Small and perfectly formed, Mermaid Liveaboards Fleet specialise in creating the perfect diving liveaboard. They have been working in Indonesia for many years and pride themselves on their knowledge and service. Mermaid fleet understand that while diving is the main attraction, their ships are well equipped and the guides very knowledgeable. Of course, Indonesia is also a place to unwind and enjoy the natural beauty of the islands so on board the boats are as comfortable and luxurious as you would hope.
The ships have all the modern facilities but are beautifully decked out with a wooden interior in traditional Indonesian style. There are two decks with sunbathing spots on both of the ships as well as a comfortable lounge area with a reference library. The dive decks are spacious with camera tables and fresh water shower. The deluxe cabins are comfortable and equipped with their own private bathrooms and showers as well as climate control. The fleet also offers cosy budget rooms for those who are happy to share a bathroom to save a little on the cost.
Mermaid’s style is a blend of Indonesian traditions and modern accommodation, their food follows this to a tee. Meals are buffet style with fresh local delicacies and some more European style options as well. They know that diving gets divers hungry as well so snacks are plentiful and served in between dives. For the evening time up on the deck there is beer, wine and cocktails served onboard.
Mermaid Liveaboards Fleet & Locations
Mermaid are the experts on Indonesia, their fleet takes divers to all the very best spots in the archipelago. On the top of their list is Raja Ampat, world-famous as the most biodiverse place in the world. If you can take your eyes off of the teeming colourful coral reefs, home to over a thousand species of fish, there is also a chance of seeing mantas and turtles passing by. Mantas are also a big attraction in Mermaid fleet’s other destinations such as the Komodo National Park. Komodo has at its heart the most thrilling drift dives and glassy visibility divers could hope for. Mantas, dolphins and hammerhead sharks all pass through the reefs as well.
For macro divers and photographers, the Mermaid Fleet offers trips to Lembeh. The area is well known in macro circles for having some of the best muck diving around. However, it is not just the well known spots Mermaid visit they do have their frontier diving trips as well. The Banda Sea is an area less dived, a pity since the biodiversity is excellent and there is a chance to see sharks, rays and even schooling hammerheads. A little local knowledge goes a long way in the Banda Sea and Mermaid know these waters better than most.
The Mermaid I travels to the real highlights of Indonesian diving, thanks to the intimate knowledge of the operator and crew. The jewels of biodiversity at Raja Ampat and Komodo draw in divers with their huge reefs, swift currents and big pelagic life. Mantas and hammerheads are a favorite encounter amongst divers in Indonesia as well as turtles, reef sharks and rays. Further afield, leaving from Ambon the Banda Sea is quite an adventure with the chance of seeing hammerhead schools.
Mermaid II is ideal for divers who want to experience the biodiversity of Indonesia. The ship has its own on board library for research about the creatures you will meet on the reefs at Raja Ampat and Komodo. Guests can relax on the sundeck or cushioned platform and read up on the host of macro life at Lembeh and the schooling hammerheads of the Banda Sea. The ship departs from various locations regionally including Ambon close to the Banda Sea where rays, sharks and schools of hammerheads are on show.
Mermaid’s ships are all comfort with a splash of tradition but it is their intimate knowledge of Indonesia that really puts them above the rest. The operator chooses the dive sites with a great deal of thought and selects its local guides just as carefully to offer an amazing diving experience.