Mermaid 1 - The Most Popular Indonesian Liveaboard Dive Boat

MV Mermaid 1

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Indonesia Indonesia
Type: Liveaboard
Departs from: Ambon / Benoa Harbour, Bali / Lembeh / Maumere, Flores / Sorong, West Papua
No. of guests: 20
Prices from: 4,358 USD
3,486 USD
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While most Indonesian diving liveaboard boats are locally-designed (Phinisi) with a wooden hull, MV Mermaid 1 is a specially-designed diving ship, purpose-built for scuba diving in all sea conditions faced in Indonesia. The boat has three decks, and plenty of space for guests to find privacy or socialize in groups. All of its 8 cabins are air conditioned, have en suite bathrooms, refrigerators and flat-screen televisions with AV entertainment systems. The dive deck and equipment facilities and storage areas are all large and well designed for comfortable diving cruises of up to two weeks in length.

At 28 metres in length & 7 metres wide, MV Mermaid 1 is an ideal size to cruise around some of the best dive sites in the world. Everything is designed and fitted with convenience and safety in mind. The boat can cruise at nearly 10 knots, and effortlessly reach far-away diving destinations during the day or night. Such is the comfort on board that it can be difficult for guests to want to leave the boat and jump in the water. However, the choice of Mermaid 1’s diving locations at any time of year ensure that it is well worth the plunge. Komodo National Marine Park and Raja Ampat offer some of the best diving in the world, with Manta Rays or Whale Sharks sighted on almost every trip. After each dive, guests can return to the luxurious surroundings of the boat, and enjoy a hot shower and delicious meals in the air-conditioned saloon. At any time during the cruise, there are plenty of opportunities to sunbathe or enjoy the sea breeze in the shade, alone or in groups.

The designers appreciate that guests have a wide range of tastes when it comes to sleeping arrangements. Therefore, on MV Mermaid 1 there are single, twin, & double-bed cabins to choose from. All are beautifully decorated and well-furnished, including private refrigerators. In addition, the master, deluxe & single cabins have large windows that offer wonderful sea views. Naturally, daily housekeeping services ensure that guests always feel comfortable when inside.

Dive-Deck-onboard-mermaid-1Mealtimes are very special on MV Mermaid 1. Although there are always fruits, snacks & drinks available, the main meals each day are a feast of Thai, Indonesian & western cuisine. The chefs and kitchen staff are happy to cater for special requirements and tastes. Don’t expect to return from the cruise any slimmer than when you join!

A vitally-important part of any liveaboard diving boat is its dive deck & platform. On Mermaid 1, there is more than enough space for guests and dive staff to prepare for each dive, walk around, enter & exit the water, and rinse & store photographic equipment.

MV Mermaid 1 Prices & Schedule

MV Mermaid 1 Diver Prices Overview 2021 / 2022
DestinationsDuration Budget Deluxe Single Master
( 28 Dives)
9D / 9N Budget4,358 USD Deluxe4,721 USD Single5,206 USD Master5,206 USD
( 28 Dives)
9D / 9N Budget4,358 USD Deluxe4,721 USD Single5,206 USD Master5,206 USD
( 27 Dives)
9D / 9N Budget4,358 USD Deluxe4,721 USD Single5,206 USD Master5,206 USD
( 27 Dives)
9D / 9N Budget4,600 USD Deluxe4,963 USD Single5,448 USD Master5,448 USD
( 29 Dives)
9D / 9N Budget4,963 USD Deluxe5,448 USD Single5,932 USD Master5,932 USD
Ring of Fire,
( 35 Dives)
11D / 11N Budget5,569 USD Deluxe6,053 USD Single6,537 USD Master6,537 USD
( 33 Dives)
11D / 11N Budget5,569 USD Deluxe6,053 USD Single6,537 USD Master6,537 USD
Ring of Fire,
( 34 Dives)
11D / 11N Budget5,569 USD Deluxe6,053 USD Single6,537 USD Master6,537 USD
( 33 Dives)
11D / 11N Budget5,569 USD Deluxe6,053 USD Single6,537 USD Master6,537 USD
Halmahera,
( 33 Dives)
11D / 11N Budget5,569 USD Deluxe6,053 USD Single6,537 USD Master6,537 USD
Halmahera,
( 33 Dives)
11D / 11N Budget5,569 USD Deluxe6,053 USD Single6,537 USD Master6,537 USD
( 49 Dives)
15D / 15N Budget6,537 USD Deluxe7,021 USD Single7,506 USD Master7,506 USD
( 48 Dives)
15D / 15N Budget6,537 USD Deluxe7,021 USD Single7,506 USD Master7,506 USD
Mermaid 1 Special Offers Coming Up
20% discount
We lots of discounts for this boat please see schedule for details
Included In The Price
Transfers to & from the airport
Transfers to and from local hotels
Meals
Snacks
Tea / coffee
Drinking water
Weights & weightbelts
Standard tanks
Dive master services
Towels
Soap & Shampoo
Luggage storage
Not Included In The Price
Dive equipment
National park fees
Dive computer
Alcoholic drinks
Dive insurance
Larger tanks
Tips / Gratuities
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MV Mermaid 1 Itinerary

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The itineraries below are the most-common for each trip, but these can sometimes be changed for a number of reasons. Small changes are made due to weather & sea conditions, special marine life sightings, overcrowded dive sites, local-authorities' instructions, and the needs & requests of the paying guests. The safety & comfort of all guests is most important at all times.

MV Mermaid 1 Itineraries
Itinerary Name (click the itinerary name to open) Days / Nights Number of dives
Komodo 9 Days / 9 Nights 28 Dives
Raja Ampat 9 Days / 9 Nights 30 Dives

MV Mermaid 1 Facilites, Layout and Specifications

Facilities Available with MV Mermaid 1
Nitrox Available
En Suite Available
Air con
TV in Cabin
Dinghy
Courses Available
Free Pickup
Suitable for Children
Single cabins available
Lounge
All Cabins En Suite
AV Entertainment
Vegetarian Food Available
Double Beds Available
Sundeck
Shaded Sundeck
MV Mermaid 1 Layout
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MV Mermaid 1 Courses

Although nearly all guests who join MV Mermaid 1’s trip are certified divers who just want to enjoy the cruise, there are often those who want to take part in a PADI or SSI diving course while on board. This is easily done with advance warning, but not necessarily confirmation. Advanced Open Water and Enriched Air (Nitrox) courses are the most popular.

Courses
Courses Prices
Discover Scuba Diving 1 dive/repeat dives
151 USD
(90.7941 USD) for repeat dives
EANX: Nitrox including materials and 2 dives on nitrox
182 USD
Digital Underwater Photographer
Including: Materials/excluding camera
182 USD
Specialty courses
Peak Performance Buoyancy, Deep Diver, Drift Diver, Night Diver, Underwater Naturalist
212 USD
Specialty courses
Peak Performance Buoyancy, Deep Diver, Drift Diver, Night Diver, Underwater Naturalist
212 USD
AOW: Advanced Open Water
Including: Materials
266 USD

MV Mermaid 1 Transfer details

Boarding & Disembarking Times
Bali-Komodo-Bali Board - Benoa Pier, Bali 13:00-15:00 Disembark - Benoa Pier, Bali 08:00-08:30
Bali-Komodo-Maumere Board - Benoa Pier, Bali 13:00-15:00 Disembark - Maumere, Flores 08:00-08:30
Maumere-Komodo-Bali Board - Maumere, Flores 12:00-14:00 Disembark - Benoa Pier, Bali 08:00-08:30
Raja Ampat Board - Sorong, Papua 07:00-14:00 Disembark - Sorong, Papua 08:00-08:30
Maumere -Raja Ampat Board - Maumere, Flores 12:00-14:00 Disembark - Sorong, Papua 08:00-08:30
Raja Ampat-Maumere Board - Sorong, Papua 07:00-14:00 Disembark - Maumere, Flores 08:00-08:30
Raja Ampat-Lembeh Sulawesi Board - Sorong, Papua 07:00-14:00 Disembark - Bitung, Lembeh 08:00-08:30
Lembeh Sulawesi-Raja Ampat Board - Bitung Lembeh 12:00-14:00 Disembark - Sorong, Papua 08:00-08:30
Maumere-Alor-Maumere Board - Maumere, Flores 12:00-14:00 Disembark - Maumere, Flores 08:00-08:30
Raja Ampat-Ambon Board - Sorong, Papua 07:00-14:00 Disembark - Ambon 08:00-08:30
Ambon-Raja Ampat Board - Ambon 10:00-12:00 Disembark - Sorong, Papua 08:00-08:30

 

South Bali: Airport, Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, Kuta Beach, Seminyak, Benoa, Sanur Beach = Free of Charge

Central & Northern Bali : Price per person each way: Ubud, Padangbai, Candi Desa, Tanah Lot = €30

Price per person each way: Amed, Tulamben, Lovina Beach, Permuteran and northern points = €50

Raja Ampat / Maumere / Ambon / Lembeh

Transfers from/to airport and hotels within city limits = Free of charge

Transfers to island resorts = On application

 

 

Departure and Arrival Times:

Bali 

Boarding time at Benoa Passenger Pier at Benoa Harbour Bali is between 13:00-15:00 hours for our 16:00 hour departure. Final cruise departure time is subject to guest arrival times. Please liaise with Mermaid Liveaboards if your flight times cannot fit this schedule.

Transfers from/to the airport or hotels in the south are free of charge. From destinations in central and northern Bali, there is a small charge. Please refer to the price list.

Guests arriving before 12 noon on departure day will be transferred to Mermaid Liveaboards guest lounge at All 4 Diving at Sanur Beach where they can leave luggage in safety until boarding transfer at 2pm. 

Bali transfer times :

12:30 Nusa Dua, Ullawatu, Canggu, Kerobokan, 13:00 Jimbaran, Seminyak. 13:30 Kuta Beach, Legian, 14:00 Sanur Beach; 11:00 Tulamben; 12:00 Candi Desa, Padangbai, Ubud.

For other locations in Bali, please contact us.

Guests making their own way to the port must let us know at least 2 weeks prior to the cruise.

Boarding time for “own transport” guests is 1-2pm.

 

 

Maumere, Flores

Transfer Times: We will meet all flights and bring you straight to the vessel on cruise departure day or from your hotel by approx. 12 noon.

Guests are recommended to arrive one day prior, to be sure you can make cruise connections.

 

 

Manado

Transfer times: 

We will meet you at the airport or your hotel in Manado City area by 12pm to transfer to the vessel on cruise departure date.

Or if you are staying in Lembeh, we will coordinate the best transfer method with your resort and advise.

 

Transfers from/to the airport and within Manado City are free of charge.

Price is on application for transfers from other locations.

 

 

Sorong, Raja Ampat

Transfer times: We will coordinate your arrival and collect you from the airport or your hotel and bring you direct to the vessel. There are several reasonable hotels in Sorong plus there are some wonderful island retreats around and about that you may wish to stay at before or after your cruise. 

 

 

Ambon

Transfer Times: We will coordinate with you for your arrival or departure transferring you from/to the airport or from/to your hotel within the city limits.

 

Domestic Flights: The majority of local flights need to be booked in Indonesia, and international credit cards are difficult to use. Some airlines accept internet bookings such as Silk Air and Lion Air.

Guests are strongly advised to arrive at least one day prior to their cruise to avoid any delays.

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