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Mermaid II Liveaboard Itineraries

Mermaid 2 runs trips in Komodo and Raja Ampat, and also some "crossing" trips. Below is a typical itinerary for the Komodo trips. Do contact us for other itineraries - we'll send you an itinerary for any enquiry you make for any trip on Mermaid 2.

Komodo National Park - 8 Days / 7 Nights (6 days diving)

Day 1 - Check in on board MV Mermaid II between 1 - 2pm in Benoa Harbour, Bali. After the boat and safety briefing, we'll set up equipment and you can settle into your cabin and get to know your fellow divers. Dinner will be served approx 19:00 hours as we cruise into the sunset on the overnight journey to Moyo Island, north west Sumbawa.

Day 2 - Start your adventure with a great dive in the calm, clear waters of Angel Reef at Moyo Island. Massive elephant ear and barrel sponges, schools of long fin banner fish and red tooth triggers in their hundreds, frog fish, nudibranchs, eels, surgeon fish, snapper, dog tooth tuna checking out what is for lunch! Visit the local village then its lunch for us. Next is a great dive at Panjang Reef are the pygmy seahorses around? Then we cruise 2 hours to Satonda Island for a world class night dive after watching a million bats fly at sunset. After a great dive and dinner we cruise overnight to Sangeang Island, off the north coast of Sumbawa.

Day 3 - Two dives at Sangeang Island for rare nudibranchs, pygmy seahorses and underwater hot springs that support this very unique marine life. Cruise to Gili Banta for exhilarating dives at Tanduk Rusa for big fish and amazing corals or GPS Point, famous for its sharks and pelagics. Then we enter the Komodo National Park and night dive at Gili Darat South Passage - sleeping turtles, colourful reef stone fish, Spanish dancers calm sea - a great place to stay the night.

Day 4 - If the tide is right we hunt grey reef shark and dolphin at Taka Toko Gili Lawalaut. Dive 2 is a fast drift with pelagics and manta at Lighthouse Reef or the Old Passage. Then Crystal Rock awesome soft corals and the chance for sharks, turtles, giant Maori wrasse, a fish soup dive with a high chance of eagle rays too! Then we cruise south for fascinating night dive at Pink Beach near the entrance to the Komodo National Park.

Day 5 - Start your day with an exciting visit to Komodo National Park to walk with the dragons! Then relax as we cruise 2 hours south to Horseshoe Bay Rinca Island. Spectacular diving awaits at the world famous site Cannibal Rock rare nudibrancs, frogfish, spectacular corals, sponges, ascidians, huge black coral bushes, turtles, cuttlefish, loads of reef fish too. Watch dragons on the beach, monkey, deer, wild pigs along the shore, go beach combing... Maybe even a chance to follow whales and dolphins feeding in the calm bay. We overnight at this peaceful place, night diving at one of the many fabulous spots.

Day 6 - The Three Sisters call us to Padar Island for sharks and nudibrancs, surgeon fish and devil rays. Manta Alley or Takat Makasar follows for the chance for a manta aggregation WOW! Batu Bolung aka Current City is the home for large Napolean Wrasse, turtles, blue fin trevally, or maybe a dive at Tatawa Kecil we check out the currents first to make sure the dive will be cool for everyone on board! Then we say goodbye to Komodo National Park with a fabulous Night dive at Gili Banta with Coral Cat Shark or we cruise west enjoying a post dinner night dive along the way. Overnight we cruise to Satonda Island.

Day 7 - We enjoy two fantastic dives at Satonda and Moyo Islands for more chances for ghost pipe fish, ribbon eels, turtles, cuttlefish and more before we cruise overnight back to Benoa in the south of Bali.

Day 8 - After breakfast we transfer you ashore at 9am to continue your vacation, or it's time to head home to start planning your next liveaboard cruise with the Mermaid 2!

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