Mermaid 1 Liveaboard, Indonesia


Built-in 1999 and just renovated to the newest standards this steel motor ship with a length of 27 meters has room for 15 diving enthusiasts. Mermaid 1 enables individuals and groups to discover Indonesian greatest scuba diving sites at budget prices without cutting down on safety nor on comfort. Trips vary from 10 to 17 days. Our destinations include Raja Ampat, Banda Sea, Ambon, Alor, Maumere, Komodo, Bali, Halmahera and Lembeh.


Onboard we have 8 individually 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, as well as our single cabin (7sqm), feature refrigerators and windows with panoramic 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: Twin + bunk
Private bathroom: Yes
Air conditioning: Yes
Single Cabin

Single Cabin

Room size: 7 m²
Max. occupancy: 1
Beds: single
Private bathroom: Yes
Air conditioning: Yes
Deluxe Cabin

Deluxe Cabin

Room size: 10 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: King or 2 single
Private bathroom: Yes
Air conditioning: Yes
Master Cabin

Master Cabin

Room size: 12 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: King
Private bathroom: Yes
Air conditioning: Yes


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. The spacious sundeck is equipped with cushioned beds 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.


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


The Mermaid has a massive dive deck with 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 to the famous Komodo dragons is optional.

For any new bookings made for cruises with the Mermaid I and Mermaid II departing between March 13, 2020, and July 30, 2020: In the event of your country’s or Indonesia’s official government border closure prevents you from traveling, guests will be allowed to cancel for a full refund* or receive a “price paid -credit voucher” for travel up to December 31, 2022, for cancellations received up to 7 days before the departure date of your cruise if any of the following prevail : your country’s border or Indonesia’s border official government closure prevents you from traveling all flights*** to the destination have been canceled/restricted by origin government of Indonesia if guests would be officially required to do a quarantine period as they traveled into Indonesia guests’ country has introduced a law forbidding its citizens to travel- this claim must be proven with official notification – it is not valid for “a personal choice to cancel nor advice from a country not to travel nor for level 3 advisories.” – transfers are subject to normal terms and conditions with the following additions applied to any transfers made due to the impact of the Coronavirus; non- transferrable once rescheduled; non-cancellable; not redeemable for cash; subject to availability at time of rescheduling; cannot be combined with any other promotion – the transfer may be used one time only for the same destination subject to availability, no additional payment is required for the actual cruise payment. If there is no availability for your date/destination then we will issue a “price paid credit voucher” for use up to and including Dec 31, 2022, with any destination/date exceptions as shown within these terms and conditions applied. – any credit voucher may be used one time only for one cruise only as part payment or full payment of anyone rebooking cruise till Dec 31, 2022. If the rebooking cruise is a greater value than the credit voucher then the balance must be paid. There are no refunds for any unused portion of the credit voucher. * excluding bank charges ** transfers exclude November 2021 and November 2022 16 day biodiversity specials and September/October each year Ring of Fire cruises *** if flights are departing one country but the flights’ transit country impacts feasibility for return to your country, you must utilize another flight routing that’s acceptable to your country – we reserve the right to restrict the number of transfers to anyone date and requests for new dates are subject to approval by the boat operator – if that destination is fully booked within the offered rescheduling period, you will need to select an alternative destination – Full Boat Charter rebooking dates are subject to allocation of dates through to end 2022

Mermaid 1 Liveaboard SCHEDULE

Included: VAT, Accommodation, Complimentary toiletries, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Dive master 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, on board courses, massages, souvenirs, alcoholic beverages


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 litres
Fuel capacity: 18’000 liters
Freshwater maker: Yes


Depth Sounder
E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
Emergency Rafts
Life Vests
Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
First Aid Kits
Satellite & mobile phones
Bilge pump alarm
Search light
Engine room CCTV
Crew trained in first aid
Emergency flares

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