PADI Courses


Jacques Cousteau

 Blue Marlin Gili Trawangan’s PADI Awards

Outstanding Contribution to Diver Education 2014, 2017
Outstanding Contribution to the Dive Industry 2016
25 Years of Outstanding Scuba Diver Training 2015
Outstanding Contribution to Continuing Education 2013
PADI Diver Retention Award 2009
15 Years of Outstanding Service 2005 

Begin your diving adventure, gain your next level of certification or become a professional diver with the original dive centre of the Gili Islands. Blue Marlin Gili Trawangan’s PADI 5 STAR INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT DIVE RESORT caters to veteran divers and novices alike with a full array of PADI courses. Whether you choose to study in our air conditioned classroom or prefer to revise beachside, our training pool and state of the art facilities will ensure you have nothing to worry about but the course at hand. All dive sites are less than 20 minutes away, the perfect amount of time to soak up just the right amount of sun before your dive.

Blue Marlin’s passionate and award winning PADI Instructors are committed to you as a student, ensuring that divers not only check off the PADI requirements but truly improve their skills. Hailing from all over the world, they teach courses in English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Danish, Portuguese and Bahasa Indonesia. All instructors are trained technical divers, so you can be assured that each instructor has advanced knowledge of dive theory and full comprehension of safety procedures. Courses have a maximum of 6 students per experienced instructor and are inclusive of dive computer rental for the duration of your course. At Blue Marlin Dive, we believe in family and find many of our students and instructors develop lifelong friendships.

Blue Marlin Dive is a name you can trust. Now known as Indonesia’s largest dive company, remember that Blue Marlin started out as just one instructor with a couple sets of gear intent on sharing the underwater beauty of the Gilis. 27 years down the road, Blue Marlin Gili Trawangan has earned numerous awards such as Outstanding Contribution to Diver Education (2014, 2017), Outstanding Contribution to the Dive Industry (2016), 25 Years of Outstanding Scuba Diver Training (2015), Outstanding Contribution to Continuing Education (2013) and PADI Diver Retention Award (2009). These awards are a representation of the hard work and passion we integrate into our work every day.

If you are pushed for time or just want to give yourself a head start on the theory, we recommend that you sign up for PADI’s e-learning. Learn more here.

Please be aware that diving is a physical activity and before beginning any PADI course, we must verify you are in suitable diving condition. Learn more here.

Superior Facilities & Multiple Languages

Training Pool


Air Conditioned Classroom


Two Day Boats



Receive a free fun dive (value IDR 540.000) when you book any PADI course online!

Begin Your Course Today with E-Learning:


Are you ready for your big adventure? You should be! You are about to embark on a journey exploring a whole new world untouched by the frantic pace of everyday life. However, as scuba diving is a technical sport, all scuba courses require personal study time to master theory. If you’d like to clear your holiday/travel time and get a head start on your scuba ‘homework’, we recommend PADI’s E-Learning.

Learning to scuba dive has never been more convenient! Whether you’re on the go or want to take it slow, complete the knowledge development portion of your PADI course online before you arrive. The e-learning module is fairly self-explanatory but if you have any questions during the study process, please feel free to contact us. Please note that e-learning does end up being more expensive as you will pay PADI directly for the theory portion of the course on top of Blue Marlin’s discounted course price.

Why Choose eLearning?

  • Minimised class time and maximum in-water time
  • Accessibility anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day, seven days a week!
  • Immediate feedback and gratification through electronic content delivery
  • Complement learning with virtual modelling simulations and video clips
  • Learn at your own pace, in your own home or wherever you choose

Before You Begin Your Course

Before you arrive in Gili Trawangan, you must be sure that you are in a suitable physical condition for the sport of diving. At the start of the course, every student must complete and sign a PADI Medical Statement, which includes a number of questions relating to your medical history. By answering the questions, you will discover if you’ll require a doctor’s check-up before taking to the water. (PADI insists on this if your medical history shows a ‘contra-indication’ to participating in diving.)

Answer each question carefully. If you are unsure of the answer to any of the questions, you should answer “yes”. Sign and date the bottom of your statement.

If any of the answers you give to the questions are “yes”, visit your doctor for a medical examination, taking your statement with you to show him/her*.

If your doctor is satisfied with your health, you are ready to start your course. However, you must bring BOTH your signed Medical Statement and your doctor’s clearance with you to Gili Trawangan, as we are required to keep these with your training records.