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Black Marlin Dive Resort

Kadidiri Island, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia
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Black Marlin Dive Resort
Ranked #1 of 3 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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Darwin, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Oakland, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
31 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Black Marlin is situated on a beautiful part of Kadidiri Island. The rooms are nice with lovely decorative accents and ensuite bathrooms. Each room has their own balcony and hammock. The food is simple hearty Indonesian cuisine served family style. The beach is pretty short but they have some nice lounging areas that overlook the water. I only went snorkeling... More

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Mfuwe, Zambia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Black Marlin bills itself as a dive center, and it is, but is also a nice destination for non-divers. Getting there is a challenge: we took the route in from Luwuk by taxi to Ampana, then by local boat (interesting cultural experience, but slow) and speedboat from Siatu. On the way out we took the overnight ferry to Gorantalo, which... More

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My girlfriend and I stayed here for 5 nights in early June. The booking process went smoothly ... Crispin was very prompt in responding to my millions of questions. We took the overnight ferry from Gorontalo. We recommend business class on the ferry ($9) because there is AC and smoking is prohibited. Economy ($7) had no AC and LOTS of... More

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Poso, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

black marlin,,, the best villas in the islands Togean, His ministry is very excellent and very affordable price .. its people are very friendly, the place is not boring, always brings new atmosphere and no expensife

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I stayed at Black Marlin Dive for 4 days in early January 2014,it was one of the highlights of my trip to Sulawesi. I don't dive but did snorkel over the reef just off the beach, there were 100's of fish of all types. As for the resort the room was clean and a nice size, the food very good... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Don't go here if you're looking for a five star luxuory resort, but I would say this place was the highlight of our 3/4 week trip through Sulawesi, Lombok and Bali. We also got our SSI open water and we couldn't have wished for a better instructor! The thing we liked the best about the resort was the staff, they... More

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Wien, Österreich
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We were a group of two couples and one child. We stayed there for 23 days over new year. So quite a long time. First of all, it's a nice place if you expect a very basic stay. We stayed in standard rooms. Electricity is just available in the evening. Till 10.30 or 11 pm. Running water twice a day... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I stayed there for 5 nights and it was great. Regarding Black Marlin resort I have a few negative points to address. When we arrive nobody welcome us, present and explain the available facilities or even just introduce the resort. We waited a long time and then we have to take the initiative to ask for it. The staff are... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

in my recent visit I stayed there for over a week; and I went to some other resorts as well so I guess I can provide a good comparison: 1- rooms: all resorts have relatively good rooms; BM rooms have nice showers; very nice mosquito nets and good views. I couldnt find a single problem with them. 2- food: the... More

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

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Beautiful Dive Resort at the heart of the Togians with easy access to all the best divesites (including Una Una and B24 wreck) using the best equipment, boats and most experienced DMs and instructors. Relaxed atmosphere, good facilities, helpful friendly staff, clean rooms, excellent value. All bungalows right on the beach with spring beds, full mosquito nets, fans, western ensuite bathrooms, hammock on your terrace with stunning views. ... more   less 
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