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From USD 91 per day
112 ft
Max 14
At a glance...
  • Visits Komodo, Raja Ampat, Alor, Flores
  • Large cabins with ensuite bathrooms
  • Maximum capacity of only 14 guests
  • Spacious, traditional Phinisi schooner

Customer reviews
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KLM Mari liveaboard is a teak and ironwood traditional phinisi schooner offering diving cruises to some of the best locations in the 'Coral Triangle'. You can choose from short trips to 2 week charters around Komodo National Park, Raja Ampat National Park, Banda Islands, The Forgotten Islands, Alor, Flores and Ambon.

There is heaps of space aboard the 34 metre Mari for the 14 guests who are accommodated in the 7 spacious main deck cabins. The Deluxe double/twin bed cabins and Superior bunk bed cabins are bright and airy and include safety deposit boxes for your valuables. All cabins have en-suite bathrooms, with basic toiletries.

With 10 crew to a maximum of 14 guests, you are assured of personal service. Diving these diverse Indonesian marine locations is via 3 dive dinghies, allowing for comfortable transfers to the dive sites. Nitrox is available for suitably qualified divers. Diving is in small dive groups with a maximum of 4 divers to 1 divemaster. A bathroom is located on the dive deck for your post-dive comfort.

The open-air social areas are the ideal spots to enjoy the tropical breeze and scenery. Between dives you can relax and catch up on some reading from the library or match your wits and skill against fellow divers with a friendly game of chess or backgammon. There are 2 sun decks to choose from. The smaller of the two is on the upper deck, in front of the bridge, has comfortable sun loungers and is partially shaded. The larger sun deck is on the top deck and has plenty of room for you to laze on the mattresses and soak up lots of vitamin D.

Meals are served on the spacious, covered deck. You can expect variety and fresh ingredients while dining onboard KLM Mari. The friendly staff may even request for your input in the menu. End the day with a chilled beer or cocktail from the bar and toast your Indonesian liveaboard diving adventure.

 English spoken by divemasters  Deutschsprachige Divemaster  Divemaster bisa bahasa Indonesia

Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

 English spoken by divemasters  Deutschsprachige Divemaster  Divemaster bisa bahasa Indonesia

More Trip Details...

Dive experience: Divers must have at least Open Water with a minimum of 30 logged dives.

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, return transfers to the boat from local hotel / airport, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English, German and Indonesian-speaking divemaster(s) (max. 5 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, all taxes.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): National park fees, local fees, port clearance and harbour tax (US$ 153 per trip), scuba equipment (US$ 22 full set per day), dive computer (US$ 11 per day), fuel surcharge (Komodo: US$ 82, other routes: US$ 251). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash only, EUR, USD or IDR).

Optional extras: Alcoholic and soft drinks, dive insurance, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 5 per tank), torch (US$ 5 per day), DIN adaptor, 15L tank (US$ 5 per day). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash only, EUR, USD or IDR). Note: prices of items purchased onboard are subject to change.

How to get there: The KLM Mari departs at approximately 2 pm for all trips, after boarding begins at 11 am.
Raja Ampat: The KLM Mari liveaboard charters normally depart from Sorong in West Papua. You can fly directly to Sorong from Jakarta, Ujung Pandang (Makassar) and Manado. From Bali there are convenient connections via Ujung Pandang (Makassar) and Manado. We will help you arrange return domestic flights between Bali or Jakarta and Sorong.
Komodo: Mari departs from Labuan Bajo, Flores. The domestic flight from Bali to Labuan Bajo takes approximately 1 hour. There are also flights from Jakarta.
Ambon/Banda: Fly direct to Ambon from Jakarta (or from Sorong or Surabaya). Triton Bay: Fly direct to the port of Kaimana in the south of West Papua, from Sorong, connecting to Jakarta.
For safaris using other departure ports in Indonesia, we will assist you with information on how to get there.
For more details, including airlines, see our travel information section.
The last dive of the trip will be at around 12:00 noon on the second last day of the trip. Then the boat returns to port, arriving around 5 am. Guests must depart by 2 pm, latest. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.

Non-diver rate: 5% off the published price.

Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travellers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 50% of the published price.

Dive clubs and group discounts: For the 2023 season:
1. 15% discount for group bookings of 6+ pax on all non-discounted cruises.
2. 7.5% discount for group bookings of 6+ pax on all discounted cruises.

Whole boat charter rate (per night): Equivalent to pay for 12 guests and 2 additional persons can join the cruise in the lowest price cabin free of charge.

 English spoken by divemasters  Deutschsprachige Divemaster  Divemaster bisa bahasa Indonesia

Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
All cabins aboard the KLM Mari are on the main deck each with an en-suite bathroom. They are bright and well ventilated with windows, fans and individually controlled air-conditioning. The 3 Deluxe cabins can either have 2 twin beds or 1 king size double bed (and 2 can accommodate a third diver), and the 4 Superior cabins have bunk beds.

All the cabins have:
  • Air-conditioning and fans
  • Windows
  • En-suite bathrooms with hot-water shower, shampoo, shower gel and towels
  • Cabinet, mirror, shelves, reading lights and bedding
  • Safety deposit box
  • 24-hour, 220v electricity supply, 2 flat pin plugs, adaptors are available
  • Space for luggage
No. of bathrooms / showers - 7 / 7 - hot water

 English spoken by divemasters  Deutschsprachige Divemaster  Divemaster bisa bahasa Indonesia

Crew, Facilities, Dive Courses...
Crew of 10/11 comprises:
  • Cruise Leader
  • 2 Divemasters
  • Captain
  • 2 Engineers
  • Cook
  • 2 Deck Hands
  • Cabin Boy
  • Dive Instructor (if requested in advance)
Dive deck with a hot water shower and toilet - 2 Motorised dive dinghies - Separate rinse tank for cameras - Camera table - Book library and magazines (English and German) - Games (chess, backgammon, cards) - Fish ID and diving books (English and German) - 50m² Open-air dining area with sound system - 40m² Sun decks with sun loungers and mats - Water dispenser

 English spoken by divemasters  Deutschsprachige Divemaster  Divemaster bisa bahasa Indonesia

Menu, Cuisine Type...
The owners believe that good food is an important aspect of your Mari liveaboard charter. Variety and fresh produce are the basis of their menu. Each cruise will have different dining dishes.
  • International cuisine, Chinese and Japanese cuisine, local specialities and BBQs are to be found on Mari's varied menu.
  • Main meals comprise pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch, snacks & dinner.
  • Bread/toast, fruit, candy bars, ice-cream, tea & coffee and water are available free of charge.
  • Wine, spirits, beer, fruit juice and soft drinks are available as additional extras.
  • The menus are not fixed and meals are served in the outside dining area with waitress service.
  • Vegetarian and other special diets are catered for with prior notice.
  • The dive operator rates the onboard catering as very important.
  • Catering starts with lunch on the first day of the cruise and ends with breakfast, and or lunch (depending on your departure time) on the last day of the tour.

 English spoken by divemasters  Deutschsprachige Divemaster  Divemaster bisa bahasa Indonesia

Technical Specifications...
  • Built in 2008, refurbished in 2018
  • Size - 34m x 6.5m
  • Weight - 120 tonnes
  • Top speed - 8 knots
  • Cruising speed - 6 knots
  • 280 HP Nissan RD8/280PS engine
  • 2 Yanmar generators (1 x 4 Cyl./16 kW and 1 x 3 Cyl./8.8 kW)
  • 2 dive tank compressors (1 x CAT 9 and 1 x ASTRA)
  • 14 x 12 litre aluminium tanks with international fittings.
  • 8 x 15 litre aluminium tanks
  • Electricity 220v - 24-hours per day
  • Water capacity - 6,000 litres
  • Freshwater maker - 5,000 litres per day
  • Fuel capacity - 16,000 litres
  • Waste storage tank

 English spoken by divemasters  Deutschsprachige Divemaster  Divemaster bisa bahasa Indonesia

Navigation, Safety Features...
  • 2 Yamaha dinghies (40/15 HP)
  • 2 Life rafts (21 pax)
  • VHF & SSB radios
  • Emergency lights / signal devices
  • Furuno radar
  • 2 Garmin GPS
  • Garmin plotter
  • Garmin fishfinder
  • 2 Garmin/Echo Pilot depth sounders
  • Samsung mobile phone
  • Searchlight
  • Medic first aid box
  • 35 Life jackets on the main deck
  • 6 Fire extinguishers
  • MFA/EFR trained staff
  • Oxygen - 11,000 litres

 English spoken by divemasters  Deutschsprachige Divemaster  Divemaster bisa bahasa Indonesia

Customer reviews:

Customer rating - Good
1. The condition of the boat, solid looking, seaworthy and frankly cared for, even, exceeding my expectations. The only drawback of an excess of smoke and a somewhat noisy engine will not prevent me from showing my clear satisfaction with it.
2. The cleanliness both in common areas and in the cabins.
3. Cabins, which without being excessively spacious, did have a bathroom with hot water, bath towel and an additional towel for use on deck loungers or when leaving the dives, air conditioning and fan that ensured that the heat was never an inconvenience.
4. The impeccable management of the diving equipment by the crew.
5. A guide for a maximum of 5 divers and the spaciousness of the speedboats.
6. The food prepared with great dedication by the very nice and expert cook. Thank you for the ultra-spicy sauce of freshly crushed chili peppers! The cooking was really tasty, presentation meritorious, with personalized details for vegetarians who will be very satisfied with most of the dishes served.
7. The refrigerator was full of soft drinks and cold beers a fairly reasonable price for this type of cruise. To make a suggestion, some ice creams would have been welcome.
8. The live musical performances, full ukulele and lungs, of the crew members when welcoming us, at birthdays and at the farewell, an unforgettable memory. Thank you!
9. The attention, education and dedication of the entire cheerful crew that, with the sole exception of the guides, I can honestly only qualify as excellent.
1. Safety failures when jumping into the water to verify that the jump zone was free.
2. Discrimination in the treatment of divers by having 2 clients always being the first to visit the wildlife and not waiting for the return of one of the boats. The fair and professional thing to do would have been to establish a rotating shift and also of the guides since they were not of the same level.
" - , Spain, 6 December 2023 ...

Customer rating - Excellent
"My husband and I had an absolutely perfect trip aboard the Mari Liveaboard dive boat in April 2017. From the first moment Holger met us at the airport to the sad moment that he took us back to the airport, everything went smoothly and easily. The boat is wonderfully spacious with plenty of room to lounge between dives, socialize with other guests, or enjoy the beautiful views." - , USA, 08 July 2017 ...


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