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Cabins

8

Length / Width

28 m / 7 m

Year built / renovated

2000  / 2016

Rental equip.

YES ($)

Internet

FREE

Nitrox

YES ($)

Highlights

  • Massive purpose-built dive deck and wide stern dive platform offers two exit ladders and freshwater showers, along with six camera rinse tanks
  • Comfortable saloon offers extensive library of books including marine life manuals as well as music center
  • Choose from two outside decks, one offering shade and outside seating, the other a spacious sun deck with cushioned sun beds
  • Most cabins have been built with large windows for ocean views, bringing the beauty of one of the world's most diverse marine life environments into your living quarters
  • Diving opportunities are extremely diverse: vertical walls, deep water trenches, submerged volcanoes and more, alongside mantas and thousands of fish species
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Enhanced Health Measures

Date of last update:Sep 9, 2020

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Mermaid Liveaboards Covid-19 protocol: Hand washing stations are available at the dive platform, upper deck area and in all the cabins; Hand-sanitizer is available throughout the vessel and in all cabins. Guests cabins will be sterilized using UV Light and will be ventilation will be increased by opening windows and / or adjusting air-conditioning. The Kitchen crew are required to use face shields, masks and gloves whilst preparing food; Kitchen area is disinfected daily and kitchen utensils and equipment are cleaned and disinfected regularly during the day. Crew members are checked using rapid tests. Guests boarding Mermaid Liveaboards are assumed safe after being thoroughly checked at the airport/port as PCR test is needed to entry the country, if you have already been in the country for more than a week, a rapid test will be required with a maximum of 48h before boarding.
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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 30%
  • 90 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

STANDARD CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel more than 90 days before the start of your trip, you will lose Euro 100,00 of your total booking, 30% for more than 60 days and 100% if you cancel within 60 days of your trip.

SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) TERMS: For any new bookings made for cruises departing from September 2020; If travel restrictions are implemented by the local governments due to COVID 19 (Coronavirus) which means you are unable to travel, you will receive a “price paid -credit voucher” for travel up to June 30 2023. Applies to covid only related cancellations made 30 days or less prior to your trip departure date

Cabins

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

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Deck Plan

DIVING SERVICES

For your safety

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Portuguese

Diving gear

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

Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Boat Amenities

Activities

  • Land Excursions

Amenities & services

  • En-Suite Bathroom
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Spacious Diving Platform
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni

Payments

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

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling

Great for families

  • Movies

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Facilities

  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Us Power Sockets
  • Power Socket Adapters

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Massage Services

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