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MV Mermaid I

MV Mermaid I is a 28 metre, double engine steel motor yacht. Original construction of MV Mermaid I began in 1999 in Bangkok. The yacht was built with a diver’s comfort in mind and has been well maintained over the years. Having years of experience with diver’s requirements, Mermaid Liveaboards will strive to take you to the best sites at the best times also taking into account individual diver’s abilities.

December to April - 9 night / 30 dive Raja Ampat itineraries ex Sorong

April to May - Biodiversity special and Transition trip covering Raja Ampat, Banda Sea, Alor, Maumere, Flores to Komodo

June to November - 9 night / 28 dive Komodo itineraries ex Bali

November to December - Biodiversity special and Transition trip Komodo to Raja Ampat in reverse

In 2013, Lembeh will be incorporated into the schedule on selected departures in February / March.

MV Mermaid I Facts

No. of Guests



1 x Master State Room (king bed); 4 x Deluxe Cabins (Double / Twin); 2 x Budget Cabins (Double / Twin) below deck + 1 x Single cabin.  All cabins are air conditioned with ensuite bathroom, hot water, refrigerator,  flatscreen TV and DVD players, bathrobes, toiletries and towels. The Master, Deluxe and Single cabins have panoramic seaview windows.

Air Conditioning

Yes with in room controls


Flatscreen TV, DVD player, music, large film and book library


Thai, Indonesia and western meals are served. Special dietary needs can be catered for if advised in advance.


Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, soft drinks / fruit juices and drinking water included. Beer and wine are additional.


Standard 2-prong round and flat plug 220v/50Hz electrical outlets. 110v adaptors available.

Photographic Facilities

3 camera set up areas and air blowers. DVD burning service.


16 sqm Dive Platform and large 42 sqm Dive Deck with 6 rinse tanks and 2 stern back deck showers. Shaded Outside Deck and Sun Deck with sunshade, cushioned beds and bath towels


Satellite phone system

Dives per day

Generally 3-4 dives per day (varies on different itineraries). Hot fluffy towels provided after each dive.

Dive Guides



Yes - including discover Scuba, EANx, AOW, Digital Underwater Photography and Specialty Courses.

Nitrox Available

Support Vessel

1 x 620 cm tender with Yamaha 85 HP OB

1 x 520 cm tender with Yamaha 40 HP OB


Experienced local and international crew

Other Activities

Search for the Komodo Dragons in Komodo National Park, tour a Pearl Farm on selected Raja Ampat itineraries

Gear Hire

Yes (additional cost). International tank valves. Some DIN adaptors available.

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Indonesia Dive Specials

Coralia Liveaboard, Raja Ampat "Soft Opening Discount"

Coralia Liveaboard, Raja Ampat

20% Soft Opening Discount for all departures through to September 2019

Papua Explorers, Raja Ampat "Summer Special 2019"

Papua Explorers, Raja Ampat

15% Discount on stays from June to September 2019

Lotus Bungalows, Candidasa - Bali "20% Off Promotion"

Lotus Bungalows, Candidasa - Bali

Receive 20% Off on Accommodation only for stays from May to July 2019 and September 2019

Mermaid I Liveaboard, Raja Ampat "Latest Specials"

Mermaid I Liveaboard, Raja Ampat

Receive 10% discount on November and December 2019 departures

Mermaid II Liveaboard, Raja Ampat "Latest Specials"

Mermaid II Liveaboard, Raja Ampat

Receive 20% discount on January and February 2020 departures

Papua Explorers, Raja Ampat "December 2019 Offer"

Papua Explorers, Raja Ampat

10% discount on stays from 1 - 15 December 2019

Mermaid I and II Liveaboards "Komodo 2020 Special"

Mermaid I and II Liveaboards

Receive 10% Discount on May to July 2020 departures PLUS 1 Night Pre-Cruise FREE

Papua Paradise Eco Resort "Bonus Night Special"

Papua Paradise Eco Resort

Raja Ampat - Stay 7 Nights, Pay 6 Nights

Papua Explorers, Raja Ampat "Summer Special 2020"

Papua Explorers, Raja Ampat

15% Discount on stays from May to September 2020

Lotus Bungalows, Candi dasa "Bonus Night Promotion"

Lotus Bungalows, Candi dasa

Stay 5 Nights, Pay 4 Nights

Lotus Bungalows, Candi dasa "Early Bird Special"

Lotus Bungalows, Candi dasa

Receive up to 20% discount for bookings received at least 90 days before check-in date

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