BLUE MARLIN GILI AIR, is the latest addition to the Blue Marlin family. Our PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Resort is situated on the quiet side of Gili Air. We’ve only just opened in March 2016 but have the knowledge and experience of 25 years in the Indonesian diving industry. Here, you’ll find a small, multilingual team of inspired diving professionals. We stand out with our personal approach and family feel and can’t wait to share our love of the ocean with you.
Blue Marlin Dive is a name you can trust. We stand for consistently reliable quality at reasonable prices, all the while maintaining an immaculate safety record. Blue Marlin Dive Gili Trawangan is the Gilis’ original dive centre and we have additional locations in Gili Meno, Lombok and Komodo National Park. Blue Marlin Dive also offers technical diving courses in Gili Trawangan taught by Guinness World Record holder, Will Goodman. In 2015, PADI helped to celebrate Blue Marlin Dive’s 25th anniversary and “25 Years of Outstanding Scuba Diver Training” by presenting awards recognising Blue Marlin’s outstanding contribution to the diving industry.
At Blue Marlin Air, you’ll find a team who is truly passionate about diving. We offer all PADI scuba diving courses, from beginner to Divemaster, as well as daily fun diving. We love diving the Gilis, regularly cited as “One of the Best Places in the World to Learn How to Dive” and the “Turtle Capital of the World”. We invite you to visit us and form your own opinion!
Blue Marlin Dive was founded in the early 1990’s off the coast of Lombok in Gili Trawangan by (now!) famed technical diver and PADI Course Director, Simon Liddiard. Back then, there were no dive centres on the island and the “Blue Marlin Dive” that you know and love consisted of just a few sets of gear and one instructor: Simon. At that time, the island was inhabited by approximately 400 local residents and Simon became friends with Yant, whose family was one of the first settlers on the island. As tourism took off in Bali, backpackers sought warm waters, white sand beaches, the occasional party scene and vibrant reefs: the rest is history. On August 22nd, 1992 Simon and Yant came together to create the first dive centre of the Gilis, and Blue Marlin Dive was officially established.
Over the past 25+ years, Simon and his colleagues have become some of the most experienced dive professionals in the industry, especially when it comes to Indonesia and the Gili Islands. Simon not only initiated the growth of tourism in the Gili Islands but located many of the dive sites visitors dive today such as the Japanese World War II Wreck, Tunang Wall and Simon’s Reef.
Blue Marlin Dive now operates in Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, Lombok, Komodo, and most recently, Gili Air. With a fleet of over 10 day trip boats, 2 liveaboards, a world-renowned technical diving centre, multiple retail outlets and resorts, Blue Marlin has grown into a network our guests can use to their advantage. Turn to Blue Marlin Dive for a company that routinely emphasises passion, safety, quality and the all important ideals of family within the Indonesian diving industry.