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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12 Oct 2021
Maumere-Alor-Maumere
$ 3694 20% discount
Arrival: 12 Oct 2021
Departure: 21 Oct 2021
Days/nights: 10 Days / 09 Nights
Maumere-Alor-Maumere

Sample Itinerary

Day 1: Check-in on board MV Mermaid anytime from early morning to our departure time around 16:00 hours. After the boat and safety briefing, we’ll set up equipment, and you can settle into your cabin. Dinner will be served at 19:00 hours as we cruise east to Paular Mas (Serbete).

Day 2-8: The schedule for this region is not as “fixed” as we like to evaluate conditions and divers and what is hot at the moment. The phase of the moon and ensuing currents also factor highly in dive site selection. Lots or little experience, Mermaid Liveaboards will ensure we provide dives to suit all levels and ensure all have a brilliant dive holiday.

Islands and areas, we will be visiting include Serbete, South Adonara, North Adonara, Tanjung Kuli, Pulau Lapang, Pulau Balang, north east Paular, Pulau Ternate in Alor/Pantar Strait, Lewolu (in the Kalabali channel), Beta Island, Pulau Para, Beangabang Bay at Pantar, Pulau ura.

Diving opportunities include sheer dramatic walls, crystal clear reef tops, caverns, deep ledges, black sand, lava flows, and night dive gravel areas that give Lembeh a real run for its money, seamounts, and fringing reefs – a paradise for all divers and well worth adding the Maumere-Alor-Maumere cruise to your list of incredible dive places you must enjoy!

Day 9: Flying tomorrow, then sightseeing for you today! If extending your trip to the Maumere area, we will enjoy some of the great dives this area offers!

Day 10: After breakfast, we transfer you ashore at 8.30 am to continue your vacation. Maumere is only a short flight from Bali.

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

13 Dec 2021
Raja Ampat Cruise
$ 3988 20% discount
Arrival: 13 Dec 2021
Departure: 22 Dec 2021
Days/nights: 10 Days / 9 Nights
Raja Ampat Cruise

Day 1: Check-in on board MV Mermaid 1. As guest arrivals take place throughout 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, it’s 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 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 2-4: 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. Bluewater 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 5-8: Fiabacet and Farondi Islands

After the 3rd dive of the day, spend some time going around the dinghy lagoons 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 – excellent 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 Pygmy 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 good for macro such as signal gobies, nudibranchs, and more Pohtohi’s. Dive around the island of Kawe, an excellent 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 pygmies. A great night dive in the jetty; Raja Epaulette Shark (walking sharks), wobbegongs, crocodile fish, toadfish, and frogfish. Dive around the island of Yanggefo – beautiful mangrove areas, stunning reefs covered in orange and purple soft corals, and submerged reef with lots of schooling fish and pygmies. The Strait of Dampier is also well known for the amount of schooling fish. There are several pinnacles with zillions of fish. The tips (capes) of several islands with lots of schooling fish; schools of barracudas, school of bigeye jacks, snappers, zillions of fusiliers and surgeonfish, etc. lots of wobbegongs.

Day 9: 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 10: After breakfast, we transfer you ashore to continue your vacation, or it’s time to head home to start planning your next Mermaid Liveaboards cruise! With so many new itineraries and opportunities to choose from, you will be back and back and back for more and most welcome on board Mermaid Liveaboards – Asia’s Premier Liveaboard Fleet!

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

23 Dec 2021
Raja Ampat Cruise
Arrival: 23 Dec 2021
Departure: 01 Jan 2022
Days/nights: 10 Days / 9 Nights
Raja Ampat Cruise

Day 1: Check-in on board MV Mermaid 1. As guest arrivals take place throughout 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, it’s 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 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 2-4: 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. Bluewater 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 5-8: Fiabacet and Farondi Islands

After the 3rd dive of the day, spend some time going around the dinghy lagoons 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 – excellent 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 Pygmy 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 good for macro such as signal gobies, nudibranchs, and more Pohtohi’s. Dive around the island of Kawe, an excellent 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 pygmies. A great night dive in the jetty; Raja Epaulette Shark (walking sharks), wobbegongs, crocodile fish, toadfish, and frogfish. Dive around the island of Yanggefo – beautiful mangrove areas, stunning reefs covered in orange and purple soft corals, and submerged reef with lots of schooling fish and pygmies. The Strait of Dampier is also well known for the amount of schooling fish. There are several pinnacles with zillions of fish. The tips (capes) of several islands with lots of schooling fish; schools of barracudas, school of bigeye jacks, snappers, zillions of fusiliers and surgeonfish, etc. lots of wobbegongs.

Day 9: 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 10: After breakfast, we transfer you ashore to continue your vacation, or it’s time to head home to start planning your next Mermaid Liveaboards cruise! With so many new itineraries and opportunities to choose from, you will be back and back and back for more and most welcome on board Mermaid Liveaboards – Asia’s Premier Liveaboard Fleet!

Marine Life: Soft corals, gorgonians, pygmy seahorses, Bluewater mangroves, Manta Rays, fantastic muck diving, Epaulette Shark, 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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