- 1st dive centre on the Gili Islands: experience and local knowledge
- Diving/Accomomdation packages: 3 different venues, 3 different styles to suit all
- Technical diving: one of the best and most reknown teaching team, with the World Record holder for the deepest dive on a rebreather, Will Goodman
- Access to exclusive dive sites: WWII Japanese wreck, (very) deep drop-offs, Muk diving sites near Lombok...
- Sale, maintenance and servicing of all dive gear, recreational or technical
Our opinion on Blue Marlin Dive Trawangan:
You'll hear about Blue Marlin Dive as soon as you leave the airport! Set up on Gili Trawangan since 1992, the dive centre is founded by technical diving legend and PADI Course Director Simon Liddiard. Its reputation of high quality and standards is based on strict safety procedures, great gear, and an ever-friendly atmosphere, among others. Its dive school teaches recreational, deep, technical and rebreather diving: experience and attention to detail are their trademark.
Located right by the sea on the paradise island of Gili Trawangan, the dive centre is equipped with a pool and an AC classroom. They run 3 dives a day, so you can be flexible when planning your holidays! Night dives are on request only and are done along the slope in front of the dive centre. This very slope hosts some of the oldest and most productive Biorock structures scattered around the island: this technology, where you plant coral on an electrified metal structure, is used to accelerate coral growth and thus rebuild a healthy marine ecosystem from scratch. Blue Marlin Dive, among other dive centres, has buddied up with a local NGO (The Gili Eco Trust) to ensure that the fauna and flora around the Gilis are thriving, not dying!
Edwin, Donna and Will probably know the area better than anyone and they will take you diving, whatever your needs and desires! Beginners will have their fill of turtles; intermediate divers will find a team of awesome instructors ready to take them to the next level; and experienced divers will have the opportunity to explore new depths, new technologies and new fauna with some Muk Diving trips near Lombok. As a matter of fact, Blue Marlin Trawangan offers dives on exclusive locations, and has a permanent stock of helium... so you never grow bored! If you are aiming at becoming a dive professional, through the Divemaster course or the PADI IDC, you're in with one of the best in South-East Asia! Technical diving tuitions are done with the World Record holder of the deepest dive on a rebreather, no less. The dive shop is well furbished, with everything you would ever need, whether you're a snorkeler or a trimix diver!
After a good day, full of aquatic adventures, chill out by the bar with a cold beer or have a fusion dining experience in a very relaxed atmosphere. On monday night, go wild at the famous Blue Marlin Party, with DJs and disco balls!
There are but a few dive centres that manage to combine so many critical skills (teaching, technical and logistic) with a great atmosphere, and Blue Marlin Trawangan is definitely one of them: a successful dive trip will very likely be with them!