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The truly spectacular Arenui fits perfectly into the “Boutique Liveaboard” category. The second you step on board you notice that she is a world apart from the average dive vessel.


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The truly spectacular Arenui fits perfectly into the “Boutique Liveaboard” category. The second you step on board you notice that she is a world apart from the average dive vessel.


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The Arenui is the pride anda joy of its owner and one of the most exquisite vessels sailing anywhere. An amazing 70 percent of the hand-carved teak wood in the ship is recycled, originally used in Javanese houses. 

On the sky deck you find, just in front of the bridge, the inviting open-air dining area, a perfect place for fabulous al fresco meals …. and double lounge chairs, each big enough for 2 people & bean bags to snuggle into. Just behind the wheelhouse, you’ll find the large & exotic exterior lounge, with cushioned sunbeds & an exterior shower.  A shade canopy is available for those who wish to avoid the direct rays. Just below the al fresco dining, on the main deck, is the spacious interior restaurant / lounge with more than 100 movies to choose from – to watch in the lounge area or for those with an individual DVD player, in the privacy of your own cabin.   The main deck features a super-sized dive deck on the fore deck and 4 of the exquisite cabins, including 2 master-suites at the aft of the vessel.  The remaining 4 deluxe cabins are located on the lower deck.  Each cabin is individually themed and decorated with hand-crafted articles & textiles from a range of Indonesian islands. 

As to the cuisine, you’ll enjoy wonderful meals and a tempting wine list !  Most days begin with a small breakfast, then a full buffet breakfast after the morning dive. Lunch is buffet style but the evening meal is served a-la-carte with a number of choices.  Snacks are available throughout the day.

As it seems everyone is a budding underwater photographer today, the vessel is fully equipped to cater to your needs. You’ll find 2 computers set up for both PC and MAC systems (with photo editing software). There are charging stations for all your equipment, extension cords and adaptors to cater to different systems and plenty of table space for using your own laptops.


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Length (LOA): 43 meters
Beam: 9 meters
Draft: 3.75 meters
Displacement: 300 tons
Engines: Mitsubishi marine 10 cylinders 440 HP
Cruising Speed: 9 -11 knots
Water Tank: 10,000 liters + desalination unit (capacity 7,000 liters per day)
Fuel Tank: 10 tons
TV & Music system, iMac and PC computers
Scuba Tanks30 * 11 liters tanks. 4 * 15 liters tanks


Crew: 22 persons including 2 Western cruise directors


Diesel Generators: 1 x Mitsubishi 60 KW ~ 1 x  Mitsubishi 20 KW
Available Voltage: 220 Volt, 50 Hertz avalaible for cabins ~ 110 Volt available in the camera room
Compressors: 2 x Bauer Mariner, Nitrox membrane system available
UW Photography: Individual charging stations, photography table, iMac computers with photo editing softwares
Tenders: 2 x fiberglass dinghy (8 mt each) with outboard 40 HP Yamaha engine / 1 inflatable rubber boat (6 mt)


radar 35 MM Furuno
echo sounder Furuno
GPS Furuno


Ericsson satellite phone


2 x 20 persons inflatable life rafts
life jackets (40 pcs)
safety flares
smoke detectors in each cabin
fire extinguishers
first aid equipment
oxygen onboard
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Arenui has chosen the best dive sites based at the best times of year to explore these world famous destinations. In addition to visiting all the usual popular diving sites of Indonesia she visits other world-class destinations, which are often overlooked.  Her itineraries include Komodo, Alor & Flores, Forgotten Islands, Maluku, Banda Sea and Raja Ampat. Most itineraries will include island visits where possible.  {slider View the itineraries for Arenui ….. open |dest|closed} Arenui’s Annual Cycle: 

From May to October, Arenui cruises the Komodo National Park area, taking in dive sites and landscapes from Bali right across to Flores and Alor, which can be dived all year round.

In November she moves towards Ambon in Maluku and the Spice Islands in the Banda Sea

She continues to work her way to the Raja Ampat area of Western Papua (the the world ‘epicentre of marine biodiversity’). 

Arenuithen cruises in Raja Ampat from December through until April, before traveling back towards Alor and Komodo National Park.

Komodo – perhaps the most diverse of all diving in the Indonesian archipelago.  There are seamounts, walls, canyons and pinnacles as well as the spectacular coral gardens.  There a hot spring at an underwater volcano, great night dives on black sand slopes with creepy, crawly critters.  Numerous sites tout pelagic fish, sharks & mantas but, be assured that at each dive site, you’ll experience something different. 

Ambon – If you love crazy critters, Ambon is hard to beat. Get your lens ready for rhinopias, pegasus sea moths, countless varieties of frog fish, seahorse, flamboyant cuttlefish, ghost pipe fish and star gazers. Lesser known is the south side of Ambon, which features great colourful walls, caves, swim throughs and healthy reef life with large fish … and more critters.

Banda Sea, Alor – In Alor & the Banda Sea, you’ll find clear waters full of masses of fish & loads of invertebrates … plus alluring critters.  As to topography, you’ll find shear drops, huge pinnacles, great walls  … all covered with rich & thriving corals which attract diverse fish life.  Add to that, visiting pelagics and you have a magical mix.

Raja Ampat – Indonesia’s shining underwater jewel, Raja Ampat has something of nearly everything a diver could want. You’ll dive channels, plateaus, walls & caves … and just plain mud, for the delight of “muck” diving. You’ll swim amongst great swirls of fish and feast your eyes on sponges & corals in scintillating colors. You’ll meet up close & personal, everything from pygmy seahorses to colossal manta rays.

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International flights generally arrive at one of the following airports:  Bali-Denpasar (DPS) … Jakarta (CGK)  … Manado (MDC).  We will be pleased to help you book your domestic flights through our Bali agent.

The boat’s scheduled departure time varies depending on current domestic airline schedules, which can change, so departure details are not listed here. We’ll inform you at time of booking and will keep you posted on any possible changes



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INFO symbol CopyNote:  All divers need to show an Open Water or Advanced Open Water dive certification card from PADI, SSI, NAUI or the equivalent.

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