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Dive Review of Mermaid I Liveaboards in

Mermaid I Liveaboards: "Banda Sea Biodiversity Ring of Fire Tour--Mermaid I Liveaboard", Sep, 2017,

by Thomas B Brumback Jr. , IA, US ( 2 reports). Report 10035.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 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 Trip Video: Courtesy of Marcelo Ogata

This is my third time on Mermaid Liveaboards and my trip was excellent as were all the others. This trip was from Sept. 30 2017-Oct. 11. 12 days/11 nights aboard the Mermaid I vessel. We traveled from Maumere-->Kawula-->Alor-->Wetar-->Banda Sea-->Ambon on their Biodiversity Special, Ring of Fire tour. Staff were very helpful in making reservations, meeting us at the airport, and insuring everything went well ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Belize, Roatan, Australia, Caribbean, Caymans, Turks & Caicos, Bonaire, BVI, Cozumel, Costa Rica, Gallapagos, Maldives, Indonesia
Closest Airport Des Moines, IA Getting There Des Moines-Chicago-Doha Quatar-Bali-Maumere. A pretty long 2 day trip, but it went without difficulties.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 26-28°C / 79-82°F Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 15-35 M / 49-115 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No restrictions. Dive safe and within your limits. Stay with your buddy
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales > 2
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 On board vidographer was Marcelo Ogata. He was an excellent videographer and often gave helpful photographic tips to us to improve our shot selection and results. Dive tables were adequate but sometimes ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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