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Diving on the MV Mermaid II in Indonesia
THE MERMAID II EXPLORES THE ABUNDANT MARINE LIFE AND BREATH TAKING SCENERY OF INDONESIAN, A WORLD-CLASS DIVE DESTINATION
Diving aboard the liveaboard Mermaid II, guests will experience the Earth’s greatest collection of marine species from Manta Rays to Pygmy Seahorses. The diverse underwater landscapes were created by the area’s volcanic activity and include, Drift Dives, Wrecks, Muck Diving and gorgeous reefs. With over 3,000 species of fish and 600 coral species, this will be the Dive Safari of a lifetime. As you island hop, encounter Whalesharks, Rays and other large pelagics as well as gigantic schools of fish. Hunt for the magnificent Komodo Dragons in Komodo National Park and explore islands in the Banda Sea, Raja Ampat and Maumere.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
The liveaboard Mermaid II is 108 feet (33m) long, built to accommodate Divers in safety and comfort. The caring crew of 14 speaks English, French, German, Indonesian and Spanish. The yacht comfortably accommodates up to 18 guests in the 9 spacious cabins. Cabins available on the Main Deck Deluxe cabins with Double bed and Single Bunk above (max. 2 persons). All deluxe cabins are on the main deck with large panoramic sea view windows, air conditioning, private en-suite bathrooms. The Budget cabin is below deck with twin bunks, air conditioning and share bathroom with 1 other cabin.
ASIDE FROM THE AMAZING DIVING, GUESTS WILL BE ABLE TO RELAX AND ENJOY THE INCREDIBLE SIGHTS ABOARD THE MERMAID II
Chat about the day’s diving in the large, air conditioned Main Saloon with panoramic windows and a TV/DVD where guests can watch movies and listen to music. Enjoy a drink from the Bar fridge or from the tea and coffee facilities. Choose a book from the extensive library and brush up on local marine life with a fish ID book. Find your favorite place to relax on one of the 2 Outside Decks, one shaded with comfy lounge chairs. Work on your tan on the cushioned sun beds located on the Sundeck or pamper yourself with an onboard massage. Can’t get enough of the water, go Snorkeling or try your hand at Fishing. While the Diving is truly spectacular, the Land Excursions are incredible and include sunbathing on deserted beaches, Shopping in remote villages, Hiking mountains and searching for Komodo Dragons in the National Park.
MEALS ABOARD THE MERMAID II ARE A SPECIAL EVENT, AS GREAT FOOD IS STANDARD ON THIS YACHT
The varied and plentiful cuisine is served in the spacious, wood trimmed Dining Room located on the Main Deck. Guests will be served delicious buffet style Thai and Western style meals. Enjoy a variety of foods for all tastes and appetites. Snacks will be served all day to ensure guests are well fueled for the action-packed dives. Alcohol is available.
HOW TO GET THERE
Mermaid II guests receive free transfers from airports and local hotels. Guests should consult the itinerary to determine airports and ports of departure. After guests arrive at the airport, they will be greeted by crew members. If arranged in advance, pickup can take place in the lobby of the local hotels. Advanced notice of travel itinerary needs to be provided. After transfers guests will meet the crew and receive a welcome briefing.
- Camera Station
- Audio & video entertainment
- Air Conditioned saloon
- Aircon Cabins
- Sun Deck
- Indoor Saloon
- Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
- Warm Water Showers
- Photography Station
- Separate rinse for u/w camera
- Custom built for diving
- En-Suite bathrooms
Real reviews from other divers
The best dive and great boat
We did this trip to Raja ampat, and it was great. Big thank to jimmy who was our guide for the trip, he was able to find the most amazing things underwater.