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Black Marlin Dive Resort

Kadidiri Island, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Pau, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've been staying for 5 nights in this hotel in august (my friend and I, 23years old) and it was an amazing and peaceful stay. Indeed after a looooong trip to get there we arrived in the Black Marlin in Kadidiri Island and we were not disappointed at all, a really good quality/price value!! Rooms were clean, big and with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The bungalows and the beach are very nice even if it is a bit overpriced. The food is good but the quantity are clearly insufficient. I liked the place but not the atmosphere, everything has a price there: extra food, tuba with the mask, low air in your tank, etc. If you look for a social place, you will enjoy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Great place since it's so far and take a long time to get there with a boat but i'm sure you wont be disappointed if you're looking for great dive experiences, peacefull and quiet place with such beautifull view!! They have tour package too so you can swim with jellyfish and they will take you to dive around small lil... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I was in Southeast Asia for eight months and I must say that Black Marlin was my absolute favorite place. The staff was friendly and helpful, the bungalows spacious and right on the beach and overall atmosphere relaxing. Apart from the obvious luxuries of the resort the diving was spectacular. Not only because of the clear blue water and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here 5 nights and really loved it. We decided on doing an open water diving course with Dani, one of the dive instructors there. She is a great teacher; she took lots of time for us and had a relaxed and confident teaching style which made us feel comfortabel in the water very fast. The dive sites were... More 

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We spent four night here and went on 5 dives, and we have nothing but great things to say about the resort. After a crazy 18 hour journey traveling from Tana Toraja to Ampana, the resort had arranged for an employee to meet us at at the dock and they even reserved a space for us to sleep on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

I had the chance to pass by all three resorts in Kadidiri, and have no doubt Black Marlin is by far the best in all aspects! The snorkeling is great, diving with the Master diver Yeko is unforgettable experience, all the staff is the most friendly anyone can imagine!!! Ondi, Ebi, Opi, Lina, Lala, and a laaàarge list, are incredible... More 

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Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Dear reader We spend two weeks on Kadidiri,the first time at lestari and than we changed to Black Marlin. We did our Open Water course there and got a 20%discount of the Bungalow. It was verry nice because all the staff were really friendly and knew our names after one day.The Bungalows are clean and the food was 5*.But the... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Had the best experience staying here I didn't leave for 2 weeks! Overwhelmingly beautiful place to stay and the food is stunning loads of fresh fish, vegetables, fruit etc thank you to Lena and the other cooks. Great experience to be away from wifi and actually talk to people! Danni and Jeko are so lovely and funny and Ali too... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

When reading reviews on the internet about this place we were really excited to go there superb dive school and EXCELLENT food. well my experience was a little different! we took the most expensive room and it ends up being infested with thermite a all the furniture was eatten away! really no legs left on the furniture! then our bathroom... More 

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

Many thanks for your review and feedback. I am extremely surprised as you will see most of our reviews are very positive as we are very conscious of providing good service to all of our guests. I am especially surprised by comments out our dive team as they are very professional and concerned for all divers with us that they... More 

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