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“Great instruction from Waz, very organised school! Loved it!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Blue Marlin Dive Gili Meno

Blue Marlin Dive Gili Meno
Harbour street, West Nusa Tenggara 83352, Indonesia
+62 370 639980
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Ranked #2 of 6 things to do in Gili Meno
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: We are a 5* PADI dive centre on the East side of peaceful Gili Meno and the smallest of the Blue Marlin centre's here in the Gili's. All our crew and dive guides are from the area and have a huge amount of experience in the waters surrounding us, not to mention eyes like hawks for finding the amazing marine life here! Together with the international instructors the team is a special, friendly Gili Meno mix with one thing in common, a passion for diving! We offer courses from Discover scuba diving all the way to Divemaster and fun dives every day for all levels. Come and get wet with us!
London, United Kingdom
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“Great instruction from Waz, very organised school! Loved it!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Blue Marlin Gili Meno really were a class act. The email responses and assistance from Vivienne leading up to our visit were quick and helpful and arrival procedures all great etc.

Brit instructor Waz Houze took me through my PADI open water and was exceptional. Always keen to impart info, and making sure everything was safe first and always enjoyable, he has quickly made me a confident open water diver with some great extra tips along the way as well as a superb knowledge of all the local sealife!

The fun divers with us barely had to lift a finger, so organised were the team with moving kit to and from the boat, setting up and deprepping etc. was all done for them so they could concentrate on enjoying the stunning surroundings above and below water on the Gilis.

We had a great time and would certainly dive with this school again!

Visited August 2013
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Blue-Marlin-Meno, Manager at Blue Marlin Dive Gili Meno, responded to this review, September 20, 2013
Wow, Thank you for your fantastic review! We are really happy that you enjoyed yourselves so much with us, we strive to give great customer service and make our divers feel at ease, safe and relaxed, after-all you are on holiday. It really means a lot to us that you shared your experience at Blue Marlin and we are curious how we may have earned the 5th star from you. We hope that we have the pleasure of diving with you again and maybe you can share with us then! :)
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“Great diving club in Gili Meno”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

5 dices for PADI advanced.
Nice and friendly but very professional and qualified instructors (Waz and Nico).
Very nice dives with lots of fishs, corals and even a banded sea snake.
This diving club was very nice, I had a wonderfull time there and I hope I can come back some days (maybe for recue diver!).

Visited August 2013
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Blue-Marlin-Meno, Manager at Blue Marlin Dive Gili Meno, responded to this review, September 20, 2013
Hi Fabian,

Yes do come back for your rescue you won't regret it! We're really pleased to read that you enjoyed your Advanced course with Nico and Waz, both of them love teaching and sharing their knowledge with students who are keen to learn more about diving, fish life and all things under the sea!
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Fort Myers, Florida
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Fantastic Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

From the first email contact, we were very pleased with Blue Marlin Dive Gili Meno. Vivianne was very responsive to every inquiry, doing her best to help us understand the diving environment in the Gilis, the services provided by Blue Marlin and trying to assist us with finding accommodation. When we arrived in August, they were all set to get us going. My two children, age 14 and 11 were doing their open water dives for PADI certification and my wife and I tagged along. Izzie, our instructor was great - very safety conscious, patient and fun. We all had a great time. The diving was amazing and Izzie ensured that the dive experiences were varied. Vivianne and the rest of the crew on land were very friendly and helpful, even arranging their dive boat to pick us up and take us to Lombok at the end of our stay. Blue Marlin and the Gilis are an unbeatable combination. Thanks, everyone!!!

Visited August 2013
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Blue-Marlin-Meno, Manager at Blue Marlin Dive Gili Meno, responded to this review, August 30, 2013
Hi Ardys, David, Wyatt and Sophie!

Thank you all for your happy review, you guys were great in the water and had such a fun energy in your family, it was a real delight for Izzy to take Sophie and Wyatt on their first dives in the sea. Don't forget to send us a picture of you all pumpkin carving underwater with your dive club we would love to see your creations!
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“Nice diving”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

We would do it again. We met really nice people. The divessites were really beautiful and saw lots of turtles.
Small groups with two guides per group. We felt very good

Visited August 2013
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Blue-Marlin-Meno, Manager at Blue Marlin Dive Gili Meno, responded to this review, August 30, 2013
Hi Urlaubleo,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we are very happy to receive your kind comments and really appreciate any feedback on how we can improve our services. We would love that you come back and dive with us again in the future!
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“Organised and competent, high standards”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

This dive school was well organised, professional and competent. They seemed to be quite conscientious about maintaining training standards, which we appreciated (as we were there for a dive course).

Visited August 2013
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Blue-Marlin-Meno, Manager at Blue Marlin Dive Gili Meno, responded to this review, September 20, 2013
Hi Annie,

Thank you for your review, I hope you don't leave it another 20 years before diving again!:) We were really glad to be a part of rekindling your passion again for the diving world!
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