Why you should choose Mermaid:
Nearly all cabins have sea views, 4:1 dive guide to guest ratio, Up to 70 min dive times, Steel hull twin engined vessel, visits to villages, beaches, viewpoints and wildlife exploration visits included, Kayaks, Masseuse and video/photo pro on board.

Mermaid 1 is the pride of the Mermaid fleet offering 5 star liveaboard diving all year around.
From November to April Mermaid 1 runs Raja Ampat safaris in the birds head pennisula of the Papua province in north east Indonesia and from May to October you will find her running liveaboards from the beautiful island of Bali to Komodo island and back offering you the chance to walk with the legendary Komodo dragons.

Mermaid1 is a 28 metre, double engine steel motor yacht that provides, arguably, one of the finest liveaboard cruising experiences in the area catering to 15 guests in 1 Master State Room (king bed), 1 Single and 4 Deluxe Cabins (double or twin beds) all on the main deck and 2 Budget Cabins (double/twin beds) below deck.
The master, single and deluxe cabins have ensuite bathrooms, refrigerators and panoramic windows offering great sea views during your liveaboard.

The budget cabins are below decks with ensuite bathroom and refrigerator.
All cabins have TVs for reviewing your pictures or watching a dvd, bathrobes, toiletries and loads of fluffy towels.

There is a wide stern dive platform with two exit ladders and fresh water showers. 4 camera rinse tanks, a large camera table and our resident on-board video and photo professional will help keep all the photographers happy and help with your all important lens decisions.
EANX NITROX is available on every cruise.
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Some of the most frequently asked questions about Indonesia
When is the best time to Go - How to get to Raja - Raja Diving and the Dive sites - How to get to Komodo - Komodo Diving and the Dive sites - What are the advantage of a Liveaboard over Shore diving - Are these trips suitable for non-divers / snorkellers - The Latest Indonesian Travel Information - Other general FAQs

Mermaid 1 - schedule

Mermaid 1 - prices and what's included

Prices are per person per trip and based on 2 persons sharing a cabin.
Exact pricing is available on the schedule here as prices vary dependant on the time of year, destination and the length of the trip and sometimes special offers are available.

The trip price includes:
Transfer to and from the vessel anywhere in southern Bali on the day of departure and dis-embarkation for Komodo trips and transfer to and from Sorong airport to the boat and back on the Raja trips .
All meals & snacks, fruits, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, soft drinks and drinking water
All dives
Tanks
Weights and weight belts
Diving with experienced Divemasters / Instructors.

The trip price does not include:
Nitrox fills
Rental equipment
On board courses
Alcoholic beverages
Domestic flight if applicable
Marine park fees. (Note : Port and National Park Fees are subject to change dependingon government regulation. Mermaid Cruise Ltd reserves the right to alter prices without prior notice. )
Starlink satellite internet (first 3gb is free, additional prices are below)
Dive insurance is mandatory as is your own personal dive computer (You can rent one for the trip if you do not have your own).
As well as the Mandatory Dive Insurance we highly recommend Trip and Travel Insurance on the off chance of missed or cancelled flights / lost baggage, documents, money or passport / Covid issues or any other unforeseen problems that could possibly occur.
Dive Assure Insurance offers cover for all these eventualities as well as complete Dive Insurance all in one package.
Please note: Due to a large increase in fuel prices all trips from September 2022 onwards Mermaid has added on a fuel surcharge of 20 Euros per day per guest.

Non diver rate is 90% of the stated price.
Single occupancy suppliment is 90% of the second place to have your own cabin (apart from in the single cabin)

Booking and Cancellation Terms and Conditions.
Booking deposit: 30% of your invoice total is required within 7 days of booking to confirm your booking.
Final payment of 70% is due to 90 days prior to the departure date to complete your invoice payment.
Individual bookings made less than 90 days before the departure date will be payable in full upon booking to confirm your booking.
Cancellation at any stage involves forfeit of monies already payed.
Payment can be made via Bank transfer, Wise, Credit or Debit card (Visa, AMEX, Mastercard) or Apple and Google pay at no extra charge.

Starlink satellite Internet charges
All guests will receive a complimentary 3GB data plan at the start of the trip.
Additional data packages can be purchased at the following prices:

Data / Package Price
5 GB / Euro 50
10 GB / Euro 80
15 GB / Euro 120
20 GB / Euro 150
All prices are subject to VAT (+ 11%)M

Transfer details and Equipment, Courses and Nitrox prices
Transfers from/to airport and all points in the south - Airport, Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, Kuta Beach, Seminyak, Benoa, Sanur Beach FOC
Transfers from central and northern Bali are payable on board only :-
Price/person each way: Ubud, Padangbai, Candi Desa, Amed, Tulamben € 20
Price per person each way: Lovina Beach, Permuteran and northern points € 40

On Board Courses:
Nitrox incl materials € 175
Advanced Open Water incl materials € 250
Discover Scuba Diving- per dive 1st dive / repeat dives € 125 / € 75

Specialty courses:
Peak Performance Buoyancy, Deep Diver, Drift Diver, Multilevel/Computer Diver, Night Diver, Underwater Naturalist, Underwater Photographer (does not include camera rental) € 200

Rental Equipment Per item Price Per Day
Important: Prebook all rental equipment - please give sizes when booking.

Full Set - includes items marked with "*"" € 40
BCD* item € 15
Regulator/gauges/octopus* € 15
Wetsuit - shorty* € 10
Wetsuit - long* € 10
Mask/Snorkel* € 10
Full foot Fins* € 10
Open heel Fins plus boots € 15
Dive Computer € 10
Compass € 5
Weights/weight belt No charge
Surface Marker Buoy No charge

Nitrox
Nitrox fill € 6 per fill (-20% for all trip)
Nitrox - 32% Per fill €6
Mermaid I - Komodo Package €130
Mermaid I - Raja Ampat 10D/9N Package €130
Mermaid I - Raja Ampat 11D/0N Package €140
Mermaid I - Raja Ampat to Lembeh/Ambon 12D/11N Packages €140
Mermaid I - Biodiversity Special Package €230

Mermaid 1 - Lembeh to Raja video

Mermaid 1 - Komodo video

Mermaid 1 - cabins

Mermaid I holds 15 guests in 1 Master State Room (king bed), 1 Single and 4 Deluxe Cabins (double or twin beds) and 2 Budget Cabins (double/twin beds) below deck all with en-suite bathrooms.
The master, single and deluxe cabins have ensuite bathrooms, refrigerators and panoramic windows offering great sea views during your liveaboard.

  • Main Deck Master Cabin

  • Main Deck Master Cabin

  • Main Deck Single Cabin

  • Bathroom

  • Main Deck Deluxe Twin Cabin

  • Main Deck Deluxe Twin Cabin

  • Main Deck Deluxe Double Cabin

  • Main Deck Deluxe Double Cabin

  • Lower Deck Cabin

  • Lower Deck Cabin

Lower Deck Cabin
The two lower deck cabins are air-conditioned and have an en suite bathroom, refrigerator, iPad for entertainment, bathrobes, toiletries and loads of fluffy towels.
You can be assured of a fantastic night’s rest on a quality bed with base, fitted with minimum 300 thread count bed linens.

Main Deck Deluxe Cabin
The four deluxe cabins have either a double bed or twin beds and panoramic sea view windows and a door opening on to the gangway.
Cabins are air-conditioned and have an en suite bathroom, mini bar, iPad for entertainment, bathrobes, toiletries and fluffy towels.
You can be assured of a fantastic night’s rest on a quality bed with minimum 300 thread count bed linens.

Main Deck Single Cabin
The single cabin has a single bed and panoramic sea view windows and a door opening on to the gangway.
The cabin is air-conditioned and has an en suite bathroom, mini bar, iPad for entertainment, a bathrobe, toiletries and fluffy towels.
You can be assured of a fantastic night’s rest on a quality bed fitted with minimum 300 thread count bed linens.

Main Deck Master Cabin
The master cabin has a king size bed and panoramic sea view windows and a door opening on to the gangway. The cabin is air-conditioned and has an en suite bathroom, mini bar, iPad for entertainment, bathrobes, toiletries and fluffy towels.
You can be assured of a fantastic night’s rest on a quality bed with minimum 300 thread count bed linens.

Mermaid 1 - diving

Some of the most frequently asked questions about Indonesian Diving
When is The Best time to Go
Raja Ampat Diving and the Dive sites
Komodo Diving and the Dive sites
The top 10 reasons to join a Liveaboard in Raja
What are the advantage of a Liveaboard over Shore diving
Are these trips suitable for non-divers / snorkellers

Mermaid 1 - itineraries

Please choose your Itinerary

Raja Ampat 11N
Raja Ampat to Halmahera to Lembeh 11N
Bali to Komodo to Bali 9N
Bali to Komodo to Maumere 9N
Bali to Komodo to Bali with Whale Sharks of Saleh Bay 9N
Bali to Komodo to Maumere with Whale Sharks of Saleh Bay 9N
Maumere to Komodo to Bali with Whale Sharks of Saleh Bay 9N
Maumere to Alor to Maumere 9N
Ambon to Raja Ampat 11N
Lembeh to Halmahera to Raja Ampat 11N
Lembeh to Togian to Lembeh 11N
Bio-diversity trip Raja Ampat to Maumere 15N
Bio-diversity trip Raja Ampat to Ambon 11N
Bio-diversity trip Raja Ampat to Ambon 15N
Bio-diversity trip Raja Ampat to Ambon 13N
Bio-diversity trip Ambon to Maumere 11N
Bio-diversity trip Maumere to Raja Ampat 15N
Bio-diversity trip Ambon to Maumere 11N

We recommend that you check your travel insurance will cover anything interrupting your travel plans as well as offer great dive insurance
We recommend Dive Assure Insurance as it offers cover for all these eventualities as well as complete Dive Insurance all in one package.

Some of the most frequently asked questions about Indonesia
When is the best time to Go - How to get to Raja - Raja Diving and the Dive sites - How to get to Komodo - Komodo Diving and the Dive sites - What are the advantage of a Liveaboard over Shore diving - Are these trips suitable for non-divers / snorkellers - The Latest Indonesian Travel Information - Other general FAQs

Mermaid 1 - specs

Length overall 28 m / 94 feet
Beam 7 m / 21 feet
Draft 2.5 m / 8 feet
Water 20000 l
Fuel 18000 l
Cruising Speed 9.5 knots
Max. Speed 12 knots
Max. Guest 15 Persons

Engines

Engines Hino 2x 450 HP
Generator Hino 2 x 50 kw
Compressor Bauer 2 x 190 l/min
Nitrox Blending panel
Air-con. Hino

Inventory

Cabin air-con. 7 double &
1 single with private bathroom
Cabin Staff 4
Bathroom 8 x with hot water
Shower 2 x at the stern
Saloon 1 x air-con with TV,
Stereo, VDO
Sundeck 1 x 60 square meter

Diving Area

Dive deck 6 m x 7 m
Dive platform 2.5 m x 7 m
Tanks 20 x 12 l Air
Tanks 10 x 12 l Nitrox
Tanks 5 x 15 l Nitrox or Air
Weights 150 x 1 kg or 2.2 pd

  1. Dive platform
  2. Dive deck
  3. Guest cabin
  4. Toilet/shower
  5. Sundeck 6. Dining area/salon
  6. Crew quarters
  7. Wheelhouse
  8. Engine room
  9. Generator/workshop 11. Galley
  10. Galley storage
  11. Storage
  12. Photo lab