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K2, Banta Island, Komodo

Bali-Komodo-Bali

A 10-day long trip on board the Mermaid I

Length

10 Days

Ship category

Premium

Ship type

Small Ship

Capacity

15 Passengers

Bali-Komodo-Bali

Trip highlights

Dive among massive barrel sponges

Walk with Komodo dragons

Observe manta rays feeding

Explore one of the world's top ten dive sites

The DiveIndonesia experience

Personalized and intimate dive experiences

Spacious dive deck and comfortable camera room

Air-conditioned cabins with ocean views

Delicious meals prepared by an expert chef

Embark on an extraordinary 10-day diving adventure on the Mermaid I, starting and ending in Bali, with a captivating journey through the Komodo National Park. This expedition includes up to 26 dives, offering thrilling underwater experiences with manta rays at Manta Alley, colorful coral gardens at Tatawa Besar, and the vibrant marine life at Castle Rock. On land, trek to see the famous Komodo dragons, the world's largest lizards, in their natural habitat.

Experience the pristine waters of Moyo Island and the volcanic landscapes of Sangeang, providing diverse underwater landscapes and marine biodiversity. Our professional crew and expert dive guides ensure a safe, luxurious, and environmentally conscious journey, making this an adventure of a lifetime for divers of all levels.

Your ship: Mermaid 1

Mermaid 1, Full View
Mermaid 1, Full View
Mermaid 1, Full View

We adore Mermaid I for its superb blend of luxury and top-notch diving experiences across Indonesia's premier dive sites. Built to enhance diver comfort and enjoyment, Mermaid I consistently delivers unforgettable adventures, whether you're exploring the rich biodiversity of Raja Ampat or the thrilling underwater landscapes of Komodo.

Imagine starting your day with a breathtaking view of the ocean, ready to dive into some of the world's most spectacular marine environments. The Mermaid I offers a variety of itineraries that cover Indonesia's iconic diving destinations, including the Coral Tri … Read more about Mermaid 1

Cabins

Master State Room, Mermaid 1
Master State Room

Type:

Matrimonial

Max. occupancy:

2

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Signle Cabin, Mermaid 1
Single Cabin

Type:

Single

Max. occupancy:

1

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Deluxe Cabins, Mermaid 1
Deluxe Cabin

Type:

Double/Matrimionial (convertible)

Max. occupancy:

2

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Lower deck Cabin, Mermaid 1
Lower Deck Cabin

Type:

Twins

Max. occupancy:

2

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Map

Itinerary

Your itinerary below may vary, depending on the weather, wildlife breeding, and local conditions.

Benoa, Bali

Transfers are included on departure and arrival days from Denpasar International airport (DPS), Kuta, Sanur, Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, Benoa and Seminyak regions. All cruise departure will be approximately 15.00 hours

Check-in on board Mermaid I between 13:00-15:00 hours at Benoa Harbour in Bali.

After the boat and safety briefing, you’ll set up equipment and can settle into your cabin. Mermaid I cruises into the sunset on her overnight journey to Moyo Island, north west Sumbawa, 145 nautical miles.

Moyo Island, Sumbawa
Moyo Island, Sumbawa
Moyo Island, Sumbawa

Angel Reef

Sunset with flying foxes

Start your adventure with a great dive in the calm, clear waters of Angel Reef at Moyo Island. Massive elephant ear and barrel sponges, schools of longfin bannerfish and red tooth triggerfish, frogfish, nudibranchs, eels, surgeonfish, snappers and dogtooth tuna.

Afterward, Mermaid I will cruise for two and a half hours to Satonda Island for a macro dive followed by a world-class night dive after watching a million bats fly at sunset.

Cruise overnight to Gili Banta.

Banta Island, Komodo
Banta Island, Komodo
K2, Banta Island, Komodo

K2

GPS Point

We will do our first and second dive of the day in the area of Gili Banta, and we will head to the northern islands of Komodo NP, Gili Lawa Laut and Gili Lawa Darat for an afternoon and night dive.

DIN Gili Lawa Darat
Gili Lawa Darat
Gili Lawa Darat

Lighthouse Reef

Crystal Rock

Castle Rock

The Cauldron

Pink Beach

Gili Lawa Laut has several great dives - if the tide is right, you will have a chance to spot grey reef sharks and dolphin at Taka Toko. Lighthouse Reef and The Old Passage offer fast drifts with pelagics, perhaps a manta if you are lucky!

Crystal Rock offers awesome soft corals in gold and orange hues plus the chance for sharks, turtles, Napoleon wrasse and fishes galore.

Tonight, you will dive the famous Pink Beach or Soro lia - spectacular colours, frogfish, slipper lobsters, basket stars, robust sea cucumbers unique to the area and more!

Komodo Dragon, Komodo Island, Komodo
Komodo National Park, Komodo Island
Komodo Dragon, Komodo Island, Komodo

Cannibal Rock

Horseshoe Bay

Komodo National Park

Start your day with an exciting visit to Loh Liang Komodo National Park to walk with the dragons! As you quietly walk through the bush, look out for not only Komodo dragons, but deer, wild boar and birds as well.

Next stop is a diver’s paradise - Horseshoe Bay at Rinca Island, home of one of the top ten dives in the world, Cannibal Rock. Here, you will discover an abundance of corals, sponges, ascidians, sea apples, black corals, turtle, cuttlefish, loads of reef fishes and so much more! You can also watch dragons scavenging on the beach as well as monkey, deer, wild pigs along the shore or go beach combing. There may even be a chance to follow whales and dolphin feeding in the calm bay.

Mermaid I will overnight at this peaceful place, diving at one of the many fabulous spots for your night dive.

Komodo Dragon, Komodo Island, Komodo
Komodo Island, Komodo
Komodo Island, Komodo

Tatawa Kecil

Manta Alley

Batu Bolong

Today you’ll head on over to Manta Alley to watch in awe as these magnificent creatures feed, play and get cleaned at the many cleaning stations.

In the afternoon, you can do some more big fish dives at Tatawa Kecil or the infamous “Current City” Batu Bolong. Come face to face with reef sharks, turtles, Napoleon wrasse and more. Many good night dives around here as Wainilu.

Tatawa Island
Napoleon Wrasse, Komodo, Indonesia
Komodo, Indonesia

Tatawa Kecil

Tatawa Besar

K2

GPS Point

This will be our last day at Komodo NP, we will be diving around the central and northern part of Komodo, we will do 4 dives here.

Then you’ll head off for a night dive at Gili Banta.

Overnight, Mermaid I will cruise to Sangeang Volcano.

Sangeang Island, Sumbawa
Sangeang Island, Sumbawa
Hot Rocks, Sangeang Island, Sumbawa

Hot Rocks

Sangeang is an active volcano off the north-eastern coast of Sumbawa. Black sand, bubbles and a colorful reef and amazing critters are waiting for you.

After the night dive, we will start cruising back to Moyo Island.

Moyo Island, Sumbawa
Moyo Island, Sumbawa
Moyo Island, Sumbawa

Angel Reef

You will enjoy two dives around Sumbawa and Moyo Islands – a chance to shoot anything you missed at the beginning of the trip.

Then the crew wash your equipment for you while you relax on the sundeck.

Benoa, Bali

Disembark at Benoa Harbour after breakfast at 8:00 am (giving you a lot of time to catch a same day flight)

Transfers are included on arrival days to Denpasar International airport (DPS), Kuta, Sanur, Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, Benoa and Seminyak regions.

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Single Cabin Supplement

When booking online, you can choose the option to "Upgrade to single occupancy". This will guarantee you the whole cabin to yourself, for an additional fee. If you don't select this option, then another traveler of the same sex might be placed into the same cabin with you.

What's included

Transfers from/to airport at the free of charge points

all meals & snacks, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, soft drinks and drinking water

tanks

weights, weight belts

diving with experienced dive masters/Instructors

What's not included

Transfers outside the free of charge zones

National park/port fees:

For 2024 park/port fees for all cruises are EUR 225

For 2025 onwards, park/port fees for all cruises are EUR 275

Fuel Surcharges if applicable

Nitrox fills (around 175 EUR)

rental equipment

onboard courses

dive insurance (Mandatory)

massages

souvenirs

alcoholic beverages

Worth Knowing

Divers need to be a minimum of Open Water Diver with at least of 4 completed dives or higher diving certification to join the vessel for diving.

There is no liquor available on board, but you can bring your own. Beer is EURO 3 per can and wine is EURO 30 per bottle.

Park fees and port fees, alcoholic drinks, massages, nitrox, and any extra purchases have to be paid onboard directly.

You can pay all onboard costs in € Euros, $ USD or Indonesian Rupiah. They also accept credit card payments with Visa and Mastercard.

Many of our guests use 5-10% of the cruise price as a tipping guideline. Tipping is voluntary and most appreciated!

FAQs

Indonesia, with its tropical climate, offers two main diving seasons: the wet season from November to March and the dry season from April to October. Each season provides unique diving experiences, ensuring unforgettable adventures year-round.

Wet Season (November to March) During the wet season, expect increased rainfall and humidity, but warm temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 28°C (82°F). Rain typically falls in short, intense bursts, allowing plenty of sunny intervals for exploration. This season attracts diverse marine life due to nutrient-rich waters, making it ideal for underwater photography. Additionally, fewer tourists mean less crowded dive sites and lush, vibrant landscapes.

Dry Season (April to October) The dry season is the most popular for diving, with minimal rainfall, lower humidity, and clear skies. Water temperatures range from 27°C (81°F) to 30°C (86°F), and visibility often exceeds 30 meters (98 feet). These conditions create perfect settings for diving and snorkeling, offering calm seas and abundant marine life. It's an excellent time to explore Indonesia's breathtaking underwater world.

Whether you prefer the vibrant marine life of the wet season or the clear waters of the dry season, Indonesia's diverse climate ensures a memorable diving experience. Let us help you plan the perfect liveaboard adventure tailored to your preferences.

Yes. Dive insurance is generally mandatory for liveaboard trips in Indonesia. Most operators and booking platforms require divers to have insurance that covers emergency evacuation, medical treatment, and other dive-related incidents.

Please secure adequate insurance that provides coverage for medical treatment, decompression sickness, injuries, and emergency evacuation from remote areas, ensuring safety and peace of mind. Optional coverage for equipment loss is also beneficial.

Several providers offer comprehensive coverage, including DAN (Divers Alert Network), Dive Assure, and World Nomads. These organizations offer tailored plans to suit different diving needs.

We dedicate 1% of our revenue towards environmental protection. From 2024, V Social will begin setting up its own conservation project, working together with local people. We firmly believe that conservation can be impactful and long-lasting, but that it is only truly effective when done together with people living in the territory.

Travel relies on natural resources and is deeply connected with nature and wildlife. Therefore, responsible and sustainable travel has to include conservation efforts and true care for the places we travel to. The V Social Foundation’s conservation project is an initiative that works with local people to give them ownership of their territory, protect the environment through reforestation and regeneration efforts, and empower the community by handing them over control of the project within five years.

We aim to develop a model that contributes to climate protection, adapts to local conditions instead of harming them, and empowers local people to take over the project in the future. The goal is that this model can be replicated and create a snowball effect among the communities we work with and the destinations we travel to, making travel a true force for good.

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