Mermaid I is a professional dive yacht runs by Mermaid Fleet, it offering various liveaboard routes in Indonesia according to the season, it can accommodate up to 15 guests.

Eric Mora

26/09/2014

tout d'abord les plongees a rajah ampat sont surement les plus belles et les plus riches que j'ai pu faire jusqu' a maintenant avec bien sur le must du Ballet de raies mantas a en...

Description

Boat

Mermaid I is a 28 meters long, 7 meters wide steel dive liveaboard, built and powered for comfort, safety and stability. It cruises at 9.5 knots per hour most of the time, the max. cruise speed can reach 12 knots per hour.

Mermaid I features a beautiful air conditioned salon with dining area on the upper deck, with a bar, TV, DVD player, music centre with stereo and VDO, as well as an extensive library with full range of marine life books.

Delicious Thai, Indonesian and western meals are served in the dining area with large windows to enjoy the views. Sometimes, the chef will even provide delicious BBQs!

Outside of the indoor salon, there is a large shaded outdoor lounge with comfortable sofas and lounge table.

The top sundeck is partially shaded with lots of cushioned sun beds, a great place to chill out.

Mermaid I has a large dive deck (42sqm) on the back of the main deck, and wide stern dive platform with two exit ladders. There are also personal gear lockers, an in-place fill station, a camera table and 6 camera rinse tanks.


Cabin

Mermaid I has 8 beautifully furnished en-suite cabins, it can sleeps only 15 guests :

All cabins are air conditioned with ensuite bathroom, refrigerator, flat screen TV and DVD players, bathrobes and toiletries and loads of fluffy towels.

1 Master Cabin :
Located on the main deck, with a king size double bed, panoramic sea view windows with doors opening onto the gangway.

1 Single Cabin :
Located on the main deck, with a single bed and seaview window.

4 Deluxe Cabins :
Located on the main deck, with a king size double bed or two large twin beds, as well as seaview windows.

2 Budget Cabins :
Located on the lower deck, with one double bed and one single bed in bunk style, portholes.


Diving

  • Komodo route: 10 Days / 9 Nights (28 Dives)

  • Raja Ampat route: 10 Days / 9 Nights (30 - 32 Dives)

  • Banda Sea route: 12 Days / 11 Nights (30 - 32 Dives)

  • Raja Ampat to Lembeh route: 12D/11N (30 - 32 Dives)

  • BioDiversity route: 16 Days/15 Nights (48 - 50 Dives)

  • Dive torch can be provided free of charge for night dives.

  • Surface makrker buoy can be provided free of charge.

  • All diving will provide experienced guide to lead the dive.


Other Informations

  • Nitrox:Available with additional cost
  • 15L Tanks:Limited available free of charge
  • REBREATHER Dive:Not available at the moment
  • Technical Dive:Not available at the moment
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available with additional charge
  • Dive insurance:Divers must have valid dive insurance
  • Wi-Fi Internet : Not available at the moment
  • Laundry Service:Not available at the moment
  • Massage Service:Not available at the moment
  • Payment on board:Cash (USD/EUR/IDR)
  • Crew Number:12, include 2 - 3 dive guides

Itineraries

Komodo, 10 DAYS/ 9 NIGHTS

Bali - Komodo - Bali

Day 1 : Check-in on board MV Mermaid I between 13:00-15:00 hours in Benoa Harbour Bali. After the boat and safety briefing, equipment is prepared then settle into your cabin. Dinner is served at approx. 19:00 hours as cruise overnight to Moyo Island off the north west coast of Sumbawa

Day 2 : Start your adventure with a great dive in Angel Reef at Moyo Island. Visit the local village then its lunch for us ! Then we cruise to Satonda Island for a macro dive followed by a world class night dive after watching a million bats fly at sunset. After a great dive and dinner we cruise overnight to Sangeang Volcano off the north coast of Sumbawa.

Day 3 : The Nusa Tenggara region has some extremely interesting and unique marine life. Today we spend the day diving around Sangeang Volcano – 2-3 dives for rare nudibrancs, pygmy seahorse, leaf scorpion fish, blue ribbon eels, black sand diving with all its treasures and underwater hot springs that support this very unique marine environment. Night dive here too or head on over to Gili Banta for the chance for Star Gazers and coral cat shark.

Day 4 : Current depending, we start the day at GPS Point Gili Banta famous for its sharks and pelagic fishes. Then we enter the Komodo National Park and for more exhilarating blue water/fish soup diving !Gili Lawalaut has several great dives – if the tide is right we hunt grey reef shark and dolphin at Taka Toko Gili Lawalaut.

Lighthouse Reef and The Old Passage offer fast drifts with pelagics, maybe manta ! Crystal Rock offers awesome soft corals in gold and orange hues plus the chance for sharks, turtles, Giant Maori wrasse, a ‘fish soup” dive. Tonight we dive the famous Pink Beach – spectacular colours and Frogfish, slipper lobster, basket stars, robust sea cucumbers unique to the area plus more !

Day 5 : Start your day with visit to Loh Liang Komodo National Park to walk with the dragons ! Then relax as we cruise south to dive the Three Sisters or Pillarsteen at Padar Island. Next stop is a diver’s paradise – Horseshoe Bay Rinja Island – home of one of the top 10 dives in the world- Cannibal Rock. Here we can also watch dragons scavenging on the beach, monkey, deer, wild pigs along the shore, go beach combing…. Maybe even a chance to follow whales and dolphin feeding in the calm bay. We overnight at this peaceful place, diving at one of the many fabulous spots.

Day 6 : Today in Horseshoe Bay Rinja Island – the Yellow Wall of Texas is absolutely stunning covered with enormous yellow soft corals. Nusa Kode offers more walls and critter chances coupled with white tip reef sharks etc ! Torpedo Alley is famous for its “electric” rays and perhaps one of the best night dives of your life for critter fanciers

Day 7 : Today we’ll head on over to Manta Alley. In the afternoon we can check out more big fish dives maybe at Loh Serah, Tatawa Kecil or the infamous “Current City” Batu Bolong – come face to face with reef sharks, turtles and giant Wrasse. Many good night dives around here – Gili Darat is great for sleeping turtles, colourful reef stonefish, Spanish dancers – calm sea – a good place to sleep.

Day 8 : The diving around Gili Lawalaut, Tatawa Kecil, Gili Darat is so awesome you will all want more so today we make 2-3 dives in clear arm blue waters – loads of fish both big and small. Then we’ll head off for a night dive at either Gili Banta or maybe Batu Putih in Sumbawa – both interesting sites. Overnight we cruise back to Satonda and Sumbawa – solar powered nudibrancs, ghost pipefish anyone.

Day 9 : We enjoy two good dives around Sumbawa and Moyo Islands. Then the crew wash your equipment for you while you relax on the sundeck or downloading your pictures, enjoying our trip video as well just before dinner with all your new friends.

Day 10 : After breakfast we transfer you ashore to continue your vacation…


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Destinations Raja Ampat, Komodo, Banda Sea, Bali and Lombok
Facilities Nitrox support, Camera station, Internet, Massage or Spa, Laundry, Fishing gear
Languages spoken English, French, Spanish

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
30/06/2018 to 09/07/2018 9 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $3,377.92 Detail
11/07/2018 to 20/07/2018 9 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $3,377.92 Detail
22/07/2018 to 31/07/2018 9 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $3,377.92 Detail
01/08/2018 to 10/08/2018 9 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $3,377.92 Detail
12/08/2018 to 21/08/2018 9 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $3,377.92 Detail
22/08/2018 to 31/08/2018 9 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $3,377.92 Detail
02/09/2018 to 11/09/2018 9 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $3,377.92 Detail
14/10/2018 to 25/10/2018 11 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Maumere From $4,775.68 Detail
26/10/2018 to 04/11/2018 9 nights Komodo Maumere - Bali From $3,377.92 Detail
15/11/2018 to 30/11/2018 15 nights Banda Sea Maumere - Sorong From $5,358.08 Detail
03/12/2018 to 12/12/2018 9 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,843.84 Detail
13/12/2018 to 22/12/2018 9 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,843.84 Detail
23/12/2018 to 01/01/2019 9 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,843.84 Detail
02/01/2019 to 11/01/2019 9 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,193.28 Detail
12/01/2019 to 21/01/2019 9 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,193.28 Detail
22/01/2019 to 02/02/2019 11 nights North Sulawesi Sorong - Lembeh From $5,008.64 Detail
03/02/2019 to 14/02/2019 11 nights North Sulawesi Lembeh - Sorong From $5,008.64 Detail
15/02/2019 to 24/02/2019 9 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,193.28 Detail
25/02/2019 to 06/03/2019 9 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,193.28 Detail
07/03/2019 to 16/03/2019 9 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,193.28 Detail
17/03/2019 to 28/03/2019 11 nights Banda Sea Sorong - Ambon From $5,008.64 Detail
29/03/2019 to 09/04/2019 11 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Sorong From $5,008.64 Detail
10/04/2019 to 19/04/2019 9 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,193.28 Detail
21/04/2019 to 06/05/2019 15 nights Banda Sea Sorong - Maumere From $5,707.52 Detail
07/05/2019 to 16/05/2019 9 nights Komodo Maumere - Bali From $3,610.88 Detail
02/06/2019 to 11/06/2019 9 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $3,610.88 Detail
12/06/2019 to 21/06/2019 9 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $3,610.88 Detail
23/06/2019 to 02/07/2019 9 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $3,610.88 Detail
03/07/2019 to 12/07/2019 9 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $3,610.88 Detail
14/07/2019 to 23/07/2019 9 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $3,610.88 Detail
24/07/2019 to 02/08/2019 9 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $3,610.88 Detail
03/08/2019 to 12/08/2019 9 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $3,610.88 Detail
13/08/2019 to 22/08/2019 9 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $3,610.88 Detail
23/08/2019 to 01/09/2019 9 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $3,610.88 Detail
02/09/2019 to 11/09/2019 9 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $3,610.88 Detail
12/09/2019 to 21/09/2019 9 nights Komodo Bali - Maumere From $3,610.88 Detail
22/09/2019 to 03/10/2019 11 nights Komodo Maumere - Ambon From $5,008.64 Detail
04/10/2019 to 15/10/2019 11 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Maumere From $5,008.64 Detail
16/10/2019 to 25/10/2019 9 nights Banda Sea Maumere - Bali From $3,610.88 Detail
05/11/2019 to 20/11/2019 15 nights Banda Sea Maumere - Sorong From $5,707.52 Detail
23/11/2019 to 02/12/2019 9 nights Banda Sea Sorong - Sorong From $4,193.28 Detail
03/12/2019 to 12/12/2019 9 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,193.28 Detail
13/12/2019 to 22/12/2019 9 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,193.28 Detail
23/12/2019 to 01/01/2020 9 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,193.28 Detail
02/01/2020 to 11/01/2020 9 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,775.68 Detail
12/01/2020 to 21/01/2020 9 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,775.68 Detail
02/02/2020 to 13/02/2020 11 nights North Sulawesi Sorong - Lembeh From $5,358.08 Detail
14/02/2020 to 25/02/2020 11 nights North Sulawesi Lembeh - Sorong From $5,358.08 Detail
26/02/2020 to 06/03/2020 9 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,775.68 Detail
07/03/2020 to 16/03/2020 9 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,775.68 Detail
17/03/2020 to 28/03/2020 11 nights Banda Sea Sorong - Ambon From $5,358.08 Detail
29/03/2020 to 09/04/2020 11 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Sorong From $5,358.08 Detail
10/04/2020 to 19/04/2020 9 nights Banda Sea Sorong - Sorong From $4,775.68 Detail
20/04/2020 to 05/05/2020 15 nights Banda Sea Sorong - Maumere From $6,289.92 Detail
18/05/2020 to 27/05/2020 9 nights Banda Sea Maumere - Bali From $4,193.28 Detail
28/05/2020 to 06/06/2020 9 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $4,193.28 Detail
24/06/2020 to 03/07/2020 9 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $4,193.28 Detail
04/07/2020 to 13/07/2020 9 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $4,193.28 Detail
14/07/2020 to 23/07/2020 9 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $4,193.28 Detail
24/07/2020 to 02/08/2020 9 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $4,193.28 Detail
03/08/2020 to 12/08/2020 9 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $4,193.28 Detail
13/08/2020 to 22/08/2020 9 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $4,193.28 Detail
23/08/2020 to 01/09/2020 9 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $4,193.28 Detail
02/09/2020 to 11/09/2020 9 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $4,193.28 Detail
13/09/2020 to 22/09/2020 9 nights Banda Sea Bali - Maumere From $4,193.28 Detail
23/09/2020 to 04/10/2020 11 nights Banda Sea Maumere - Ambon From $5,358.08 Detail
05/10/2020 to 16/10/2020 11 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Maumere From $5,358.08 Detail
17/10/2020 to 26/10/2020 9 nights Banda Sea Maumere - Bali From $4,193.28 Detail
06/11/2020 to 21/11/2020 15 nights Banda Sea Maumere - Sorong From $6,289.92 Detail
23/11/2020 to 02/12/2020 9 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,775.68 Detail
03/12/2020 to 12/12/2020 9 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,775.68 Detail
13/12/2020 to 22/12/2020 9 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,775.68 Detail
23/12/2020 to 01/01/2021 9 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,775.68 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
Komodo 9 nights Budget From $3,377.92
Komodo 9 nights Deluxe From $3,843.84
Komodo 9 nights Single From $4,309.76
Komodo 9 nights Master From $4,309.76
Komodo 11 nights Budget From $5,008.64
Komodo 11 nights Deluxe From $5,474.56
Komodo 11 nights Single From $5,940.48
Komodo 11 nights Master From $5,940.48
Raja Ampat 9 nights Budget From $3,843.84
Raja Ampat 9 nights Deluxe From $4,309.76
Raja Ampat 9 nights Single From $4,775.68
Raja Ampat 9 nights Master From $4,775.68
North Sulawesi 11 nights Budget From $5,008.64
North Sulawesi 11 nights Deluxe From $5,474.56
North Sulawesi 11 nights Single From $5,940.48
North Sulawesi 11 nights Master From $5,940.48
Banda Sea 9 nights Budget From $3,610.88
Banda Sea 9 nights Deluxe From $4,076.80
Banda Sea 9 nights Single From $4,542.72
Banda Sea 9 nights Master From $4,542.72
Banda Sea 11 nights Budget From $4,775.68
Banda Sea 11 nights Deluxe From $5,241.60
Banda Sea 11 nights Single From $5,707.52
Banda Sea 11 nights Master From $5,707.52
Banda Sea 15 nights Budget From $5,358.08
Banda Sea 15 nights Deluxe From $5,824.00
Banda Sea 15 nights Single From $6,289.92
Banda Sea 15 nights Master From $6,289.92

Included

  • Air tanks & weights & weight belts
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Land transfer on arrival/depature date
  • All meals & complimentary beverages (water & tea & coffee)
  • Soft drinks in bottles and/or cans
  • Dive guide service
  • Larger tank (15 L)
  • Dinner on final evening
  • Land tour & Island visit
  • Boat accident insurance

Not included

  • Domestic flights
  • Alcoholic beverages (beer or/and wine)
  • Dive courses on board
  • Crew gratuity
  • Dive equipment rentals
  • Dive insurance
  • Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Nitrox fills
  • Marine park fees/Port fees

Useful information

Raja Ampat

Period : The diving season is year-round. Best diving season is December to March with the best overall visibility. Most liveaboards avoid Raja Ampat from mid July - mid September due to the likelihood of experiencing both strong winds / surface swells and rain.

Visa's : For most nationalities worldwide, a tourist entry visas valid for 30 days can be obtained on arrival at the first Indonesian airport for USD 25.00 in cash. These entry visas cannot be extended on arrival.

Climat : Raja Ampat lies on the equator and has a hot and humid tropical climate. The air temperature is fairly contant year round and can drop to 24°C overnight whilst the daytime maximum is 31°C. The average humidity is 83%.

Water : The water temperature is a fairly constant and warm 27°C - 29°C.

Clothing : Light airy clothes are ideal, can be cool with rain. Sun protection is a must.

Plugs : Type C Europlug, 230V @ 50Hz

Flights : The town of Sorong in West Papua is the main gateway to Raja Ampat. Sorong is mainly accessed via connections from Jakarta, Denpasar Bali and Makassar.

  • Airport taxes on departure are levied at every Indonesian airport. These taxes need to be paid cash in Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). The fees for domestic departures vary between IDR 20.000-40.000 per person. At international airports the charges are higher, between IDR 100.000-150.000 per person.
  • Please note that baggage allowance on any domestic flights ticketed separately may be limited to 15kg (33bs) per person only, and any additional weight will be subject to surcharges per kilo.

Currency : Official currency is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR), Money-Exchanger can be found in most of the place. International ATM's are available (Visa/Masterd Card/Unionpay). Credit Cards not always accepted, Some fees may only be paid in cash.


Komodo

Period : Liveaboards run trips year round. May to October are usually the high season.

Visa's : For most nationalities worldwide, a tourist entry visas valid for 30 days can be obtained on arrival at the first Indonesian airport for USD 25.00 in cash. These entry visas cannot be extended on arrival.

Climat : Tropical South Equatorial climate. Wet from Jan to March, Dry from June to Nov. Average daily temperature range is 26° - 30°C (can be 35° to 38°C on land during trekking)

Water : Water temps vary from 24°C in the south of Komodo, to 29°C in the north most of the year

Clothing : Light airy clothes are ideal, winds can be brisk during the dry season of July - September.

Plugs : Type C Europlug, 230V @ 50Hz

Flights : Domestic flights to Labuan bajo is connect from Bali only.

  • Airport taxes on departure are levied at every Indonesian airport. These taxes need to be paid cash in Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). The fees for domestic departures vary between IDR 20.000-40.000 per person. At international airports the charges are higher, between IDR 100.000-150.000 per person.
  • Please note that baggage allowance on any domestic flights ticketed separately may be limited to 15kg (33bs) per person only, and any additional weight will be subject to surcharges per kilo.

Currency : Official currency is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR), Money-Exchanger can be found in most of the place. International ATM's are available (Visa/Masterd Card/Unionpay). Credit Cards not always accepted, Some fees may only be paid in cash.


Bali and Lombok

Period : Liveaboards trips is possible year round. According to the destination, Best time is May to September (Bali) and April to November (Lombok).

Visa's : For most nationalities worldwide, a tourist entry visas valid for 30 days can be obtained on arrival at the first Indonesian airport for USD 25.00 in cash. These entry visas cannot be extended on arrival.

Climat : Average daily temperature range is between 26°C to 30°C.

Water : Water temperatures along the north coast are a balmy 27°-30°C (85°-90°F) year-round. While in Nusa Penida and Lembongan area be prepare to have 19°-21°C

Clothing : Casual summer clothing including a light jacket is recommended, as evenings can get cool and liveaboards usually keep their airconditioning high in all indoor areas.

Plugs : Type C Europlug, 230V @ 50Hz

Flights : Lots of international flights directly arrive to Bali, otherwise best connections from Jakarta.

  • Airport taxes on departure are levied at every Indonesian airport. These taxes need to be paid cash in Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). The fees for domestic departures vary between IDR 20.000-40.000 per person. At international airports the charges are higher, between IDR 100.000-150.000 per person.
  • Please note that baggage allowance on any domestic flights ticketed separately may be limited to 15kg (33bs) per person only, and any additional weight will be subject to surcharges per kilo.

Currency : Official currency is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR), Money-Exchanger can be found in most of the place. International ATM's are available (Visa/MasterCard/Unionpay). Credit Cards not always accepted, Some fees may only be paid in cash.

Diver's reviews (1)

Eric Mora, 26/09/2014

tout d'abord les plongees a rajah ampat sont surement les plus belles et les plus riches que j'ai pu faire jusqu' a maintenant avec bien sur le must du Ballet de raies mantas a en avoir les larmes aux yeux .Quand au Mermaid ...que dire ?le luxe a l'etat pur belles cabines ,un equipage au petit soins j'ai jamais vecu ça :c'est simple t'as rien a faire il s'occupe de tout.... T'as plus qu'a plonger .Serviettes chaudes et peignoir au retour des plongees .Tu ne rinces même pas ta combi et tu peux laisser trainer ton matos sur le pont tu le retrouves bien range a sa place :Incroyable!! .Même nos valises on été emmenées et enregistrées pour le vol du retour ....Cote repas c'est non seulement scandaleusement abondant mais aussi delicieux et raffiné ( 2 collations et 3 repas par jour vous en prenez des kilos! et mention speciale pour le" 4 Heures ")On a apprecié aussi les sorties en zodiac sur les iles .Vraiment c'est le bout du monde pour y aller mais on a qu'une envie y retourner et avec le mermaid .Ah bien sur faut savoir parler l'anglais j'ai honte et j'ai souffert ;) .

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