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mt_ignore Welcome to Blue Marlin Dive, the original dive centre on the beautiful Gili islands in Lombok Indonesia. Our local dive shop in Gili Trawangan was established in 1992 by renowned technical diver and Instructor Simon Liddiard. Blue Marlin Dive has grown to be an award winning PADI 5 Star Dive Resort and TDI technical diving and IART JJ-CCR  facility.

In addition to our flagship operation, we also have dive centers on Gili Meno, Gili AirSenggigi Lombok and Komodo Flores



Blue Marlin Dive is located in Indonesia, part of the famed "Coral Triangle" and one of the world's richest locations for scuba diving.

Our primary facility is based on Gili Trawangan which is the largest of three small islands just off the north-west corner of Lombok, the island just east of Bali. We are seated in a prime location just south of the harbor in the developed "central" area.

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Getting here

c_171_171_16777215_00_images_36_bluewaterexpres.jpgLombok is easily accessed with direct flights from Singapore, Kula Lumpur and Perth, Australia. Our closest neighbor, Bali is only a 20 minute flight away.

While there are various transport options from Lombok and Bali to Gili Trawangan, most guests choose the convenience of the fastboats than run daily from Bali to Gili. The boat schedule varies in high and low seasons but there are morning and afternoon departures.

We are happy to arrange any transportation for you or assist you with any further questions.

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Dive shop


We have a fully stocked retail shop offering brand-name dive equipment from Aqualung, Technisub, Apex, Suunto, BARE, Dive Rite, OMS, Liquivision, AP Diving, Shearwater Research and more at very competitive prices.

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The Islands


Gili is the word for small island in the Sasak language which is native to Lombok Indonesia. The three Gilis located in the North-West corner of Lombok are comprised of Gili Air, Gili Meno, and popular Gili Trawangan.

There are no motorized vehicles on these small islands and the main means of transportation are bicycles and cidomos (small horse-drawn carriages) in addition to good old fashioned walking.

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Other activities


In addition to diving, Gili Trawangan offers visitors other exciting activities to fill up your days in addition to catching some sun on the beach or relaxing by the pool. Blue Marlin is happy to help you arrange these activities or point you in the right direction.

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BMD Other Locations

c_171_171_16777215_00_images_other.jpgBlue Marlin has additional dive centres in Gili Meno, Senggigi Lombok, Komodo Flores as well as a new resort on Gili Air. Every Blue Marlin Dive outlet has the PADI 5 star rating and adheres to our high standard of service and excellence in diving. Please see below for more information about our partnered dive shops and their contact information.

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