blue marlin
UK

learn to dive

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 31 years.

the diving

LEARN TO DIVE OR IMPROVE YOUR SKILLS WITH BLUE MARLIN

Blue Marlin, Hampshire located in the UK countryside is the latest dive centre in the Blue Marlin network. Simon Liddiard the owner of Blue Marlin Indonesia is now living in the UK and his team here is offering the full range of PADI and TDI Courses.

Learn to dive prior to your holiday so that you can spend more time in the ocean than in the classroom or perhaps you would like to just give it a try? We also can provide packages for learning in the UK and completing the open water dives in Indonesia or Europe.

We are located conveniently an hour from London close to the M3.

accomodation

A Tranquil Location with Idyllic views

Blue Marlin is located next to a beautiful ancient woodland with surrounding views of rolling hills. A tranquil location with ancient walks and idyllic villages to explore when you are not diving!

Blue Marlin has partnered with a range of accommodation to suit every budget. From hotels, Bed and Breakfasts to private accommodation. We are also happy to organise your transportation if necessary.

about

blue marlin UK

Blue Marlin Hampshire UK, just like our resorts in Indonesia we pride ourselves on the knowledge and experience of our divemasters and instructors. All our staff have one thing in common the desire to show you a great time and the best diving we can!

Ideally situated close to London and nearby towns of Basingstoke, Newbury and Winchester we can offer you tailored dive courses. Learn now dive later is our philosophy. Maximising your time on holiday so that you are spending more time in the ocean than in the classroom.

Hampshire UK offers adventures for all ages and is the perfect stepping stone to your next adventure abroad. Working alongside Blue Marlin in Indonesia with its 6 idyllic locations we can also organise for you a bespoke holiday suited to your needs.

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 our modest beginnings.

Frequently Asked Questions

YOU'VE GOT QUESTIONS? WE'VE GOT ANSWERS.

We are happy to teach the complete Open Water Course in the UK. However many people would rather do the theory and pool work in the UK and travel abroad to complete their ocean dives. Once you have completed the PADI Theory and confined Sessions in the UK we can offer you options on our regular trips to Indonesia and Europe to complete the 4 Open Water Dives.

Yes, our training pool is heated!

If you haven’t been diving in a while (over 6 months) we ask you to sing up for a refresher course. A quick review and pool session can help you become comfortable with your dive skills and equipment.

Assuming you have no irregularities in your ears and sinuses, no. The discomfort if 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.

Yes, we offer complimentary WI-FI on site.

The biggest medical problems that may prevent you from diving are asthma, diabetes, recent surgery, high blood pressure and certain prescription medicines. If you are concerned, please refer to our medical statement. If you answer yes to any of the questions, it’s best to get an ok and signed statement from your personal doctor.

It is perfectly safe to dive while you have your period. If you are pregnant or think that you might be pregnant the recommendation is that you should not dive. Physiologists know little about the effects of diving with a foetus.

Payments are normally made in advance via bank transfer. We can also accept PAYPAL (although this is subject to fees) and Sterling Cash payments

You can dive after flying as long as you are rested and properly hydrated after a long-haul flight. You must wait 18 hours after diving however to be able to fly.


hey, are we there yet?

Blue Marlin Hampshire, is just an hour from London. We are located 5 minutes from Junction 7 of the M3.
Our nearest train station is Basingstoke, we are a 15 minute taxi journey from the station.
We are also easily accessible from Winchester which is 25 minutes.
If you are arriving by airplane we are a 40 minute transfer from Heathrow airport. We would be happy to arrange an airport pick up for you.



meet the team

Meet the team



Simon Liddiard

IANTD Advanced Trimix instructor, TDI Trimix Instructor Trainer, TDI advanced wreck instructor, CCR Trimix Cave diver, a PADI course Director and DSAT Trimix Instructor Trainer. Specialist JJ-CCR advanced Trimix Instructor.

Dive Experience, Blue Marlin Dive resort owner for 32 years with over 10,000 dives. 300 + dives deeper than 100 m, 5,000+ diver certifications.

William Goodman

TDI Open & Closed Circuit Instructor Trainer. He has held several diving records. Most notably a dive to 290m on the JJ-CCR

Jane Liddiard

Blue Marlin Dive Office Manager & Marketing                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             



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