The SY Arenui

The SY Arenui

Everything about the Arenui liveaboard speaks about luxury. She is  one of the most exclusive liveaboard sailing in Indonesia, combining 4 daily dives in worlds best diving locations with gourmet food and personalized service in a 5 star accomodation.


  • On board accommodation
  • All inclusive board service (exc. alcoholic bev and some soft drinks)
  • Max 4 dives per day
  • Land excursions according to schedule

Not Included

  • Port clearance and Harbour tax
  • National park and local fees
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Dive insurance – compulsary

We love it for

  • Traditional Indonesian Phinisi boat building method
  • Outdoor sky restaurant
  • Large sun deck
  • Optional nitrox dive – surcharge

The SY Arenui in details

Best description for Arenui would be “Supercharged Pirate ship”. Based on traditional wooden sailing vessel – Phinisi, she combines original Indonesian experience with all modern diving oriented equipment. They used elements from traditional Indonesian furnishing to fill the spatious cabins with local touch.

The ship is built with eco friendly approach in mind. They used as musch recycled and reclaimed material as possible. All materials are top quality to ensure the best experience.

Facilities - Cabins - Decks

Passengers can luxuriate in exceptionally spacious cabins that are tastefully furnished with exquisite handicrafts from each of the Indonesian provinces. Each of the total 8 cabins, which far surpasses anything one would expect to find on a live-aboard (starting from 17 square meters), has a private en-suite bathroom and individually controlled air conditioning. A king-size bed and separate salon area assures guests’ comfort.

Skydeck and indoor bars are equipped with a full range of leisure and recreational facilities such as an on board spa, a computer with internet connection, as well as an extensive selection of books and movies in their library/entertainment centre for your relaxing moments. They even have a telescope for those keen on a session of star-gazing

The meals are extraordinary, from the setting to the décor and choice of dishes. Rather than the typical dive liveaboard buffets, you will be able to choose from the daily A la carte menus. The food is plentiful, fresh, and centered on local and flown-in ingredients. The internationally trained chefs then add their own touch of magic, drawing inspiration from local and international cuisine.


Technical data

  • Length (LOA) 43 m
  • Beam 9 m
  • Draft 3.75 m
  • Displacement 300 tons
  • Engines Mitsubishi marine 10 cylinders 440 HP
  • Electronic Appliances radar 35 MM Furuno, echo sounder Furuno, GPS Furuno, WHS SSB Radio, Ericsson satellite phone, TV & Music system,
  • iMac and PC computers
  • Cruising Speed 9 -11 knots
  • Safety 2 * 20 persons inflatable life rafts, life jackets (40 pcs), buoys, safety flares, smoke detectors in each cabin, fire extinguishers, first aids equipment, oxygen onboard, hyperbaric chambers in Bali, Makassar, Manado and Jakarta
  • Diesel Generators 1 * Mitsubishi 60 KW ~ 1 * Mitsubishi 20 KW
  • Available Voltage 220 Volt, 50 Hertz avalaible for cabins ~ 110 Volt available in the camera room
  • Water Tank 10,000 liter + desalination unit (capacity 7,000 liters per day)
  • Fuel Tank 10 tons
  • Scuba Tanks 30 * 11 liters tanks. 4 * 15 liters tanks
  • Compressors 2 Bauer Mariner, Nitrox membrane system available
  • UW Photography Individual charging stations, photography table, iMac computers with photo editing softwares
  • Guest Accommodations Max 16 guests, 8 double-twin cabins, on request possible third bed for families or groups,
  • Cabin info: min 19 m2, sofa area or desk, private toilet with window, hot water shower, individual AC, electricity 24 hours/day minibar and safety deposit box
  • Crew 22 persons included 2 wester cruises directors
  • Tenders 2 fiberglass dinghy (8 mt each) with outboard 40 HP Yamaha engine / 1 inflatable rubber boat (6 m)


  • Life rafts
  • 2 x 8 meter dinghies
  • VHF & SSB radio
  • Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • Radar
  • Echo sounder
  • Satellite telephone
  • Mobile telephone and satellite internet access
  • Complete first-aid kit
  • Oxygen kit
  • Life jackets in each cabin
  • Smoke detectors and extinguishers

The SY Arenui in pictures

Select your schedule and cruise destination

Rates, Itineraries & Schedule

Rates, Itineraries & Schedule

SY Arenui offers several different cruises. If you want additional information regarding the area reached by the Arenui, please kindly check the “Locations & Diving” tab.

Following rates do not include next fees: Port clearance, Harbour tax, National park fee, Local fee, Fuel surcharge.

Valid up to the 31st May 2017: Book any cruise in komodo for 2017 and have 15 % discount on your buddy!

december 2017

12dec - 22dec 121:00 pmdec 22Forgotten Islands - SY Arenui10 Nights - $5900 - Maumere to Saumlaki

march 2018

15mar - 28mar 151:00 pmmar 28Raja Ampat - SY Arenui13 Nights - $7930 - Sorong to Sorong

30mar - 12aprmar 301:00 pmapr 12Raja Ampat - SY Arenui13 Nights - $7930 - Sorong to Ambon

april 2018

30mar - 12aprmar 301:00 pmapr 12Raja Ampat - SY Arenui13 Nights - $7930 - Sorong to Ambon

14apr - 26apr 141:00 pmapr 26Forgotten Islands - SY Arenui12 Nights - $7320 - Ambon to Saumlaki

28apr - 10mayapr 281:00 pmmay 10Forgotten Islands - SY Arenui12 Nights - $7320 - Saumlaki to Maumere

may 2018

28apr - 10mayapr 281:00 pmmay 10Forgotten Islands - SY Arenui12 Nights - $7320 - Saumlaki to Maumere

august 2018

2aug - 13aug 21:00 pmaug 13Komodo - SY Arenui11 Nights - $6710 - Labuan Bajo to Bima

15aug - 26aug 151:00 pmaug 26Komodo - SY Arenui11 Nights - $6710 - Bima to Labuan Bajo

september 2018

7sep - 17sep 71:00 pmsep 17Komodo - SY Arenui10 Nights - $6100 - Bali to Labuan Bajo

march 2019

13mar - 24mar 131:00 pmmar 24Raja Ampat - SY Arenui11 Nights - $6930 - Sorong to Sorong

may 2019

7may - 20may 71:00 pmmay 20Komodo - SY Arenui13 Nights - $7990 - Maumere to Labuan Bajo

june 2019

13jun - 22jun 131:00 pmjun 22Komodo - SY Arenui9 Nights - $5670 - Bali to Labuan Bajo

24jun - 2juljun 241:00 pmjul 2Komodo - SY Arenui8 Nights - $5040 - Labuan Bajo to Labuan Bajo

july 2019

24jun - 2juljun 241:00 pmjul 2Komodo - SY Arenui8 Nights - $5040 - Labuan Bajo to Labuan Bajo

4jul - 12jul 41:00 pmjul 12Komodo - SY Arenui8 Nights - $5040 - Labuan Bajo to Labuan Bajo

14jul - 22jul 141:00 pmjul 22Komodo - SY Arenui8 Nights - $5040 - Labuan Bajo to Labuan Bajo

november 2019

20nov - 1decnov 201:00 pmdec 1- 1:00 pmRaja Ampat - SY Arenui11 Nights - $6930 - Sorong to Sorong

december 2019

20nov - 1decnov 201:00 pmdec 1- 1:00 pmRaja Ampat - SY Arenui11 Nights - $6930 - Sorong to Sorong

january 2020

11jan - 22jan 111:00 pmjan 22Raja Ampat - SY Arenui11 Nights - $7150 - Sorong to Sorong

24jan - 4febjan 241:00 pmfeb 4Raja Ampat - SY Arenui11 Nights - $7150 - Sorong to Sorong

february 2020

24jan - 4febjan 241:00 pmfeb 4Raja Ampat - SY Arenui11 Nights - $7150 - Sorong to Sorong

may 2020

10may - 22may 101:00 pmmay 22Alor Archipelago - SY Arenui12 Nights - $7800 - Maumere to Labuan Bajo

june 2020

26jun - 5juljun 261:00 pmjul 5Komodo - SY Arenui9 Nights - $5850 - Bali to Labuan Bajo

july 2020

26jun - 5juljun 261:00 pmjul 5Komodo - SY Arenui9 Nights - $5850 - Bali to Labuan Bajo

16jul - 24jul 161:00 pmjul 24Komodo - SY Arenui8 Nights - $5200 - Labuan Bajo to Labuan Bajo

august 2020

14aug - 24aug 141:00 pmaug 24Komodo - SY Arenui10 Nights - $6500 - Labuan Bajo to Bima

september 2020

6sep - 15sep 61:00 pmsep 15Komodo - SY Arenui9 Nights - $5850 - Labuan Bajo to Bima

october 2020

16oct - 28oct 161:00 pmoct 28Komodo - SY Arenui12 Nights - $7800 - Labuan Bajo to Maumere

november 2020

26nov - 7decnov 261:00 pmdec 7Raja Ampat - SY Arenui11 Nights - $7150 - Kaimana to Sorong

december 2020

26nov - 7decnov 261:00 pmdec 7Raja Ampat - SY Arenui11 Nights - $7150 - Kaimana to Sorong

9dec - 20dec 91:00 pmdec 20Raja Ampat - SY Arenui11 Nights - $7150 - Sorong to Sorong

Locations & Diving

Locations & Diving

Learn more informations about the wonderful area you could discover and dive aboard the SY Arenui!

Alor Archipelago

Alor Archipelago

Where is Alor?

  • Alor Archipelago (consisting of seven main islands) lies at the end of the Lesser Sunda Islands chain in Indonesia. The narrow Pantar straight, within which lie five small, charming islands (Kepa, Pura, Buaya, Ternate and Tereweng island), separates the main island Alor from Pantar.


  • A combination of unspoiled, colorful reefs and abundant marine life makes Alor an absolutely world class diving destination. Whether you are into muck, macro, big fish or beautiful coral, Alor caters for every need. As a result of volcanic activities the topography varies from outstanding walls, rock slides, valleys, seamounts and pinnacles. Some dive sites are renowned for big fish (schools of big eye jackfish, dog tooth tuna, sharks, giant groupers, Napoleon wrasse, eagle rays and occasionally mola-mola …).
  • The diversity of invertebrates, anemones, hard and soft corals is truly impressive. There are some muck sites famous for critters. The colorful slopes around Pura Island are home to the cute mandarin fish, frogfish, blue ribbon eel, scorpion leaf fish, harlequin ghost pipefish, pygmy sea horses, etc… It is common to encounter pilot-whales, hundreds of dolphins and seasonally (from Oct to Dec) even whales, passing to the Pacific Ocean. The waters have occasionally strong currents.

General informations

  • Dry Season: june to December
  • Rainy Season: January / February
  • Air temperature: 27 – 32°C
  • Water temperature: 26 – 29°C
  • Current: Mid to very strong
  • Best time to dive: End of March until the end of December
Banda Sea

Banda Sea

Where is Banda Sea?

  • Banda Sea is located in the center of Maluku islands, surounded by hundreds of islands on one and Halmahera and Ceram seas on the other side.


  • It was well hidden from divers for some time. Its remoteness and low human population contributed to bursting underwater livelihood. Here you find extra vigorous, healthy reef systems. Two main characteristics that outline diving in this area are mobula rays and dogtooth tuna. There is plenty to see under water, for example large schools of fusilier and plenty of redtooth trigger fish, mandarin fish, native Ambon scorpion fish, and so many more.

General Information

  • Dry Season: May – November
  • Rainy Season: high rainfall January /February
  • Air temperature: 27 – 32°C
  • Water temperature: 26 to 29°C
  • Current: mild, but can be strong
  • Best time to dive: October – December and March – April
East of Flores

East of Flores

These are the chain of islands between Flores and Alor a part of the Nusa tengara Timor Province. They are called Adonara, Solor, Lembata ( already famous because of the last traditional whale hunter village on it south ) and Pantar…remote, unspoiled, offering incredible diving and incredible scenery…


This is not the most famous route that Indonesian fleet is offering , but it is definitely one of the most exciting…a mix of big fish diving and macro site, we definitely would recommend this route to all experience divers that want to see something new and spectacular. Dive site are not yet well known and only one Liveaboard know the way around these reefs: The Seven Seas

General information

  • Dry Season: April to November
  • Rainy Season: December to March
  • Air temperature: 27 – 32°C
  • Water temperature: 20– 27°C
  • Current: Mid to very strong
  • Best time to dive: September to December and March to June
Forgotten Islands

Forgotten Islands

Where are the Forgotten Islands?

  • The so called forgotten island are a long chain of islands staring at Timor and extending up to West Papua.


  • The Forgotten Islands include Kei archipelago, Taninbar , Koon, Dai , Manuk, are still being explored.   keep your eyes on the bleu for pelagic, October / November is the season of school of Hammerhead, they are often spotted at Manuk and Koon. You’ll also enjoy the variety of dive sites which provide a superb mix of wide angle and macro subjects as most Indonesian guide are incredible spotters.

General Informations

  • Rainy Season: January / february
  • Air temperature: 27 to 34°C
  • Water temperature: 27 to 29°C
  • Current: moderate to strong
  • Best time to dive: October/November/December


Where is Komodo?

  • Komodo, also belonging to the Lesser Sunda chain, lies between the islands of Sumba and Flores. Komodo, Rinca and Padar are the three main islands that along with numerous smaller ones form Komodo Marine Park. A Combination of many small islands and relatively shallow seas between Flores and the west coast of Komodo create ideal conditions for diving in swift currents at tidal changes.
  • The island is also famous for its Komodo dragon monitor lizard, the largest lizard in the world. An alert and agile predator and scavenger that can reach 2.5 meters in length and 125 kg. Nowadays more than a thousand inhabit the island and about half that number that live on nearby Rinca Island.


  • Komodo diving can easily be categorized as being one of the world’s best dive destinations. It is one of the most diverse and rich marine environments in the world and has two totally different marine environments. The north side offers clear warm waters flowing from the Flores and Banda seas. Underwater is stunning with vibrant colors, diverse exotic fish life, exceptionally healthy corals, reefs crammed with invertebrates and packed with reef fish. Current-swept deep cool water sea mounts, walls and pinnacles are patrolled by sharks, tuna and other big fish. The south plankton rich waters (making visibility ‘slightly reduced) host eagle rays, manta rays, sunfish and abundant fish life as well as macro life and critters such as leaf fish, frogfish, sea apples, pygmy seahorses, a variety of ghost pipefish, many different nudibranches, and much more.

General informations

  • Dry Season:
  • Rainy Season:
  • Air temperature: 27 – 32°C
  • Water temperature: 23 – 29°C
  • Current: Mid to strong
  • Best time to dive: All year round. January to March can have rough surface conditions at the northern dive sites. July and August can have rough seas in the south and Rinca. But these conditions rarely interfere to any great extent with the liveaboard schedules.
Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat

Where is Raja Ampat?

  • Raja Ampat (literally translates as “The Four Kings”) is at the far eastern reaches of the Nusa Tenggara island chain. The main four islands are Waigeo, Batanta, Salawati and Misool.


  • The most bio-diverse marine region on earth. There are vertical walls, reef flats, slopes, ridges, sea mounds, mucky shallow bays and mangroves, lagoons with channels overhung by rainforest, pinnacles, and offshore reefs with raging currents…
  • The reefs are supporting an unbelievable variety of colorful soft and hard corals, reef fish plus a copious amount of schooling fish. Dolphins, manta rays, devil rays, whales and turtles are some of the larger animals found here. Sharks such as wobbegongs and the small Epaulette Shark are often found lying on the sea grass.

General informations

  • Dry Season:
  • Rainy Season:
  • Air temperature: 27 – 32°C
  • Water temperature: 26 – 29°C
  • Current: Mid to strong
  • Best time to dive: October till May


You have more time available and you would like to extend your stay in Indonesia?

We can make tailor made plans for you in resorts or liveaboards and we take care of all your plane tickets so you don’t have to worry about anything!

Just let us know what you’re interested in, your arriving and departures dates and locations and we will get back to you with a tailor made plan!

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