Mermaid 2

MERMAID 2 liveaboard; IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE BEAUTY OF THE INDONESIAN WATERS

Mermaid 2 liveaboard was built-in 2000 and recently renovated to modern standards; this steel motor ship with a length of 33 meters caters to 18 guests.

Spectacular seascapes, underwater and above, will mesmerize you non-stop. Mermaid 2 liveaboard enables individuals and groups to discover the Indonesian best scuba diving locations at great value for money.

Dive trips can vary from 8 to 16 days. Destinations include Raja Ampat, Banda Sea, Ambon, Alor, Maumere, Komodo, Bali, Halmahera, and Lembeh.

Accommodation

Mermaid 2 liveaboard accommodates its guests in 9 cabins. The main deck is eight deluxe cabins (7sqm) with large panoramic sea view windows, single beds and a double bed, convenient storage facilities, and an ensuite bathroom.

Belowdecks we have a budget cabin (7 sqm) with two bunks and a shared bathroom. All our cabins are suitable for two persons maximum. Each has individual climate control.

Budget Cabin

Budget Cabin

Room size: 7 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: Bunk
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room:
Deluxe Cabin

Deluxe Cabin

Room size: 7 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: Double + Bunk
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room:

Comfort

MV Mermaid ii English-speaking crew of 20 is always at your service. The attractive salon is situated on the upper deck, where enjoying videos or music is next to reading and socializing.

The spacious sundeck is equipped with comfy beds and a shaded outside seating area. Several outdoor lounge areas are furnished with cushioned sofas, perfect for après dive relaxation. Massage is offered as an extra luxury.

Catering

Our buffet menus include breakfast, lunch, in-between snacks, and dinner. We serve a combination of Indonesian, Thai, and Western cuisine in our restaurant.

Chefs will surprise you with delicious and healthy dishes. Fresh fruits are available at all times. Beer and wine are for sale at the bar. If you have specific dietary requests, please let us know at the time of booking.

Diving

Mermaid 2 liveaboard organizes dive safaris to the best dive destinations in Indonesia. The cruise director will choose dive sites for every level of diving.

Indonesia has excellent dive sites, a spectacular variation of marine life with manta rays at manta alley, or search for pygmy seahorses in the sea fans. MV Mermaid 2 also offers night dives on every cruise

Whether you are a beginner or a fully skilled diver, our experienced divemasters and instructors will introduce you to the magnificent and serene underwater world.

The dive deck and dive platform provide you with the comfort and practicalities needed to ensure a relaxing dive. We have rinse tanks, showers, and a camera table. Divers can choose to use air or nitrox.

Courses are available onboard as well as a rental service for all your diving and snorkeling gear. A custom build zodiac will bring you to the site of your choice and safely back to the ship.

A land excursion to the Komodo National Park is possible for those who want to see the Komodo dragon in his natural habitat.

SPECIFICATIONS

Length: 33 meters

Beam: 7 meters

Top speed: 12 knots

Cruising speed: 9.5 knots

Engines: Hino 2 x 450 HP

Max guests: 18

Number of cabins: 9

Number of bathrooms: 11

Tenders: 2 x 4.7 m / ladders

Water capacity: 20’000

Fuel capacity: 16’000

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 2 is a 5-star liveaboard that offers 8 - 16 days dive safaris for a budget price to Indonesia's best dive destinations.

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18 Apr 2021
Biodiversity Special - Sorong-Raja Ampat-Banda Sea-Alor-Maumere
€ 5253 20% discount
Arrival: 18 Apr 2021
Departure: 03 Apr 2021
Days/nights: 16 Days / 15 Nights
Biodiversity Special - Sorong-Raja Ampat-Banda Sea-Alor-Maumere

Day 1: Embark in Sorong

Check-in on board MV Mermaid 2. 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 Strait of Dampier.

Day 2-3: Dampier Strait – Raja Ampat

The first two diving days of the trip will be spent around the Dampier Strait, the strait between the island of Waigeo, the Bird’s Head peninsula, and the northern side of Batanta Island.

In the afternoon, between dives, we can visit several traditional Papuan villages, meet the locals and walk on white sandy beaches. The Dampier Strait is known for the variety of diving, from giant mantas to mangroves, beautiful reefs, many pinnacles, and seamounts covered in schooling fish, aggregations of sweetlips, schooling barracudas, schools of bumphead parrotfish, massive schools of fusiliers, and lots of wobbegong sharks. It is also an excellent location for critters and macro subjects, with several species of pygmy seahorses and a large variety of nudibranchs. There are also several jetties to do some incredible night dives, where we can see raja epaulette sharks, toadfish, frogfish, and crocodile fish.

Day 4-5: Misool – Raja Ampat

The next two days will be around the island of Misool, were there hundreds of dive sites.

There will be some excursions with the tenders through amazing inner lagoons, fantastic scenery, and wildlife sightings. Misool is heaven for wide-angle photographers. The prettiest soft corals reefs in the world are located in Misool and have multiple pinnacles surrounded by masses of schooling fish, barracudas, jacks, and snappers.

Day 6: Pulau Koon – Ceram

Pulau Koon is a small island on the southeast of Ceram, halfway between Raja Ampat and the Banda Islands. Walls covered in soft corals and sandy slopes with hard coral bommies. But the most exciting feature of this island is the amount of schooling fish and pelagic, barracudas, bigeye trevallies, aggregation of red snappers, pompanos, batfish, and giant groupers.

Day 7-8: Banda Islands

The next two days will be spent in the Banda Islands, also know in the old days as the Spice Islands.

Day 9: Manuk – Banda Sea

Manuk, an extinct volcano about 65 nm south of the Banda Islands, is one of 2 places in Indonesia with vast aggregations of sea snakes, Chinese sea snakes, and banded sea kraits. It is an incredible experience to dive surrounded by sea snakes. Black sandy slopes surround the island with hard coral reefs, volcanic ridges covered in gorgonians with zillions of fusiliers, and pelagic fishes such as Spanish mackerels dogtooth tunas passing through.

Day 10: Pulau Nila – Banda Sea

Day 11: Pulau Damar – Banda Sea

Day 11 will be spent diving around the three small islands surrounding Damar, Neus Leur, Terbang Utara, and Terbang Selatan. White sandy beaches and entirely covered by tropical forests contain some of the prettiest and healthiest reefs in the Banda Sea. Walls covered with massive barrel sponges and gorgonian sea fans. Reef tops full of soft corals and small tropical reef fishes and visibility up to 50 meters.

Day 12: Gunung Api – Banda Sea

Weather depending, we will be diving on day 11 at Gunung Api. A small volcano in the middle of the Banda Sea. Gunung Api is a scarce and exceptional place where not many divers get to go and dive. Underwater ridges, steep slopes with black sand, and walls covered in soft corals. But the most fantastic feature of this small volcano is the number of sea snakes that can be found surrounding the island. Spend the time between dives observing the hundreds of frigates that live on the island.

Day 13: Wetar

After cruising every night for one week, we have finally crossed the Banda Sea and arrived at the island of Wetar. In Wetar, we will do three dives, on the small island of Reong and in Cape Nunukae. Pulau Reong is a small island on the northwest coast of Wetar and separated by a small channel only 700 meters wide.

Day 14: Alor

Day 15: Lewaling Bay – Kawula Island

The last day of diving will be done at Lewaling Bay, on the island of Kawula. With the background of a volcano rising from the western shores of Lewaling Bay, the last two dives of the trip will be done in two different capes, Cape Bacatan and Cape Sirumerang. Both dive sites have a mix of ridges, walls with overhangs, white sandy slopes, and very shallow reef tops. Then, we will cruise overnight to Maumere.

Day 16: Disembark in Maumere

Total Dives for the trip 48 to 51.

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!

08 May 2021
Bali-Komodo-Bali
€ 2525 20% discount
Arrival: 08 May 2021
Departure: 15 May 2021
Days/nights: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Bali-Komodo-Bali

Day 1: Check-in on board MV Mermaid II between 14:00-16:00 hours in Benoa Harbour Bali. 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 into the sunset on an overnight journey to Moyo Island, northwest 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 checking out what is for lunch! Visit the local village; then it’s lunch for us! Next is a great dive at Panjang Reef – are the pygmy seahorses here? Then, we cruise 2 hours to Satonda Island for a world-class night dive after watching a million bats fly at sunset. After a great dive and dinner, we cruise overnight to Sangeang Island, off the north coast of Sumbawa.

Day 3: 2 dives at Sangeang Island for rare nudibranchs, pygmy seahorse, and underwater hot springs that support this unique marine life Cruise to Gili Banta for exhilarating dives at Tanduk Rusa turtles, colorful reef stonefish, Spanish dancers – calm sea- a great place to stay the night

Day 4: If the tide is right, we hunt grey reef sharks and dolphins at Taka Toko Gili Lawa Laut. Dive 2 is a fast drift with pelagics and manta at Lighthouse Reef or the Old Passage. Then, Crystal Rock excellent soft corals and the chance for sharks, turtles, giant Maori wrasse, a ‘fish soup” dive with a high probability of eagle rays too! Then, we cruise south for fascinating night dive at Pink Beach near the Komodo National Park entrance.

Day 5: Start your day with an exciting visit to Komodo National Park to walk with the dragons! Then, relax as we cruise 2 hours south to Horseshoe Bay Raja Island. Spectacular Then, relax as we cruise 2 hours south to Horseshoe Bay Rinja Island. Spectacular diving awaits at the world-famous site Cannibal Rock – rare nudibranchs, frogfish, stunning corals, sponges, ascidians, substantial black coral bushes, turtles, cuttlefish, loads of reef fish too. Watch dragons on the beach, monkey, deer, wild pigs along the shore, go beachcombing. Maybe even a chance to follow whales and dolphins feeding in the calm bay. We overnight at this peaceful place, night diving at one of the many fabulous spots.

Day 6: The Three Sisters call us to Padar Island for sharks and nudibranchs, surgeonfish, and Devil Rays. Manta Alley or Takat Makasar follows for the chance for a manta aggregation – WOW! Batu Bolung, aka “Current City,” is the home for large Napolean Wrasse, turtles, bluefin trevally, Or maybe a dive at Tatawa Kecil – we check out the currents first to make sure the dive will be cool for everyone on board! Then, we say goodbye to Komodo National Park with a fabulous Night dive at Gili Banta with Coral Cat Shark, or we cruise west, enjoying a post dinner night dive along the way. Overnight, we cruise to Satonda Island.

Day 7: We enjoy two fantastic dives at Sumbawa Surprise – macro enthusiasts will be in 7th heaven, then on to Moyo Islands for more chances for ghost pipefish, ribbon eels, turtle, cuttlefish, and 2 9 more before we cruise overnight to Benoa in the south of Bali. Off gas as we cruise into the sunset with the crew rinsing and packing your equipment for you…paradise Mermaid Liveaboards style!

Day 8: After breakfast, we transfer you ashore at 8.30 am to continue your vacation, or it’s time to head home to start planning your next Mermaid Liveaboards cruise!

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

15 May 2021
Bali-Komodo-Bali
€ 2525 20% discount
Arrival: 15 May 2021
Departure: 22 May 2021
Days/nights: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Bali-Komodo-Bali

Day 1: Check-in on board MV Mermaid II between 14:00-16:00 hours in Benoa Harbour Bali. 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 into the sunset on an overnight journey to Moyo Island, northwest 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 checking out what is for lunch! Visit the local village; then it’s lunch for us! Next is a great dive at Panjang Reef – are the pygmy seahorses here? Then, we cruise 2 hours to Satonda Island for a world-class night dive after watching a million bats fly at sunset. After a great dive and dinner, we cruise overnight to Sangeang Island, off the north coast of Sumbawa.

Day 3: 2 dives at Sangeang Island for rare nudibranchs, pygmy seahorse, and underwater hot springs that support this unique marine life Cruise to Gili Banta for exhilarating dives at Tanduk Rusa turtles, colorful reef stonefish, Spanish dancers – calm sea- a great place to stay the night

Day 4: If the tide is right, we hunt grey reef sharks and dolphins at Taka Toko Gili Lawa Laut. Dive 2 is a fast drift with pelagics and manta at Lighthouse Reef or the Old Passage. Then, Crystal Rock excellent soft corals and the chance for sharks, turtles, giant Maori wrasse, a ‘fish soup” dive with a high probability of eagle rays too! Then, we cruise south for fascinating night dive at Pink Beach near the Komodo National Park entrance.

Day 5: Start your day with an exciting visit to Komodo National Park to walk with the dragons! Then, relax as we cruise 2 hours south to Horseshoe Bay Raja Island. Spectacular Then, relax as we cruise 2 hours south to Horseshoe Bay Rinja Island. Spectacular diving awaits at the world-famous site Cannibal Rock – rare nudibranchs, frogfish, stunning corals, sponges, ascidians, substantial black coral bushes, turtles, cuttlefish, loads of reef fish too. Watch dragons on the beach, monkey, deer, wild pigs along the shore, go beachcombing. Maybe even a chance to follow whales and dolphins feeding in the calm bay. We overnight at this peaceful place, night diving at one of the many fabulous spots.

Day 6: The Three Sisters call us to Padar Island for sharks and nudibranchs, surgeonfish, and Devil Rays. Manta Alley or Takat Makasar follows for the chance for a manta aggregation – WOW! Batu Bolung, aka “Current City,” is the home for large Napolean Wrasse, turtles, bluefin trevally, Or maybe a dive at Tatawa Kecil – we check out the currents first to make sure the dive will be cool for everyone on board! Then, we say goodbye to Komodo National Park with a fabulous Night dive at Gili Banta with Coral Cat Shark, or we cruise west, enjoying a post dinner night dive along the way. Overnight, we cruise to Satonda Island.

Day 7: We enjoy two fantastic dives at Sumbawa Surprise – macro enthusiasts will be in 7th heaven, then on to Moyo Islands for more chances for ghost pipefish, ribbon eels, turtle, cuttlefish, and 2 9 more before we cruise overnight to Benoa in the south of Bali. Off gas as we cruise into the sunset with the crew rinsing and packing your equipment for you…paradise Mermaid Liveaboards style!

Day 8: After breakfast, we transfer you ashore at 8.30 am to continue your vacation, or it’s time to head home to start planning your next Mermaid Liveaboards cruise!

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

05 Jun 2021
Bali-Komodo-Bali
€ 2525 20% discount
Arrival: 05 Jun 2021
Departure: 12 Jun 2021
Days/nights: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Bali-Komodo-Bali

Day 1: Check-in on board MV Mermaid II between 14:00-16:00 hours in Benoa Harbour Bali. 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 into the sunset on an overnight journey to Moyo Island, northwest 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 checking out what is for lunch! Visit the local village; then it’s lunch for us! Next is a great dive at Panjang Reef – are the pygmy seahorses here? Then, we cruise 2 hours to Satonda Island for a world-class night dive after watching a million bats fly at sunset. After a great dive and dinner, we cruise overnight to Sangeang Island, off the north coast of Sumbawa.

Day 3: 2 dives at Sangeang Island for rare nudibranchs, pygmy seahorse, and underwater hot springs that support this unique marine life Cruise to Gili Banta for exhilarating dives at Tanduk Rusa turtles, colorful reef stonefish, Spanish dancers – calm sea- a great place to stay the night

Day 4: If the tide is right, we hunt grey reef sharks and dolphins at Taka Toko Gili Lawa Laut. Dive 2 is a fast drift with pelagics and manta at Lighthouse Reef or the Old Passage. Then, Crystal Rock excellent soft corals and the chance for sharks, turtles, giant Maori wrasse, a ‘fish soup” dive with a high probability of eagle rays too! Then, we cruise south for fascinating night dive at Pink Beach near the Komodo National Park entrance.

Day 5: Start your day with an exciting visit to Komodo National Park to walk with the dragons! Then, relax as we cruise 2 hours south to Horseshoe Bay Raja Island. Spectacular Then, relax as we cruise 2 hours south to Horseshoe Bay Rinja Island. Spectacular diving awaits at the world-famous site Cannibal Rock – rare nudibranchs, frogfish, stunning corals, sponges, ascidians, substantial black coral bushes, turtles, cuttlefish, loads of reef fish too. Watch dragons on the beach, monkey, deer, wild pigs along the shore, go beachcombing. Maybe even a chance to follow whales and dolphins feeding in the calm bay. We overnight at this peaceful place, night diving at one of the many fabulous spots.

Day 6: The Three Sisters call us to Padar Island for sharks and nudibranchs, surgeonfish, and Devil Rays. Manta Alley or Takat Makasar follows for the chance for a manta aggregation – WOW! Batu Bolung, aka “Current City,” is the home for large Napolean Wrasse, turtles, bluefin trevally, Or maybe a dive at Tatawa Kecil – we check out the currents first to make sure the dive will be cool for everyone on board! Then, we say goodbye to Komodo National Park with a fabulous Night dive at Gili Banta with Coral Cat Shark, or we cruise west, enjoying a post dinner night dive along the way. Overnight, we cruise to Satonda Island.

Day 7: We enjoy two fantastic dives at Sumbawa Surprise – macro enthusiasts will be in 7th heaven, then on to Moyo Islands for more chances for ghost pipefish, ribbon eels, turtle, cuttlefish, and 2 9 more before we cruise overnight to Benoa in the south of Bali. Off gas as we cruise into the sunset with the crew rinsing and packing your equipment for you…paradise Mermaid Liveaboards style!

Day 8: After breakfast, we transfer you ashore at 8.30 am to continue your vacation, or it’s time to head home to start planning your next Mermaid Liveaboards cruise!

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