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Dive Review of Mermaid II in
Indonesia/Komodo Islands

Mermaid II: "Great Operation, Amazing Diving, Komodo Dragon Encounters!", May, 2019,

by David Jackson, CA, US ( 1 report). Report 11297.

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Four dragons at Komodo National Park

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
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments This was my third time diving the Komodo area on Mermaid II. It's the best diving I have experienced, so I keep repeating. We saw an incredible assortment of sea life. Some of my favorites included a leaf scorpion fish, barracudas, porcelain crabs, turtles, sting rays, marble rays, several sharks (white-tipped, bla ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Mermaid II   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Monterey, Maui, Cozumel, Utila, Similan Islands, Puerto Galera.
Closest Airport Denpasar Getting There This was a Flores to Bali trip. I booked a one-way flight from Bali to Maumere on Garuda, which cancelled without notification. Fortunately, I was able to get on a Wings flight that got me to Maumere a couple of hours late, but soon enough to board my boat before it departed.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas currents
Water Temp 23-29°C / 73-84°F Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 10-30 M / 33-98 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Follow profile set by dive leader.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins Schools 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 N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments I dove without a camera, so I didn't pay much attention to the camera facilities. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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