Blue Marlin’s Mission


Passion. Safety. Quality. Family.

BLUE MARLIN KOMODO, is Labuan Bajo’s first PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Resort providing guests with day trips catering to different levels and styles of diving, liveaboards, PADI courses taught by multilingual PADI instructors, the only purpose-built training pool in town, accommodation options for different budgets and a restaurant serving delicious meals all the while offering world class views and spectacular sunsets.

Blue Marlin Komodo has now earned Trip Advisor’s “Certificate of Excellence” for the past four years. Also, in 2014 and 2017, Blue Marlin Komodo was honoured with the award “In Recognition of Outstanding Contribution to Continuing Education” by PADI as with our arrival, there has been a drastic increase in the number of people in Labuan Bajo taking courses. We want you to know that, whatever your level of experience, Komodo offers a wide array of experiences that are sure to delight first-time divers while still harbouring surprises and challenges for even the most experienced divers.

Spend your days basking in the sun, admiring the beauty of Komodo’s islands, swimming with the diverse marine life and travel back in time to walk alongside the prehistoric Komodo dragons.

Boat Engines Running
Dive Boat Cookies Baked
Years Diving Komodo
Sunset Photos Taken
The Blue Marlin Story

Blue Marlin Dive was founded in the early 1990’s off the coast of Lombok in Gili Trawangan by (now!) famed technical diver and PADI Course Director, Simon Liddiard. Back then, there were no dive centres on the island and the “Blue Marlin Dive” that you know and love consisted of just a few sets of gear and one instructor: Simon. At that time, the island was inhabited by approximately 400 local residents and Simon became friends with Yant, whose family was one of the first settlers on the island. As tourism took off in Bali, backpackers sought warm waters, white sand beaches, the occasional party scene and vibrant reefs: the rest is history. On August 22nd, 1992 Simon and Yant came together to create the first dive centre of the Gilis, and Blue Marlin Dive was officially established.


Over the past 25+ years, Simon and his colleagues have become some of the most experienced dive professionals in the industry, especially when it comes to Indonesia and the Gili Islands. Simon not only initiated the growth of tourism in the Gili Islands but located many of the dive sites visitors dive today such as the Japanese World War II Wreck, Tunang Wall and Simon’s Reef.


Blue Marlin Dive now operates in Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, Lombok, Komodo, and most recently, Gili Air. With a fleet of over 10 day trip boats, 2 liveaboards, a world-renowned technical diving centre, multiple retail outlets and resorts, Blue Marlin has grown into a network our guests can use to their advantage. Turn to Blue Marlin Dive for a company that routinely emphasises passion, safety, quality and the all important ideals of family within the Indonesian diving industry.

Meet The Team
  • Paul
    Paul Cruise Director
  • Matt
    Matt Course Director
  • Abdul
    Abdul Captain
  • Aris
    Aris Captain
  • Louka & Ingrid
    Louka & Ingrid General Managers - Blue Marlin Komodo
  • Reni, Reta and Jeffrey
    Reni, Reta and Jeffrey Front Office
  • Agita
    Agita Accounting
  • Shannon & Elisha
    Shannon & Elisha Dive Instructors
  • Sander
    Sander Dive Instructor
  • Eko
    Eko Dive Instructor
  • Fai
    Fai Dive Instructor
  • Stefanus
    Stefanus Divemaster