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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

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 / Jay, USA
This is the BEST crew. I really like the cruise directors. The dive masters are the best. This is a very hard working and attentive crew. We were on the boat in October 2017. The Cruise directors made this a fun trip.
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 / Lorri, USA
Excellent boat. Crew so helpful. Will never be able to suit up by myself again!
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 / Andrew, USA
Service and food was phenomenal as usual. Cannot compliment the whole crew enough. Unparalleled service.
2019
03 Sep / Dave & Jill, USA
Awesome as always. Room boys do a fantastic job! Thank you! The choice in food options has really been stepped up!! A++ ! Thank you! This is such a well run dive boat! Again, all was top notch. I love how the crew works together, they are truly a family. We will continue tell our fellow divers about the Arenui. Thank you!
2019
03 Sep / Anonymous, USA
Fantastic food! Mario is fantastic, Keep him! 😊 I loved the crew! They are fun and enjoy another. I heard them laughing a lot – this vessel is a very happy place😊.
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
23 Aug / Mick, Australia
The boat & crew are fantastic. We have been all over the world & Arenui is the best!!! Service is top of the line in the industry. Overall diving very good.
2019
23 Aug / Pam, Australia
Service even more personal than our trip (Raja 2013). We love the Arenui and have sung its praises to other divers many times. The personal service is certainly beyond any other dive operation liveaboard or not that we have experienced. Keep up this amazing standard!
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
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 / Lorri, USA
Excellent boat. Crew so helpful. Will never be able to suit up by myself again!
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 / Andrew, USA
Service and food was phenomenal as usual. Cannot compliment the whole crew enough. Unparalleled service.
2019
03 Sep / Dave & Jill, USA
Awesome as always. Room boys do a fantastic job! Thank you! The choice in food options has really been stepped up!! A++ ! Thank you! This is such a well run dive boat! Again, all was top notch. I love how the crew works together, they are truly a family. We will continue tell our fellow divers about the Arenui. Thank you!
2019
03 Sep / Anonymous, USA
Fantastic food! Mario is fantastic, Keep him! 😊 I loved the crew! They are fun and enjoy another. I heard them laughing a lot – this vessel is a very happy place😊.
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
23 Aug / Mick, Australia
The boat & crew are fantastic. We have been all over the world & Arenui is the best!!! Service is top of the line in the industry. Overall diving very good.
2019
23 Aug / Pam, Australia
Service even more personal than our trip (Raja 2013). We love the Arenui and have sung its praises to other divers many times. The personal service is certainly beyond any other dive operation liveaboard or not that we have experienced. Keep up this amazing standard!
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
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
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 / Andrew, USA
Service and food was phenomenal as usual. Cannot compliment the whole crew enough. Unparalleled service.
2019
03 Sep / Dave & Jill, USA
Awesome as always. Room boys do a fantastic job! Thank you! The choice in food options has really been stepped up!! A++ ! Thank you! This is such a well run dive boat! Again, all was top notch. I love how the crew works together, they are truly a family. We will continue tell our fellow divers about the Arenui. Thank you!
2019
03 Sep / Anonymous, USA
Fantastic food! Mario is fantastic, Keep him! 😊 I loved the crew! They are fun and enjoy another. I heard them laughing a lot – this vessel is a very happy place😊.
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
23 Aug / Mick, Australia
The boat & crew are fantastic. We have been all over the world & Arenui is the best!!! Service is top of the line in the industry. Overall diving very good.
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 / 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
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 / Jay, USA
This is the BEST crew. I really like the cruise directors. The dive masters are the best. This is a very hard working and attentive crew. We were on the boat in October 2017. The Cruise directors made this a fun trip.
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 / Lorri, USA
Excellent boat. Crew so helpful. Will never be able to suit up by myself again!
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 / Andrew, USA
Service and food was phenomenal as usual. Cannot compliment the whole crew enough. Unparalleled service.
2019
03 Sep / Dave & Jill, USA
Awesome as always. Room boys do a fantastic job! Thank you! The choice in food options has really been stepped up!! A++ ! Thank you! This is such a well run dive boat! Again, all was top notch. I love how the crew works together, they are truly a family. We will continue tell our fellow divers about the Arenui. Thank you!
2019
03 Sep / Anonymous, USA
Fantastic food! Mario is fantastic, Keep him! 😊 I loved the crew! They are fun and enjoy another. I heard them laughing a lot – this vessel is a very happy place😊.
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
23 Aug / Mick, Australia
The boat & crew are fantastic. We have been all over the world & Arenui is the best!!! Service is top of the line in the industry. Overall diving very good.
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
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 / Lorri, USA
Excellent boat. Crew so helpful. Will never be able to suit up by myself again!
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 / Anonymous, USA
Fantastic food! Mario is fantastic, Keep him! 😊 I loved the crew! They are fun and enjoy another. I heard them laughing a lot – this vessel is a very happy place😊.
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
23 Aug / Mick, Australia
The boat & crew are fantastic. We have been all over the world & Arenui is the best!!! Service is top of the line in the industry. Overall diving very good.
2019
23 Aug / Pam, Australia
Service even more personal than our trip (Raja 2013). We love the Arenui and have sung its praises to other divers many times. The personal service is certainly beyond any other dive operation liveaboard or not that we have experienced. Keep up this amazing standard!
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
08 Apr / Brenda and Gary, USA
Anazing Boat. Our bed, linens, AC all room amenities were 5 star! The Diving: Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! I do believe we will be back again! The Crew: All members of staff were delightful, friendly and professional. Top notch! Kai was so organized. We all enjoyed Jose’s talks. Fery (DM) was professional. Mario and Kadek were great. All food was amazing. Fresh salad and fruit every day, fresh fish every day! So happy with the food and drinks! We loved your boat and all that came with it! Your crew was great. You’ve spoiled us. We hope to be back!
2019
08 Apr / Julie, USA
The boat was stunning in all areas! Kai made the trip!! Ronald was our DM, we loved him! All DM’s were wonderful and the boat crew too! Massage with Wayan is in my top 3 massages EVER! AMAZING! Surprise character (Best): Jose on boat
2019
08 Apr / Barry and Chris, USA
The whole staff was excellent! I accidently dropped my prescription googles off the dive tender and Herry jumped in and saved them! Loved Raja Ampat! We have never been so pampered.
2019
08 Apr / Scott, UK
Jose’s photo advise was invaluable for a newbie to u/w photography
2019
31 Jan / Kim, USA
Excellent Boat, Diving, Food, and Crew! Thanks so much to the crew for making this another memorable trip!
2019
31 Jan / Jerry, USA
Excellent, Crew and Diving. Fery did an excellent job, always helped me out of my gear. And found us great critters under water. Kai , also was excellent when I dove with him on finding big stuff. I needed soft food and lots of gravey to eat. Putu exceeded my needs.
2019
31 Jan / James, USA
Unique boat …. Above the rest, loved the sounds. Excellent dive sites: super bowl of diving! The crew: what can I say, just amazing! Great interaction with group, love them all. Over the top food and beverage. My 2ndtrip ranks at the top if not best livaboard …… best dive out of 3026 and 64 different countries and islands
2019
31 Jan / Dick, USA
Really enjoyed the Arenui all together. Beautiful different corals, hard and soft - colorful. Every staff member interacted and smiled. Love that ! hope they had as much fun as we did. Fahmy the dive master good/fun. Tender drivers very efficient and fun. Cruise director very informative and interactive . Food and beverage: All excellent, always plentyful. Will promote the Arenui
2019
31 Jan / Noreen, USA
Amazing boat! It was nice as before, very comfortable. Excellent diving. They are all helpful and work hard to make sure our safety. Awesome crews , nice to see familiar faces again. They spoiled us so bad. I don’t think I get this kind of service/attention in other olaces. Enjoyed stay and had fun time in 2ndtime. Only bad thing about food is I probably gained at least 5 pounds because food was so good. Enjoyed every meal. Enjoyed 2ndtime . want to come back again some time.
2019
31 Jan / Richard, USA
The Boat: all excellent Everything was clean, very pleased. Experienced crew, Fahmy was great Amazing crew. All needs quietly met. Kitchen crew dressed well. Mario and Tammywere beyond any expectations Kai was knowledgeable and always there for us. Fahmy: great man, great personality, skillful, made each dive great. Food and Beverage: all excellent, 5 meals a day was great (too much!), good food, well presented. On my 2ndtrip all expectations were met. Kai, Mario, and Fahmy made this very enjoyable. Slept better here than home.
2019
31 Jan / Nick, UK
This is our 3rdtrip on the arenui and would like to go back to the forgotten islands some time
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.
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 / Jay, USA
This is the BEST crew. I really like the cruise directors. The dive masters are the best. This is a very hard working and attentive crew. We were on the boat in October 2017. The Cruise directors made this a fun trip.
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 / Lorri, USA
Excellent boat. Crew so helpful. Will never be able to suit up by myself again!
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 / Andrew, USA
Service and food was phenomenal as usual. Cannot compliment the whole crew enough. Unparalleled service.
2019
03 Sep / Dave & Jill, USA
Awesome as always. Room boys do a fantastic job! Thank you! The choice in food options has really been stepped up!! A++ ! Thank you! This is such a well run dive boat! Again, all was top notch. I love how the crew works together, they are truly a family. We will continue tell our fellow divers about the Arenui. Thank you!
2019
03 Sep / Anonymous, USA
Fantastic food! Mario is fantastic, Keep him! 😊 I loved the crew! They are fun and enjoy another. I heard them laughing a lot – this vessel is a very happy place😊.
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
23 Aug / Mick, Australia
The boat & crew are fantastic. We have been all over the world & Arenui is the best!!! Service is top of the line in the industry. Overall diving very good.
2019
23 Aug / Pam, Australia
Service even more personal than our trip (Raja 2013). We love the Arenui and have sung its praises to other divers many times. The personal service is certainly beyond any other dive operation liveaboard or not that we have experienced. Keep up this amazing standard!
2019
05 May / Nathan, USA
The Boat: Everything was great from the amenities to everything in general.  The Diving: Ronald, Ronald, Ronald is the man!! Our guide an amazing at that. The Crew: Rock stars all around. Food and Beverage: Top notch.  
2019
05 May / Werner, USA
It’s the last day ….we are departing the Arenui tomorrow morning.
Everything went 100% perfect…..not a single complaint from anybody!!!!
WE HAD A FANTASTIC TRIP!!!!
Thank you again for the great 10-year anniversary wine…….we did not use it all because you were way to generous !!!
I trained Bob and Nathan for future trips to be our group leaders………I have been doing this to train future group leaders.
They both love the Arenui and its team and they will do a great job running trips for O.E.
The entire team was truly outstanding…..and I want to specially compliment you for having Jose on board…..everybody loved his presentations, his great personality !!!! and his upbeat and positive attitude!  HE MADE OUR TRIP VERY SPECIAL  and everybody just really appreciated him!!
2019
05 May / Anonymous, USA
My cabin was great! Amazing food; loved the fresh fruit and veggies each meal. I loved Jose’s talks and could have more. Great to have him on board and brought more value to dives. The loved photo contest; loved looking at Jose’s photos and getting the hard drive, great idea! Also, guys on the tenders were awesome. Mario and Kadek were amazing.  
2019
05 May / Anonymous, USA
Could not ask for a better second trip on the Arenui. Fantastic trip. Saw a couple of average reefs but for the most part great.  Food and Beverage: too great and ate too much.
2019
05 May / Anonymous, USA
Vessel: This was the perfect boat for my first liveaboard experience! We could not have had a better time! Diving: What can I say? WOW! Best diving and our dive master, Herry, attentive and so knowledgeable! All of the staff was exceptional! Mario and Kadek were fantastic stewards, used our names the first day and remembered every day what we liked to eat and drink. Our room boys were also amazing! They slipped in and cleaned everything perfectly. We also loved having Jose, the marine biologist, on board. His talks were interesting and informative! Excellent food and service! This was the trip of a lifetime! We booked over two years ago, and it was worth the wait! We will definitely be back! Thank you so much!
2019
05 May / Anonymous, USA
I really enjoyed Jose’s talks about the biology of the reefs and fish, wonderful!
2019
05 May / Anonymous, USA
The Boat: 100% perfect! The Diving: Honestly, perfect! The Crew: Not sure what to say! It was perfect and the staff was better than expected. The cruise director had everything under control! My compliments! Food and Beverage: Could not have been any better! Thank you! Love you guys!
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.
2019
05 May / Nathan, USA
The Boat: Everything was great from the amenities to everything in general.  The Diving: Ronald, Ronald, Ronald is the man!! Our guide an amazing at that. The Crew: Rock stars all around. Food and Beverage: Top notch.  
2019
05 May / Werner, USA
It’s the last day ….we are departing the Arenui tomorrow morning.
Everything went 100% perfect…..not a single complaint from anybody!!!!
WE HAD A FANTASTIC TRIP!!!!
Thank you again for the great 10-year anniversary wine…….we did not use it all because you were way to generous !!!
I trained Bob and Nathan for future trips to be our group leaders………I have been doing this to train future group leaders.
They both love the Arenui and its team and they will do a great job running trips for O.E.
The entire team was truly outstanding…..and I want to specially compliment you for having Jose on board…..everybody loved his presentations, his great personality !!!! and his upbeat and positive attitude!  HE MADE OUR TRIP VERY SPECIAL  and everybody just really appreciated him!!
2019
05 May / Anonymous, USA
My cabin was great! Amazing food; loved the fresh fruit and veggies each meal. I loved Jose’s talks and could have more. Great to have him on board and brought more value to dives. The loved photo contest; loved looking at Jose’s photos and getting the hard drive, great idea! Also, guys on the tenders were awesome. Mario and Kadek were amazing.  
2019
05 May / Anonymous, USA
Could not ask for a better second trip on the Arenui. Fantastic trip. Saw a couple of average reefs but for the most part great.  Food and Beverage: too great and ate too much.
2019
05 May / Anonymous, USA
Vessel: This was the perfect boat for my first liveaboard experience! We could not have had a better time! Diving: What can I say? WOW! Best diving and our dive master, Herry, attentive and so knowledgeable! All of the staff was exceptional! Mario and Kadek were fantastic stewards, used our names the first day and remembered every day what we liked to eat and drink. Our room boys were also amazing! They slipped in and cleaned everything perfectly. We also loved having Jose, the marine biologist, on board. His talks were interesting and informative! Excellent food and service! This was the trip of a lifetime! We booked over two years ago, and it was worth the wait! We will definitely be back! Thank you so much!
2019
05 May / Anonymous, USA
I really enjoyed Jose’s talks about the biology of the reefs and fish, wonderful!
2019
05 May / Anonymous, USA
The Boat: 100% perfect! The Diving: Honestly, perfect! The Crew: Not sure what to say! It was perfect and the staff was better than expected. The cruise director had everything under control! My compliments! Food and Beverage: Could not have been any better! Thank you! Love you guys!
2019
21 Apr / Claudette, USA
Lovely Boat. Love the Arenui and all its crew. We are coming back 2020+2021!
2019
21 Apr / Lory Ann, USA
Fahmi is a delight, had such a great time with him. Jose is so gracious and enthusiastic. Fery, thanks so much for always hanging my bathing suit. Thanks for stocking burgers and popcorn! Wenton’s massages were great. I hurt my back one day and I really think it was because he fixed it that I was able to continue to dive. Eman, Hasan, Kurniawan were terrific on the tender. Mario is a gem, he and Kadek never missed a detail. Thanks for filling our room fridge with diet coke!  
2019
21 Apr / Rebecca, USA
I prefer macro but I learned to love wide angle. The sites uniquely incredible. All staff are exceptional, over the top. So helpful! I feel quite spoiled. Thank you for the vegan entrees!
2017
23 Mar / Pierre & Gerda, Austrian-Swiss
Thank you for a wonderful time. It was very relaxing while busy. Great excursions to the look out and CAVE and diving was wonderful. Boat: the most luxurious boat I have been on. Well thought out cabins with ample storage. Diving: great guides, they know the sites and marine life. Very good briefings. Crew: a great crew, very attentive and always anticipating our needs. It was nice to see familiar faces (prior trip 2015) and the crew seems to really enjoy what they are doing. Food: excellent food. Exceptional!
2017
09 Mar / Sue, USA
Diving: briefings excellent! Crew: stewards excellent!
2017
09 Mar / Cynthia, USA
A great boat and crew. Fabulous diving. Only good things to say. Absolutely NO negatives. Great dive directors/crew. Debbie is the BEST 🙂 Boat: A++ for everything.
2017
09 Mar / Jenny & Billy, USA
I can't say enough about Billy's and my time aboard the Arenui! We are SO happy we took this trip with you all. You should be quite proud of the service and quality you provided us. Boat: the boat is so well-appointed and amazingly hand-crafted that I found new and beautiful parts to look at each day. The dive area for prep made it so convenient to get ready and gather all necessary gear, while allowing plenty of room for everyone. Diving: each dive site was unique and full of so many interesting animals and coral. I thought after every dive that it could not be topped, but they kept getting better! Crew: Debbie is a joy, a wonderful manta advocate and a diligent biology conservationist. I have grown to respect, admire and really enjoy her talks, advice and commentary! She was so very helpful throughout the trip! Idy was the best divemaster I've ever had. The crew OUTSTANDING. Food: I am a picky eater and thought everything was amazing!
2017
25 Feb / Elias, USA
Thank you thank you thank you. For the sambals. For the long dives. For the MMF support. For the friendship. For the memories. For next time. Crew: your staff is uniformly excellent.
2017
25 Feb / Natasha, USA
OMG, no question, the BEST diving, service and boat I have ever been on. Spoiled me for all other liveboards. You all are doing everything right! Thank you.
2017
30 Jan / Darrel, USA
Awesome trip, worth the time and money, loved variety of dives (soft coral, hard coral and especially muck). G was helpful. Enjoyed Jose's presentations. Phari was awesome DM and Anto is the best. Wenton and Wayan were great.
2017
30 Jan / Ainara, Spain
Raja Ampat es un paraiso pero el equipo del Arenui incrementa más el valor del viaje. Han ayudado a hacer el viaje muy especial. Barco: El barco ha sido muy chulo y cómodo. No hemos echado nada en falta. Quizás una ducha en la parte de arriba sí que se podría poner. Buceo: Ha estado genial. Muy bien organizados para ver todo tipo de peces, corales, etc. Tripulación: Han estado especialmente pendientes de TODO lo que hemos necesitado. Además de ser súper amables y divertidos. Comida: La comida ha sido excelente y muy variada en cada comida, todo muy RICO.
2017
15 Jan / Judy, Canada
I missed a couple of days of diving because of some congestion, so I missed seeing the giant manta rays. Lisa made a point of asking G to see what he could do to find them on a dive he lead us on. I hadn't asked her to and appreciated her being so thoughtful! We didn't see any but not for lack of trying. That's great service! Thank you! Boat: beautiful boat, beautiful detail. Crew: crew is top notch. G and Lisa are wonderful. Jose gave great presentations. Anto is a real gem. Food: great food. Steak was incredible.
2017
15 Jan / Paul, Canada
Would go anywhere with you.
2019
21 Apr / Claudette, USA
Lovely Boat. Love the Arenui and all its crew. We are coming back 2020+2021!
2019
21 Apr / Lory Ann, USA
Fahmi is a delight, had such a great time with him. Jose is so gracious and enthusiastic. Fery, thanks so much for always hanging my bathing suit. Thanks for stocking burgers and popcorn! Wenton’s massages were great. I hurt my back one day and I really think it was because he fixed it that I was able to continue to dive. Eman, Hasan, Kurniawan were terrific on the tender. Mario is a gem, he and Kadek never missed a detail. Thanks for filling our room fridge with diet coke!  
2019
21 Apr / Rebecca, USA
I prefer macro but I learned to love wide angle. The sites uniquely incredible. All staff are exceptional, over the top. So helpful! I feel quite spoiled. Thank you for the vegan entrees!
2019
08 Apr / Brenda and Gary, USA
Anazing Boat. Our bed, linens, AC all room amenities were 5 star! The Diving: Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! I do believe we will be back again! The Crew: All members of staff were delightful, friendly and professional. Top notch! Kai was so organized. We all enjoyed Jose’s talks. Fery (DM) was professional. Mario and Kadek were great. All food was amazing. Fresh salad and fruit every day, fresh fish every day! So happy with the food and drinks! We loved your boat and all that came with it! Your crew was great. You’ve spoiled us. We hope to be back!
2019
08 Apr / Julie, USA
The boat was stunning in all areas! Kai made the trip!! Ronald was our DM, we loved him! All DM’s were wonderful and the boat crew too! Massage with Wayan is in my top 3 massages EVER! AMAZING! Surprise character (Best): Jose on boat
2019
08 Apr / Barry and Chris, USA
The whole staff was excellent! I accidently dropped my prescription googles off the dive tender and Herry jumped in and saved them! Loved Raja Ampat! We have never been so pampered.
2019
08 Apr / Scott, UK
Jose’s photo advise was invaluable for a newbie to u/w photography
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
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!!