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Diving with Mermaid Liveaboards.
Explore the best diving sites of Komodo !
Take a unforgeteable exclusive dive safari from Bali to Komodo and return to the best dive sites in the world !
The luxurious MV Mermaid I Cruise Live-Boat offers all amenities you can dream of. All 8 cabins are fully air-conditioned and equipped with TV & DVD player, single, twin or double bed, a large wardrobe, plenty of storage room and an en-suite bath room with hot water shower, toilet and sink. We also provide fresh bath towels daily, beach towels, bathrobes, hair-dryers, towels, soap and shampoo for your comfort.
M/V Mermaid 1 is a 28 metre, Komodo luxury liveaboard equipped with double engine and steel hull, She comfortably hosts 15 divers. She was constructed in Bangkok in 1999 by a team of highly experienced boat constructors and became the flagship of the Mermaid fleet complete with IMO certification.
The food on board is excellent, featuring an a la carte menu with a wide choice of local and European dishes.
Nitrox is available on board; tank fills at 6 Euro per tank (discount if using Nitrox for the whole trip) or you can also get Nitrox certified during the cruise.
The Mermaid 1 is one of the few steel hulled boats operating in the area and is one of the most comfortable liveaboards operating in Indonesia. She is also a fast boat, meaning cruising time is reduced and more remote sites are easily within reach.
Mermaid Liveaboards with many years experience exploring the best Komodo offers is proud to offer our exciting next season.
We dive the best of the best, we know where and when its running ! Return guests will also appreciate some new sites and experiences we can share through our extensive experience with the Nusa Tenggara and Komodo National Park areas.
Check-in on board MV Mermaid I 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 north west coast of Sumbawa
Start your adventure with a great dive in the calm, clear waters of Angel Reef at Moyo Island.
3 Massive elephant ear and barrel sponges, schools of long fin banner fish and red tooth triggers In their hundreds, frog fish, nudibrancs, eels, surgeon fish, snapper, dog tooth tuna checking out what is for lunch ! Visit the local village then its 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.
The Nusa Tengarra region has some extremely interesting and unique marine life. Today we spend the day diving around Sangeang Volcano for rare nudibrancs, pygmy seahorse, leaf scorpion fish, blue ribbon eels, black sand diving with all its treasures and underwater hot springs that supports this very unique marine environment. Night dive here too or head on over to Gili Banta for the chance for Star Gazers and coral cat shark.
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 shark and dolphin at Taka Toko Gili Lawalaut. Lighthouse Reef and The Old Passage offer fast drifts with pelagics, maybe manta ! Crystal Rock offers awesome soft corals in gold and orange hues plus the chance for sharks, turtles, Giant Maori wrasse, a ‘fish soup” dive. Tonight we dive the famous Pink Beach, you may see spectacular colours and Frogfish, slipper lobster, basket stars, robust sea cucumbers unique to the area plus more !
Start your day with an exciting visit to Loh Liang Komodo National Park to walk with the dragons ! And 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. 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 ! Here we can also watch dragons scavenging on the beach, monkey, deer, wild pigs along the shore, go beach combing…. Maybe even a chance to follow whales and dolphin
feeding in the calm bay. We overnight at this peaceful place, diving at one of the many fabulous spots.
More world class dives today as we relax in Horseshoe Bay Rinja Island -the Yellow Wall of Texas is absolutely 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 e 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.
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 maybe 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, colourful reef stonefish, Spanish dancers – calm sea – a good place to sleep.
The diving around Gili Lawalaut, Tatawa Kecil, Gili Darat is so awesome you will all want more so today we make 2 – 3 dives in clear arm blue waters – loads of fish both big and small. Then we’ll head off for a 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 nudibrancs, ghost pipefish anyone ?
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.
Arriving in Bali. After breakfast we transfer you ashore to continue your vacation…or its time to head home to start planning your next cruise !
Transfer to your hotel.
Boat & Cabins Descripions
State Room (king size bed), 1 Single and 4 Deluxe Cabins (double or twin beds) and 2 Budget Cabins (double/twin beds) below deck. The master, single and deluxe cabins have ensuite bathrooms, refrigerator and panoramic sea view windows. The budget cabins are below decks with ensuite bathroom and refrigerator.
Each cabin features all the comforts of home:
- – Individually Controlled Air-Conditioning
- – Flat screen TV and DVD
- – Refrigerator
- – Private Bathroom and Toilet with Hot / Cold Water
- – Hand Basin and Bathroom Counter Space
- – Toiletries
- – Bathrobes
- – Bath and beach towels
- – Hair dryer
- – Bed Linens
- – Mood lighting
- – Wardrobe and Shelves
- – Vanity Mirror
- – Multiple 2 pin 220V electricity (bring an international adaptor)
- – Luggage Space
Our huge purpose built dive deck and wide stern dive platform with two exit ladders and fresh water showers are a diver’s dream. 6 camera rinse tanks means your valuable equipment is well looked after.
Delicious Thai, Indonesian and western meals are served in our “Sawasdee Restaurant” with large windows to enjoy the views or how about trying our delicious BBQs ! On the cruise you have 3 delicious meals daily.
After meals relax in our saloon with our TV/DVD and music center, or select from our extensive library and full range of marine life books.
There are two outside decks, one shaded with outside seating and the fabulous sundeck with sunshade plus cushioned sun beds – a great place to relax.
There are many staff on board, from captain to boat men, all of them are experienced and do their best to make your dives and stay on board very pleasant.
NITROX is available on every cruise.
Rates & Destination 2015
|No of Cabins:||1||1||4||2|
|Total # of Guests:15||2 pax||1 pax||8 pax||4 pax|
|Bali – Komodo – Bali||28||10/9||€3000||€3000||€2800||€2500|
|Bali – Komodo – Maumere||28||10/9||€3000||€3000||€2800||€2500|
|Sorong – Raja Ampat – Sorong||32-34||11/10||€3800||€3800||€3500||€3200|
|Rates in Euro. per Person|
All rates inclusive tax & service charge.
Transfers from/to airport and hotel in Bali, all meals & snacks, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, soft drinks and drinking water, tanks, weights, weight belts and diving with experienced Dive masters/Instructors.
Prices do not include:
National park/Port Fees Komodo/Alor cruises €90, Raja Ampat cruises €200, Fuel Surcharges if applicable, Nitrox fills (€6), rental equipment, on board courses, massages, souvenirs and alcoholic beverages.
Please contact us if you have any questions.
All divers are required to complete a liability release waiver and to show proof of diving certification and dive medical insurance such as Padi, Dan or equivalent on check in. Please have these available in your hand luggage.
On board sales are accepted in Euros, US dollars, Indonesia Rupiah or via credit card at no fee. Please note on board credit card charges will be processed in Indonesian rupiah only as per government regulation.
Guests are strongly advised to have valid dive medical, travel and cancellation insurances. Guests are also strongly recommended to plan their holidays to arrive in the departure ports at least 1 day prior to the cruise. Please remember you are going to some truly exotic locations where the infrastructure is still being developed.
Be prepared for some of the world’s best diving plus a maximum of comfort, service and safety on the ship.
Transfers are included on departure and arrival days from Denpasar International airport (DPS), Kuta, Sanur, Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, Benoa and Seminyak regions. These are the main tourist regions of Bali, and the free transfers will ensure hassle free transport to and from the Ship.
MV MERMAID I 2015 Schedule
|MMI 01/15RJ||03-Jan-15||13-Jan-15||Raja Ampat||11/10|
|MMI 02/15RJ||14-Jan-15||24-Jan-15||Raja Ampat||11/10|
|MMI 03/15RL||26-Jan-15||06-Feb-15||Raja Ampat – Halmahera – Lembeh||12/11|
|MMI 04/15LR||07-Feb-15||18-Feb-15||Lembeh – Halmahera-Raja Ampat||12/11|
|MMI 05/15RJ||20-Feb-15||2-Mar-15||Raja Ampat||11/10|
|MMI 06/15RJ||03-Mar-15||13-Mar-15||Raja Ampat||11/10|
|MMI 07/15RJ||15-Mar-15||25-Mar-15||Raja Ampat||11/10|
|MMI 08/15RJ||26-Mar-15||05-Apr-15||Raja Ampat||11/10|
|MMI 09/15RJ||06-Apr-15||16-Apr-15||Raja Ampat||11/10|
|MMI 10/15RJ||17-Apr-15||27-Apr-15||Raja Ampat||11/10|
|MMI 11/15SP||29-Apr-15||14-May-15||Biodiversity Special|
Raja Ampat – Banda Sea – Alor – Maumere
|MMI 13/15P||24-May-15||15-June-15||In Port Bali|
|MMI 14/15K||15-Jun-15||24-Jun-15||Bali – Komodo – Bali||10/9|
|MMI 15/15K||25-Jun-15||04-Jul-15||Bali – Komodo – Bali||10/9|
|MMI 16/15K||05-Jul-15||14-Jul-15||Bali – Komodo – Bali||10/9|
|MMI 17/15K||15-Jul-15||24-Jul-15||Bali – Komodo – Bali||10/9|
|MMI 18/15K||25-Jul-15||03-Aug-15||Bali – Komodo – Bali||10/9|
|MMI 19/15K||04-Aug-15||13-Aug-15||Bali – Komodo – Bali||10/9|
|MMI 20/15K||14-Aug-15||23-Aug-15||Bali – Komodo – Bali||10/9|
|MMI 21/15K||24-Aug-15||2-Sep-15||Bali – Komodo – Bali||10/9|
|MMI 22/15K||3-Sep-15||12-Sep-15||Bali – Komodo – Bali||10/9|
|MMI 23/15K||13-Sep-15||22-Sep-15||Bali – Komodo – Bali||10/9|
|MMI 24/15K||23-Sep-15||02-Oct-15||Bali – Komodo – Bali||10/9|
|MMI 25/15P||2-Oct-15||11-Oct-15||In Port Bali||10/9|
|MMI 26/15BM||11-Oct-15||20-Oct-15||Bali – Komodo – Maumere||10/9|
Maumere – Alor – Banda Sea – Raja Ampat
|MMI 28/15RJ||07-Nov-15||17-Nov-15||Raja Ampat||11/10|
|MMI 29/15RJ||18-Nov-15||28-Nov-15||Raja Ampat||11/10|
|MMI 30/15RJ||30-Nov-15||10-Dec-15||Raja Ampat||11/10|
|MMI 31/15RJ||12-Dec-15||22-Dec-15||Raja Ampat||10/9|
|MMI 32/15RJ||23-Dec-15||02-Jan-15||Christmast in Raja Ampat||11/10|
Please check also our Raja Ampat Dive Cruise !
Don´t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about this tour.
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