MOST LUXURIOUS
Komodo-Alor

The diversity of Komodo's underwater world is like no other.

This region features an extremely rich biodiversity born of a land of contrasts: from warm waters and tropical species, to cooler currents with temperate ocean life.

For divers, Komodo is a great chance to enjoy all your favourite 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.

This famous dive destination is located in the within the Coral Triangle, an area that boasts the world’s highest marine biodiversity. Komodo’s dive sites stretch from the warm waters of the Flores Sea in the north to the chillier waters down south in the Indian Ocean. The underwater terrain presents many contrasts, with sheer cliff walls, pinnacles, sandy flat bottoms, underwater plateaus, slopes, caves, swim-throughs and channels – all with differing colours, sizes and types of both hard and soft corals.

Experience for yourself why this destination has been rated one of the world’s greatest diving areas. You may be familiar with photos of the area, both topside and underwater, but nothing compares to experiencing this fascinating destination in person!

You will enjoy the beauty of Komodo on Indonesia's most ornate and luxurious liveaboard

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 an old-fashioned 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.

Our main objective, in creating the Arenui, was to provide something unique and special for our guests, which promoted all the very best elements of Indonesia’s rich heritage and traditions. This is reflected in both the design and decor of the boat, from the local craftsmanship to the use of antique pieces and original wooden panels. In addition, we wanted to reflect our connection to our environment, since this industry will only survive if we care for the world and ocean around us. With this in mind, we used as much recycled and reclaimed material as possible. We applied long-term vision to the layout and features, to ensure that the boat remains in good working condition for many years to come.

One of the key features of the Arenui is our expansive restaurant and lounge area, which takes up the central space on the main deck and reaches across the full width of the vessel. The design is not only practical – to offer the most relaxing environment for our guests, but also decorative – in keeping with the traditional Indonesian theme of the boat.

At one end we have a large counter for our buffets and snack items, as well as tea and coffee facilities. Below this you’ll find well-stocked wine fridges, as well as cold soft drinks and juices. Above the counter are 2 LCD screens for showing movies, slideshows and also displaying dive briefings. Make sure you look behind the counter to say hello to our hard-working chefs in the gallery, as they prepare your next delicious meal.

DIVE DECK

The dive deck is in front of the restaurant, on the main deck. As wide as the boat, this area has plenty of space for guests to kit-up together for a dive and also store personal dive equipment. Along the two edges are wooden counters for camera equipment, with drawers below for all other essential items, plus 2 rinse tanks. In the centre we have a comfortable sofa bench, which makes the wetsuit dance considerably easier. There is a large area for hanging items to dry – although crew members will wash and hang your wetsuit or rash-guard for you, after every dive. There is also a canopy for shade.

SKY RESTAURANT

The sky restaurant, on the upper deck above the indoor restaurant, is a perfect place for al fresco meals and watching the changing landscapes. We have 2 large tables in the centre; at the front we have 2 special, “double” sun-beds – space enough for 4 guests to sun bathe or just relax in the evening. We have a telescope for those keen on a session of star-gazing, and don’t forget our 2 large antique spotlights which were salvaged in Jakarta from an old, sunken French ship. The area has a moveable canopy for shade.

SKY LOUNGE

Behind the sky restaurant is the sky lounge – a favourite spot. In addition to an outdoor shower for cooling off and a wooden bar for drinks, the area features day-beds and benches all fitted with high-quality, thick mattresses (20+ cm) for ultimate comfort. Relax up here with a book or some music, chat with fellow guests or get an outdoor massage. There are spaces open to the elements for the sun-lovers among you but also a large canopy for shade.

 

Cabins are double occupancy with the option of twin beds or a double bed for couples.

The following is included in this once in a lifetime diving experience in Indonesia

We are excited about all our trip to the Komodo has to offer

  • 12 days 11 nights on the Arenui with daily housekeeping
  • 3-4 dives per day including night dives, shallow dives, drifts, muck dives
  • All meals, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages are included (alcoholic beverages are available for purchase)
  • Two trip leaders from Scuba Getaway to ensure you have the best experience possible

A liveaboard trip is an investment for an experience of a lifetime and we want to make it as easy as possible on your pocketbook!

To talk more about this incredible trip, please contact Gillian at 1-416-792-3483 or email gillian@scubagetaway.com

The following is our basic deposit structure for our Komodo 2021.

Due upon booking: $1,000 USD

Due September 1, 2020: $2,500 USD

Due  February 1, 2021: $2,500 USD

Remaining amount June 1, 2021

(If deposit dates have already passed, please email gillian@scubagetaway.com to discuss alternate payment options for the trip.)

What currency are trips priced in?

All currency for this trip is in USD.

What are your terms and conditions?

Please read our Terms and Conditions carefully. It includes all the information you need to know about booking with Scuba Getaway. You will have the option to agree to these Terms and Conditions when you make your first trip deposit.

Do you provide trip insurance?

We highly recommend you purchase trip cancellation insurance.

Do you provide dive insurance?

It’s required by Scuba Getaway and the Arenui that all divers have dive insurance. We will request proof of current dive insurance before the trip. If you need to purchase insurance, we recommend DAN (Diver’s Alert Network).

Do I have to pay everything at once?

We offer a deposit schedule for each trip so that it’s easy on your pocket book.

How does roommate selection work?

One of the benefits to booking with Scuba Getaway is that we find great divers and roommates for you, if you aren’t traveling with a friend or significant other. We don’t pair co-ed roommates and we are happy to introduce you to your roommate before the trip.

What level of certification do I need for this trip?

For our liveaboards you are required to be advanced certified. If you are in the Greater Toronto Area our sister company Toronto Scuba Centre can help with certification, practice sessions and dive gear.

I don’t have all my own gear. Can I rent gear?

The Arenui does provide gear rentals, as does Toronto Scuba Centre. You can also purchase new gear with Toronto Scuba Centre as well.

Are you able to accommodate food allergies and/or restrictions?

The Arenui is happy to provide guests with a wide variety of options and has lots of experience dealing with food allergies.

I have never been on a liveaboard before and don’t know what to expect.

If diving is a new found passion of yours or you are an experienced diver that hasn’t yet made the giant stride onto a liveaboard, we can assure you that this type of trip is the best way to see the greatest dive sites in the world. There are always two representatives from Scuba Getaway on every trip that guide you and help you with all your diving needs. Our representatives are experienced divers and act on your behalf when dealing with all aspects of your trip from diving to accommodation to socializing we have your back and we are there to ensure you have the greatest trip possible. We only book premium liveaboards with the best crew in areas we are very familiar with.