Begin your diving adventure, gain your next level of certification or even begin your career as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor with Blue Marlin Gili Air. Our PADI 5 STAR IDC DIVE RESORT caters to veteran divers and novices alike with a full array of PADI courses. Whether you choose to study in our air conditioned classroom or prefer to revise beachside, our training pool and state of the art facilities will ensure you have nothing to worry about but the course at hand. All dive sites are less than 20 minutes away, the perfect amount of time to soak up just the right amount of sun before your dive.
Blue Marlin’s PADI Instructors are committed to you as a student, ensuring that divers not only check off the PADI requirements but truly improve their skills. Hailing from all over the world, they teach courses in English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Swiss German and Bahasa Indonesia. Courses always feature small groups: this allows students more one on one attention and also helps us to get to know you better! At Blue Marlin Dive, we believe in family and find many of our students and instructors develop lifelong friendships. Each course has a maximum of 4 students per instructor and is inclusive of dive computer rental for the duration of your course.
Blue Marlin Dive is a name you can trust. Now known as Indonesia’s largest dive company, remember that Blue Marlin started out as just one instructor with a couple sets of gear intent on sharing the underwater beauty of the Gilis. 30 years down the road, we are incredibly proud to have earned numerous awards from PADI for our outstanding contributions to diver training, continuing education and the scuba industry.
Take advantage of our large network as all Blue Marlin Dive locations are happy to offer a 10% discount on all continuing education.
If you are pushed for time or just want to give yourself a head start on the theory, we recommend that you sign up for PADI’s e-learning. Learn more
Please be aware that diving is a physical activity and before beginning any PADI course, we must verify you are in suitable diving condition. Learn more
Note: Prices are not inclusive of Marine Park Fees, where applicable.
If you’re not quite sure diving is for you then the Discover Scuba Diving course is the perfect way to get your feet wet. Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy introduction to the underwater world where you’ll get to feel what it’s like to breathe underwater. While not an actual scuba certification course, you’ll still complete basic training in a pool as well as complete a dive in the ocean under the direct supervision of one of our certified PADI professionals.
Short on time but still keen on becoming 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. However, the resulting upgradeable certification will allow you to dive under professional supervision to a depth of 12 metres.
Ready to take the plunge into the world’s most popular scuba course? Over 3 days, cover the fundamentals of scuba diving, learn about equipment and dive techniques through five pool dives, five knowledge development sessions and four open water dives. This certification is your passport to the underwater world. After completion of the course, you will be qualified as a PADI Open Water Diver, able to dive anywhere in the world up to 18 metres.
If you wish to upgrade your certification and are short on time, the PADI Adventure Diver is the answer. Explore different styles of diving under the supervision of an instructor to help you to feel more comfortable and confident underwater as well as gain an opportunity to try some of diving’s most rewarding and useful specialty activities, such as deep diving, underwater navigation, night diving and more.
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 aren’t sure which you want to start with, try an Adventure Dive: the first dive of any specialty. If you complete 5 Specialty Courses you are eligible for the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating, the highest level in recreational diving.
Building upon what you’ve already learned in previous scuba classes, the rescue course expands on what you already know about preventing problems and managing them if they occur. You’ll learn more about topics such as self-rescue, recognising and managing stress in other divers, emergency management and equipment, rescuing panicked and unresponsive divers and more. Most divers find that this course is demanding yet incredibly rewarding.
Emergency First Response is a land-only, theory-based course that will give you the tools you need to manage emergencies and handle potentially life-threatening accidents. As PADI’s extended version of CPR certification, this course is a prerequisite for the Rescue and Divemaster course. Whether you’re a diver or a non-diver, this 1-day course will give you the skills and confidence needed to critically assist someone in the case of an accident or emergency.
If you’ve thought about making diving your life (or maybe just reducing the cost of your vacations!) then becoming a Divemaster is the first step. We treat this leadership level course with the seriousness it deserves while still maintaining a personal touch and keeping it fun. You’ll find that there’s no more rewarding experience than following our staff through their work and becoming a part of our team for 4- 8 weeks. The more you put in, the more you get out of it.
Just say no to the cubicle and enjoy life under the sun as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor! If you are interested in a career change, the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) will allow you to share your love of the ocean with others while doing what you love. Our 15-day guaranteed-pass IDC program will train you to not only pass the Instructor Examination but give you the skills and confidence you need to teach your very first course. IDC’s are available in Komodo and Gili Air.
Are you ready for your big adventure? You should be! You are about to embark on a journey exploring a whole new world untouched by the frantic pace of everyday life. However, as scuba diving is a technical sport, all scuba courses require personal study time to master theory. If you’d like to clear your holiday/travel time and get a head start on your scuba ‘homework’, we recommend PADI’s E-Learning.
Learning to scuba dive has never been more convenient! Whether you’re on the go or want to take it slow, complete the knowledge development portion of your PADI course online before you arrive. The e-learning module is fairly self-explanatory but if you have any questions during the study process, please feel free to contact us. Please note that e-learning does end up being more expensive as you will pay PADI directly for the theory portion of the course on top of Blue Marlin’s discounted course price.
Why Choose eLearning?
Before you arrive at your chosen Blue Marlin, you must be sure that you are in a suitable physical condition for the sport of diving. At the start of the course, every student must complete and sign a PADI Medical Statement, which includes a number of questions relating to your medical history. By answering the questions, you will discover if you’ll require a doctor’s check-up before taking to the water. (PADI insists on this if your medical history shows a ‘contra-indication’ to participating in diving.)
Answer each question carefully. If you are unsure of the answer to any of the questions, you should answer “yes”. Sign and date the bottom of your statement.
If any of the answers you give to the questions are “yes”, visit your doctor for a medical examination, taking your statement with you to show him/her*.
If your doctor is satisfied with your health, you are ready to start your course. However, you must bring BOTH your signed Medical Statement and your doctor’s clearance with you, as we are required to keep these with your training records.