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c_171_171_16777215_00_images_courses.jpgProviding all levels of PADI training from introduction dives to Instructor courses, the highly qualified and professional team at Blue Marlin can address all your needs. We teach courses in: English, Dutch, French, Spanish, Danish, German and Bahasa Indonesia. Please let us know ahead of time if you have a non-english language need, we stock PADI materials in even more languages so you can comfortably learn important dive theory.

Online Booking Special

Book any PADI course via the internet, either by the Book Now PayPal button on each course page or by sending us an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and paying a deposit, and when you show up at Blue Marlin you can claim your free fun dive - a $35 USD value (not applicable for Instructor Development Courses).


You can pay for your course by:
  • Bank transfer to our Indonesian bank accounts (please allow at least 14 days for this to clear) - please ensure that you carry all the costs of the transfer
  • Via PayPal before (or after) you arrive - we will charge you an additional 5%
  • Credit card (Visa and MasterCard) - we will charge you an additional 3%

PADI E-learning


Learning to scuba dive has never been more convenient! Whether you’re on the go or want to take it slow, now you can complete the knowledge development portion of your PADI course online with PADI eLearning. It’s a great match for your active schedule and after you complete all the segments, you can print your eLearning record and bring it with you to start your underwater adventures as soon as you arrive on Gili Trawangan. 

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Discover Scuba Diving


Have you always wanted to try scuba diving but are not ready to commit to the full course? Are you keen to sees turtle up close underwater but are short on time? The Discover Scuba Diving Experience program is just what you've been looking for. This half day program is also the first section of the Open Water course, so if you decide to continue right away or within a month you are on your way to becoming a certified diver! (Half day)

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Scuba Diver


Short on time and long on the urge to become a certified diver? The Scuba Diver certification is just for you. This course requires less time than the Open Water course, covering only the first three of five sections of knowledge development, the first three of five pool sessions, and the first two of four open water training dives, resulting in a limited certification. (2 days)

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Open Water Course


The Open Water Course is the first level in recreational scuba diving and introduces people to a whole new world underwater. On the course you learn basic theory of diving and build on your skills so that you become more comfortable on every dive. Your are taught by our experienced instructors that make you feel at ease and enjoy every minute. (3 days)

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Advanced Open Water


Improve your dive skills and become more confident in your abilities by taking the Advanced Open Water Course. A great way to get a few extra dives in and hone your skills under the supervision of an instructor at the same time. The course is flexible with 5 ocean dives, minimal theory and no test! (2 to 3 days)

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Specialty Courses


Improve your diving skills further by choosing from a wide range of PADI Specialty courses, each one designed to challenge skills and excite you. Each course ranges from 2 to 4 dives and you will receive a new certification card. If you complete 5 Specialty Courses you are eligible for the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating, the highest level in recreational diving.

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Emergency First Response


First Aid and CPR are good skills for everyone not just in Scuba Diving. You need these skills for the PADI Rescue Diver course. The Emergency First Response (EFR) course teaches you medical emergency response skills and gives you confidence so you are prepared to help in an emergency. (1 day)

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Rescue Diver


The PADI Rescue Diver course is a challenging and informative course that will build your confidence as a recreational diver. (3 to 4 days)

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Blue Marlin Dive´s philosophy on divemaster training is that the best way to learn is to experience how a dive center operates on a day-to-day basis, not just reading books and doing simulated exercises, but by actually helping the instructor train real students in their diving courses.

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PADI Instructor Courses


If you’re looking to take your PADI Instructor Development Course why not give the GILI IDC in Gili Trawangan a go. We provide thorough, comprehensive and fun Instructor level training in a professional setting. Blue Marlin is a PADI 5 star IDC center which means that we meet the highest standards of professional training.

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