ARENUI - Indonesia's boutique dive liveaboard experience!

Here at the Arenui 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!

So, what makes us special?

Here 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 team providing 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.

How to use this website

The aim of our website is to promote our luxury dive cruises but also to promote diving in Indonesia.

As such, we have tried to provide an extensive amount of information (and photographs) to show you more about the major dive destinations and also advice on travel within this incredible paradise! You will find pages dedicated to both the details of our boutique boat and our luxury services, as well as our diving practices and crew, but also about the best dive areas such as Komodo and Alor or Maluku and Raja Ampat, plus the practicalities of travel within Indonesia.

We recommend starting with a look at what makes us special (our concept). If you want more details on how our beautiful boat was constructed see the section on our vessel history, including the safety features and boat layout.

Once you find a trip or destination you are interested in, be sure to read more about the itinerary (including a map of the cruise route) by clicking the links from the schedule page. Or why not head over to our Facebook page and click on each 'event' to read more and find great video links too!

Oh and don't forget to sign up for our eNewsletters, to hear about special offers and last-minute spaces (we send it out every 2 months and add lots of interesting industry news too); just fill in the form at the end of this page.

We hope this website will inspire you to visit Indonesia and dive in true luxury with the Arenui - the Boutique Liveaboard!

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