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Mermaid II

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The MV Mermaid II runs 1 week-long Bali-Komodo-Bali and Raja Ampat trips. This liveaboard is a powerful 32 metre steel hulled motor vessel, so it can get you to and from all the dive sites around the Komodo National Park in next to no time. An additional generator and fuel tanks give added confidence that MV Mermaid II can keep operating cruises without technical interruption.

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Length: 32 metres / 106 foot
Beam: 7 metres / 23 foot
Cruise: 11 knots
Divers: 20
Enriched air nitrox is available hereInternet is available here
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The Mermaid II is a very spacious boat and can easily accommodate up to 20 divers. Unlike many of the other Bali liveaboards, the majority of cabins are above the lower deck so you can drink in the beautiful island views through your large cabin windows.

Mermaid II gives you the option of enriched air nitrox. If you're not already a nitrox diver, the PADI Nitrox specialty course can be completed on board, along with other PADI specialty courses e.g. Underwater Photographer. There is a computer available for digital photo downloads and you can burn your memories on to CD.

The kit up area and the dive platform both have plenty of storage space and there are separate rinse tanks for your camera equipment and dive gear. 2 fast and convenient dinghies make the diving in Komodo and Raja Ampat easy for you.

There are 2 saloons on board, 1 on the main deck and 1 on the upper deck. Food is served in the main deck saloon, and between meals there are plenty of snacks for you to enjoy including cookies, cereals and yoghurt. All the entertainment facilities are in the upper deck saloon where you can enjoy the TV, DVD player and music system. There are plenty of movies to choose from or you can browse through the multi-lingual library of books and magazines. Being on the upper deck means the cooling sea breezes waft over you making this a great place to hang out in the evenings.

During the daytime if you want to catch some rays, there is a large open area with sun loungers in front of the wheelhouse where the bronzed bodies tend to congregate.

During the Komodo season, there are also some trips including Alor and Flores. In March and April, the Mermaid II operates in Raja Ampat.

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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Special discounted trips highlighted in yellow

May 2015
Dep: 9 May Ret: 16 May Komodo Island-Sumbawa US$ 2,156
Dep: 23 May Ret: 30 May Komodo Island-Sumbawa US$ 2,156
June 2015
Dep: 6 Jun Ret: 13 Jun Komodo Island-Sumbawa US$ 2,395
July 2015
Dep: 11 Jul Ret: 18 Jul Komodo Island-Sumbawa US$ 2,395
Dep: 18 Jul Ret: 25 Jul Komodo Island-Sumbawa US$ 2,395
Dep: 25 Jul Ret: 1 Aug Komodo Island-Sumbawa US$ 2,395
August 2015
Dep: 1 Aug Ret: 8 Aug Komodo Island-Sumbawa US$ 2,395
Dep: 22 Aug Ret: 29 Aug Komodo Island-Sumbawa US$ 2,395
Dep: 29 Aug Ret: 5 Sep Komodo Island-Sumbawa US$ 2,395
September 2015
Dep: 5 Sep Ret: 12 Sep Komodo Island-Sumbawa US$ 2,395
Dep: 19 Sep Ret: 26 Sep Komodo Island-Sumbawa US$ 2,395
October 2015
Dep: 17 Oct Ret: 24 Oct Komodo Island-Sumbawa US$ 2,395
November 2015
Dep: 14 Nov Ret: 21 Nov Komodo Island-Sumbawa US$ 2,395
Dep: 28 Nov Ret: 5 Dec Komodo Island-Sumbawa US$ 2,395

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More Trip Details....

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 on Komodo trips, transfers to the boat from airport and south Bali hotels, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (max 4 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, torches, surface marker device.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment rental (US$ 30 per day), dive insurance, Komodo port and park fees (US$ 163 per person per charter), Raja Ampat port and park fees (US$ 218 per person per trip), 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: Alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 146 per person per cruise), dive computer. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there: Komodo: Mermaid II departs in the late afternoon from Benoa Harbour in Bali. There is a minibus transfer service from the airport and all hotels in southern Bali to and from the boat.
Raja Ampat: The liveaboard departs 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.

Non-diver rate: 10% off the published price.

Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travellers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 90% of the published price.

Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 9 guests, 8 in standard cabins and 1 in budget cabin, and receive 1 extra space in budget cabin free of charge. See whole boat charter rate below, equivalent to pay for 18 guests and receive 2 extra spaces in budget cabin free of charge. Prices are available for smaller groups. Please check with us.

Whole boat charter rate (per night): Komodo - US$ 5,506, Raja Ampat - US$ 6,043, Banda Sea and Raja Ampat - US$ 4,921.

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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
On the main deck are 8 twin and double standard cabins which all have en-suite private bathrooms and large sea-view windows. There are 2 Budget cabins on the lower deck which have shared bathrooms and can be a bit noisy (so we don't recommend them).

MV Mermaid II standard cabin All the cabins have:
  • Air conditioning
  • Large seaview window (except lower deck)
  • Toilet and hot water shower for every 2 cabins - unlimited showering
  • Bedding and towels
  • Hand basin and mirror
  • Wardrobe with life jackets
  • 2-prong socket mains outlet 380 Volts, 220 Volts & 12 Volts, 24 hours per day
No. of bathrooms / showers - 8 / 8 - hot water

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Crew, facilities, dive courses...
MV Mermaid II - the spacious sun deck Crew comprises:
  • Tour leader
  • 3 Divemasters
  • Captain
  • Cook
  • Engineer
  • Cleaner
  • 2 Deck hands and dinghy drivers
Enriched Air Nitrox system - 2 Motorised dinghies - 24m dive deck - Air-conditioned saloon with video & music system - Internet (subject to location) - Photo CD burning - 60 m sundeck with sun loungers - Water dispenser

PADI scuba certification courses available including Advanced Open Water Diver, EANx and Underwater Photographer.

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Menu, cuisine type...
  • MV Mermaid II saloon areaContinental breakfast and Asian and European dishes for lunch and dinner.
  • Meals are served in the main deck's dining room, buffet-style - select from 3 main dishes accompanied rice/French fries and salad.
  • Most dietary requirements can be catered for - please send us notice of your requirements.
  • You will be served dinner on the first evening of the cruise.
  • Coffee, tea, soft drinks, hot chocolate and water are provided free of charge.
  • Beer is also available for purchase.
  • No fixed menu.

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technical specifications...
  • MV Mermaid II another viewBuilt in year 2000
  • Size - 33m x 7m
  • Top speed - 14 knots
  • Cruising speed - 11 knots
  • 2 x 450 HP Hino V10 engines
  • 2 x generators - 50 KW & 35 KW
  • 3 x Bauer Mariner dive tank compressors
  • 12 litre aluminium tanks with international fittings. DIN adapters available
  • Electricity 380V, 220V & 12V - 24 hours per day
  • Water capacity - 20,000 litres
  • Fuel capacity - 18,000 litres

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navigation, safety features...
  • Mermaid II dive deck2 Life rafts
  • 2 Motorised dinghies
  • VHF & SSB radio
  • Global positioning system (GPS)
  • Radar
  • Echo sounder
  • Sonic altimeter
  • Mobile telephone
  • Full-feature medic first aid box
  • Oxygen - 20,000 litres
  • Life jackets in each cabin
  • Fire extinguishers throughout
  • Customer DAN insurance not included - see our insurance programme for a competitive quotation
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layout plans...
Mermaid II deck plans
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Customer reviews: 

"Everything is excellent and specially tour guide, dive masters and staffs are number one in my liveaboard experience. Tour gide and his staffs are very expert and had working too. Make me very comfortable and safe care. It was great experience." - Myung Won Hwang, South Korea ...

"Everyone was friendly and seemed pleased to have us onboard. Rented BCD and regulator from them and these were in good condition. Dives were fantastic and didn't feel crowded even when there were 18 people in the water." - Pete Cairns, South Africa ...

"The operator was wery professional. All the dive gear was marked with a number so it didn't get mixed up whit others. The staff was professional and friendly. The food was good and the briefings were good and clear. There was a lot of space on the boat. We had hot showers." - Jens Peter Nielsen, Denmark ...

"The operator was very good. The boat was a traditional diving vessel but had a nice touch of luxury. The crew tried there best to make sure we had everything we needed. Am thinking about looking at the ship for a future trip to Raja Ampat, just to show how much I enjoyed. I would recommend this to all my friends, but the only draw back is the price. It is a bit on the high side." - Oscar Prat, USA ...

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