Blue Marlin’s Mission


Passion. Safety. Quality. Family.

BLUE MARLIN LOMBOK, is based at the beautiful Holiday Resort Hotel in Senggigi. The PADI 5 Star Dive Resort is stationed scenically on the islands west coast, with tropical beaches and lush gardens surrounding you. Blue Marlin Dive has over 25 years in the Indonesian diving industry. At Blue Marlin Lombok you’ll find a small team dedicated to creating a memorable experience for you and your family. We believe our personal approach and family feel will leave you with a memorable experience you can think on fondly. We can’t wait to share our love of the ocean with you.

Blue Marlin Dive is a name you can trust. We stand for consistently reliable quality at reasonable prices, all the while maintaining an immaculate safety record. Blue Marlin Dive Gili Trawangan is the Gilis’ original dive centre and we have additional locations in Gili Meno, Lombok and Komodo National Park. Blue Marlin Dive also offers technical diving courses in Gili Trawangan taught by Guinness World Record holder, Will Goodman. In 2015, PADI helped to celebrate Blue Marlin Dive’s 25th anniversary and “25 Years of Outstanding Scuba Diver Training” by presenting awards recognising Blue Marlin’s outstanding contribution to the diving industry.

At Blue Marlin Lombok, you’ll find a team who is truly passionate about diving. We offer all PADI scuba diving courses, from beginner to Divemaster, as well as daily fun diving. We love diving the Gilis, regularly cited as “One of the Best Places in the World to Learn How to Dive” and the “Turtle Capital of the World”. We invite you to visit us and form your own opinion!

Turtles Spotted
Cups of Coffee
Hours Logged
Free smiles
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
  • Anne
    Anne General Manager - Blue Marlin Gili Meno & Lombok
  • Basel
    Basel Dive Instructor
  • Laurence
    Laurence Dive Instructor
  • Yeni
    Yeni Front Office
  • Kartini
    Kartini Front Office
  • Epol
    Epol Dive Instructor
  • Dias
    Dias Front Office / Snorkelling Guide
  • Dave
    Dave Divemaster
  • Tamar
    Tamar Dive Instructor
  • Waz
    Waz Dive Instructor
  • Nico
    Nico Dive Instructor