Length: 28 metres / 92 foot|
Beam: 7 metres / 23 foot
Cruise: 9.5 knots
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Special discounted trips highlighted in yellow
|Dep: 5 Jan||Ret: 15 Jan||Raja Ampat||US$ 3,218||More info||Book|
|Dep: 27 Jan||Ret: 6 Feb||Raja Ampat||US$ 3,218||More info||Book|
|Dep: 8 Feb||Ret: 18 Feb||Raja Ampat||US$ 3,575||More info||Book|
|Dep: 20 Feb||Ret: 1 Mar||Raja Ampat||US$ 3,575||More info||Book|
|Dep: 26 Mar||Ret: 6 Apr||Raja Ampat-Banda-Ambon||US$ 3,960||More info||Book|
|Dep: 1 May||Ret: 16 May||Raja Ampat-Banda-Alor||US$ 4,951||More info||Book|
|Dep: 17 May||Ret: 26 May||Komodo Islands-Sumbawa||US$ 2,970||More info||Book|
|Dep: 16 Jun||Ret: 25 Jun||Komodo Islands-Sumbawa||US$ 2,673||More info||Book|
|Dep: 6 Jul||Ret: 15 Jul||Komodo Islands-Sumbawa||US$ 2,673||More info||Book|
|Dep: 17 Jul||Ret: 26 Jul||Komodo Islands-Sumbawa||US$ 2,673||More info||Book|
|Dep: 27 Jul||Ret: 5 Aug||Komodo Islands-Sumbawa||US$ 2,673||More info||Book|
|Dep: 5 Aug||Ret: 14 Aug||Komodo Islands-Sumbawa||US$ 2,970||More info||Book|
|Dep: 15 Aug||Ret: 24 Aug||Komodo Islands-Sumbawa||US$ 2,970||More info||Book|
|Dep: 25 Aug||Ret: 3 Sep||Komodo Islands-Sumbawa||US$ 2,970||More info||Book|
|Dep: 4 Sep||Ret: 13 Sep||Komodo Islands-Sumbawa||US$ 2,970||More info||Book|
|Dep: 14 Sep||Ret: 23 Sep||Komodo Islands-Sumbawa||US$ 2,970||More info||Book|
|Dep: 24 Sep||Ret: 3 Oct||Komodo Islands-Sumbawa||US$ 2,970||More info||Book|
|Dep: 22 Dec||Ret: 1 Jan||Raja Ampat||US$ 3,575||More info||Book|
|Dep: 2 Jan||Ret: 11 Jan||Raja Ampat||US$ 3,630||More info||Book|
|Dep: 12 Jan||Ret: 21 Jan||Raja Ampat||US$ 3,630||More info||Book|
|Dep: 22 Jan||Ret: 2 Feb||Raja Ampat-Banda-Ambon||US$ 4,511||More info||Book|
|Dep: 3 Feb||Ret: 14 Feb||Raja Ampat-Banda-Ambon||US$ 4,511||More info||Book|
|Dep: 15 Feb||Ret: 24 Feb||Raja Ampat||US$ 3,630||More info||Book|
|Dep: 7 Mar||Ret: 16 Mar||Raja Ampat||US$ 3,630||More info||Book|
|Dep: 17 Mar||Ret: 28 Mar||Raja Ampat-Banda-Ambon||US$ 4,511||More info||Book|
|Dep: 29 Mar||Ret: 9 Apr||Raja Ampat-Banda-Ambon||US$ 4,511||More info||Book|
|Dep: 10 Apr||Ret: 19 Apr||Raja Ampat||US$ 3,630||More info||Book|
|Dep: 12 Jun||Ret: 21 Jun||Komodo Islands-Sumbawa||US$ 3,190||More info||Book|
|Dep: 22 Jun||Ret: 1 Jul||Komodo Islands-Sumbawa||US$ 3,190||More info||Book|
|Dep: 2 Jul||Ret: 11 Jul||Komodo Islands-Sumbawa||US$ 3,190||More info||Book|
|Dep: 12 Jul||Ret: 21 Jul||Komodo Islands-Sumbawa||US$ 3,190||More info||Book|
|Dep: 22 Jul||Ret: 31 Jul||Komodo Islands-Sumbawa||US$ 3,190||More info||Book|
|Dep: 1 Aug||Ret: 10 Aug||Komodo Islands-Sumbawa||US$ 3,190||More info||Book|
|Dep: 11 Aug||Ret: 20 Aug||Komodo Islands-Sumbawa||US$ 3,190||More info||Book|
|Dep: 21 Aug||Ret: 30 Aug||Komodo Islands-Sumbawa||US$ 3,190||More info||Book|
|Dep: 31 Aug||Ret: 9 Sep||Komodo Islands-Sumbawa||US$ 3,190||More info||Book|
|Dep: 24 Oct||Ret: 2 Nov||Komodo Islands-Sumbawa||US$ 3,190||More info||Book|
|Dep: 3 Dec||Ret: 12 Dec||Raja Ampat||US$ 3,630||More info||Book|
|Dep: 13 Dec||Ret: 22 Dec||Raja Ampat||US$ 3,630||More info||Book|
|Dep: 23 Dec||Ret: 1 Jan||Raja Ampat||US$ 3,630||More info||Book|
Special offers: For special discounted prices, check the yellow highlighted trips in the schedule above.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, land tours in Komodo, transfers to the boat from some hotels and the airport, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (max 4 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Dive equipment (US$ 30 per day), dive computer, Komodo port and park fees (US$ 165 per person per trip), Raja Ampat port and park fees (US$ 220 per person per tour), fuel surcharge (subject to change, please check with us). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash only).
Optional extras: Diving insurance, alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 147 per person per trip), torches, 50mb internet EUR 30.. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: Komodo: Mermaid I trips depart in the late afternoon from Benoa Harbour in Bali. There is a minibus transfer service from the airport and all hotels in Bali to and from the boat.
Raja Ampat: These safaris depart in the late afternoon from Sorong in West Papua. You can fly direct to Sorong from Bali or Jakarta. We will help you arrange return domestic flights between Bali or Jakarta and Sorong. There is a transfer service from the local airport to and from the boat.
For more information see our travel information section. The last dive of the trip will be at around 12 pm on the second last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
Non-diver rate: 10% off the published price.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): There is a single cabin available on this boat. However, if this cabin are already booked, single travellers can opt to pay an additional supplement of 90% for their own cabin.
Dive clubs and group discounts: None.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Komodo US$ 4,645; Raja Ampat US$ 5,061; Banda Sea and Raja Ampat US$ 5,041.
"Service was EXCELLENT! Big warm towels always handed to us right after our dives, staff took very good care of our equipment. Very tasty meals, big thumbs up for made-to-order eggs for breakfast. Staff are very attentive. Dive briefings were SUPERB, very creative graphics and beautiful photos! All DMs were very good and knowledgeable. All in all, the boat was very good except for bathroom in the room where toilet and shower areas would be better if they were separated." - Carol Lau, Hong Kong ...
"The whole trip in Komodo was very well organised. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful, the equipment in a very good state and the food delicious." - Jennifer Aengst, Germany ...
"Excellent service. I must admit however that I do not like paying for nitrox, and the price charged for the nitrox was in my view expensive." - Mark Sciberras, Malta ...
"Mermaid I liveaboard: accommodation, full board, and scuba diving. Great boat with very comfortable accommodations and excellent food. The crew was exceptional, and if ever a problem occurred, they were quick to rectify the problem." - Martin Janacek, USA ...
"Helpful, smiling, efficient. Both the local crew (boat) and the foreign crew (divemasters) were very nice." - Pierre Martin-Cocher, France ...
"The boat was of a good standard, and the cabin was clean and comfortable. The boat crew were excellent, and the DMs friendly and helpful. Equipment was also well maintained." - Shelley L. Jenkin, UK ...
"Both boat and diving staff were excellent; always helpful and very informative ... the boat itself is a beaut! Well equipped and very comfortable." - Leigh Ayres, UK ...
"The boat was of a good standard, and the cabin was clean and comfortable. The boat crew were excellent, and the DMs friendly and helpful. Equipment was also well maintained." - Shelley L. Jenkin, United Kingdom ...
"Everything one can expect from a liveaboard trip: The facilities, service, food, divemasters & other staff, and of course the diving were all great and left little or no to wish for." - Veiko Termonen, Estonia ...
"The on-board crew, both the dive crew and the boat crew, did a great job to make me and other guests comfortable. The boat was well designed and never felt crowded even though it was almost full but for one person. Generally was comfortable and pleasant. Their equipment was fine, it was good they had a full mix of tank sizes available to choose one that's comfortable and not too big or empty too quick. It was good they had spares, my personal computer had issues and they were able to rent me one for the holiday." - Andrew Szymanski, USA ...
"This was a fantastic live-aboard experience. Warm deck towels were provided after every dive, and hot chocolate after the night dives, while the crew rinsed your gear. The whole crew was absolutely great, always friendly and smiling and willing to help out. A maximum of 5 divers were with each guide who were very knowledgeable and helpful and excellent at spotting critters.
The diversity of the sites and the critters to be found there was amazing; dive site topography varied from beautiful coral reef formations to muck dives or black sand with hot volcanic thermal bubbles emerging from the soil." - Bart Mertens, USA ...
"We have just returned from a trip to Komodo on Mermaid I. The crew on board Mermaid I were an exceptional team who seemed to go by the mantra that 'the customer is king', going the extra mile by providing welcome hot towels and hot chocolate drinks on the dive deck.
The food was delicious with plenty of variety and plenty of it with special cakes frshly baked with afternoon tea. The boat was kept extraordinarily clean and the staff were hard working and extremely friendly and attentive. I would be delighted to go on this boat again. My partner is a non diver but found plenty to occupy himself with excellent snorkelling and kayaks on board." - Christine Blakeley, England ...
"We were pleased with the boat, a bit older, but well maintained and good crew. Just what we were expecting. Only disappointment was quality of food, a bit tasteless and boring and as the operator advertises Thai food - a lot of the spices were missing.
We dived with the tour leader and he was at times more concentratating on making a video he could sell than guiding the group. But I liked his choice of dive sites and the guy in general and I don't expect to be pampered every second underwater. " - Johanna Vuorte, Finland ...
"The service was exceptional. The staff and all the facilities were very accommodating and we felt they would do everything in their power to ensure we had a great experience." - Marty Van Keulen, Canada ...
"The crew was excellent, always willing to help. Our room was fantastic, nice big bed. Lots of excellent food choices. They took very good care of us and were very good at helping us have great and safe dives." - Albert Dubord, Canada ...