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Kadidiri Island, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia
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Black Marlin Dive Resort
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Togian Islands
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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10 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, after spending 7 days and 5 nights there... Summing up, the truth is that it is disappointing place in terms of accommodation. I'll start with the bad things: - The general impression is that the money that is produced by the diving center/resort, is not reinvested in maintaining, renewing the place. Everything looks old, and furthermore they are building... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this place because it's marked #1 in Togeans and there are plenty of nice reviews. Well, spending 2 nights there i can say that it's not true. We ran out of there totally disappointed as soon as we could. What made us run. First of all it's the absense of water. We thought it wouldn't be a problem... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

After a 30hour travel from central sulawesi to Kadidiri we spent two nights in the Resort. As all standard rooms were occupied we had a deluxe room, which was very luxourious and comfortable. In my opinion the resort is nice decorated and clean and you can find various cozy chill out zones on the beach. We wanted to relax and... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This place is truly a truly hiddem gem! We took a 12 hours overnight ferry from Gorontalo to Wakai being transferred onto a speedboat to this lovely paradise. The water around the house reef was so clear that it looks like an aquarium. A must do is the night dive around the house reef and Una Una Island. We only... More 

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58 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We stayed only 2 nights but wished to have stayed more. Paradise location, small beach with palm trees. House reef in front of the hotel. Good management, nice staff and efficient organisation Restaurant and common places are nicely decorated. There is a sun deck and seating area to have apero at sunset. Superior rooms are quite big and all are... More 

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BMdive, Owner at Black Marlin Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are so glad that you had an enjoyable stay with us and that the food and service were as we demand and pride ourselves. It is aways appreciated when guests notice the efforts made with decoration etc as theses are a constant challenge in our remote location. You'll be glad to hear the government... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

We first stayed a couple of nights at Paradise resort after which it was a relief to visit Black Marlin. The Staff is very Friendly and the dive instructors are really good. The bungalows are a bit cheaper than at Paradise and due to the stone houses, less bugs and animals will visit :) The food is good, although a... More 

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BMdive, Owner at Black Marlin Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. The staff and instructors love welcoming new guests and giving them a great time while they are with us. We try to provide as many varied relax areas as possible to accommodate all guests whether they want to enjoy a beer together listening to music in the restaurant or on a bean bag reading... More 

Jakarta, Indonesia
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15 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I enjoyed my stay here, one of the best weeks of my life. I took my advanced certification here as well. Great and friendly diving and non diving staff (local or non local). Felt like home. The food could be better and more varied but who cares when you have clean and affordable rooms, plenty of sun, great walls underwater,... More 

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BMdive, Owner at Black Marlin Dive Resort, responded to this review

I am glad you enjoyed the diving so much as is very special with so much to see and combining that with an advanced course is such a good idea to help improve your diving technique at the same time. As you know the dogs; Masker, Rocky, Suunto and Fin are always thrilled to have new guests as potential dog... More 

Torrejon De Ardoz, Spain
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The food is not very good as it is always the same: rice, fish and sometimes chicken and a bit more rice. No fruit. We spent there five days and and the last two days we were too many people and there wasn't food enough for everybody. The local staff was very, very nice, and the location is beautiful. Sometimes... More 

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BMdive, Owner at Black Marlin Dive Resort, responded to this review

Many thanks for you review of your time with us. As August and our busiest time there are occasional surges in guest numbers which does put a strain on the kitchen and the supply of local produce from the markets. We are trying to remedy this with bring in fresh fruit and veg from Gorontalo etc. Unfortunately with limited electricity... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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65 reviews 65 reviews
12 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

truth be told getting to togian islands is not easy. it takes time but it's totally doable. arriving at wakai island we were immediately welcomed by the nicest staff from black marlin identifying themselves with their tshirts. the transfer to the resort from the ferry boat terminal just takes a few minutes. the rooms have beautiful views and the reef... More 

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BMdive, Owner at Black Marlin Dive Resort, responded to this review

You're right it is a challenge to get to the Togians but always a treat when you're there. With the new airport opening in Ampana end of the year this should make the journey less arduous. I am so glad the staff made you feel so welcome as we pride ourselves on all our staff being close with the guests... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Don't waste your money on a trip here,it is difficult to get to, the diving is not that fantastic compared to other sites in Sulawesi and the accommodation is below average. The rooms are old and very hot of a night especially when the fans stop running at around 11:00 due to the power being turned off. Even though this... More 

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BMdive, Owner at Black Marlin Dive Resort, responded to this review

I apologise that the resort did not please you during your stay. As july and august are our busiest period of the year there are unexpected occasional hiccups. Regarding your booking problems if I was on the island perhaps due to poor signal perhaps your email slipped through unnoticed. I endeavour to answer all inquiries within 24 hours when possible... More 

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Additional Information about Black Marlin Dive Resort

Address: Kadidiri Island, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Sulawesi > Central Sulawesi > Togian Islands
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Black Marlin Dive Hotel Togian Islands

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