• Blue Marlin Air is located on the sunset side of Gili Air amidst a lush landscape next to the ocean.


The newest dive resort from Blue Marlin, the Gilis' original dive centre

About Us

Blue Marlin Air is the latest addition to the Blue Marlin family. Our PADI 5* dive resort is situated on the sunset side of Gili Air. We've only just opened in March 2016 but have the knowledge and experience of 25 years in the Indonesian diving industry. Here, you'll find a small, multilingual team of inspired diving professionals. We stand out with our personal approach and family feel and can't wait to share our passion for diving 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 Air, 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! Questions, concerns, queries? Contact us anytime. We look forward to meeting you!

Our Convenient Location

Blue Marlin Air is located within easy reach of all the best diving that the Gilis has to offer. Most sites are around 10-20 minutes from our resort, meaning that you spend more time underwater and less time on the boat.

Our Expert Instructors

Our instructors are all certified PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors or Master Scuba Diver Trainers. Hailing from all over the world, we can teach you in English, French, German, Spanish and Dutch.

Well Equipped Boats

Our dive boat is custom designed for diving and your comfort. The outrigger style vessel provides you with everything you need to get you to the dive sites, under the watchful eye of our experienced boat captain.

Our Sailing Area

Located in the Lombok Strait, the Gili islands are beautiful both underwater and above. Between dives, lay back and enjoy the view of turquoise waters, white sand beaches and look out for passing dolphins.

Meet the Crew

Our manager, Pieter

Pieter Manager

could have been a professional cyclist, furniture maker, green keeper, landscaper, fruit picker, climber or painter. But somewhere in between the Netherlands and traveling the rest of the world he got sucked into the diving industry. In over 8 years as a PADI-Professional he has taught hundreds of students and completed thousands of dives. You'll now find him in residence as co-manager of Blue Marlin Air. Pieter deals with millions of questions every day, juggles queries about rooms, boats, housekeeping, horse carts and much more with never-ending patience.

We're all in love with the Coco

Coco Manager

lives for coffee, chocolate and cheese. Hailing from Switzerland, Coco used to be a news presenter on the radio... Until she traveled to Southeast Asia and discovered scuba diving. She has been working as a PADI-Professional for more than 6 years and has been part of the Blue Marlin Family for over 2 years. Coco now co-manages Blue Marlin Air and makes sure that you will have your best possible diving holiday. She answers your questions and inquiries in Swiss-German, German, English and, if you ask nicely, even French. Occasionally you will still be able to meet her underwater, when she gets you hooked on your diving adventure.

Marina loves to discover the macro-mini life undersea

Marina Instructor

Marina loves to share her passion for macro creatures with her students. Originally from Switzerland, Marina decided to leave her life as a furniture store manager and travel the world. While carousing around the globe, she decided to take the Open Water course in Thailand and subsequently discovered her passion for diving and the ocean. When diving around the Similan Islands, she was amazed by the beautiful underwater world and the creatures living in it. If Marina isn't diving, she will be around Blue Marlin's shop ensuring everyone gets at least a little infected by her passion. She is a Master Scuba Diver Trainer and teaches in (Swiss)-German and English.

Arved is our master IT scuba Instructor

Arved Instructor

Arved is always happy to help out when a technical problem is involved (if you buy him a beer, of course!). Back home he loved working in the IT Industry so much, that in 2013, while traveling, he decided to leave everything behind to transform his life into that of a Master Scuba Diver Trainer. Arved teaches in German(native) and English. You will either find him in the water teaching some new students how to scuba dive or, especially after 5, in front of Blue Marlin, enjoying the beautiful sunset while sipping a cold beer and discussing the wonders of the ocean/some new IT stuff.

Audrey love chocolate, even underwater

Audrey Instructor

Audrey fell in love with diving after taking a year off from life as a social educator in Switzerland to travel around Southeast Asia. Three years later, she is now a PADI and SSI Instructor with more than 2,000 dives around the Gilis. You can always use chocolate to bribe her to do 'just one more dive' as she loves searching for macro creatures and the perfect buoyancy. She looks forward to patiently teaching divers of all levels in French and English.

Our polyglot instructor Mieke

Mieke Instructor

Want to brag that you learned to dive with a polyglot hotshot from Belgium? Well, meet dive instructor Mieke. She will happily explain all of the wonders of diving in Dutch, English, Spanish or French. This traveler roamed Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East, relishing the freedom that comes with leaving the familiar behind and being able to make true connections with people and nature. After diving in Honduras, Mexico, Egypt and Israel, she got stranded in Indonesia with its beautiful people and seas. Come and get hooked on diving with Mieke.

Meowders is a tough cookie, but she keeps the shop going.

Meowder Assistant

is not a normal cat. She thinks of herself more like a dog and follows Coco everywhere. Meowder is a real friend. She loves everybody and with her needy character, she is the perfect cat for anybody who wants a furry cuddle. Be sure to give her neck a scratch or she won't stop head butting your legs.

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