Blue Marlin Dive is the original and longest running PADI Five Star Dive Resort located on the small and beautiful island of Gili Trawangan just off the North West coast of Lombok, Indonesia. Established in 1992 by renowned Technical Diver and Instructor Simon Liddiard, Blue Marlin Dive has grown to be a successful PADI Five Star Instructor Development Dive Resort and TDI Technical Diving facility.
Blue Marlin offers a wide range of scuba courses from Discover Scuba Diving for beginners to Divemaster and Instructor level training, as well as a variety of Technical and Closed-Circuit Rebreather (CCR) courses from the TDI and IART training agencies. Specialising in JJ-CCR, Blue Marlin Dive offers the latest technology in Rebreather training, as well as Open Circuit Enriched Air Nitrox and Trimix diving. Fun diving trips for recreational and technical divers are offered three times daily to visit the abundance of dive sites situated around the three Gili islands of Trawangan, Meno and Air and some deep walls off the coast of Lombok. Our traditional teak outrigger style boats have a capacity of approximately 30 people and groups are organised based on ability and experience. All dives are guided by a certified PADI Divemaster with a maximum of five people in a group.
Blue Marlin Dive boasts a two time world record holder as our Senior Technical instructor, Will Goodman. He has held records for both the longest ever salt water dive which was more than 48 hours long achieved in 2010, and also the deepest ever Closed Circuit Rebreather Dive one year ago in March 2014 when he went beyond 290 metres. Our Full-time international and multi-lingual recreational dive team are all accomplished technical divers as well as being highly experienced PADI Recreational instructors.
Blue Marlin Dive comprises a full service restaurant offering both Western and Asian fare, famous for our Barbeque grill and a bar facility with a famous Monday Night Party, in addition to on-site accommodation suitable for the avid diver. All on-site accommodation features air-conditioning, fresh hot water shower and wi-fi for your convenience. Blue Marlin also offers dive packages together with luxury accommodation at Kelapa Luxury Villas in the centre of Gili Trawangan, or with pretty beachfront bungalows Kelapa Kecil resort for those seeking a little luxury on their holiday.
Set on a tiny island just seven kilometres around, with no motorised traffic and only bicycle and horse-cart for transport. Gili Trawangan with its surrounds of crystal clear warm waters, golden sandy beaches and swaying coconut palm trees choose Blue Marlin Dive for your diving holiday of a lifetime on this true island paradise.