PADI 5 STAR IDC BALI

BALI SCUBA DIVING INDONESIA
MERMAID LIVEABOARD DIVING CRUISES

BALI - KOMODO

Bali - Komodo - Bali 2006

MV MERMAID I

BALI SCUBA DIVING LIVEABOARDS for
Absolute Scuba Indonesia Sanur Bali Indonesia

Absolute Scuba Indonesia PADI FIVE STAR IDC CENTRE Sanur Bali Indonesia

Mermaid Liveaboards are pleased to announce their 4th Bali-Komodo season for June to October 2006. After a successful 2005 season, Mermaid will continue to run 6 day/7 night trips departing from Bali to Komodo and return, diving some of Indonesia's finest dive sites around Nusa Tengarra and Komodo National Park. There are several improvements for the upcoming season with M/V Mermaid I.
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MERMAID I



Free Transfers:

Transfers are included on departure and arrival days from Denpasar International airport (DPS), Kuta,
Sanur, Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, Benoa and Seminyak regions. These are the main tourist regions of Bali,
and the free transfers will ensure hassle free transport to and from Mermaid I. Convenient Departure
location Mermaid I will depart out of Benoa harbour which is conveniently located in between Kuta and Sanur
beach and only a quick 20 minute ride from the airport. No more 4 hour mini-bus rides to remote parts of the
island!

Saturday Departure and arrivals

Departures/arrivals will be on Saturdays this season to allow more convenience of flying into Bali on the
weekend and departing on the weekend as well. Departure time will be approximately 1600 hours and arrival
time back will be 0900 hours giving a lot of time to catch a same day flight.


Mermaid Standard Cabine

Mermaid Dive Station

DeLux Cabine En Suite

 

First class luxury liveaboard diving at affordable prices!

Mermaid offers exceptional value when compared to other boats operating in the region in
| both price and in comfort. M/V Mermaid I is a 28 meter, double engine steel motor yacht.
She comfortably holds 15 guests in 1 Master State Room (king bed), 1 Single and 4 Deluxe
Cabins (double or twin beds) and 2 Budget Cabins (double/twin beds) below deck. The master,
single and deluxe cabins have ensuite bathrooms, mini bars and panoramic sea view windows.
The budget cabins are below decks with ensuite bathroom and mini bar.
All cabins have TV and DVD access, bathrobes and toiletries and loads of fluffy towels.
There is a wide stern dive platform with two exit ladders and fresh water showers.

Delicious Thai and western meals are served in Mermaid “Sawasdee Restaurant” with large
windows to enjoy the views. After meals relax in their TV/Video and music center, with library
and full selection of marine life books There are two outside decks, one shaded with outside
seating and the fabulous sundeck with sunshade plus cushioned sun beds – a great place
to relax. NITROX is available on every cruise.

Itinerary Mermaid I - Bali-Komodo-Bali 2006

Day
Description
Dives
Saturday
Check-in on board MV Mermaid I approximately 16:00 hours in Benoa Harbour Bali. After the boat and safety briefing, we'll set up equipment and you can settle into your cabin. Dinner will be served approx 19:00 hours as we cruise into the sunset on overnight journey to Moyo Island, north west Sumbawa.
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Sunday
Start your adventure with a great dive in the calm, clear waters of Angel or Panjang Reef at Moyo. Massive elephant ear and barrel sponges, millions of lion and scorpion fish, frog fish, nudibrancs, various species of eels, surgeon fish, snapper, red tooth trigger fish in the hundreds, schools of banner fish, butterfly fish and the hunting dogtooth tuna checking out what is for lunch ! Then it's lunch for you as mermaid cruises 2 hours to Satonda Island - get your macro lens ready for these sites. A special show will delight you at sunset followed by a fantastic night dive. After dinner you will cruise overnight to Sangeang Island, off the north coats of Sumbawa.
3
Monday
Dive Sangeang Island for rare nudibrancs, pygmy seahorse and underwater hot springs that support unique marine life. Cruise to Gili Banta for exhilarating dives at Tanduk Rusa for big fish and amazing corals, then GPS Point, famous for its sharks and pelagic. Night dive at Gili Banta for grey bamboo and coral cat sharks or if weather dictates, you will then move on to Gili Lawalaut.
4
Tuesday
Tidal conditions allowing, another dive at GPS Point then 2 day dives around the fabulous Gili Lawalaut 1 1/2 hours cruise away. Loads of fish action, colourful corals and the chance for turtles, giant Maori wrasse, hump head parrot fish and maybe manta or eagle rays! Then cruise south for fascinating night dive at Pink Beach near the entrance to the Komodo National Park.
4
Wednesday
Start your day with an exciting visit to Komodo National Park to walk with the dragons! Then relax as you cruise 2 hours south to Horseshoe Bay Rinja Island. Spectacular diving waits at world famous sites such as Cannibal Rock and the Yellow Wall of Texas. Watch dragons on the beach, monkey, deer, wild pigs along the shore, go beach combing? Maybe even a chance to follow whales and dolphin feeding in the calm bay. Overnight at this peaceful place, night diving at one of the many fabulous spots.
3
Thursday
First dive in Horseshoe Bay for more frog fish, rare nudibrancs, spectacular corals and whatever is cruising past before you cruise for 2 hours to check out the action at Manta Alley, south Komodo Island. Dive 3 head north to the best of Gili Lawalaut. Then say goodbye to Komodo National Park and cruise west enjoying a post dinner night dive along the way. Overnight cruise to Satonda Island.
4
Friday
Enjoy two fantastic dives at Satonda and Moyo Islands for more chances for ghost pipe fish, ribbon eels, turtle, cuttlefish and more before we cruise overnight to Benoa in the south of Bali.
2
Saturday
After breakfast transfer ashore at 9am to continue your vacation? Or its time to head home to start planning your next
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Mermaid cruise!
TOTAL DIVES
20

Prices Mermaid I - Bali-Komodo-Bali 2006

Price per pax
Accommodation
6D/7N
Budget Cabin
2 twin beds
US$1,400
Deluxe Cabin
1 double or 2 twin
US$1,850
Master Cabin
1 king size bed
US$2,250
Single Cabin
1 twin bed
US$2,250

Schedule Mermaid I - Bali-Komodo-Bali 2006

Trip #
Departure
Arrival
Destination
Day/Night
MMI 1/06K
3-Jun-06
10-Jun-06
Bali - Komodo - Bali
6/7
MMI 2/06K
10-Jun-06
17-Jun-06
Bali - Komodo - Bali
6/7
MMI 3/06K
17-Jun-06
24-Jun-06
Bali - Komodo - Bali
6/7
MMI 4/06K
24-Jun-06
1-Jul-06
Bali - Komodo - Bali
6/7
MMI 5/06K
1-Jul-06
8-Jul-06
Bali - Komodo - Bali
6/7
MMI 6/06K
8-Jul-06
15-Jul-06
Bali - Komodo - Bali
6/7
MMI 7/06K
15-Jul-06
22-Jul-06
Bali - Komodo - Bal
6/7
MMI 8/06K
22-Jul-06
29-Jul-06
Bali - Komodo - Bali
6/7
MMI 9/06K
29-Jun-06
05-Aug-06
Bali - Komodo - Bali
6/7
MMI 10/06K
05-Aug-06
12-Aug-06
Bali - Komodo - Bali
6/7
MMI 11/06K
12-Aug-06
19-Aug-06
Bali - Komodo - Bali
6/7
MMI 12/06K
19-Aug-06
26-Aug-06
Bali - Komodo - Bali
6/7
MMI 13/06K
26-Aug-06
02-Sep-06
Bali - Komodo - Bali
6/7
MMI 14/06K
02-Sep-06

09-Sep-06

Bali - Komodo - Bali
6/7
MMI 15/06K
09-Sep-06
16-Sep-06
Bali - Komodo - Bali
6/7
MMI 16/06K
16-Sep-06
23-Sep-06
Bali - Komodo - Bali
6/7
MMI 17/06K
23-Sep-06
30-Sep-06
Bali - Komodo - Bali
6/7
MMI 18/06K
30-Sep-06
7-Oct-06
Bali - Komodo - Bali
6/7
MI 19/06K
7-Oct-06
14-Oct-06
Bali - Komodo - Bali
6/7
MMI 20/06K
14-Oct-06
21-Oct-06
Bali - Komodo - Bali
6/7
MMI 21/06K
21-Oct-06
28-Oct-06
Bali - Komodo - Bali
6/7
MMI 22/06K
28-Oct-06
04-Nov-06
Bali - Komodo - Bali
6/7


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Trip Information

Dives/Site selection:
Mermaid plan a minimum of 20 dives subject to weather conditions and security/safety issues. Dive site selection detailed in the published itinerary is subject to change by the Captain or Cruise Director without prior notice. There are numerous fantastic sites in Nusa Tengarra and Komodo and our objective is to take you to the best of the best! Repeat guests? Mermaid will take you to some new sites or more of those you really love!

Certification level for diving in Komodo?
Everyone is welcome on board, no matter what level your certification. Dive groups and site selection will be chosen to meet your safety, comfort and diving ability? and is subject to the discretion of the Cruise Director. Mermaid professional dive crew will take you on the easy route or to another site if you don't like currents. If you are up for it, Mermaid will take you right into it for all the action the site offers! You may wish to bring a reef hook for some dive sites.

Diver Safety:
Dive Guides and Diver Safety Mermaids experienced dive crew will be delighted to assist you. Divers are welcome to dive with their buddy on sites deemed suitable by the Cruise Director. Mermaid strongly recommend all divers use a dive computer. Nitrox fills and courses are available on board to enhance your diving safety. Please allow 24 hours between last dive and flying. Guests are requested to show diving certification cards on checking in and are strongly recommended to have valid dive insurance (Padi, Dan or equivalent).

Dive Master Course
Mermaid Buffet
Mermaid Cabine

 

Departure and Arrival Times:
Guests are required to arrive in Bali no later than 14:00 hours which will allow Mermaid to make its planned 16:00 departure from Benoa port. Final cruise departure time is subject to guest arrival times. Please liaise with Mermaid Liveaboards if your flight times cannot fit this schedule.

Transfers:
Transfers from/to the airport or hotels in the south are free of charge. From destinations in central and northern Bali, there is a small charge. Please refer to the price list.

Guests arriving before 12 noon
On departure day will be transferred to
Absolute Scuba at Sanur Beach where you can leave your luggage in safety till boarding transfer at 15:00 hours. After meeting the friendly crew at Absolute Scuba you can relax on the beach, enjoy a massage, go sight seeing or shopping.

Pick up times:
14:30? Nusa Dua, Jimbaran; 15:00 Kuta Beach, Seminyak, Sanur Beach; 13:00 Tulamben; 14:00 Candi Desa, Padang Bai, Ubud; Time to be advised for Lovina Beach and northern Bali

Water Temperature
Wetsuit recommendations The Flores Sea with its usually clear blue waters, great visibility has water temperatures of approx 26-28 degrees (northern dive locations)? A 3-5 mm shorty is okay with most guests comfortable with a 3-5mm long. The Sumba Sea (southern dive locations) has an average temperature of approx 24 degrees? The awesome diving let's you forget about the cooler waters! Think about a 5mm long possibly adding a vest or renting a shorty to go over the top if you feel the cold. Hood, gloves and booties are always a good idea for cooler waters.

Equipment on board:
Rental equipment is available on board or from Absolute Scuba Indonesia. Mermaid tanks are 12 liter steel and They have a few 15 liter steel/aluminum tanks available. Tank valves are international and some DIN adapters are available on board. Any dive equipment failure or loss will require you to rent a replacement from Mermaid Liveaboards at published rates. If Mermaid Liveaboard equipment is lost / damaged, full replacement cost will be charged at the discretion of the Cruise Director Published equipment prices will be available on board.

Meals:
Mermaids Thai cook is excellent, preparing a variety of Thai, Indonesian and Western dishes. Please advise any special meal requirements on the guest information form.

Currency:

Please note that in Indonesia some US Bank notes will not be accepted

  • 1996, 2003,
  • Marked, Torn, Old looking or folded in anyway
  • FL 6, FL 12, DK , DE will not be accepted
  • The easy way is to bring New unmarked Bills
  • Also us$100.00 bill will be exchanged at a higher rate
  • us$bills 50 20 10 & 5`s will be exchanged at a much lower rate

There are several currency exchange services and ATM machines near Absolute Scuba and at the airport and ATM's at Benoa port.
If possible, please pay all on board costs in Indonesian rupiah. We suggest you also have some rupiah for souvenir shopping in Komodo, massages, small items etc at Sanur Beach. Exchange rates vary. The airport's rate is lower than the rate you find at most small currency exchanges. Bank rates are low and take a long time. US$ are accepted in the Komodo National Park but rupiah is preferred.
Luggage and what should I bring: All luggage will be taken on board. If you have large bags you do not need on the trip, please arrange to leave at your hotel if possible.

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