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Blue Marlin Dive - Gili Trawangan

Jalan Gili Trawagan, West Nusa Tenggara 83352, Indonesia
+62 (0)370 6132424
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
Owner description: Welcome to Blue Marlin Dive, the original dive resort on the beautiful Gili islands. Established in 1992 by renowned technical diver and instructor... more » Owner description: Welcome to Blue Marlin Dive, the original dive resort on the beautiful Gili islands. Established 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 technical diving facility. We offer daily recreational and technical dive trips for certified divers, a complete range of PADI recreational and TecRec 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. « less
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

it was my first diving experience and must say that i feld absolutely safe with the instructors. great training before going 12m under! would do it again!

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I'd like to commend Dive Master James for being such an awesome DM for my 2 dives over 21-22june2014 @ Blue Marlin, Gili Trangawan! I really like his style - easy going, helpful, responsible, and trying to make things as enjoyable as possible for me. Never before have i encountered such an understanding DM, who successfully understood me underwater and... More

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

Hello There, Thank you kindly for your extremely thorough and detailed review, we are glad to hear you had a pleasant experience whilst diving here with us. We are delighted with the positive response you give about your experiences diving with Divemaster in training James, and happy to hear you were impressed by his style, easy going manner and ability... More

Secret Harbour, WA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Just spent 5 days on Gili T, 3 days doing my open water dive course. Fantastic, friendly staff. Knowledgeable, approachable and patient instructor. I have come away feeling comfortable and confident with my ability to dive. Can't wait to come back. Thanks to Manon & Andy, you girls are awesome!

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

Hi Tina, Thank you for choosing to dive with us here at Blue Marlin Dive Gili Trawangan, and for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your experiences with Manon and Andy and that their patient approach made you come away feeling comfortable and confident. We also delighted to hear that... More

Zutendaal, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We were very happy to have chosen Blue Marlin. While my husband was doing his advanced course, I did my padi open water diver in 3 days. I even added a deep dive to 30 meter after I completed the course, together with my husband: amazing! We saw turtles, sharks, plenty of beautiful fish and even a seasnake. The courses... More

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

Hi Elizabeth, Thank you for diving with us here at Blue Marlin Dive in Gili Trawangan, and for taking the time to write a review . We are delighted to hear it was a good choice for you, and that both you and your husband thoroughly enjoyed your diving experiences here with us. We are extremely happy to hear you... More

Denpasar, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We did a week of CCR (rebreather) & open circuit diving with Blue Marlin. The dive shop seems chaotically busy but it is really very efficient. The instructors were superb & the divemasters only had 3-4 people each & were amazing. Currents were really fast & strong but nothing was a hassle or a difficulty. Next time we come here... More

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

Hi There Tez, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of us here at Blue Marlin Dive Gili Trawangan. We are indeed a busy dive in a relatively small space, but we do try and run efficiently and professional, so we are extremely glad you made that observation. We are glad that you enjoyed the experiences both... More

Singapore, Singapore
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Want to have a very unforgettable dive? Then do it with the amazing team of Blue Marlin. Special Thanks to Hannah for answering all our emails Deris for accommodating us upon arrival to our super cool instructor Daniel & Zoey. Its our first time in Gili T and we choose BMD because of its reviews, no wonder, they really do... More

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

Hi There Fitz & Chris, Thank you for your wonderful review, it was a pleasure to have you diving with us. Glad you enjoyed the entire service from Hannah on the correspondence, the welcome from Deris who greeted you upon arrival and the diving with instructor Daniel and trainee Zoe. WE do hope you will return again in the future... More

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Spent a month diving with Blue Marlin. Started 10 days diving with the guys from the Sengiggi office, Paul and Dave a great guides, super friendly and know where to find all the critters. Then went over to Trawangan and spent the rest of the trip diving with the Blue Marlin team there were Scuba Steve took me under his... More

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

Hi Jimmy, Wow, thanks for the fantastic review, we are glad to hear you enjoyed your experiences with both Blue Marlin branches. We will pass your regards on to Stuart, Epul and Dave of the Senggigi team, I'm sure they will be equally pleased. It is great to hear you found your courses with Scuba Steve to be professional, thorough... More

Perth, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

great atmosphere lovely views and aquatic sceenery, very friendly and encouraging staff highly recommend the blue marlin dive centre to anyone new or experienced in diving.

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

Hi Killian, Thank you for choosing to dive with us here at Blue Marlin Dive Gili Trawangan, and for taking the time to write a review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the atmosphere around the shop, the scenery both above and below the water and that you found our staff to be friendly and encouraging. We thank you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

Had the open water course in Gili T, just great friendly athmosphere, and just amazing Instructor, Sarah. Would recommend to everybody!!

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

Hi Ari, Great you enjoyed the course with Sarah. Thanks for the recommendation and hope to see you soon again. Kind Regards Blue Marlin Dive Team More

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Second time diving and snorkelling with BMD. First dive/snorkel trip was recommended and organised by Sudamala hotel. Second trip we organised thru Stuart and Donna via email. Well organised, helpful friendly staff. Would definitely recommend. Nothing was too much trouble.

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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 us here at Blue Marlin Trawangan. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your experiences with the Blue Marlin brand both here at and with our colleagues based in Senggigi, and we will pass your thanks on to Stuart there. We do hope you will recommend... More

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