our company

BLUE MARLIN DIVE is the largest dive operator in Indonesia. We now have 6 locations- Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, Gili Air, Komodo, Senggigi Lombok and most recently Kuta Lombok.

With a fleet of over 12 dayboats and 2 liveaboards, Blue Marlin has grown into a large diving network.

We offer a multitude of experiences for divers under and on top of the water! From diving with turtles in the Gili’s to visiting the prehistoric Dragons in Komodo.

Blue Marlin began in 1990 off the north-west coast of Lombok, in Gili Trawangan. Simon Liddiard, a dive instructor, came to the Gili’s and fell in love with the island and its pristine underwater world.

Blue Marlin started with a few sets of gear and one instructor: Simon. Customers sometimes had to wait 3 weeks to book a course!

As tourism grew in Bali, backpackers sought the less travelled path and ended up in Gili Trawangan with its white sandy beaches, party nights and vibrant reefs.

Blue Marlin now offers diving courses for beginners through to Instructor courses and specialises in technical diving. Techincial diving is Simon’s passion and he still teaches advanced technical courses specialising in Closed Circuit Rebreather diving.

Over the past 34 years, Simon and his team have become some of the most experienced dive professionals in the industry. Simon located many of the dive sites in the Gili’s such as the Japanese World War II Wreck, Tunang Wall and Simon’s Reef. Ikan Biru, Blue Marlin’s liveaboard has been diving Komodo for over 15 years and Simon and his team discovered dive sites in the national park such as Police Corner and Western Tatawa Besar.

In 2003 Simon completed the first ever solo deep trimix rebreather dive to a depth of 150m and holds the record for deepest dive on an unmodified closed circuit rebreather.

Will Goodman, our senior technical dive instructor, is a two-time World Record Holder, holding the record for longest dive and the deepest on a modified CCR.

Theresia Gollner is one of only two female technical diving instructors in all of Southeast Asia qualified to teach advanced courses such as Decompression Theory and Extended Range.

Blue Marlin has been honoured by PADI with numerous awards including,
“Outstanding Contribution to Diving Education”,
“Outstanding Contribution to Continuing Education”,
“Outstanding Contribution to the Dive Industry.”

Blue Marlin Dive combines the highest standards in the dive industry along with a passion for customer service.

“Descend as Guests Ascend as Family”

Boat Engines
Cups of Coffee
Hours Logged
Pool Tiles
  • One of the First Blue Marlin Team Photos
  • Simon Liddiard in the Early '90's
  • The 25th Anniversary Party Thrown By PADI

meet the team

Simon Liddiard and Will Goodman
Simon Liddiard
and Will Goodman
Marie and Shannon Managers - Blue Marlin Lombok
rowan general manager - blue marlin gili air
Justin general manager - blue marlin gili trawangan
Holly general manager - blue marlin gili trawangan
Louka & Ingrid
Chris & Su general managers - blue marlin komodo
Anne General Manager - Blue Marlin Gili Meno
Hugo & Toby Dive Mascots
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