers, divemasters, stewards – all very helpful and competent. Food: I have dietary restrictions but had no problem eating gluten free – always plenty I could have, I was pleasantly surprised to have fresh salad and fruit throughout. Presentation was also very good. The last dinner – maybe Arenui could provide a glass of wine with dinner 🙂 I appreciated the ready availability of water and being encouraged to drink it regularly.