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Blue Marlin Dive Gili Trawangan

 
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Blue Marlin Dive Gili Trawangan

None star hotel
Jalan Gili Trawangan, Gili Indah, Pemenang, West Nusa Tenggara, Gili Trawangan, Labuan Bajo 83352, Indonesia
20 rooms
FREE Internet

Blue Marlin Dive Gili Trawangan

PADI 5 Star CDC
Onsite
Max 5 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • The newly remodeled resort is a just a short walk from the main harbour.
  • 25 luxurious rooms, including twins, doubles, and family suites. All rooms are equipped with air-con, hot water, safe, wifi, and kettle.
  • Blue Marlin boasts one of Gili T’s favourite restaurants
  • The dive center Blue Marlin is the largest dive operator in Indonesia. We now have 6 locations- Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, Gili Air, Komodo, Senggigi Lombok and most recently Kuta Lombok.
  • Diving courses for beginners through to Instructor courses and specialises in technical diving. 
 
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Date of last update:Dec 21, 2023

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We ask all divers to respect all Covid-19 requirements such as respecting social distancing, wearing a mask, washing your hands frequently. We have installed washing facilities throughout the whole resort. Face masks available for purchase in the resort shop. The seating in the resort restaurant has been adjusted to comply with the general social distancing rules.

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3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

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Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5.0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 14 days prior to arrival
  • 100.0% will be charged if you cancel less than 14 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Blue Marlin Dive Gili Trawangan

Best dive sites in Lombok

Deep Turbo - Depth: 22 – 30+ meters Level: Advanced Current: Mild-Very Strong Marine Life: Rays, sharks and large schools of fish are often sited here Highlights: Topography of the reef and chance of eagle rays Deep Turbo is on the north-east side of Gili Trawangan. The site consists of impressive gorges, ridges and sea mounds surrounded by a sandy bottom where fields of garden eels, blue spotted stingrays and cuttlefish can be found. There are also several overhangs and small caves where many creatures live. You can find a huge variety of tropical reef fish and some frequent larger visitors include white tip reef sharks, barracuda and even eagle rays. The soft and hard coral are magnificent with giant Gorgonian sea fans. It is also a great area for a wide variety of nudibranches and if you’re lucky you can find pygmy seahorses! It has an average depth of 25 meters and at times there can be strong current, due to which it is best suited to more advanced divers.

Halik - Depth: 5 – 30+ meters Level: All levels Current: Strong at full and new moon Marine Life: Turtles, reef sharks, humphead parrotfish, snapper and triggerfish Highlights: Small caves home to juvenile reef sharks Halik reef dive site is situated on the northern side of Gili Trawangan and is enjoyable for all divers. The Gili Islands deliver yet again with this fabulous aquarium-like dive site. It has a beautiful platform edge that then slopes down from 5 to 15 meters with a series of coral bommies. In the shallows is a huge abundance and variety of life; schools of anthias dart in and out of the corals protection as large colourful sweetlips, trevallies and surgeonfish chase them. The small caves can be home to juvenile white tip reef sharks and when there is a light current this is a perfect site for an easy drift! Divers, who are interested in deep diving, can descend into her gullies and canyons that drop down to 40 meters; there you can find the larger fish species and chances to see adult reef sharks.

Hans Reef - Depth: 7 – 25 meters Level: All Levels Current: From nothing to strong Marine Life: Turtles, giant pufferfish, nudibranches, frogfish, octopus and cuttlefish Highlights: Large pinnacles, sand gullies, stingrays and a huge variety of macro life can found here There are many ways to explore this site and it give you something new to spot every time you visit. The sandy patch starts at around 7 meters; there you can find garden eels, sand lizardfish, frogfish, flounder and sea cucumbers. Going in an eastern direction you cross the ‘garden’ of the site dropping down to 15 meters; in the sea grass you can often find blue spotted stingrays and a diversity of smaller marine life. Along the sloping valleys batfish can be seen along with octopus and cuttlefish. On the large pinnacles there is lots of life to be found such as scorpion fish, puffers, schools of tropical reef fish and huge pink barrel sponges with sleepy turtles napping on top!

Shark Point - Depth: 6m - 30+ meters Level: All Levels Current: Strong at new and full moon Marine Life: Reef sharks, turtles, humphead parrotfish, large schools of fish Highlights: Canyons that run parallel to the shore, excellent site for viewing the big stuff! A flat sandy bottom turns into a series of progressively deeper canyons that run parallel to the eastern shore of Gili Trawangan. This is a very popular site due to the sheer variety of life that can be seen on a single dive. Reef sharks can be seen cursing through the canyons while lazy turtles can be spotted in the shallows and every full moon it is a favorite hangout for schools of huge humphead parrotfish. This site also houses the Glenn Nusa Wreck which was deliberately sunk in February 2016 she sits upright, on a sandy bottom, in about 25 meters of water on the eastern side of Gili Trawangan. The visibility at this site is usually excellent and the opportunities for underwater photo enthusiasts are fantastic. Slowly but surely she is being turned into an artificial reef and already provides shelter to many fish species. Sponges and corals are starting to encrust her and every passing year she becomes more and more beautiful in her mantle of living reef.

Simon's Reef - Depth: 18 – 30+ meters Level: Advanced Current: Mild-Very Strong Marine Life: Rays and larger fish species Highlights: Topography of the reef and variety of corals Simon’s Reef is on the north-east side of Gili Meno. A magical deep dive that offers a fantastic variety of corals, not seen anywhere else on the Gili Islands. At 30 meters there is a sandy bottom between large impressive sea-mounds. These structures range in size with interesting overhangs and outcrops along with magnificent sand formations similar to sand dunes in a desert. Fields of garden eels, blue spotted stingrays and even cuttlefish are often sighted here. Finishing on a pinnacle peppered with tropical reef fish.

Turtle City/Heaven - Depth: 6m – 35m Level: All Levels Current: From nothing to strong, sometimes with a split Marine Life: Turtles, sergeant majors, scorpion fish, mantis shrimps and cuttlefish Highlights: Large pinnacle with lots of turtles! Turtle city is located on the north- east side of Gili Meno. The average depth is around 18 meters. The dive site is situated around a large pinnacle peaking at 10 meters. It is a great sight for all levels of divers and as the name suggests is ideal for seeing lots of beautiful turtles! Around the pinnacle you can see large schools of small fish such as clown fish, damsels and sergeant majors. When exploring around the slopes you may also find many shrimps, octopus, cuttlefish, scorpion fish and giant blue puffer fish. Finally, at the top of the pinnacle you will find some cage houses with giant clams! If you are looking for turtles, beautiful coral valley coverage with swarms of colorful fish this site is just perfect.

The Lighthouse - Incredible topography and diverse marine life make this dive site a must. Exploring the rocky plateau, canyons and slope you’ll find schools of sweetlips and patrolling white tip reef sharks. Huge boulders create interesting recesses where critters can be found hiding and the huge coral bommies are shrouded with glass fish. Keep an eye out into the blue as well for passing schools of fusiliers, rainbow runners and mackerel.

Stairs to Medang - A vibrant coral garden plateau greets you as you start your dive around 14 meters / 45 feet before heading deeper down the “Stairs”. In deeper areas, expect the unexpected – everything from manta rays, reef sharks and passing hammerheads have been seen here. The definite highlight though, is the rugged “stepped” topography from which the site takes its name and the abundant reef fish and corals which bring striking colours to the shallows.

Cathedral - This stunning, coral encrusted rock pinnacle is a favourite for many divers. Its open ocean position makes it a major attraction for passing pelagics including eagle rays, hunting trevally, barracuda, schooling mackerel, rainbow runners and fusiliers. Make sure you take time to investigate the corals – there is a wealth of macro-life to be found here as well. Gili Sarang - Best known for “big fish” action and seasonal schooling mobula rays (August and September), Gili Sarang is a collection of pinnacles and boulders which attract pelagics. Frequent encounters here include white tip, black tip and grey reef sharks, huge dog-toothed tuna, great barracuda, giant trevally and jacks. Here you’ll also be able to appreciate the breath-taking, kaleidoscopic soft corals and critters that reside within them.

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Dive Center

Highlights

  • Use your skills to dive Gilis' deep corals, forgotten wrecks and plunging walls with Blue Marlin Dive
  • Reach most dive sites in under 15 minutes from the harbor
  • With three boats operating daily, it's easy to explore dive sites that are appropriate for your level, and there's a separate boat for Tec divers
  • Maximum of five divers per group offers a relaxed and person experience

Description

BLUE MARLIN GILI TRAWANGAN, is the original dive centre of beautiful Gili Islands, what was once a small dive shop is now a vibrant PADI 5* IDC Dive Resort, catering to new and experienced divers alike. We offer day trips, multilingual PADI courses taught by award winning PADI instructors 

 

THE GILIS offer one of the best places in the world to learn how to dive. Choose between 20+ diverse sites, each with its own character. From sloping reefs and walls, bio rocks and wrecks. This amazing diversity is easily accessible, 10 - 20 minutes away by boat. 

 

BLUE MARLIN DIVE is the largest dive company in Indonesia, with 6 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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DIVING SERVICES

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Chinese
  • Indonesian
  • Russian

Dive Center Facilities

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Onsite Training Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Retail Shop
  • Waterfront Location
  • House Reef

Dive boat facilities

  • Shaded Space
  • Seating Area
  • Ladder
  • Drinking Water

PADI® Courses Available

  • Open Water (Referral)
  • Reactivate Program
  • Padi Aware Specialties
  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Divemaster Internship
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Rebreather Course
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Underwater Videographer
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Drift Diving
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Sidemount Diver
  • Other Specialties
  • Technical Diving Courses

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • 15L Tanks Available
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Rental Equipment ($)
  • Filling Station

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Cdc
  • Padi Tecrec Facility

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)

Resort Amenities

Conservation/Environment

  • Marine Conservation Program

Good for...

  • Active Holidays
  • Good Value For Money

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Bar / Lounge

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Activities

  • Nightclub

Food & drink

  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Resort Description

Nestled behind the prime location of the dive resort on Trawangan's main strip, lies the magnificent Blue Marlin Trawangan, newly renovated to offer an exquisite guest experience.

All valued guests have exclusive access to the hotel's lush grounds and refreshing pool, tucked away behind the dive resort, as well as the beachside restaurant, popular bar, and the cozy upstairs dining room and lounge area of the adjacent resort. Furthermore, guests are cordially invited to enjoy the dive school's breathtaking oceanview pool at their leisure, whenever it is not being used for training.

At Blue Marlin Trawangan, you'll find the perfect haven to indulge in delectable cuisine, refreshing drinks, and a vibrant ambiance at the signature restaurant and bar. Whether you choose to take in the stunning views from our upstairs dining area or relax on the beachfront terrace, savor the rich flavors of our Indonesian and Western dishes, or relish a hearty meal from our renowned Blue Marlin BBQ.

Choose from the wide selection of beverages, including a cold Bintang or a freshly squeezed tropical fruit juice to quench your thirst. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner to ensure that every guest is well-nourished and energized for their adventures.

Experience the legendary Famous Monday Night Party, a 25-year-old institution on Gili Trawangan, exclusively at Blue Marlin! Every week, locals and tourists converge to revel in the ultimate dance party that will keep you grooving till dawn. Immerse yourself in the electric atmosphere and enjoy four bars, two floors, and live DJs spinning the hottest tracks, ensuring an unforgettable night. 

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How to get there

Arrival

  • The closet airport is Lombok International Airport (LOP) is the main airport in Lombok and the nearest airport to access the Gilis (approximately 1.5 hours by car and 15 minutes by speedboat).
  • There are daily frequent flights from Bali (DPS) to Lombok (LOP). Flight Time 30 minutes.
  • There are many fast boat services from Bali to the Gili Islands and Lombok. Boats depart from Padang Bai and Serangan harbour (Benoa).
  • Most companies offer two departures per day – the first leaving around 9am and the second at 1pm. Crossing time depends on weather and sea conditions but typically takes between 1.5 – 3 hours. Please note that most speedboats only drop off at Gili Trawangan or Gili Air.
  • The ferry leaves Padang Bai in Bali at 8am and arrives in Lembar, Lombok about 5 to 6 hours later. The ferry leaves every hour, 24 hours a day and the crossing takes 4 to 5 hours. From Lembar, you can arrange a taxi or shuttle bus to get to Bangsal (another 2 hours) and then hop on a local boat to the Gilis (20min).
  • On arrival a pick up can be arranged
  • Check in From 13:00 to 21:00

Departure

  • Check out From 08:00 to 11:00
  • Based on the chosen method for the outbound journey, the same trip for the return. Please verify the timetable for your return journey with the dive center team.

 

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