Mermaid 2 - Komodo & Raja Ampat Liveaboard Diving Ship

MV Mermaid 2

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Indonesia Indonesia
Type: Liveaboard
Departs from: Ambon / Bali / Maumere, Flores / Sorong, West Papua
No. of guests: 18
Prices from: 2,783 USD
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Mermaid 2 is a twin-engine, steel-hull diving yacht, purpose built to take up to 18 guests. The boat is large & well-designed to withstand all sea conditions expected travelling between some of the best diving sites in the world. At 33 metres in length, and 7 metres wide, Mermaid 2 offers both comfort & stability throughout each diving cruise. Luxury is guaranteed, but the prices are lower than many may expect.

Guests aboard Mermaid 2 come to dive in the diverse tropical seas of Indonesia. The diving is among the best in the world, and the boat’s size, design & facilities enable all divers on board to enjoy cruises in comfort and with convenience. The huge diving platform allows everyone to have their own space & move around, and to enter & exit the water easily and safely. The deck hands are experienced and service minded. The diving staff know the dive sites well and can find and point out all kinds of marine life for guests. Everything is done with safety, professionalism, and friendly service in mind. At some dive sites the also allow unguided buddy diving, but only for experienced divers.

On board, there are double and twin cabins for up to 18 lucky guests. Most cabins are on the main deck and have en suite bathrooms & large windows. The deluxe cabins have a double bed and a (removable) single bunk above it, but only two guests may book per cabin. The budget cabin is in the lower deck sharew a guest-only bathroom. All cabins on Mermaid 2 are air conditioned, very comfortable & cleaned daily. There is an air-conditioned lounge, and several areas (both shaded and exposed) to relax and socialize outside. Delicious meals are served throughout the day, and consist of local and western cuisine.

Mermaid-2-Dining-areaDiving on an Indonesian liveaboard cruise doesn’t need to be a compromise. There is no need to suffer cramped conditions on a locally-designed or converted Phinisi boat. Comfort, safety, and convenience are guaranteed aboard one of Indonesia’s most-respected liveaboard diving boats. 

Mermaid 2 was given a full renovation in 2018, meaning that the deluxe cabins' single beds can be removed to give more space. The cabins also have independent air-conditioners and restyled bathrooms.

Prices & Schedule

MV Mermaid 2 Diver Prices Overview 2024 / 2025
DestinationsDuration Budget Deluxe Twin/Double
( 20 Dives)
7D / 7N Budget2,783 USD Deluxe Twin/Double3,532 USD
( 20 Dives)
7D / 7N Budget2,783 USD Deluxe Twin/Double3,532 USD
( 26 Dives)
9D / 9N Budget3,318 USD Deluxe Twin/Double4,068 USD
( 26 Dives)
9D / 9N Budget3,318 USD Deluxe Twin/Double4,068 USD
( 29 Dives)
9D / 9N Budget4,603 USD Deluxe Twin/Double5,352 USD
, Banda Sea, ,
( 34 Dives)
11D / 11N Budget5,031 USD Deluxe Twin/Double5,887 USD
, , Banda Sea,
( 34 Dives)
11D / 11N Budget5,031 USD Deluxe Twin/Double5,887 USD
, , Wetar, Banda Sea, Koon, , Dampier Strait,
( 48 Dives)
15D / 15N Budget6,423 USD Deluxe Twin/Double7,493 USD
Mermaid 2 Special Offers Coming Up
(20 Dives)
Departs: 13 Jul 2024
Return: 20 Jul 2024
7D / 7NBudget 2,783 USDDeluxe Twin/Double
Special Offer
3,532 USD
2,826 USD
(20 Dives)
Departs: 20 Jul 2024
Return: 27 Jul 2024
7D / 7NBudget 2,783 USDDeluxe Twin/Double
Special Offer
3,532 USD
2,826 USD
Included In The Price
Transfers to & from the airport
Transfers to and from local hotels
Tea / coffee
Drinking water
Weights & weightbelts
Standard tanks
Dive master services
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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Booking / Enquiry

Mermaid 2 has several itineraries, so please choose carefully from the list below. At the beginning and end of the Komodo season, trips may start or end in Maumere, instead of Bali.

'Crossing trips' go in two directions. That means that the destinations are the same, but the order is reversed. Please check the departure and return locations on the schedule.

Dives are 'guided' by professional staff, but in some cases it's possible to dive just with your buddy.

All divers must use a dive computer on Mermaid 2.

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.

Itinerary Name (click the itinerary name to open) Days / Nights Number of dives
Komodo 7 Days / 7 Nights 20 Dives
Maumere, Alor, Wetar, Banda Sea, Koon, Misool, Dampier Strait, Raja Ampat 15 Days / 15 Nights 48 Dives
Raja Ampat 9 Days / 9 Nights 29 Dives
Komodo, Maumere 7 Days / 7 Nights 20 Dives
Maumere, Alor, Banda Sea, Ambon 11 Days / 11 Nights 34 Dives
Ambon, Banda Sea, Alor, Maumere 11 Days / 11 Nights 34 Dives

Facilites, Layout and Specifications

Facilities Available with MV Mermaid 2
Nitrox Available
En Suite Available
Air con
Courses Available
Free Pickup
Suitable for Children
AV Entertainment
Vegetarian Food Available
Double Beds Available
Shaded Sundeck
Available to Charter
Beach Transfers
MV Mermaid 2 Layout 


Most guests who join Mermaid 2 diving cruises around Indonesia are already certified and experienced divers, but there is always an experienced instructor on board. Diving courses are popular on liveaboard trips, and it's the best time and place to do one. Open Water divers want to become ‘Advanced,’ to take advantage of the great visibility down to 30 metres or more. Advanced divers want to extend their bottom times or reduce tiredness, and go for the Enriched Air Nitrox course. Almost anything is possible with a little advance notice. If you are interested in taking part in a diving course on board Mermaid 2, please let us know as soon as possible, and it’s likely that we will be able to accommodate your request, and usually in the language of your choice.

Courses Prices
Discover Scuba Diving 1 dive/repeat dives
134 USD
(80.282625 USD) for repeat dives
EANX: Nitrox including materials and 2 dives on nitrox
161 USD
Digital Underwater Photographer
Including: Materials/excluding camera
161 USD
Specialty courses
Peak Performance Buoyancy, Deep Diver, Drift Diver, Night Diver, Underwater Naturalist
187 USD
Specialty courses
Peak Performance Buoyancy, Deep Diver, Drift Diver, Night Diver, Underwater Naturalist
187 USD
AOW: Advanced Open Water
Including: Materials
235 USD

Transfer details

Transfer 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 Pie,r 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

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 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 luggage can be left 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. The time is to be advised for other locations in Bali. If you are making your own way to the port please let us know at least 2 weeks prior to the cruise.

Boarding time for “own transport” guests is 1.00-2.00pm.

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 enjoy the beauty of the surrounding area and to be sure you can make your cruise connection. Why not visit the Three Colour Lakes in the craters of Keli Mutu volcano!


Transfer times:This cruise does not focus on Lembeh so it is a great idea to combine a Lembeh land based dive trip with your cruise for the best of the best! 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. If you arrive early why not dive

Bunaken or Bangka islands or Lembeh or take a highland tour to visit local flower market and lunch in a restaurant located above Tondano Lake

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

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. We are happy to assist with ground transport, accommodations, resort stays/local diving and flight ticketing.


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. Although some airlines accept internet bookings such as Silk Air and Lion Air, many cannot be booked online with a credit card from overseas. If you would like help in booking a domestic flight, please just let us know.

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

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