Mari Liveaboard, Indonesia


The beautiful Mari liveaboard is a traditional Indonesian phinisi offering year-round diving trips in Raja Ampat, the Banda Sea and Komodo National Park. Constructed entirely of ironwood and teak, the 30m Mari underwent a complete refurbishment in 2016 to offer modern furnishings and ample onboard space. She caters to a maximum of 14 guests in 7 cabins, ensuring a more personal experience and plenty of room to relax. There are 3 Deluxe and 4 Superior cabins, each offering individually controlled AC, storage space and private bathrooms. All cabins are located on the main deck so are bright and well ventilated. Common areas include the open-air lounge and bar, as well as 2 sun-decks with loungers. The recent addition of a highly-trained chef onboard means that a wide variety of fresh, healthy and delicious cuisine will keep hungry divers satisfied. The al-fresco dining table is the perfect place to enjoy a hearty meal whilst surrounded by the stunning Indonesian scenery.

The Mari explores the best of Indonesia's dive sites, to offer exciting year-round adventures. From July - October divers can explore Komodo National Park on 4, 5 and 10-night trips. Divers can expect thrilling diving in the national park at world-famous dive sites such as Manta Alley, Castle Rock and Crystal Rock, diving with manta rays, sharks and huge schools of fish. In October the boat moves to Raja Ampat via Flores & the Maluku and then stays in Raja Ampat until the following April. Explore one of the most diverse marine environments in the world, with the chance of seeing everything from pygmy sea-horses to whales. The spacious dive deck with gear storage and individual rinse tanks, large dive tender for getting to and from the dive sites and recent addition of nitrox availability ensure a comfortable dive liveaboard.

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Included: VAT, Environment Tax, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Land Excursions, Naturalist Guide, Snorkel Gear, Snorkeling Guide, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels, WiFi internet.

Required Extras: Fuel Surcharge (150 EUR), National Park Fees (60 EUR per trip), Port Fees (80 EUR per trip).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Nitrox (5 EUR per tank), Rental Gear.

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Boat features

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Library
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Free Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Family Cabins
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Nearly 1:1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • Naturalist Guide

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Wine Available
  • Set Menu Dinner
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Welcome Cocktails
  • Full-board Option
  • Al Fresco Dining

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.


  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English, German, and Indonesian.

Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

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Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2008
  • Year renovated 2018
  • Length 32.2 m
  • Deck area 3 + Sky Deck
  • Beam 6.5m
  • Cruising speed 6-7 knots
  • Engines Nissan RD8/280PS
  • Max guests 14
  • Number of cabins 7
  • Number of bathrooms 7
  • Tenders 2 dinghies from fiber (6.5 m / 40 PS Yamaha + 4 m / 15 PS Yamaha)
  • Water capacity 5000 litre/day
  • Fuel capacity 16 ton
  • Freshwater maker 5 ton/day

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Fishfinder
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Mari Reviews

  • 8.7 Fabulous
  • 41 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Becky B
  • United States United States
Such a comfortable boat!!

Lovely corals, tons of fish, & OCEANIC MANTAS!!!

Recommended for
Comfort, good food, warm showers.
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Michael G
  • United States United States
Lots of elbow room on the boat and amazing diving

Excellent diving and the manta rays at two sites were amazing.

Recommended for
Lots of space on the boat with only 10 divers, fantastic diving and good food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Jamie J
  • United States United States
Fantastic clean new liveaboard

The night dives were amazing and one of the dive guides was really good at pointing out interesting critters. Little side excursions were perfect and Holger was very flexible with taking the small boat to snorkel sites. Crew is good and polite, great with taking care of all your gear.

Recommended for
Great facilities, plenty of space, hot shower water
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Megan D
  • United States United States
Paradise above and below the surface.

Everything. This is the second time that we have used this operator once in Komodo and now Raja Ampat. They are so attentive to your needs and wants. Their attention to detail is incredible for example from the first check dive they notice exactly how i like my BCD set up then each time is was perfect for me. The food through out the trip is always off the charts it was mix of local delights and a few western favorites thrown in there (like French Fries or Chips). Our Dive Guide was awesome he was super familiar with dive sites, currents, and read the conditions very well. He was also super knowledgeable when it came to Fish and Creature ID. I highly recommend the Mari and plan to do more trips on the BEAUTIFUL boat in the future.

Recommended for
Food, Crew, and the spacious poop deck
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Olivia M
  • United States United States
Great diving and staff, but lots of breaded, deep-fried food.

Diving: mantas!

Recommended for
1. The area: Raja Ampat is amazing; 2. Ungke - the dive master; 3. the other divers.
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Paul V
  • United States United States
Good value

Very remote sites in gulf of Tomini that are not often visited by divers.

Recommended for
Crew, owner on board, flexible schedule
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Kenneth G
  • United States United States
The trip was wonderful with excellent and helpful staff as well as great diving.

The diving was excellent and it was great to see healthy coral and plentiful marine life.

Recommended for
The staff, diving and scenery.
  • 6.4 Review score
  • Raymond J
  • United States United States
Not a dedicated dive boat with cramped dive deck


Recommended for
1) Unique route and dive sites; 2) food good but limited, repetitive offerings
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Kristin R
  • United States United States
Great overall experience

The variety in marine life (several species of sharks, manta, lots of fish, sea turtles and more!) was amazing! Although both the staff and the other guests could be more aware of the marine environment when diving. The boat was nice and the food was delicious. Overall great experience!

Recommended for
Crew, dive sites, food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Lynn M
  • United States United States
Amazing, wonderful, fantastic and unbelievable!!!

The whole trip was highlights. I have been on many liveaboards all over the world and this one was the best! It is not fancy. It is homey, comfortable, relaxed and personal. The food was yummy (new chief) and lots of it. I have no complaints.

Recommended for
The crew knocked themselves out to make sure everything was perfect. The diving was incredible. The boat was a wooden, Indonesian, old design that was authentic and great to travel on. The divemasters were professional, knowledgeable, friendly and excited about every dive.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Anna B
  • United States United States
The Mari is a beautiful ship with skilled crew, fabulous dive masters, and wonderful food.

Each consecutive dive seemed to push the limits of the words FABULOUS, AMAZING, AND MAGNIFICENT. The huge diversity and vast amount of flora and fauna seen on this trip demonstrates the other-worldliness of reef life in Raja Amput. The diving is some of the best in the world and to have warm water, pleasant living conditions, and great food seemed like the tasty icing on a scrumptious cake.

Recommended for
Our dive masters highlighted the stunning coral gardens, searched and found the tiniest of micro organisms like pygmy seahorses and nudibranchs, and set us up to see the oceanic and reef mantas, woebegone sharks, and scads of reef sharks. The crew coordinated our dives so we never had our experiences negatively impacted by other divers. Our food and lodging was top shelf.
  • 7.6 Good
  • David J
  • United States United States
A low cost alternative which is better for experienced divers rather than beginners

Night dives

Recommended for
Food, Friendliness, Sunrises
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Michael R
  • Germany Germany
Great Diving in Komodo

We had a number of great dives with many sharks (nurse sharks, reef sharks, white tip and black tip shark), Rays (Eagle, Marble, Cow Nose Rays), and many many turtles (hawksbill and green turtles), Napoleons, Crocodile Fish, ...... .. Lots of small stuff as well (nudibranch, metasepia pfefferi,.....) Holger was a great host.

Recommended for
Great Dive Guides, Lots of Space for Recovery, Flexible Dive Planing
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Paolo B
  • Italy Italy
Exploration with confort

Amazing diving with Oceanic Manta and Christmas pigmy sea horses.

Recommended for
Competent and always available personnel; Plenty of fresh water; Tender boat always in the right place
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Paolo B
  • Italy Italy
Exploration with confort

Amazing diving with Oceanic Manta and Christmas pigmy sea horses.

Recommended for
Competent and always available personnel; Plenty of fresh water; Tender boat always in the right place
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Willy M
  • Indonesia Indonesia
I had a good diving experience , the food was excellent , but the weather is not so friendly, over all itwas wonderful

The manta diving was so great , it was the highlight of the trip...

Recommended for
Easy to the diving spot, silence and relaxing
  • 7.6 Good
  • Mark A
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong
Very nice boat, and great diving, and their was plenty of good food.

It was great seeing so many sharks. I have dived before and seen sharks, but never this many. The dive guides were great, friendly and knowledgeable. Their ability to spot wildlife was incredible and they made the experience amazing. Make sure you know what you are renting though, as despite ticking and not ticking various items before arriving, I was given it all and charged as well. I should have checked when I was handed everything but I accepted it all without question assuming it was in line with what I had requested earlier and then was handed the bill at the end.

Recommended for
The diving, the food and boat.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jungo S
  • Japan Japan

Dive at jetty

Recommended for
Guides, dive sites, cleanness
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Andras R
  • Hungary Hungary
Value for money 5 stars

Lots of sharks, turtles, a manta The best night dive place

Recommended for
Komodo Marine Park, Not too much guests, Relaxed
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Suyan J
  • China China
Have the best time of my life

I love the 2nd day dive, watching dozens of sharks !

Recommended for
Amazing dive, nice crew, comfortable facility
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Andrzej K
  • Poland Poland
Great Time!

That was great expierience! The boat is very well prepered, we had accomodation in delux cabin with ac and private shower and toiletes. Food was quite good but I expected indonesian rather, than western. All the staff was very helpfull. And ofcourse Raja Ampat is the best!!!

Recommended for
Hospitable staff, very good acomodation, best divemasters!
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Cihan B
  • Germany Germany
Nice divespots and nice crew

Good organized crew, and some good divespots if you like makro

Recommended for
Very nice Cabins, well organized and friendly crew
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Verena P
  • Germany Germany
Super nice dive trip!

Manta Rays, reef sharks, turtles and sooo many fishes!! Land excursions to beautiful view points. Yummy breakfast after the morning dive and always changing varieties of lunch and dinner even for veg. Nice places on the boat to hang out, especially the sun deck. Cabins very clean and comfortable with air con for hit times in the day and hot shower, very nice after a long exhausting dive! Whole schedule in time, Airport transfer no Problem!

Recommended for
Best dive sites, nice crew & boat, good food
  • 4.8 Review score
  • Andre H
  • Germany Germany
Licht und Schatten

Die Tauchreise mit der Mari haben sich für uns ganz sicher gelohnt. Raja Ampat ist einfach wunderschön und die Tour zu den interessantesten Tauchplätzen war gut durchgeplant. Der Cruise Manager Holger versuchte stets sein Bestes, um es allen Gästen recht zu machen und hatte tolle Geschichten aus seinem bewegten Leben auf Lager. Auf dieser Reise gab es jedoch ein paar Dinge, die das perfekte Urlaubserlebnis für uns etwas geschmälert haben. So war die Stimmung unter der Crew stets etwas gedrückt, vor allem die Dive Master wirkten ausgebrannt und unmotiviert. So richtig Stimmung kam keine auf. Zum Glück verstanden sich die Gäste untereinander hervorragend. Größtes Manko war für uns aber die Küche. Das Essen war grundsätzlich lecker, jedoch gab es im Prinzip immer die gleichen drei oder vier Gerichte, die durch die Interpretation des Koches von deutschem Geschmack noch dazu relativ ähnlich schmeckten. Die Beilagen bestanden immer aus denselben Gemüsen. Abends gab es als Beilage ständig nur Kartoffeln oder Pommes. Schon ab der Hälfte des Trips kam uns das immer gleiche Essen bei den Ohren heraus. Praktisch null Abwechslung. Keinerlei Highlights. Nicht einmal frischer Fisch. Nur Makrele aus der Kühltruhe. Oft haben wir die Crew beneidet, die sich fast täglich frische kleine Fische frittiert haben. Auch der Geburtstag eines Gastes wurde in keiner Weise berücksichtigt von der Crew. Schade. Ebenfalls sauer aufgestoßen hat uns die zugeteilte Kabine ganz hinten links. Anders als im Grundriss dargestellt, ist diese sicherlich 25-30% kleiner als die vorderen Superior-Kabinen, bedingt durch den schmaleren Schnitt der Mari am Heck. Zudem ist hier das Bad nicht in der Kabine, sondern nebenan. Das ist etwas bedauerlich, da man denselben Preis bezahlt wie für die komfortablere und deutlich größere Superior-Kabine. Zudem hat die Crew am Heck des Schiffes ihre eigene Küche. Des Öfteren saß daher Personal vor der Kabine oder dem Bad herum beim Essen. Naja, vielleicht für empfindliche Gemüter nicht optimal. Hintergrund ist wohl der, dass durch den Umbau des alten Tauchdecks hinten zwei zusätzliche Mini-Superiorkabinen entstanden sind. Eigentlich eher eine Kabine dritter Klasse. Hätte man auf der Webseite auch kenntlich machen oder den Preis anpassen können. Als Trost blieben tolle Tauchgänge das großartige Sonnendeck mit Blick auf die Inselwelt Westpapuas und viele neue Bekanntschaften.

Recommended for
Raja Ampat, Holgers Stories, das Sonnendeck
  • 7.6 Good
  • Andras R
  • Hungary Hungary
Value for monery

You can see a lot of Manta rays from touching distance, there are a lot of wobbegong sharks, and there is one species of the walking sharks which live only at Raja Ampat.

Recommended for
Raja Ampat is very good, saw enough Manta rays, funny walking shark
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Silvan K
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Amazing Trip 7D/6N Raja Ampat

We had a really nice trip in March 2019. The trip was exactly like the description. The crew was so helpful and friendly. There was a lot of good food at any time. Before every dive there was a good briefing and the divemasters have a lot of experience. We were 11 guests divided into 3 dive groups. We saw the walking sharks, Mantas, a lot of macros and so much more! We really can recommend to dive with Mari in Raja Ampat.

Recommended for
Diving, Crew, Food
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Kshitij C
  • India India

Been diving ~8 yrs, never seen such density of flora and fauna underwater at any location. This is by far my best diving experience. Ranging from the vast expanse of huge and colorful corals at Melissa's garden, to the Manta cleaning stations at Blue Magic and Manta's Ridge where oceanic mantas literally sneak up on you, and the amazing macro life at Kerou channel - it was truly an amazing trip. Definitely the first of many :)

Recommended for
Insane diving sites, Great food, Amazing (and very knowledgeable) crew and guides
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Tony S
  • Australia Australia
Staff very very attentive to the guests and made us feel very much at home, the food was superb

Enjoying dining on fresh, healthy and very well prepared food - felt like a 5 star resturant Diving with experienced and responsible dive masters who never took risks with our safety. Boat facilities that were clean, well maintained and provided all creature comforts.

Recommended for
Diving, food and weather
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Nino T
  • Austria Austria
A nice liveaboard, with fantastic food and very nice crew

Manta Rays, turtles, boat, crew

Recommended for
Food, diving spots, crew
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Pedro C
  • Portugal Portugal
Good times in experient hands!

The diving spots were incredible. The guides allways knew well the spots and showed amazing things. The island tour was also great!

Recommended for
Staff organization, cabin confort, meals served.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Juan B
  • Spain Spain
Surprisingly good

We did south and central Raja Ampat on the Mari Liveaboard (12 days). On average we did 3 dives a day and we loved it! Our master diver, Ungke , was very experienced and energetic and he knew the area very well. We always felt safe with him. The boat was very comfortable and the crew was very attentive. The boat has different areas to relax after the dives. Regarding food, we loved the breakfast and the "surprise" that was waiting for us after the afternoon dive. Our favourite diving spots were Melissa's garden and Blue Magic. We saw mantas, lots of sharks (white tip, black tip, wawigong and walking sharks), pigmy seahorses, pipefish, nudibranches, different types of shrimps and many many fish that I cannot list here. The dives were easy with no current. We came in December and the sea was calm, but in the south the visibility was worse than in Central. I think we were unlucky because the visibility is supposed to be great in Misool, but it rained a couple of days. The last 2 days of the trip could be improved. The last day we spent the day on the boat, on the port of Sorong as we arrived at around 6pm the previous day. We could have done more dives on the previous day, we did only 2 in the morning and then we headed to Sorong. We returned to Sorong to soon and we feel that we missed half day of diving.

Recommended for
Amazing underwater life, relax and confort
  • 7.6 Good
  • Alan P
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
A very cosy liveaboard that showed the best dive spots of Raja Ampat

Seeing multiple Manta Rays and Wobblegong sharks

Recommended for
1. Staff taking care of the dive kit. 2. Dive guides finding small nudibranches. 3. Friendliness of the staff to help you in any way or form
  • 8.4 Very good
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great way of seeing all Raja Ampat has to Offer

19 Varied and excellent dives where we saw pretty much everything we expected. We were well looked after by the dive guides who did safety checks prior to each dive.. important as there are some strong currents. The mantas, pygmy seahorses and sharks (especially wobble gong and walking sharks)were spectacular. There was plenty of food and it was tasty but perhaps lacked a little in creativity.. we had rice for every lunch and evening meal. We enjoyed the land tour but would have liked perhaps a village visit. The boat worked like clockwork and we had a great group of 8 international clients.. All in all we had a wonderful time and the KLM Mari and its crew will give you a super RA experience

Recommended for
The Beautiful Boat , the dedicated crew, and the superb diving
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Thilo Z
  • Germany Germany
I lot of different animals

40 minutes Manta show under the wather. The food on the ship was very nice. The Dive Master used GPS to find the best diving places. About one Dive Master for four divers.

Recommended for
Mantas in near distance, a sea Snake (subfamily Hydrophiinae) and many Wobbegong Sharks
  • 8.0 Very good
  • YING J
  • China China
Friendly staff and wonderful experience!

it was definitely one of the best liveaboard experiences I have ever had so far. We saw sharks, small stuff, manta and knew many new species. Despite the weather was not that good sometimes, the staff managed to keep us safe and sound and provide excellent service in storm. We enjoyed every dive especially in Balak Island, where we saw manta out of blue, without having to fight against strong current. The dive master joked that we could name that dive site since it is a new discovery for them as well.

Recommended for
Friendly and helpful staff; Great chef; amazing underwater experience
  • 7.2 Good
  • France France
We had the most amazing dives!

The dives of course! Especially the ones with the mantas were incredible! Raja Amat is a beautiful area.Landscapes are postcards!

Recommended for
Dive masters were very good. Dives were huge! The crew is really very nice and helpful
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Borbala S
  • Hungary Hungary
Badly understaffed, 5 people with dive master, raising tip from 15 to 20ER/day, no intetnet

Being hooked in a mild current Beautiful coral gardens Variety if dive sites

Recommended for
Very nice staff, lovely dive sites, great boat
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