Mermaid II 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 18 guests.

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Description

Boat

Mermaid II is a 33 meters long, 8 meters wide double engine steel motor yacht, 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 II features a beautiful air conditioned salon on the upper deck, with lounge suites and big windows, bar fridge, tea and coffee facilities, TV/DVD, music center, library and a full selection of marine life books.

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

The dining room is located on the main deck, where delicious buffet style Thai and western meals are served. Sometimes, the chef will even provide delicious BBQs!

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

Mermaid II has a large dive deck (35sqm) 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 II has 8 beautifully furnished guest cabins, it can sleeps up to 18 guests :

8 Deluxe Cabins :
All deluxe cabins are on the main deck with large panoramic sea view windows.
Each cabin has a double bed and single bunk (max pax 2 per cabin), individually controlled air conditioning and ensuite bathrooms.

2 Budget Cabins :
All budget cabins are on the lower deck with portholes, use shared bathroom.
Each budget cabin has twin bunks, vanity sink, air conditioning and share a bathroom with one other cabin via adjoining doors.


Diving

  • Komodo route: 8 Days / 7 Nights (20 Dives)

  • Raja Ampat route: 9 Days / 8 Nights (26 Dives)

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

  • Bali - Maumere route: 8 Days / 7 Nights (20 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:16, include 2 - 3 dive guides

Itineraries

Raja Ampat, 9 DAYS/ 8 NIGHTS

Day 1 : Check-in on board MV Mermaid II. As guest arrivals take place all through the day depending on flights you are welcome to board when you arrive and spend some time looking around Sorong, gearing up etc. Following the boat and safety briefing – its overnight to the Misool area. It is almost impossible to put together a daily itinerary due to the magnificent diving everywhere we go. No trip is the same with so many different sites to visit and explore. If there is somewhere in particular you really have your heart set on please discuss with the Cruise Director who will do their utmost to get you there – conditions, ship and your safety allowing !

Day 2 - Day 4: Misool area – with literally 100’s of dives around this magnificent area we will be in diver’s paradise for a few days. Soft corals, gorgonians – some of the pretties corals in the world – and the kingdom of the pygmy seahorse ! Pinnacles with masses of fish. Blue water mangroves (crocs depending !) Islands we will thoroughly enjoy the Misool area including Sagof Islands, Wagma and Farondi islands; Wailbatan and Warakaret Island, Kalig, Pele Islands.

Day 5 - Day 7: Fiabacet and Farondi Islands and after the 3rd dive of the day spend some time going around the lagoons in the dinghy for amazing sights and wildlife.

Then we may head north to Waigeo Island Perhaps we will spend the day around Batanta Island, a black sand environment – great muck diving ! The Mantas call us to Dampier Strait where they hang out at their cleaning stations. But this place is also fabulous for macro diving with critters such as Pegasus, Pontohi Pgymy Seahorse, pipefish etc.

And two dives at a small island called Arborek, with a lovely village and a jetty great for diving ! The jetty pillars are covered in soft corals – a photographer’s delight and also good for macro such as signal gobies, nudibrancs and more Pohtohi’s etc.

Dive around the island of Kawe a great place for schooling fish, and beautiful reefs covered in black coral bushes.

And dive Alyui Bay (or a full day around Alyui Bay). In Alyui Bay there is a pearl farm. We can tour the pearl farm and learn how they harvest the pearls, and the whole process of pearl farming. You can even buy pearls.

Diving in Alyui bay is good for macro and wide angle. Walls covered in soft corals and sea fans with lots of nudies and pygmys. Also a great night dive in the jetty; Raja Epaulette Shark (walking sharks), wobbegongs, crocodilefish, toadfish and frogfish.

Dive around the island of Yanggefo – beautiful mangrove areas, stunning reefs covered in orange and pruple soft corals, and submerged reef with lots of schooling fish, and pygmies.

The Strait of Dampier are also well known for the amount of schooling fish. There are several pinnacles with zillions of fish . Also the tips (capes) of several islands with again lots of schooling fish; schools of barracudas, school of bigeye jacks, snappers, zillions of fusiliers and surgeonfish, etc…. And lots of wobbegongs.

Day 8 : 2 dives in the Strait of Dampier. More of the same. Fish, fish, fish, glorious corals and all ! Then back to Sorong we must go. The crew will take care of rinsing and packing your equipment during this 4-5 hour run.

Day 9 : After breakfast we transfer you ashore to continue your vacation…


Other itineraries

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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, Spanish

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
28/03/2019 to 05/04/2019 8 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,416.10 Detail
07/04/2019 to 15/04/2019 8 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,416.10 Detail
16/04/2019 to 24/04/2019 8 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,416.10 Detail
25/04/2019 to 10/05/2019 15 nights Banda Sea Sorong - Maumere From $5,238.02 Detail
11/05/2019 to 18/05/2019 7 nights Komodo Maumere - Bali From $2,505.14 Detail
18/05/2019 to 25/05/2019 7 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $2,505.14 Detail
25/05/2019 to 01/06/2019 7 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $2,505.14 Detail
01/06/2019 to 08/06/2019 7 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $2,505.14 Detail
22/06/2019 to 29/06/2019 7 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $2,505.14 Detail
29/06/2019 to 06/07/2019 7 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $2,505.14 Detail
06/07/2019 to 13/07/2019 7 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $2,505.14 Detail
13/07/2019 to 20/07/2019 7 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $2,505.14 Detail
20/07/2019 to 27/07/2019 7 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $2,505.14 Detail
27/07/2019 to 03/08/2019 7 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $2,505.14 Detail
03/08/2019 to 10/08/2019 7 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $2,505.14 Detail
10/08/2019 to 17/08/2019 7 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $2,505.14 Detail
17/08/2019 to 24/08/2019 7 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $2,505.14 Detail
24/08/2019 to 31/08/2019 7 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $2,505.14 Detail
31/08/2019 to 07/09/2019 7 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $2,505.14 Detail
07/09/2019 to 14/09/2019 7 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $2,505.14 Detail
14/09/2019 to 21/09/2019 7 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $2,505.14 Detail
21/09/2019 to 28/09/2019 7 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $2,505.14 Detail
28/09/2019 to 05/10/2019 7 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $2,505.14 Detail
05/10/2019 to 12/10/2019 7 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $2,505.14 Detail
12/10/2019 to 19/10/2019 7 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $2,505.14 Detail
19/10/2019 to 26/10/2019 7 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $2,505.14 Detail
26/10/2019 to 02/11/2019 7 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $2,505.14 Detail
02/11/2019 to 09/11/2019 7 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $2,505.14 Detail
09/11/2019 to 16/11/2019 7 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $2,505.14 Detail
24/11/2019 to 09/12/2019 15 nights Banda Sea Maumere - Raja Ampat From $5,238.02 Detail
12/12/2019 to 20/12/2019 8 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,416.10 Detail
22/12/2019 to 30/12/2019 8 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,416.10 Detail
31/12/2019 to 08/01/2020 8 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From Detail
09/01/2020 to 17/01/2020 8 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,985.45 Detail
18/01/2020 to 26/01/2020 8 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,985.45 Detail
27/01/2020 to 04/02/2020 8 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,985.45 Detail
05/02/2020 to 13/02/2020 8 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,985.45 Detail
14/02/2020 to 25/02/2020 11 nights Raja Ampat Raja Ampat - Ambon From $5,010.28 Detail
26/02/2020 to 08/03/2020 11 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Raja Ampat From $5,010.28 Detail
09/03/2020 to 17/03/2020 8 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,985.45 Detail
18/03/2020 to 26/03/2020 8 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,985.45 Detail
27/03/2020 to 04/04/2020 8 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,985.45 Detail
05/04/2020 to 13/04/2020 8 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,985.45 Detail
15/04/2020 to 30/04/2020 15 nights Banda Sea Sorong - Maumere From $5,921.24 Detail
01/05/2020 to 08/05/2020 7 nights Komodo Maumere - Bali From $2,846.75 Detail
23/05/2020 to 30/05/2020 7 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $2,846.75 Detail
30/05/2020 to 06/06/2020 7 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $2,846.75 Detail
06/06/2020 to 13/06/2020 7 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $2,846.75 Detail
13/06/2020 to 20/06/2020 7 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $2,846.75 Detail
20/06/2020 to 27/06/2020 7 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $2,846.75 Detail
27/06/2020 to 04/07/2020 7 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $2,846.75 Detail
04/07/2020 to 11/07/2020 7 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $2,846.75 Detail
11/07/2020 to 18/07/2020 7 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $2,846.75 Detail
18/07/2020 to 25/07/2020 7 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $2,846.75 Detail
25/07/2020 to 01/08/2020 7 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $2,846.75 Detail
01/08/2020 to 08/08/2020 7 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $2,846.75 Detail
15/08/2020 to 22/08/2020 7 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $2,846.75 Detail
22/08/2020 to 29/08/2020 7 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $2,846.75 Detail
29/08/2020 to 05/09/2020 7 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $2,846.75 Detail
05/09/2020 to 12/09/2020 7 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $2,846.75 Detail
12/09/2020 to 19/09/2020 7 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $2,846.75 Detail
19/09/2020 to 26/09/2020 7 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $2,846.75 Detail
26/09/2020 to 03/10/2020 7 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $2,846.75 Detail
03/10/2020 to 10/10/2020 7 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $2,846.75 Detail
10/10/2020 to 17/10/2020 7 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $2,846.75 Detail
17/10/2020 to 24/10/2020 7 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $2,846.75 Detail
24/10/2020 to 31/10/2020 7 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $2,846.75 Detail
31/10/2020 to 07/11/2020 7 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $2,846.75 Detail
07/11/2020 to 14/11/2020 7 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $2,846.75 Detail
14/11/2020 to 21/11/2020 7 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $2,846.75 Detail
29/11/2020 to 14/12/2020 15 nights Banda Sea Maumere - Sorong From $5,921.24 Detail
15/12/2020 to 23/12/2020 8 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,985.45 Detail
24/12/2020 to 01/01/2021 8 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $3,985.45 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
Komodo 7 nights Budget From $2,505.14
Komodo 7 nights Deluxe From $2,960.62
Raja Ampat 8 nights Budget From $3,416.10
Raja Ampat 8 nights Deluxe From $3,871.58
Raja Ampat 11 nights Budget From $5,010.28
Raja Ampat 11 nights Deluxe From $5,465.76
Banda Sea 11 nights Budget From $5,010.28
Banda Sea 11 nights Deluxe From $5,465.76
Banda Sea 15 nights Budget From $5,238.02
Banda Sea 15 nights Deluxe From $5,693.50

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
  • Fuel surcharge
  • 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)
  • 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.

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