Blue Marlin’s Mission


Passion. Safety. Quality. Family.

BLUE MARLIN GILI TRAWANGAN  is the original dive centre of 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. Come and see why Blue Marlin Gili Trawangan has now earned TripAdvisor’s “Certificate of Excellence” for the past 4 years. We’ve built a reputation based on passion, safety, quality and family, 25 years strong and growing. We gladly cater to different levels and styles of diving, including PADI courses and technical diving, taught by multilingual award-winning PADI instructors. We are a one stop shop for all of your dive, retail, and lodging needs. Come spend your days soaking in the island vibes and lively atmosphere of Gili Trawangan!

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.

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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 Trawangan. 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
  • Fiona
    Fiona General Manager - Blue Marlin Gili Trawangan
  • OJ
    OJ General Manager - Blue Marlin Gili Trawangan
  • Adi
    Adi Divemaster
  • Atik
    Atik Front Office
  • Egy
    Egy Divemaster
  • Firman
    Firman Dive Instructor
  • Theresia
    Theresia Tec Instructor
  • Panji
    Panji Compressor Operator & Equipment Specialist
  • Davide
    Davide Instructor
  • Neil
    Neil Instructor
  • Sarah
    Sarah Instructor
  • Suyi
    Suyi Instructor