I have had a goal for some time now to complete an open water dive course. I thought my 5 days on Gili T was the perfect opportunity to finally archieve it. After reading some positive reviews about Blue Marlin Dive I decided that I would give them a go and achieve my goal. Being a first time visitor to Gili Islands, I decided to not book ahead until I arrived at Gili T in case I found a better option. As soon as I saw the setup of Blue Marlin Dive on the island there was no other choice. I walked in hoping that a place would be available for the open water dive course and was welcomed immediately. Don't get me wrong it was a busy time with a lot of action but it was well managed. My theory components were mostly conducted whilst sitting in a small bali hut to watch videos or on a table next to the beach. What a classroom !!! I was extremely lucky in being placed on a course with an instructor who was very experienced, qualified, good at teaching, patient and totally professional. There was just me with a couple from France. If you want to learn to dive safely and from people who know how to teach with no language or other barriers, with the best facilities, staff and equipment this is the place on Gili T to do it. If you want to risk a signed off course with no learning and average equipment to save money or otherwise there are many other options with other companies but they were not for me. On my course we did everything the proper way, safely and most importantly with fun. I will save the underwater bit for you but heaven would compare. Amazing. I am 100% going back when I can and will dive with the same company. Thank you Edwin and thank you Blue Marlin Dive for helping me achieve my goal and for the lasting memories I have taken with me from the incredible reefs that are so close. Hooked on diving for life !!!! See you again soon. Aaron Firth. Australia.
Thank you for taking the time to write a comprehensive review of your time diving with us here at Blue Marlin Dive Gili Trawangan, we are delighted to hear it was a positive experience for you. We are glad you felt welcome from the moment you entered the dive centre, that you felt everything was well organised throughout and that you appreciated being placed on the course with one of the most experienced instructors Edwin. It is nice to hear that you enjoyed our "beach hut" style classrooms to conduct the theory portions of the course, and the wonderful underwater life Gili has to offer, and that you felt that Edwin was patient and professional throughout. We do our best to conduct our programs to the highest level PADI has to offer, and it is great to get feedback such as yours. We would be delighted to further your dive training should you wish to return sometime in the future, and thank you sincerely for your amazing review.
Blue Marlin Dive Team