The Arenui is a traditional and magnificent Phinisi - a classic Indonesian wooden sailing vessel - set to explore the majestic underwater world of the Indonesian archipelago.
If you've dreamed of setting sail aboard a pirate ship (but with all mod-cons) then this is for you. If you want to experience the culture and style of the country, as you sail through its beautiful islands, then this if for you. Unlike modern-style vessels, we offer you the chance to step aboard a truly Indonesian experience, to enhance your time in this special destination.
Here at the Arenui, we aim to provide you with the convenience of a fully equipped dive liveaboard, combined with all the richness, artistic touches and comforts of a 5 star luxury boutique hotel. But unlike a land-based resort, this luxurious floating hotel drops you off directly at the best dive sites that Indonesia has to offer!
We believe scuba diving holidays CAN combine world-class dive sites, with a truly relaxing and luxurious experience. You shouldn't have to choose between colourful, critter-packed, fishy, pelagic-filled dives and 5-star accommodation with gourmet food and a personalized service. Yes, you can have it all ... diving cruises without compromise!
At the Arenui, we have built a stunning wooden vessel that offers a taste of the local culture (a traditional Indonesian Phinisi) but fitted it with all the modern conveniences of a luxury hotel. We designed spacious boutique cabins that once again invite our guests to enjoy the country they're visiting (local handicrafts and inspirations). We added a luxury restaurant serving international and local cuisine (evenings are waiter served a-la carte) and added both an outdoor sky restaurant and a top-deck sky lounge for massages, sunbathing, relaxing and enjoying the island views. Then we trained up an enthusiastic local crew, including 2 highly sought-after chefs and 3 eagle-eyed dive guides, to join our 2 western cruise directors, adding up to 22 members of the Arenui onboard teamproviding a truly personalized service for our 16 guests.
Next we chose to focus on diving the stunning Indonesian archipelago, a true remote paradise, packed with 5-star dive sites to match our 5-star liveaboard and crew. Indonesia offers everything from healthy coral reefs to sandy critter hide-outs, with so much to see that one trip is never enough. Dive Komodo for incredible diversity from frogfish and nudibranchs to schooling jacks and mola-mola (oceanic sunfish), then travel to the untouched reefs of Alor and Flores, before heading into the Banda Sea to dive the wonders of Maluku (and visit the famous Spice Islands) but don't forget to make time for Raja Ampat and its world-famous gorgonian sea fans, enigmatic wobbegong sharks and manta rays.
The Indonesian archipelago, located within the Coral Triangle, boasts the world's highest marine biodiversity and offers truly unique diving in a picturesque island setting. This region is truly a dive mecca and high on most diver's wish-list.
Just like our vessel design and services, the same attention to detail was given to our cruise itineraries, which not only include all the usual popular diving sites in Indonesia but also other world-class destinations which have been overlooked by most recreational diving operators. When it comes to our annual schedule, the Arenui has chosen the best dive sites based on the best times of year to explore these world famous destinations.
To showcase the best of Indonesia, we spend the May to October months mainly around the Komodo National Park area, taking in dive sites and landscapes from Bali right across to Flores and Alor. In November we move towards Ambon in Maluku and the Spice Islands in the Banda Sea, working our way to the Raja Ampat area of Western Papua to continue dive cruises from December through until April.
In Indonesia, whether its nudibranchs and rhinopias you're after, or manta rays and schooling fish, this region really has it all. From black sand muck dives to crystal clear drift dives, from warm water to cold, Indonesia is a place to visit time and time again; once is never enough!
Capacity: 16 Guests
Rooms: 8 Cabins
Diving Equip: Nitrox, Medical O2
Dive Boats: 2 Tenders
Starting $4720/person (Double Occ)
Alor & Flores
Starting $7080/person (Double Occ)
Maluku & Banda Islands
Starting $7670/person (Double Occ)
Starting $5900/person (Double Occ)
- Full board accommodation in double/twin deluxe cabin
- The shore activities/excursions according to the program
- Soft drinks, water, tea, American/Balinese coffee
- Five meals per day
- Diving activities (up to 4 dives/day)
- Dive cylinders, weights and weight belts
- Transfer from/to embarkation/disembarkation airport
- Government Taxes
- Welcome massage (1/2 hour per person)
Excluded / Optional:
- Master cabin supplement (50 USD/person/night surcharge applied to cabins Rama and Shinta)
- Administration/port clearance fee
- National Parks Entrance Fee
- Fuel Surcharge
- International and domestic air transportation
- Hotels and meals before and after the cruise
- Alcoholic drinks, espresso, cappuccino
- Dive equipment rental (other than dive cylinders, weights and weight belt)
- Nitrox refills
- Massages and Spa treatments (other than welcome massage)
- Travel insurance
- Onboard purchases
- Private tours
- On-board telecommunications
- Crew gratuities