Passion, a commitment to quality and safety, and an emphasis on our diving family have kept Blue Marlin Dive at the forefront of the Indonesian diving industry for over 30 years.
BLUE MARLIN SENGGIGI, is based at the beautiful Holiday Resort Hotel where we have been located for over 15 years nestled on a pristine beach in Mangsit village on the island’s West coast. The resort rests between lush tropical mountains and the ocean. The resort’s tropical gardens are spread over 15 hectares and contain palm trees, colourful flowers and an abudance of wildlife. The resort has its own private beach as well as beautiful swimming pools. The perfect location to start your diving adventure!
Blue Marlin Dive has over 30 years in the Indonesian dive industry. At Blue Marlin Senggigi you’ll find a small team dedicated to creating a memorable experience for you and your family. We offer all PADI scuba diving courses, from beginner to Divemaster, as well as daily fun diving.
From Senggigi Blue Marlin we will take you diving or snorkelling the Gili Islands. You will be collected from the resort in our air-conditioned car and brought to Teluk Nara where you will board our traditional wooden outrigger boat. Two dives or guided snorkels broken up with a stopover in Gili Trawangan. We love diving the Gilis, which are regularly cited as “One of the Best Places in the World to Learn How to Dive” and the “Turtle Capital of the World”
Returning in the afternoon to the holiday Resort where you could grab a game of tennis before heading out to Senggigi village only 5 minutes away with its shopping, dining and night life.LEARN TO DIVE OR IMPROVE YOUR SKILLS WITH BLUE MARLIN
The Holiday Resort Hotel is a stunning resort located in a tranquil garden just steps away from the beach. This resort is ideal for families and will give you the opportunity to truly get away from it all.
The Senggigi region is formed by several adjacent yet subtly different areas all lying along the same 2 lane coastal road. The exact boundaries of each area can seem rather ill-defined. While pockets of development can be found in some areas, long stretches of open undeveloped land lie in between. Nightlife and major restaurants are concentrated in the central township of Senggigi. The first time visitor should be aware of these distinct regional differences. Simply booking a hotel in Senggigi could mean a relatively remote location where the town centre can only be reached by taxi or public transport.
BLUE MARLIN SENGGIGI is located at the Holiday Resort on mainland Lombok. As a PADI 5* Dive Resort, we guarantee a quality of service and diver education above other operators in the area. Our personalised attention and small group size ensure a more personal experience for you and your family. Join us and…dive the difference!
BLUE MARLIN DIVE is the largest dive company in Indonesia, with 6 locations offering a multitude of underwater and topside experiences throughout this beautiful country. While we continue to expand and offer more services to our guests, we maintain a strong family atmosphere that has been integral to our development from modest beginnings.
E-learning lite is a great way to do your theory and exam prior to arrival. On arrival all you will need to do is watch the PADI videos and review and revise any tricky areas with your instructor. Then it’s just the practical side of the course. However, some people prefer face-to-face teaching and feel more comfortable being taught in person. It is really up to you. Whether you like a personal interaction with your Instructor during theory time or prefer self-study using the PADI website, both options will allow you to pass your course and have a full understanding of the diving world.
We understand that booking domestic flights within Indonesia can be frustrating and are happy to help! Let us know the dates that you are interested in, which airport you will be departing from and the full passport names of any passengers and we’ll have it sorted for you. Please note that all bookings do incur a 10% service charge.
If you haven’t been diving in a while (over 6 months), we ask you to sign up for a refresher course. A quick review and pool session just before your refresher dive can help you become comfortable with your dive skills and equipment.
When in Indonesia there are a few customs to be aware of to avoid any faux pas: it’s usual to leave your shoes at the door of a home or business (look for a row of flip flops outside as a clue); try not to point with your feet or touch anyone on the head, both can be taken quite offensively; and use your right hand when shaking hands with anyone as the left is generally used for, ahem, other matters. Also, on a dive boat or on the beach, a bikini is perfectly acceptable attire. However, do note that being topless or wearing a very small or revealing bikini or G-string is frowned upon. When walking around the island, please cover up with a sarong.
Assuming you have no irregularities in your ears and sinuses, no. The discomfort is the normal effect of water pressure pressing in on your ears. Fortunately, our bodies are designed to adjust for pressure changes in our ears – you just need to learn how to properly equalise. If you have no difficulties adjusting to air pressure during flying, you’ll probably experience no problem learning to adjust to water pressure while diving.
Unfortunately, we do not offer Nitrox at this time.
Yes, Blue Marlin offers WiFi. While this will allow you to check email, please note that internet speeds can be unreliable.
Yes. Due to our remote locations, we strongly recommend dive insurance. We offer DAN (Diver’s Alert Network) Short Term Insurance from 1 day - 1 month. This is good for anywhere within Indonesia and coverage begins immediately. We are happy to sign you up in advance, or you can sign up the day you arrive. Please note that dive insurance is mandatory for all liveaboards. Please contact us for current pricing.
Yes, you may see a shark! Incidents with sharks are extremely rare throughout the world and in respect to diving, primarily involve spear fishing or shark feeding both of which trigger feeding behavior. The sharks you may see are more likely to be scared of you and if you are lucky to see one it is a magnificent sight to enjoy.
The local currency is Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). As of July 2015, Indonesian law mandates rupiah must be used for all transactions in the country. IDR 1,000,000 (1 million) is roughly equal to USD$ 70, EURO€ 60, GBP£ 45, AUS$ 100. Please check out http://xe.com/ for current exchange rates.
The biggest medical problems that may prevent you from diving are asthma, diabetes, recent surgery, high blood pressure and certain prescription medications. If you are concerned, please refer to our medical statement here. If you answer yes to any of the questions, it’s best to get an ok and signed statement from your personal doctor before visiting.
Electricity is 230v and Indonesia uses the European-style two-pin round plugs. Adaptors are readily available throughout Indonesia. If the standard voltage in your country is between 220V – 240V you can use your electric appliances throughout Indonesia
We change the dive sites on a daily basis so you can discover many different locations. When you arrive, check out where we are going in the next few days and sign up for the sites that appeal to you. We are happy to try and accommodate requests for dive sites. Please note that this is not always possible due to course scheduling and ocean conditions.
Water temperatures vary between 23-28°C. We provide a 3mm long or short wetsuit to all guests, If you tend to get cold, we do provide 3 or 4mm shorty to put under the long wetsuit upon request.
Due to varied topography, conditions and depths, we may limit certain sites to advanced certifications or higher. You can find the certification need to dive each site by visiting our dive site descriptions here.
Our standard tanks are interchangeable between yoke and DIN, meaning we can change our tanks according to your needs.
It is perfectly safe to dive while you have your period. You are not more prone to shark attack! If you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant the recommendation is that you should not dive. Physiologists know little about the effects of diving with a foetus.
At the dive shop, we accept credit cards (Visa and MasterCard at a 3% surcharge), bank transfers, TransferWise, PayPal payments (+5% Paypal fees) and Indonesian Rupiah. Due to Indonesian law, we cannot accept any other currencies.
Lombok has a wet season and a dry season. Rainy season generally runs from November until March. However, rainy season doesn’t mean it’s raining all day, every day. We are fully operational and the rainy season never stops us diving! Kuta Lombok can be visited all year round. In terms of crowds, high season is July, August and September with a busy week around the Christmas and New Year Holidays. We recommend April, May, October and November as the best months for optimal weather and beating the crowds.
If you arrive at Praya International Airport, we can arrange to have you picked up in our air-conditioned car. The trip takes approximately 1 hour and we charge IDR 350.000 for up to 4 passengers.
The Indonesian Government now allows visa-free travel for 52 countries valid for 30 days. (Check if your country is listed here) Please be aware that this option is not extendable or convertible into another type of visa. Make sure your passport is valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of arrival in Indonesia. If your country is not listed or you think you may stay longer than 30 days, we advise you to get a Visa on Arrival (USD 35), which can be extended for another 30 days.
You can dive after flying as long as you are rested and properly hydrated from a long haul flight. You must wait 18 hours after diving however to be able to fly. Due to the schedule of our dive trips, unless your flight leaves before 9:00 am the following morning, you will be fine to dive and fly the next day.
Although there is Malaria throughout Indonesia, the risk to travelers staying at any Blue Marlin is quite small. Prevention by Malaria tablets is usually not prescribed. You will find that the usual precautions of wearing repellent and long loose clothing are sufficient protection, and most hotels use a spray when they clean the rooms. If you have to take anti-malarial medication be careful about the use of Larium, as in about 50% of cases it produces unpleasant side effects when combined with diving.
One of Komodo’s great assets is our resident manta ray population of over 700 individuals. While it is possible to see mantas throughout the year, please note that your best chance of seeing them is October through June.
Unfortunately, because of our early starts in combination with notorious delays of the airports, it is not possible to dive on the day that you arrive. However, we can always begin the theory of a course or get you in the pool for a quick refresher on day one.
Yes, the price of your dive trip includes pickup from hotels or villas in the Senggigi/Mangsit area. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide pickups from hotels not within this area.
ATM’s and money changers are numerous and easy to find around the town of Senggigi.
There are numerous pharmacies and small clinics within the resort town of Senggigi. The international hospital and recompression chamber is ‘Rumah Sakit Harapan Keluarga’ hospital, about 40 minutes away, south-east of Mataram on Lombok.
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