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Dive Review of Mermaid II in
Indonesia/Bali-Komodo-Bali

Mermaid II: "Great liveaboard diving! Superb crew, great dives!", Sep, 2022,

by Rick Bates, ON, CA (Contributor Contributor 14 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 12155.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 2 stars
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Comments We booked this trip in 2018 for travel in 2020, however postponed several times because of Covid. Mermaid people were very good about the re-bookings. They had a 25% deposit from us that held our spots and honoured their 2018 rates all the way through to our final payment for out trip. The only change made was they no longer offered one night’s accommodation in Bali the night prior to departure, but generously gave us free nitrox for the trip instead, a great value! We stayed the night prior at their partner hotel Bali Akaya which was cheap and cheerful.
By the time we were on our trip, most or all covid restrictions were lifted. On board we were welcome to wear masks anytime we wanted to but chose not to. We are both quad vaxxed and were assured all crew and other passengers were all vaxxed. We felt quite comfortable, and there were no signs of covid during or after our trip.
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Indonesia (Wakatobi), Papua New Guinea, Australia (Melborne/Sydney/GBR), Fiji, Florida, Bahamas, Curaçao, Roatan, Bonaire, St. Maarten, Belize, Turks & Caicos, Cozumel, Great Lakes, St Lawrence River, North Carolina, Tobermory, B.C., WA State, Gulf Islands BC, Nova Scotia, Cayman Islands, Saba
Closest Airport Denpasar Getting There Somewhat complicated to get to Denpasar, everything will involve lay overs but its doable!

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 75-84°F / 24-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30-50 Ft/ 9-15 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Usually 60 mins or 400 psi.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Any part of Indonesia is a an UW photographer's dream, from small critters to large pelagics. However, depending on season, the visibility can be quite limited. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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