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Blue Marlin Dive Gili Trawangan

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Address: West Nusa Tenggara 83352, Indonesia
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+62 370 6132424
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Blue Marlin Dive is the original and longest established PADI dive resort...

Blue Marlin Dive is the original and longest established PADI dive resort on the beautiful Gili islands. Set up in 1992 by renowned technical diver and instructor Simon Liddiard, Blue Marlin has grown to be a successful PADI 5-Star Instructor Development Resort and TDI technical diving facility. We offer daily recreational and technical dive trips for certified divers, a complete range of PADI recreational courses from beginner to instructor level and a luxury diving liveaboard based in Komodo national park. An award-winning TDI and IART technical facility, we specialize in Enriched Air Nitrox, Tri-mix, Buddy Inspiration and Evolution, and JJ Closed-Circuit Rebreather training. We have a full service dive resort with a restaurant, bar & on-site accommodation. Let our clear warm waters, swaying palm trees and no-motorized traffic ensure your holiday is a memorable one.

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Great dive centre

My partner and I both have our AOW. The staff at Blue Marlin is super friendly and knows their stuff. After a so-so experience with a different dive center the day before, we were... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My partner and I both have our AOW. The staff at Blue Marlin is super friendly and knows their stuff. After a so-so experience with a different dive center the day before, we were definitely pleased. Our Dive Master had over 17 years dive experience and a keen eye for the small stuff. We were able to visit Deep Turbo... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stay in the hotel more than a week and I found the staff very lovely & smiling. The room was very well cleaned every single day, the manager Emma was really involved and reply to my all needs. She helped me about my boat ticket, laundry, snorkelling, yoga, restaurant questions. Emma is amazing !! My instructor, Tupac was very... More 

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Albany, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I selected Blue Marlin Dive on Gili T based on its outstanding reviews, and we were not disappointed. Completing our Open Water Dive Couse with Seb was a great experience. So professional and supportive he made the course one to remember. We did our e learning prior to arriving and Nicole made sure we knew exactly what... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent 7 days at Blue Marlin Gili T. I completed the Open Water Dive Course and had such a good time I went ahead and did the Advanced course straight after. My Instructor for both courses was Jacob. He was very knowledgeable, patient and encouraging, but most of all he made the course fun! I was very impressed with... More 

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Zeebrugge, Belgium
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were at Gilli Trawagan during Christmas for 6 days looking for diving experiences and PADI courses for my daughters and my son. I booked before as a package at Blue Marlin Dive and I paid 30 % in advance via Paypal not knowing the quality of the services. It turns out that it was one of the best experiences... More 

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BlueMarlinDive, Manager at Blue Marlin Dive Gili Trawangan, responded to this review

Hi RaulMonda, Thank you for choosing Blue Marlin Dive Gili Trawangan, and for taking the time to write a review of your experiences. We are delighted to hear that we exceeded your expectations, and that you feel we are the best dive operator you have ever encountered in South East Asia, there really is no better feedback. We are glad... More 

Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent 4 days at Gili T fun diving while my girlfriend completed her open water course. During the booking process, Nicole was incredibly helpful and friendly in organizing every detail, making the entire booking smooth. Over the course of my dives, I dove with instructors Alex and Jen. Both were incredibly professional, safe and knew exactly where to find... More 

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BlueMarlinDive, Manager at Blue Marlin Dive Gili Trawangan, responded to this review

Hi Jsubaiah, Thank you for diving with Blue Marlin Dive Gili Trawangan, we are delighted it was a good choice for you. We are glad to hear that all the pre-planning went smoothly with Nicole, and that both Divemasters you encountered were professional, safety conscious and skilled underwater at finding the marine creatures. It's great to hear that you felt... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took the Open Water Dive Course at Blue Marlin at Gili T. My instructor was Bruno and he was fantastic: he knew each and every dive site (including where all the marine life lived!) and made sure we were calm, confident and prepared for all the "worst case scenarios" that new divers fear. I would highly recommend him as... More 

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BlueMarlinDive, Manager at Blue Marlin Dive Gili Trawangan, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experiences here at Blue Marlin Dive Gili Trawangan, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your open water course with our instructor Bruno. We are glad you felt he was a good instructor, and made you a capable and skilled diver by the end of the... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing instructors, super focussed on safety, efficiently run, very professional operation by Edwin and Donna - Blue Marlin is THE place to take you diving on Gili T (and in fact Indonesia). With little experience beyond snorkelling a family of four (old but suitably hip parents....!! a 12 and 10 year old) - diligently, comprehensively, gently but firmly taken through... More 

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BlueMarlinDive, Manager at Blue Marlin Dive Gili Trawangan, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for choosing Blue Marlin Dive Gili Trawangan, we are delighted it was a good choice for you and your family. We are glad you enjoyed the course with our instructor Bruno, and found the facilities of accommodation and restaurant to be of a high standard. We do hope we will see you soon again, and thank... More 

Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've just got back from a two weeks diving with Blue Marlin. Actually just wanted to have Fun dives but after I've seen how professional these guys are, decided to do the rescue course. My instructor John was very patient, gave everything to teach me what I needed and didn't leave me free until he was sure I mastered the... More 

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BlueMarlinDive, Manager at Blue Marlin Dive Gili Trawangan, responded to this review

Hi Armin, Thank you for choosing to dive with us here at Blue Marlin Dive Gili Trawangan, it was a pleasure to have you diving with us for the couple of weeks. We are delighted that you found us to be so professional you decided to take some courses as well as the fun dives and found your instructor to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got my open water certificate at Blue Marlin and it was great! Fairman has been an awesome instructor these days👌🏻 / Robin

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BlueMarlinDive, Manager at Blue Marlin Dive Gili Trawangan, responded to this review

Hi Robin, Thanks for taking the time to write a review of your experiences here with our instructor Firman, we are glad to hear it was an awesome couple of days. Kind Regards Blue Marlin Dive Team More 

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