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.
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$ 252). 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).
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 information 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.
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
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
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
"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." - Stephanie Fletcher, USA, 08 July 2017 ...
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