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KLM Mari

The elegant wooden schooner KLM Mari has a vast experience of sailing in one of the most diverse seas in the world. It’s offering its cruises in the best dive site of the Indonesian sea including Bali, Komodo, Flores, the Forgotten islands, the Banda Sea, Raja Ampat, and its home Sulawesi. You can explore the beauty of these dive destinations along with the magnificent visibility of the macro life. The Sulawesi schooner was presented with splendor and was completely refurbished in 2016. After the renovation, 2 cabins were added to increase the capacity to accommodate more guests. The relaxing area was expanded to provide more comfort and relaxation to the divers after an action-packed dive.

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KLM Mari Liveaboard

The Overall Review

We spent 9.7 hours reading reviews from experts and divers about KLM Mari Liveaboard.
In summary, this is what divers think:

The KLM Mari liveaboard, Indonesia
KLM Mari Liveaboard
Good Liveaboard

5 reasons to dive

  • Many people were happy with the 5-star restaurant like food served.
  • Some people noted that the crew were friendly and always offered a helping hand.
  • Many people liked viewing the manta rays and turtles.
  • Divers said that the locations of the dives were well researched and delivered beyond expectations.
  • Everyone was in agreement that that they would make a return voyage.

2 reasons NOT to dive

  • Many people weren't prepared for the shivering water condition.
  • A couple of people stated that the cabins were a bit small.

Key facts

Year (re)built: 2016
Max divers 14
Internet No
Nitrox No
Rental equip. Yes ($)
Camera station Yes
Min. logged dives No minimum
Aircon Yes


The avarage price for diving with this liveaboard is
per day.

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    Boby Taylor

    Liveaboard Director

    Boby has been diving and guiding on liveaboards since 2005, and love it

    Ron Simon

    Dive instructor/Liveaboard director

    Ron has been a Cruise Director on 10+ Liveaboards throughout the world and has a keen understanding...

    Torben Lonne

    PADI Instructor

    Torben is the Editor of Divein and a true water lover. 


  • Explore some of the world’s most diverse dive sites
  • Offers year-round trips to the best dive sites of the Indonesian sea
  • Raja Ampat, the forgotten islands, Flores, and Komodo are the main routes of Mari
  • Amazing underwater visibility of abundant macro life and thousands of fish species
  • Wreck diving, surfing, snorkeling and plenty of land excursions
  • Trekking at Komodo National Park offers the opportunity to see the rare Komodo dragons
  • Enjoy the safe, secure, comfortable and fun-filled trip with the splendid Mari
  • Capacity to welcome 14 guests in 7 commodious cabins
  • All cabins are incorporated with eminent amenities
  • Stable to cruise at a speed of 8 knots/hour
  • Food is served 3 times and snacks can be availed 24×7
  • Rental equipment available

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Description and details

Diving on the KLM Mari in Indonesia

KLM Mari – exclusive liveaboard, perfect for a group of friends or family

The 32 meters (approx. 105 feet) liveaboard was built in 2008 by the famous boat builders of South Sulawesi. They originally constructed the yacht for their personal use to explore the Indonesia sea from the famous site of Sumatra to Papua. Because of their own use, they constructed the boat with the best local ironwood and teak, which is considered as the best material for boat construction. You can enjoy your diving adventure with the Mari liveaboard that has all the needed facilities and safety measures. Every dive taken by the diver is done under the supervision of the driving instructors. Explore the beauty of the underwater world, where you can see the vast macro life including manta rays, sharks, houses of fish, dolphins and much more. Trekking at Komodo will give you an opportunity to see the large lizard, Komodo dragon.

Boat Interior – lesser guests accommodated in a spacious yacht

The wooden Sulawesi vessel is perfectly designed for providing a comfortable stay on board. It has all the vital amenities that are necessary to have a pleasant dive safari adventure. It is spacious to welcome 14 travelers in 7 commodious cabins. You can choose cabins from deluxe to standard, as the 4 standard cabins are with bunk beds and deluxe cabins are furnished with double and twin beds. These cabins have en-suite bathrooms, hot/freshwater showers, washbasins, and windows so that you don’t miss a single view while staying in the cabin.

Deck Area – large deck to enjoy the astonishing vista of the archipelago

The custom-built diving liveaboard offers the best services for all types of diving. The dive deck is equipped with snorkeling equipment, tanks with yoke valves, rinsing tanks and rental equipment. There is a separate camera charging station, where divers can charge and maintain their cameras. Non-divers can spend their time on the large sundecks. There are 2 sundecks, which are spacious and furnished with sun loungers, bean bags, and mattresses. You can enjoy your lazy noon in a cozy atmosphere while enjoying a chilled drink or a cup of tea.

Food and Entertainment

The cruise manager organizes plenty of fun-filled activities onboard as well as land excursions. There are multiple in-house facilities which can be availed absolutely free. There is a non-smoking area for the smoke of allergic guests. The is an option for indoor and outdoor dining. Guests can select to have their meal in the indoor dining area or the open space on the deck while enjoying the 360-degree panoramic view. The chef onboard prepares delicious food of local and international cuisines along with tempting desserts. Whereas, snacks and beverages are available on self-service all day long. don’t hesitate to ask the chef to customize your food, as the guests suffering from food allergies or on medication are also catered on special request.

When to go

KLM Mari offers intimate and luxurious cruises throughout the year. You can explore Komodo and the surrounding islands from July – October for a 5 days short trip or a 10 nights long trip. Raja Ampat and the archipelago can be visited from November – April. While diving with Mari liveaboard, you can have the opportunity to explore the vast macro life from the houses of jackfish to large pelagic like whales and sharks.

Boat features
  • Laundry Service
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Library
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Separate rinse for u/w camera
  • Camera room with table and charging point
  • En-Suite bathrooms

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