08/03/2019 - 08/11/2019

Komodo, Indonesia

A luxurious live aboard and spectacular diving

Where we are diving

The diving with Trip Leader Cathi Roberts promises to be near perfect with incredible diversity and density of marine life, plus divemasters rated amongst the most knowledgeable in the region. Komodo is a great chance to enjoy all your favorite types of diving styles. Pack your log-book with everything from exhilarating drift dives, to treasure-hunting muck dives, shallow reefs to deep water sea mounts, coral gardens and fantastic wall dives to pinnacles and open ocean dives. Meet creatures great and small, from manta and mola to pygmies and nudis. All this, while sailing through a stunning island landscape. Experience for yourself why this destination has been rated one of the world’s greatest diving areas. Limited availability.

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Where we are staying

Imagine yourself setting sail aboard an old-fashioned pirate ship and experiencing Indonesian culture and style as you sail through its beautiful islands. The Arenui is a stunning wooden vessel in the traditional Indonesia Phinisi style fitted with all the modern conveniences of a luxury hotel. Intimate but roomy, the Arenui is an exquisite ship and a work of art itself. You’ll enjoy spacious boutique cabins with local handicrafts and inspirations. The luxury restaurant serves international and local cuisine. The outdoor sky restaurant and top-deck sky lounge are available for massages, sunbathing, relaxing and enjoying the island views. The 22 members of the enthusiastic onboard team provide a truly personalized service for the 16 guests.

Price

  • $6,550 per diver
  • Group airfare pricing available October 2018

Deposit and payments

  • $1,000 deposit due upon sign up
  • $1,000 due September 15, 2018
  • $1,500 due February 1, 2019
  • Full payment due April 1, 2019

Other info

  • Prices are based upon double occupancy
  • Airfare closes 90 days prior to departure
  • All payments are non-refundable
  • Prices are subject to change due to events outside of our control

Seasonal weather

Air temperatures are reliably constant with a daytime average maximum of 85°F and a nightly minimum of 72°F. The ocean is warm year-round, having an average surface temperature of 81°F in August.

What prior travelers say

“The Arenui is, hands-down, the best live-aboard boat I have ever experienced, maybe the best dive experience as well. Diving in the Coral Triangle is like starting to dive all over again because all the species are new and exciting! Every single dive that I’ve been on is breath-taking in its own, unique way. From a manta cleaning station, where there was an endless flow of manta rays, to countless nudibranchs, the diving is as diverse as it is beautiful. The ratio of dive guide to divers is 1:4, so you have the opportunity of seeing everything that the guides point out. It is a photographers’ dream trip! I can’t tell you how excited I am to be going back to the Arenui! It is going to be an extremely memorable trip.”

– Cathi R.

What’s included

  • 8 nights aboard the Arenui
  • Four dives per day
  • Shore excursions
  • Meals and drinks
  • Transfers
  • Welcome massage

What’s not included

  • Airfare, DiVentures will assist with group airfare March 2019
  • Hotel before and after the cruise
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Dive insurance (required)
  • Travel insurance (recommended)

Recommended courses

  • Waves, Tides and Currents
  • Underwater Photography
  • Fish ID

Recommended equipment

  • SeaLife DC 2000 camera
  • Reel and safety sausage
  • Fish ID book

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