Mermaid I Liveaboard, Indonesia

Excellent diving and guidance

“Diverse dive sites, did a lot of night dives and macro dives. Didn’t see too much Pelagics. The rooms are small and the food was…”

Jiayi K, United States United States
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  • Thai, Indonesian and Western cuisine
  • Year-round cruises to diverse dive sites
  • Nitrox available on board

The luxurious 28-meter/92-feet-long 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 into Indonesia’s best sites, including Komodo, Raja Ampat, Alor, and Ambon, in style and comfort. The massive dive deck and dive platform provide divers 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 (160-320 EUR per trip), National Park Fees (225-275 EUR per trip).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Alcoholic Beverages, Nitrox, Nitrox Course (175 EUR), Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses (75-250 EUR).

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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

#deckplan 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
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Jiayi K
  • United States United States
Diverse dive sites

Diverse dive sites, did a lot of night dives and macro dives. Didn’t see too much Pelagics. The rooms are small and the food was ok. Long surface intervals between each dive

Recommended for
Solid DMs, well organized, ok food and rooms
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Dave P
  • United States United States
Amazing First-Time LiveAboard Experience

Being pampered was an unexpected luxury that set the bar pretty high for future dive trips... the crew was amazing! Swimming with Manta Rays, Whale Sharks, Reef Sharks, Sting Rays, Seahorses, and the thousand species of fish was an unforgettable experience! Hanging out with Komodo Dragons was also a plus! The Mermaid I and her crew WILL NOT disappoint!! Highly recommended by this first-time LiveAboard diver!!

Recommended for
(1) Crew (2) Guided Diving (3) Food
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Edward F
  • United States United States
Amazing crew and dive protocol (4 divers/ dive master)

Raja Ampat has such incredible biodiversity of coral and fish

Recommended for
The cabin,the briefings,dive organization
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Alan P
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Top notch Dive service that caters for all your needs

Manta Rays, nudi's great visibility on most dives. Food on the boat was amazing and catered for everybody

Recommended for
Service on the boat and the best divinig in Raja
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Eric D
  • France France
Great experience in Komodo Bali

Diving with Whale Shark, Komodo park

Recommended for
Very nice crew, very good organization, nice food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Davidson H
  • Philippines Philippines

Seeing a Komodo dragon on the beach, giant Manta at Manta Alley , seeing tiny frog fish during night dive , staff mad sure I had my favorite hot chocolate after my dives ❤️

Recommended for
Staff , food , comfy bed & pillow
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Tim V
  • Germany Germany
Great journey from Raja Ampat to Ambon

I had a wonderful trip from Raja Ampat to Ambon. The boat is really nice, the dive sites were great with a wide range of marine life and corals, and the staff members work very hard to give you an awesome time on board.

Recommended for
Nice boat, great dive sites, awesome staff
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Philip T
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Excellent dive guides, weel trained staff - a happy boat

Recommended for
reliable, safe, comfortable