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Mermaid I

Cabins
8
Length / Width
28 m / 7 m
Year built / renovated
2000  / 2016
Rental equip.
YES ($)
Internet
FREE
Nitrox
YES ($)

Highlights

  • Liveaboard diving at its best in one of the world’s most bio-diverse marine environments
  • Raja Ampat, Komodo and the Banda Sea
  • A seemingly endless variety of macro sea life
  • 1000's of species of fish, vertical walls, deep water trenches, submerged volcanoes
  • Sharks, mantas, dolphins and tiny macro-critters, pygmy seahorses
  • Coral gardens and record numbers of crazy coral reef species
  • There will be an excursion to see the famous komodo dragon
  • Spacious dive dec, dives from tenders, dive guide to diver ratio 3:1
  • Most of the cabins have large windows for an ocean view
  • Nitrox, rental equipment, satellite phone system available

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24H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 24 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment terms

  • 30% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 70% (balance) is due 90 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

  • 3.5% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 90 days prior to arrival
  • 30% will be charged if you cancel between 90 and 60 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 60 days prior to arrival

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Description

Mermaid I - winner of our '2012 Liveaboard of the Year' award

The steel hulled Mermaid I has the finest available accommodation of all the 'best value' Indonesia diving tours, Mermaid I offers the best in liveaboard comfort while exploring exotic Indonesian dive sites through Komodo, Raja Ampat and the Banda Sea.

You can expect roomy comfort and great diving aboard the liveaboard Mermaid I

With spacious and modern facilities you may think you're still back at the resort rather than on a boat. You can identify the unusual marine life sightings that you find on your Komodo liveaboard trip on the shaded Upper Deck, edit your photos or catch a movie in the air-conditioned Saloon, or just grab a relaxing sun lounger on the huge Top Deck. Fresh towels are in your room and on the Sundeck every day. Dive Adventurers will experience the Earth’s greatest collection of diverse marine species from Manta Rays to Pygmy Seahorses plus fascinating underwater landscapes created by the area’s volcanic activity. 3,000 different species of fish and 600 coral species inhabit these seas. Hopping between Labuan Bajo and Bima the Dive Safari will include Shark encounters, Drift Dives, Wrecks, Muck Diving and gorgeous Reefs. And don’t forget about the area’s namesake, the magnificent Komodo Dragons, which you will witness in their natural environment - Komodo National Park.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

Mermaid I is a 28m (92 ft.), double engine steel motor yacht equipped with delightful crew members who speak French, English, Spanish and German. 15 guests can be accommodated in the 8 luxurious cabins which include: a Stateroom with King size bed, 1 Single and 4 Deluxe Cabins with Twin or Double beds. 2 Budget Cabins are available with Double or Twin beds, below Deck. The Master, Single and Deluxe cabins feature refrigerators and panoramic views of the spectacular seascape. All cabins have individual temperature controls, private bathrooms, flat screen TV and DVD players, bathrobes, toiletries and soft, fluffy towels. 

Between dives on the wood-trimmed Mermaid I, guests will be able to relax and enjoy the incredible sights

She is constructed of tropical hard woods and iron, ensuring she can weather the sometimes rough Indonesian seas in style and comfort. Enjoy the large Main Saloon complete with TV/DVD where guests can watch movies and listen to their favorite music. Guests can choose a book from the extensive library which includes fish ID and marine life books. Find your happy place on one of the 2 Outside Decks, one shaded with outside comfy lounge chairs. Work on your tan on the Sundeck with cushioned sun beds. And while the diving is spectacular, land excursions are spectacular as well and include sunbathing on deserted beaches, shopping in remote villages, hiking mountains and searching for Komodo Dragons.

Meals aboard the Mermaid I are a special event, as great food is a priority

The varied and plentiful cuisine includes delicious Thai, Indonesian, Western style meals and even mouth watering BBQ's. Guests will be served in the “Sawasdee Restaurant” which features large windows to enjoy the ocean vista. Enjoy a buffet with variety for all tastes and appetites. Snacks will be served throughout the day for extra fuel for the action-packed dives. Alcohol is available.

HOW TO GET THERE

Please refer to logistics section of each itinerary to find detailed info on how to get there.

Cabins

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Master State Room

This stunning cabin has a large king size bed. It has an en-suite bathroom, refrigerator and panoramic sea view windows. It is air conditioned, has a flat screen TV and DVD player, bathrobes and toiletries and loads of fluffy towels

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  • Size:  12 m²
  • Beds:  1 King
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  No
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes
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Deluxe Cabins

The deluxe cabins are all located on the main deck. Choose from a Queen size bed or large twin beds. Each cabin has an en-suite bathroom, refrigerator and panoramic sea view windows. They are air conditioned, have flat screen TV and DVD players, bathrobes and toiletries and loads of fluffy towels. If you would like to book a shared cabin, pls note that same sex sharing can not be guaranteed by the operator but they will try– pls contact our 24/7 team if this is important to you.

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  • Size:  10 m²
  • Beds:  1 king or 2 twin beds
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes
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Single Cabin

The cabin has an en-suite bathroom, refrigerator and panoramic sea view windows. It is air conditioned, has a flat screen TV and DVD player, bathrobe and toiletries and loads of fluffy towels

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  • Size:  7 m²
  • Beds:  1 Single
  • Max occupancy:  1
  • Shareable:  No
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes
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Budget Cabins

The budget cabins (double/twin beds) are below deck with en-suite bathroom and refrigerator, they are air conditioned, have flat screen TV and DVD players, bathrobes and toiletries and loads of fluffy towels. If you select shared occupancy, same sex sharing can not be guaranteed by the operator.

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  • Size:  8 m²
  • Beds:  1 Twin and 1 Bunk
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

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DIVING SERVICES

Adaptors & tanks

  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Rental Equipment ($)

Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books
  • Spacious Dive Deck
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni

For your safety

  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets
  • Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Indonesian
  • Other

Boat Amenities

Activities

  • Land Excursions

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Massage Services

Facilities

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Us Power Sockets
  • Power Socket Adapters

Great for families

  • Movies

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling

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