BLUE MARLIN GILI MENO, just like our flagship dive centre on Gili Trawangan, is the original dive centre of beautiful Gili Meno, first opening our doors in 2001. As the island’s signature PADI 5 Star Dive Centre, we pride ourselves on the knowledge and experience of our captains, crew, divemasters and instructors. Meno is the quietest of the three Gilis and our dive centre reflects that in a more personal experience and relaxed environment. Don’t be fooled, though, our small dive centre has a big personality! Our staff are a special Gili Meno mix, with PADI instructors from various countries and crew from Meno, Lombok and neighbouring Indonesian islands. Most importantly, all our staff has one thing in common: the desire to show you a great time and the best diving we can! Ideally situated between Gili Air and Gili Trawangan, most dive sites are ever more than a 15-minute cruise from our dive shop. Get the real ‘deserted tropical island’ experience without foregoing the diving standards you expect from a PADI 5 Star Dive Centre. If you want to get off the beaten track without actually having to – Blue Marlin Gili Meno is for you.
BLUE MARLIN DIVE is the largest dive company in Indonesia, with 5 locations offering a multitude of underwater and topside experiences throughout this beautiful country. While we continue to expand and offer more services to our guests, we maintain a strong family atmosphere that has been integral to our development from modest beginnings.
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 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.