Indonesia Liveaboard Holidays
MV Mermaid I
LUXURY LIVEABOARD HOLIDAYS TO INDONESIA
MV Mermaid I is a comfortable 28 metre liveaboard sleeping a maximum of 15 guests in 8 air-conditioned cabins.
With itineraries in Komodo and Raja Ampat varying between 9 and 11 nights, 11 night trips to the Banda Sea or Lembeh and the amazing 15-night bio-diversity specials, MV Mermaid I offers an exciting range of diving itineraries. Whether you want to play with mantas, search for pygmy seahorses, see walls of hammerhead sharks and bask in the glory of huge whale sharks, this is where you can start to tick those boxes. Then there are the Komodo Dragons on land as well.
Delicious Thai, Indonesian and western meals are served in the ‘Sawasdee Restaurant’ with panoramic windows to take in the stunning views. Relax in the saloon with TV/DVD and music centre or select from a full range of marine life books.
The purpose built dive deck and wide stern dive platform with two exit ladders and fresh water showers are a diver’s dream. There are 6 camera rinse tanks, two outside decks, one shaded with outside seating and the fabulous sundeck with sunshade plus cushioned sun beds.
Choose from 4 deluxe cabins (double or twin beds) 1 master state room (king size bed) and 1 single cabin All are above deck with ensuite bathrooms, refrigerator and panoramic sea view windows. There are also 2 budget cabins (double/twin beds) with ensuite below deck.
Boat Specifications: Length overall 28m, Beam 7m, Fuel capacity 23,000 litres, Maximum speed 10 knots, Cruising speed 9 knots, Fresh water capacity 30,000 litres, Water makers 5,000 litres per day.
General: 8 Cabins, 9 Toilets, 15 Guests maximum, 2 Dive deck showers, Indoor TV lounge, Indoor dining area, Outdoor lounge,
Sun deck with sun beds.
Equipment Twin Hino engines 450 HP, Twin Hino generators 100 kw, Hino Central unit air-conditioning, 3 Compresor bauer 200 l/min, Nitrox membrane, 2 x 4.7 metre RIBs with ladders and 40hp Yamaha engines.
Safety Features: Smoke alarms, Life jackets, First aid kit, Two life rafts for 20 passengers, Search light, Fire extinguishers, Crew first aid trained, Nautilus radios, Oxygen, EPIRB distress system, Emergency flares, Bilge pump alarm
Systems: Navigation Systems, Radar, GPS, Computer navigation, Plotters, Depth sounder, Fish finder, Communication Systems, Satellite Phone, DSC radio, Mobile phones, WHF radio, SSB radio, Satellite Internet.
Dive Routes included:
Bali – Komodo – Bali
Bali – Komodo – Maumere
Maumere – Komodo – Bali
Maumere – Alor – Maumere
Raja Ampat – Halmahera – Lembeh
Lembeh – Halmahera – Raja Ampat
Raja Ampat – Banda Sea – Ambon
Ambon – Banda Sea – Raja Ampat
Biodiversity Super Special – Maumere – Alor – Banda Sea – Raj
Biodiversity Super Special – Raja Ampat – Banda Sea – Alor – Maumere
Biodiversity Special Ring of Fire – Maumere – Alor – Banda Sea – Ambon
Biodiversity Special Ring of Fire – Ambon – Banda Sea – Alor – Maumere
Schedule & Available Spaces
Situated right on the beach this 5-star All-Inclusive hotel combines traditional culture with luxury. A few minutes’ walk is all it takes to the beaches.
Flights from London Included
11 nights in a twin-shared cabin
All inclusive meals
9 – 20 November 2019
The Dive Diaries
Insights, recommendations and dive experiences from our team
You would think, wouldn’t you, that when you have been to the same location 17 times, that your 18th trip there would be pretty much
“I couldn’t see a life beyond injury, I couldn’t see that road ahead.” A former soldier in the United Kingdom Special Forces Reserve, Jamie Hull
Diving Truk is something of a big wish for lots of divers. It takes a bit of planning and high-end coordination. Which is why the Diverse Travel team found it so pleasing when guest, John Hannah, sent them this warming feedback from his recent trip there.