Mari Liveaboard

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Having recently undergone a full refurbishment, this traditional phinisi now boasts modern furnishings and a new, chic style. The Mari is made out of teak and ironwood and at 30m long is a fairly large vessel for just 10 guests.

There a total of 5 cabins on board the Mari, all of which can be found on the ship’s main deck and offer air-conditioning as well as private bathroom facilities. Guests can choose between two superior cabins or three deluxe cabin configurations. A number of common areas are on board for guests to enjoy, such as the open-air spaces that serve as a combination of a bar, dining room and lounge, and the 2 sun decks.

The Mari operates throughout the year to bring the Indonesian waters to life for each passenger. Between July and October is the best time to explore the world-renowned Komodo National Park with a 4, 5 or 10-night stay. Within Komodo National Park guests will be treated to diving sites such as Crystal Rock, Manta Alley and Castle Rock which offer potential shark sightings, manta ray encounters and giant schools of fish. During the month of October the Mari moves towards Raja Ampat by way of the Maluku and Flores, and then will continue to operate in Raja Ampat up until April of the following year. Raja Ampat is well-known as one of the world’s most bio-diverse marine regions, where divers expect to spot anything from tiny pygmy seahorses to giant whales.

Keith, South Africa November 13, 2017

I was completely blown away by the marine biodiversity seen at Raja Ampat. We saw turtles, sharks, rays, crocodile fish and so much more. The dive guides were fantastic at point out smaller critters we might have swum right past.

All in all I would highly recommend the Mari and I hope to return to do another itinerary with this vessel soon.

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