Mermaid 1

MERMAID 1 LIVEABOARD; LIVE TO SEE THE WONDERS OF INDONESIAN AQUATIC FLORA AND FAUNA

Built-in 1999 and just renovated to the newest standards, this steel hull ship with a length of 27 meters has room for 15 diving enthusiasts. Mermaid 1 liveaboard enables individuals and groups to discover the Indonesian greatest scuba diving sites at budget prices without cutting down safety or comfort.

Mermaid i offers trips that vary from 10 to 17 days. Our destinations include Raja Ampat, Banda Sea, Ambon, Alor, Maumere, Komodo, Bali, Halmahera, and Lembeh.

Accommodation

Onboard mv Mermaid 1 we have eight climatized cabins, all with private bathrooms, flat-screen TV, and plenty of storage facilities.

The top-grade master cabin (12sqm) has a king-size bed. The deluxe cabins (10sqm) are located on the main deck and have king-size beds or large twin beds. These and our single cabin (7sqm) feature refrigerators and large windows to enjoy the views of the spectacular seascape.

Belowdecks we have budget cabins (8 sqm) with a single bed and a bed bunk. Provision of bathrobes, toiletries, and soft towels is part of the service for all our guests.

Budget Cabin

Budget Cabin

Room size: 8 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: Bunk
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room:
Single Cabin

Single Cabin

Room size: 7 m²
Max. occupancy: 1
Beds: Single
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room:
Deluxe Cabin

Deluxe Cabin

Room size: 10 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: King
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room:
Master Cabin

Master Cabin

Room size: 12 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: King
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room:

Comfort

Our dedicated crew of 17 speaks English. It’s their pride and joy to make your liveaboard- and diving experience memorable for life. The well-appointed lounge is situated next to the restaurant on the upper deck with a multimedia entertainment system and an extensive library.

The spacious sundeck is equipped with cushioned sunbeds and an awning for those who enjoy the shade. Several outdoor lounge areas are furnished with comfortable sofas, perfect for après dive relaxation. We recommend treatment from our masseur.

Catering

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks are served as a buffet in the restaurant. Our kitchen will surprise you with delicious and healthy dishes from Indonesian, Thai, and western origins.

You can order beer and wine from the bar (not complimentary). If you have specific dietary requests, please let us know at the time of your booking.

Diving

Mermaid 1 liveaboards provide great safaris for great diving in Komodo, Raja Ampat, Banda Sea, Ambon, Alor, Maumere, Bali, Halmahera, and Lembeh. The choices of diving are endless in Indonesia, with world-class muck diving are adrenaline-seeking drift dives.

Marine life that you can expect to see are manta rays, whale sharks, pygmy seahorses, nudibranchs, and several shark species.

The Mermaid 1 liveaboard has a massive dive deck with camera rinse tanks, showers, and a practical camera table. Each diver can choose to dive with either air or nitrox.

Courses are available onboard, and we have a rental service for all diving and snorkeling gear you want to use.

A zodiac will bring you from the dive platform to the site of your choice. Our experienced divemasters will support you in every possible way.

A land excursion in the Komodo national park to the famous Komodo dragons is optional.

SPECIFICATIONS

Length: 28 meters

Beam: 7 meters

Top speed: 12 knots

Cruising speed: 9.5 knots

Engines: Hino 2 x 450 HP

Max guests: 15

Number of cabins: 8

Number of bathrooms: 10

Tenders: 2 x 4.2m / ladders

Water capacity: 20’000 liters

Fuel capacity: 18’000 liters

Freshwater maker: Yes

NAVIGATION, COMMUNICATION, AND SAFETY FEATURES

 Radar

 Depth Sounder

 GPS

 Radio VHF/DSC/SSB

 E.P.I.R.B. Distress System

 Emergency Rafts

 Life Vests

 Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers

 Oxygen

 First Aid Kits

 Satellite & mobile phones

 Bilge pump alarm

 Searchlight

 Engine room CCTV

 Crew trained in first aid

 Emergency flares

MV Mermaid 1 is a 5-star liveaboard providing 10 - 16 days dive safaris to the Indonesian Archipelago's best diving destinations.

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10 Jul 2021
Bali-Komodo-Bali
$ 4375 20% discount
Arrival: 10 Jul 2021
Departure: 19 Jul 2021
Days/nights: 10 Days / 09 Nights
Bali-Komodo-Bali

Day 1: Check-in on board MV Mermaid 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 e cruise overnight to Moyo Island off the northwest coast of Sumbawa.

Day 2: Start your adventure with a great dive in the calm, clear waters of Angel Reef at Moyo Island. Massive elephant ear and barrel sponges, schools of longfin bannerfish, and red tooth triggers. In their hundreds, frogfish, nudibranchs, eels, surgeonfish, snapper, dogtooth tuna are checking out what is for lunch! Visit the local village; then it’s 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 fascinating and unique marine life. Today we spend the day diving around Sangeang Volcano – 2-3 dives for rare nudibranchs, pygmy seahorse, leaf scorpionfish, blue-ribbon eels, black sand diving with all its treasures, and underwater hot springs that support this unique marine environment. Night dive here, too, or head on over to Gili Banta for the chance for Star Gazers and coral catshark.

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

Day 5: Start your day with an exciting visit to Loh Liang Komodo National Park to walk with the dragons! As we quietly walk through the bush setting, look out for Komodo dragons, deer, wild boar, and birds. Then, relax as we cruise south to dive the Three Sisters or Pillarsteen at Padar Island. The next stop is a diver’s paradise – Horseshoe Bay Rinja Island – home of one of the top 10 dives in the world- Cannibal Rock – an abundance of corals, sponges, ascidians, sea apples, black corals, turtle, cuttlefish, loads of reef fishes too! We can also watch dragons scavenging on the beach, monkeys, deer, wild pigs along the shore, and go beachcombing. Maybe, even a chance to follow whales and dolphins feeding in the calm bay. We overnight at this peaceful place, diving at one of the many fabulous spots.

Day 6: More world-class dives today as we relax in Horseshoe Bay Rinja Island – the Yellow Wall of Texas is stunning, covered with enormous yellow soft corals. Go slowly along the wall looking for unique creatures but don’t forget to look out into the blue to see what’s coming by. Maybe, make a deep dive to check if the tiny yellow pygmy seahorses are on the giant gorgonians at depth. 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 to watch in awe as these magnificent creatures feed, play, and get cleaned at the many cleaning stations. In the afternoon, we can check out more big fish dives 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, colorful reef stonefish, Spanish dancers – calm sea – an excellent place to sleep.

Day 8: The diving around Gili Lawalaut, Tatawa Kecil, Gili Darat is so incredible you will all want more, so today we make 2-3 dives in clear arm blue waters – loads of fish both big and small. We’ll then 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 nudibranchs, ghost pipefish, anyone.

Day 9: We enjoy two good dives around Sumbawa and Moyo Islands – a chance to shoot anything you missed at the trip beginning. 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, or it’s time to head home to start planning your next Mermaid cruise!

Marine Life: Soft corals, gorgonians, pygmy seahorses, turtles, Manta Rays, fantastic muck diving, wobbegongs, crocodile-fish, toadfish, frogfish, and so much more!

20 Jul 2021
Bali-Komodo-Bali
$ 4375 20% discount
Arrival: 20 Jul 2021
Departure: 29 Jul 2021
Days/nights: 10 Days / 09 Nights
Bali-Komodo-Bali

Day 1: Check-in on board MV Mermaid 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 e cruise overnight to Moyo Island off the northwest coast of Sumbawa.

Day 2: Start your adventure with a great dive in the calm, clear waters of Angel Reef at Moyo Island. Massive elephant ear and barrel sponges, schools of longfin bannerfish, and red tooth triggers. In their hundreds, frogfish, nudibranchs, eels, surgeonfish, snapper, dogtooth tuna are checking out what is for lunch! Visit the local village; then it’s 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 fascinating and unique marine life. Today we spend the day diving around Sangeang Volcano – 2-3 dives for rare nudibranchs, pygmy seahorse, leaf scorpionfish, blue-ribbon eels, black sand diving with all its treasures, and underwater hot springs that support this unique marine environment. Night dive here, too, or head on over to Gili Banta for the chance for Star Gazers and coral catshark.

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

Day 5: Start your day with an exciting visit to Loh Liang Komodo National Park to walk with the dragons! As we quietly walk through the bush setting, look out for Komodo dragons, deer, wild boar, and birds. Then, relax as we cruise south to dive the Three Sisters or Pillarsteen at Padar Island. The next stop is a diver’s paradise – Horseshoe Bay Rinja Island – home of one of the top 10 dives in the world- Cannibal Rock – an abundance of corals, sponges, ascidians, sea apples, black corals, turtle, cuttlefish, loads of reef fishes too! We can also watch dragons scavenging on the beach, monkeys, deer, wild pigs along the shore, and go beachcombing. Maybe, even a chance to follow whales and dolphins feeding in the calm bay. We overnight at this peaceful place, diving at one of the many fabulous spots.

Day 6: More world-class dives today as we relax in Horseshoe Bay Rinja Island – the Yellow Wall of Texas is stunning, covered with enormous yellow soft corals. Go slowly along the wall looking for unique creatures but don’t forget to look out into the blue to see what’s coming by. Maybe, make a deep dive to check if the tiny yellow pygmy seahorses are on the giant gorgonians at depth. 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 to watch in awe as these magnificent creatures feed, play, and get cleaned at the many cleaning stations. In the afternoon, we can check out more big fish dives 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, colorful reef stonefish, Spanish dancers – calm sea – an excellent place to sleep.

Day 8: The diving around Gili Lawalaut, Tatawa Kecil, Gili Darat is so incredible you will all want more, so today we make 2-3 dives in clear arm blue waters – loads of fish both big and small. We’ll then 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 nudibranchs, ghost pipefish, anyone.

Day 9: We enjoy two good dives around Sumbawa and Moyo Islands – a chance to shoot anything you missed at the trip beginning. 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, or it’s time to head home to start planning your next Mermaid cruise!

Marine Life: Soft corals, gorgonians, pygmy seahorses, turtles, Manta Rays, fantastic muck diving, wobbegongs, crocodile-fish, toadfish, frogfish, and so much more!

30 Jul 2021
Bali-Komodo-Bali
$ 4375 20% discount
Arrival: 30 Jul 2021
Departure: 08 Aug 2021
Days/nights: 10 Days / 09 Nights
Bali-Komodo-Bali

Day 1: Check-in on board MV Mermaid 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 e cruise overnight to Moyo Island off the northwest coast of Sumbawa.

Day 2: Start your adventure with a great dive in the calm, clear waters of Angel Reef at Moyo Island. Massive elephant ear and barrel sponges, schools of longfin bannerfish, and red tooth triggers. In their hundreds, frogfish, nudibranchs, eels, surgeonfish, snapper, dogtooth tuna are checking out what is for lunch! Visit the local village; then it’s 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 fascinating and unique marine life. Today we spend the day diving around Sangeang Volcano – 2-3 dives for rare nudibranchs, pygmy seahorse, leaf scorpionfish, blue-ribbon eels, black sand diving with all its treasures, and underwater hot springs that support this unique marine environment. Night dive here, too, or head on over to Gili Banta for the chance for Star Gazers and coral catshark.

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

Day 5: Start your day with an exciting visit to Loh Liang Komodo National Park to walk with the dragons! As we quietly walk through the bush setting, look out for Komodo dragons, deer, wild boar, and birds. Then, relax as we cruise south to dive the Three Sisters or Pillarsteen at Padar Island. The next stop is a diver’s paradise – Horseshoe Bay Rinja Island – home of one of the top 10 dives in the world- Cannibal Rock – an abundance of corals, sponges, ascidians, sea apples, black corals, turtle, cuttlefish, loads of reef fishes too! We can also watch dragons scavenging on the beach, monkeys, deer, wild pigs along the shore, and go beachcombing. Maybe, even a chance to follow whales and dolphins feeding in the calm bay. We overnight at this peaceful place, diving at one of the many fabulous spots.

Day 6: More world-class dives today as we relax in Horseshoe Bay Rinja Island – the Yellow Wall of Texas is stunning, covered with enormous yellow soft corals. Go slowly along the wall looking for unique creatures but don’t forget to look out into the blue to see what’s coming by. Maybe, make a deep dive to check if the tiny yellow pygmy seahorses are on the giant gorgonians at depth. 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 to watch in awe as these magnificent creatures feed, play, and get cleaned at the many cleaning stations. In the afternoon, we can check out more big fish dives 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, colorful reef stonefish, Spanish dancers – calm sea – an excellent place to sleep.

Day 8: The diving around Gili Lawalaut, Tatawa Kecil, Gili Darat is so incredible you will all want more, so today we make 2-3 dives in clear arm blue waters – loads of fish both big and small. We’ll then 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 nudibranchs, ghost pipefish, anyone.

Day 9: We enjoy two good dives around Sumbawa and Moyo Islands – a chance to shoot anything you missed at the trip beginning. 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, or it’s time to head home to start planning your next Mermaid cruise!

Marine Life: Soft corals, gorgonians, pygmy seahorses, turtles, Manta Rays, fantastic muck diving, wobbegongs, crocodile-fish, toadfish, frogfish, and so much more!

19 Aug 2021
Bali-Komodo-Bali
$ 4375 20% discount
Arrival: 19 Aug 2021
Departure: 28 Aug 2021
Days/nights: 10 Days / 09 Nights
Bali-Komodo-Bali

Day 1: Check-in on board MV Mermaid 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 e cruise overnight to Moyo Island off the northwest coast of Sumbawa.

Day 2: Start your adventure with a great dive in the calm, clear waters of Angel Reef at Moyo Island. Massive elephant ear and barrel sponges, schools of longfin bannerfish, and red tooth triggers. In their hundreds, frogfish, nudibranchs, eels, surgeonfish, snapper, dogtooth tuna are checking out what is for lunch! Visit the local village; then it’s 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 fascinating and unique marine life. Today we spend the day diving around Sangeang Volcano – 2-3 dives for rare nudibranchs, pygmy seahorse, leaf scorpionfish, blue-ribbon eels, black sand diving with all its treasures, and underwater hot springs that support this unique marine environment. Night dive here, too, or head on over to Gili Banta for the chance for Star Gazers and coral catshark.

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

Day 5: Start your day with an exciting visit to Loh Liang Komodo National Park to walk with the dragons! As we quietly walk through the bush setting, look out for Komodo dragons, deer, wild boar, and birds. Then, relax as we cruise south to dive the Three Sisters or Pillarsteen at Padar Island. The next stop is a diver’s paradise – Horseshoe Bay Rinja Island – home of one of the top 10 dives in the world- Cannibal Rock – an abundance of corals, sponges, ascidians, sea apples, black corals, turtle, cuttlefish, loads of reef fishes too! We can also watch dragons scavenging on the beach, monkeys, deer, wild pigs along the shore, and go beachcombing. Maybe, even a chance to follow whales and dolphins feeding in the calm bay. We overnight at this peaceful place, diving at one of the many fabulous spots.

Day 6: More world-class dives today as we relax in Horseshoe Bay Rinja Island – the Yellow Wall of Texas is stunning, covered with enormous yellow soft corals. Go slowly along the wall looking for unique creatures but don’t forget to look out into the blue to see what’s coming by. Maybe, make a deep dive to check if the tiny yellow pygmy seahorses are on the giant gorgonians at depth. 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 to watch in awe as these magnificent creatures feed, play, and get cleaned at the many cleaning stations. In the afternoon, we can check out more big fish dives 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, colorful reef stonefish, Spanish dancers – calm sea – an excellent place to sleep.

Day 8: The diving around Gili Lawalaut, Tatawa Kecil, Gili Darat is so incredible you will all want more, so today we make 2-3 dives in clear arm blue waters – loads of fish both big and small. We’ll then 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 nudibranchs, ghost pipefish, anyone.

Day 9: We enjoy two good dives around Sumbawa and Moyo Islands – a chance to shoot anything you missed at the trip beginning. 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, or it’s time to head home to start planning your next Mermaid cruise!

Marine Life: Soft corals, gorgonians, pygmy seahorses, turtles, Manta Rays, fantastic muck diving, wobbegongs, crocodile-fish, toadfish, frogfish, and so much more!

Included: VAT, Accommodation, Complimentary toiletries, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Divemaster services, All meals, Towels Provided

Excluded: Transfers outside of the free of charge zones, national park/Port Fees Komodo/Alor cruises €125, Raja Ampat cruises €200, Fuel Surcharges if applicable, Nitrox fills, rental equipment, onboard courses, massages, souvenirs, alcoholic beverages.

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