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Blue Marlin Dive Gili Trawangan

#2 of 42 Tours in Gili Trawangan Features Animals
West Nusa Tenggara 83352, Indonesia
+62 370 6132424
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Open Water PADI course

Completed the open water PADI course with Mike. He went out of his way to make everyone feel... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jenny H
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PADI - Open Water Course

The course with the instructor was very professionally conducted. Lovely atmosphere with very nice... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tor Helge G
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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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West Nusa Tenggara 83352, Indonesia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Completed the open water PADI course with Mike. He went out of his way to make everyone feel comfortable and complete the course on time. Very intense course, but good to have people around who know the island so well. Would definitely recommend!

Thank Jenny H
Reviewed 2 days ago

The course with the instructor was very professionally conducted. Lovely atmosphere with very nice and service-friendly people. Highly recommended

Thank Tor Helge G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My partner and I did a Discovery course with Blue Marlin. Neither of us had scuba dived before so were excited but a little apprehensive. The night before our dive, we went into the shop and the guy on reception was really fun and helpful....More

Thank wallywal90
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I did my advanced open water here after reading reviews online and I am so glad I did! I booked in advance online so I got a free fun dive which I used at the end of the corse! I corresponded with Nicole via email...More

Thank Ccook123
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There are so many dive schools on the island but something about blue marlin just pulled us towards them. My boyfriend and I had an amazing experience. I was quite a bit nervous at the beginning in the pool and even had some difficulty with...More

Thank Tatiana K
BlueMarlinDive, bookings at Blue Marlin Dive Gili Trawangan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hey there! Thanks for taking the time to write a lovely review about your experience at Blue Marlin. We are pleased that you enjoyed learning to dive with Bruno and hope that you have lots of fun diving around the world in the future :)

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I did my open water course, and my girlfriend did a refreshment course.. afterwards We both did the deep dive. Really good atmosphere in the shop and very completent international staff! They recommended dive sites and shops in the rest of indonesia, Nice. Btw. Had...More

Thank Emil H
BlueMarlinDive, bookings at Blue Marlin Dive Gili Trawangan, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for your review Emil. We are pleased that you had a great time doing your Open water Course with Bruno. We hope that one day you will come back and dive with us again :)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner completed his open water PADI and also his advance after he enjoyed his first course so much. I also completed a discovery dive. The staff here are absolutely fantastic- I was a very nervous diver and had a number of panic attacks but...More

Thank NCTravel9
BlueMarlinDive, bookings at Blue Marlin Dive Gili Trawangan, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Guys! Thank you very much for your wonderful review. There is nothing we enjoy more here at Blue Marlin than creating new divers! We are so pleased that you overcame your fears with the help and support of 2 of our most experienced instructors....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A friend and I decided to take our PADI Open Water Dive course and where else is best to do it than in Gili T! We actually first booked to stay in the Blue Marlin Hotel and from then was in touch with Nicole (who...More

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BlueMarlinDive, bookings at Blue Marlin Dive Gili Trawangan, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Ruby! Firstly, it was an absolute pleasure to have your smiling face here at the hotel and dive shop! Thank you very much for your kind words. We are super stoked that you had a great time with us and hope that you will...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and two kids (9 and 11 years) had a great day with Discover Scuba Diving/Bubble Maker. Very professional introduction by Danish instructor Laura and divemaster Pernille. A bit of theory on the beach and then about an hour in the pool practising different...More

Thank Michael V
BlueMarlinDive, bookings at Blue Marlin Dive Gili Trawangan, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Guys! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are thrilled that you had a wonderful time and of course we are honoured to have introduced your children to the underwater world. I know that Laura, Alex and Pernille...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did our refresher and then advanced PADI course with these guys. Had a great experience! Equipment and boats are all in very good nick, they offer all of the advanced options too. Dive sites in Gili were all very good with plenty of colourful coral...More

Thank cirwin1730
BlueMarlinDive, bookings at Blue Marlin Dive Gili Trawangan, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your kind review. We are very happy that you had a great experience with us and Tupac here at Blue Marlin. Hopefully you will come back and see us again for more diving in the future!

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Debasmita B
17 July 2017|
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Response from BlueMarlinDive | Property representative |
Hi, We have lockers available at the dive shop for your valuables. Regards
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Marie A
17 June 2017|
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Response from BlueMarlinDive | Property representative |
Hello, All of the operators on the main beach road are good to go with. They offer full and half day tours around all 3 Gili islands for a good price. Unfortunately Blue Marlin only offer Scuba Diving.
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Judith W
11 April 2017|
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Response from icklenicbonner |
The dives are 490,000 IDR each plus a one off donation to the Gili Eco Trust of 50,000 IDR. 10% discount for 5 dives or more. The Gili islands Dive Assosiation means that the prices are fixed all over the island meaning that... More
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