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Cruising the waters of Raja Ampat and Komodo, Mermaid II is a comfortable 108ft yacht with an experienced, professional dive crew.
The spacious vessel can comfortably accommodate 18 people, with eight deluxe cabins on the main deck and an additional cabin below deck. The vessel prides itself on comfort, with all deluxe rooms featuring private en-suites and panoramic views over the changing seascape, whilst the below deck cabin has a shared bathroom.
Mermaid II is a very well-oiled diving operation, with a fully equipped dive deck, nitrox, fresh water showers and a slick camera station. But what really makes the operation special is the crew, whose passion and knowledge of the local dive sites is second to none - whether muck diving for miniscule critters, drift diving with tumbling mantas or night diving with nocturnal creatures.
Guests can spend surface intervals catching rays on the sundeck or head to the main deck to refuel on delicious Asian and western dishes whilst cross checking exciting dive sightings over the marine life books. There's also unlimited tea and coffee, bar fridge, music centre, TV/DVD and library. Out of water, there are a range of excursions to fully immerse guests into the area.
This really is a valet service dive experience - they even put your fins onto your feet for you! Plus the staff know the area like the back of their hand so you're guaranteed to visit the very best sites on any trip.
India, Original Diver