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 30 metre Mari for the 14 guests who are accommodated in the 7 upper 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. Here you can 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.
Special offers: For special discounted prices, check the yellow highlighted trips in the schedule above.
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 hotel / airport, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English, German and Indonesian-speaking divemaster(s) (4 divers per DM), DIN adaptor, tanks, weights and weightbelts.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): National Park Fees, Local Fees, Port Clearance and Harbor Tax (US$ 159 per person per trip), scuba equipment (US$ 46 full set per day). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card).
Optional extras: Alcoholic and soft drinks, dive insurance, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 6 per tank), 15l tanks. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: 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. There is a transfer service from the local airport or your hotel to and from the boat.
Komodo: Mari departs from Labuan Bajo, Flores. The domestic flight from Bali to Labuan Bajo takes approximately 1 hour. There is a transfer service between the boat and airport (or local hotel) in Labuan Bajo.
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 KLM Mari departs at approximately 12:00 noon for all trips. The last dive of the trip will be at around 12:00 noon on the second last day of the trip. 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: None.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): 2018/19 for up to 10 guests: Komodo - US$ 2 810, Raja Ampat US$ 2 938, The Forgotten Islands US$ 2 886.
All cabins aboard the KLM Mari are on the upper 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 single bed beds or 1 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 ...
Low Budget Options
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