Mermaid I Liveaboard, Indonesia


The luxurious, 28m M/V Mermaid I Indonesia offers 8 spacious cabins featuring individual flatscreen TV & DVD player, climate control, bathrobes, storage and en-suite bathroom. There is an inviting salon with tv and video on demand and two decks, all with comfortable, stylish seating perfect for relaxing after an adventurous day of scuba diving. Thai, Indonesian and Western cuisine is served in the “Sawasdee Restaurant” as guests enjoy spectacular views from the large windows.

Mermaid I offers scuba divers the opportunity to dive Indonesia’s best sites including Komodo, Raja Ampat, Alor and Ambon in style and comfort. The massive dive deck and dive platform provide diver with easy exits and entries to ensure a relaxing dive experience. The professional and friendly staff is also available to assist divers as needed. MV Mermaid I schedules year round cruises to Indonesia’s most diverse dive sites.

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Included: VAT, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels.

Required Extras: Fuel Surcharge (200 EUR per trip), National Park Fees (200-225 EUR per trip), Port Fees, Visas and Fees.

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Alcoholic Beverages, Nitrox, Nitrox Course, Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses.

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Boat features

  • Laundry Service
  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Free Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Nearly 1:1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • BBQ Area

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Wine Available
  • Al Fresco Dining

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.


  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English, French, Spanish, and Indonesian.

Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

Mermaid I Liveaboard floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Length 28 meters
  • Beam 7 meters
  • Top speed 12 knots
  • Cruising speed 9.5 knots
  • Engines Hino 2 x 450 HP
  • Max guests 15
  • Number of cabins 8
  • Number of bathrooms 10
  • Tenders 2 x 4.2m / ladders
  • Water capacity 20'000 liters
  • Fuel capacity 18'000 liters
  • Freshwater maker Yes

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Life Vests
  • Oxygen

Mermaid I Reviews

  • 9.1 Superb
  • 39 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Andrew B
  • United States United States
Great boat, great staff, good food

Terrific coral and macro life in Raja Ampat, also some mantas. Beer on board was affordable. Food was good, better than expected. Staff is very friendly and all seem happy to be working on the boat. Dive layout for the boat is fantastic. Loved the diving, except for the muck dives

Recommended for
Staff, comfort, diving
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • United States United States
Hammerhead Experience

The highlight of our trip were seeing hammerhead sharks. Seeing a Mandarin fish and finding a lacey Rhionpias. Spending time with the family while diving.

Recommended for
The best three things were the dive guides, helpful service on dive deck, comfortable bed
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Ryan B
  • United States United States
Fabulous Raja Ampat!

Crew put my fins on for me and helped me out of my gear and rinsed it for me each amazing dive!! Manta Rays at Blue Magic! Well Organized schedule that ran like clockwork and fabulous food!

Recommended for
The friendliness and caring Indonesian crew on the Mermaid I. The outstanding/well organized dives and quality of the reef! The gourmet food!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Fred G
  • United States United States
The only way to really dive Raja Ampat

Everything was well done, starting from dive sites and ending on great food provided by the boat crew.

Recommended for
The dive sites, the beauty of Raja Ampat, and the crew.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Fred G
  • United States United States
Mantas everywhere!

The whole trip was run professionally and the staff were very friendly and helpful throughout.

Recommended for
wonderful crew, unique dives, smooth organization
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Linda L
  • United States United States
Mermaid 1 for lots of fun!

Knock, knock...”morning! dive briefing” shouts sweet divemaster Rebecca at our cabin door. We eagerly assemble for continental breakfast & PowerPoint presentation of our next dive site. Cruise director, Joss, talks about what we might see on this promises, but wow Raja Ampat delivers! Giant mantas, crocodile fish, walking shark, swirling schools of barracuda, massive bumphead parrotfish & striped sweetlips, crazy changing-color cuttlefish, turtles, octopus, wobbegong sharks and much more! We’re on the safety stop of the 1st dive of the day, my computer says it’s only 8:15a and a full breakfast will be ready after a hot shower on deck. If your hair is’s time to dive, if your hair is’s time to eat & repeat. The night dives were full of action & our divemaster, Imam, was skilled at finding the unusual critters! Returning to the boat, stewardess, Destry, serves us hot chocolate with a smile. We had 29 amazing dives on our nine night cruise. The helpful Mermaid crew is upbeat, professional & the small ship is very comfortable. Master cabin was worth the upgrade, but deluxe cabins looked fine too. Fun excursion to lookout point to view several islands was worth the climb. We highly recommend the Mermaid 1 ship and look forward to another liveaboard trip with them.

Recommended for
Comfortable cabin, amazing dive sites, friendly crew
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Ethan H
  • United States United States

Food was amazing! Crew was amazing. Getting massage was good. Cruise director was extraordinary. Guides also great. For me the diving was not as good as expected but still nice. Maybe to much super macro for me. Definitely your beautiful healthy coral was a pleasure to see. Also lots of trash under and on top of the water. If I come back to Indonesia I would definitely do Mermaid. Top notch all the way! 100% recommend.

Recommended for
The guides and cruise director were amazing! Crew was super friendly and helpful and the food was great
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Meghan L
  • United States United States
Absolutely Fabulous!

My daughter and I went on the Mermaid 1 for a 10 day trip to Komodo. Everyone involved was genuinely friendly, fun, helpful, informative, and hard working! The entire dive crew were awesome! Everyone was quick to help you with all the diving details - from getting ready (zipping wetsuits), locating gear, getting on the dingy (Helping get on and putting your fins on for you), getting into the dingy after the dive, and getting off the dingy (Unzipping, Cleaning your wetsuit and gear). The diving itself was obviously fantastic. The food was delicious! It was obvious that everyone genuinely wanted every guest to be happy and have the best time in all facets of the trip! I highly recommend!

Recommended for
Comfortable accommodations, fantastic diving, and great people.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Kenneth D
  • United States United States
Awesome crew with AMAZING diving.

The highlight of the trip was 3 divers, including myself, spending 20 minutes within touching distance with an enormous Oceanic Manta Ray on my birthday. Amazing, awesome and incredible don't even begin accurately describe the feelings you get when you are in the presence of such a beautiful creature.

Recommended for
Diving in Raja Ampat is rated #1 in the world for a reason. The crew on the Mermaid treated us like family and the great food was never ending.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Lee Ping S
  • Malaysia Malaysia
Amazing dives, fantastic crew members and dive guides

I had an amazing time diving with mermaid 1. Seeing the mantas was a great experience. The dive guides were very knowledgeable. I was well looked after by the crew members and they were all very friendly and helpful.

Recommended for
The dive experience, coral gardens and ample sea life, for me the highlight was seeing the Mantas.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • pavel P
  • Switzerland Switzerland
It was a wonderful Safari I would defeniatelly recommend it.

It was overall a very well organized Safari. Defenetly great value for money

Recommended for
diving, Crew, food
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Fred W
  • Australia Australia


Recommended for
Crew, Service, other divers
  • 9.2 Superb
  • pavel P
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Excellent trip.

Excellent trip. Friendly crew.

Recommended for
Dive cites, crew and diving guides, food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Claudia V
  • Italy Italy


Recommended for
The Dive master, the food and the diving
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Ralph R
  • Switzerland Switzerland

Manta 😊

Recommended for
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Ofir C
  • Poland Poland
Diving indulgence!

Lots of Mantas!!!

Recommended for
Service, Food, Dive Guide
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Dmitri E
  • Czech Republic Czech Republic
8 liveabords


Recommended for
crew, diving, meal.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Annemarie T
  • Netherlands Netherlands
It was just wonderful

Again hard to day, because I lovend everthing. In Dutch the trip was a 10 or in English an A plus

Recommended for
Connor make a choice, everything was GREAT
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Anne P
  • France France
Great experience

Some very exciting dive !

Recommended for
Dive quality / comfort / safety
  • 6.4 Review score
  • Thomas E
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Raja Ampat

Corals, Manta, Sea Snakes

Recommended for
Corals, Manta, Sea Snakes
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Michael R
  • Canada Canada
Feeding frenzy below and above the water.

Giant trevally feeding frenzy at Batu Bolong, some great manta encounters, lots of frog fish, and high current drift dives. Oh! Did I mention the great food?

Recommended for
Drift dives, Manta dives, the great food.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • pavel P
  • Switzerland Switzerland
It was an excellent trip.

I was very like and had a chance to swim very close to a whale. At one point in Raja Amat have seeng a lot of Mantas very closely for a very long time

Recommended for
Crue is excellent. Very good food. Overall very nice and relaxing atmosphere on this boat
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Randall L
  • Singapore Singapore
Amazing diving experience on Mermaid 1

The dive sites were beautiful with healthy coral and reef. In south Komodo, we had a chance to witness 20 odd mantas swimmers above us. I stayed in the single cabin and it was comfortable and clean.

Recommended for
Comfortable boat, great crew, amazing diving in Komodo.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Rula A
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
A magical 10 day diving holiday

This was one of the most amazing diving trips. Everything underwater is stunning. nothing disappoints. Te staff are wonderful and extremely helpful. I am unable to lift a tank due to back problems. They helped me every time. They also take excellent care of the equipment after dives by rinsing and hanging our wetsuits to dry and at the end of the trip cleaning and drying our BCDs and regulators as well. The reason I gave this 4* on cabin comfort is that I prefer to have the shower cubicle separate from the toilet. You get used to it after a while but it is not ideal.

Recommended for
Stunning dives, exceptional service, comfort
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Jessie K
  • Netherlands Netherlands
Lovely Stay on the Mermaid I

The nightdives were amazing. Also the experience of diving in the magroves was great!

Recommended for
Diving, food and DIVING :)!
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Wilfried G
  • Austria Austria
Highly professional organized- it was amazing trip

Special nightdives

Recommended for
Massage, diveguides, briefing
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Andrea K
  • Australia Australia
The first but not the last

Swimming beside the graceful mantas ... our new dive buddies, finding amazing macro and brilliant biodiversity and being a guest with this faultless, amazing team!

Recommended for
Being remote and only divers on sites for 2 blissful days, Mantas and 4 dives a day!
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Walter B
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Great experience with great people

Whaleshark; hammerheads; Banda See Landscape; Banda Neira

Recommended for
Diving; services of crew and Dive Guides; kitchen
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Daniel N
  • Sweden Sweden
Flawless liveaboard in pristine Raja Ampat

From start to finish, this was an extraordinary experience! 29 dives on pristine dive sites with unparalleled marine life diversity. I had the great pleasure of being assigned resident videographer Marcelo as my dive guide. His passion and knowledge of all things great and small in the ocean really enhanced my experience and raised my game as a diver and UW photographer. I dived with the other guides as well and they were all exceptional. During the 8 days of diving we encountered all kinds of macro life imaginable, along with manta rays, sharks, wobbegongs, enormous schools of barracudas and so on. Diving in the mangroves was a definite highlight. Boat operation is flawless, with an exceptionally friendly crew going the extra mile to ensure a great dive experience, such as dry towels and hot drinks after dives. Very much appreciated. A special shoutout to the cooks onboard who prepared plentiful and varied meals and snacks which were delicious regardless if it was Asian or Western food. The boat itself is in very good condition and the cabins are very comfortable. All in all, I had an awesome experience onboard Mermaid I and I cannot wait to return to explore other parts of Indonesia.

Recommended for
1. Diving 2. Dive guides 3. Crew
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Anne M
  • France France
Great diving in Komodo

Great diving in the Komodo area, the reefs are very healthy and there is a good abundance of fish, turles and reef sharks. The boat is very comfortable and the crew is smiling and kind. There is a very good local dive guide on board (Rama) and it was great diving with him. Food was usually very food. Great stable boat to dive this area where the waters can be rough.

Recommended for
Diverse marine life, friendly crew and great local dive guide
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Aminul I
  • Bangladesh Bangladesh
One of the best diving experiences I have

All dives, manta rays and jacks (almost everything)

Recommended for
Dive sites, briefing and food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Elaine M
  • Switzerland Switzerland
The exceptional teamwork of the crew, together with the diversity of diving from the muck dives in Lembeh to the pelagics of Tifore and the excitement of Raja Ampat made this trip A1.

Muck diving in Lembeh. Dani's first marlin! Oceanic mantas and Gin o' Clock with Mike and Paivy!

Recommended for
- Teamwork of the crew - even the cruise director cleared dinner plates and the captain helped me into the tender. The variety of dive sites was great. The boat was of high quality and safety was assured.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jonathan S
  • South Africa South Africa
Best liveaboard that I have been on

Sangeang Island blew my mind

Recommended for
Food, knowledgable staff and underwater critters
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Felicia L
  • Singapore Singapore
Amazing dive trip

My first experience with mermaid. Overall experience was really lovely. I will definitely come back again.

Recommended for
Food, accommodation, safety
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Philip T
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Excellent dive guides, weel trained staff - a happy boat

Recommended for
reliable, safe, comfortable
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