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5 star dive center
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Resort Highlights

  • PADI 5* IDC Resort in Labuan Bajo
  • Ideal base for exploring Komodo National Park
  • Chance to see mantas, sharks, turtles and macro life
  • Dorm and deluxe rooms with A/C to suit most budgets
  • Open-terrace restaurant with sunset views

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Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot. If there are any issues, we get back to you within 24 hours

CONFIRMATION

If all is good, we send you an E-mail confirming that your booking is final

24H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 24 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment terms

  • 50% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 50% (balance) is due 80 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

  • 50% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 39 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 39 days prior to arrival

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Resort Description

Blue Marlin Komodo is Labuan Bajo's first full-service PADI 5* IDC Resort providing a great base for any trip to Komodo National Park.

Here it is not uncommon to see sharks, turtles and tiny macro amongst colourful coral and world-famous scenery. From October till June, you'll have the best chances of seeing some of the region's ~700 manta rays. 

The resort features accommodation options for most budgets and there is an open-terrace restaurant boasting sunset views over the National Park. There is a purpose built training pool and on-site dive center, for maximum convenience. 

Services include a laundry service, travel assistance and tour information

Explore diving around the Blue Marlin Komodo

Best dive sites in Komodo

Tatawa Kecil – The small island of Tatawa Kecil has a big reputation with divers. In fact, this underwater playground is a Komodo classic. There’s a mix of swim throughs, small caves, bommies and valleys which harbour huge numbers, and a huge diversity, of fish including reef sharks, jacks, batfish, snappers, groupers, sweetlips and occasionally a passing ray. Cannibal Rock – A firm favourite with macro photographers and those wanting to see some of Komodo’s more unusual marine life, Cannibal Rock is home to frogfish, pygmy sea horses, nudibranchs and coleman shrimp. This seamount dive site is famous for invertebrate species and colourful soft corals and, being quite sheltered, it’s a good site if you want a break from drift diving. The Cauldron – True to its name, The Cauldron looks like the top of a boiling pot and the crater offers many nooks and crannies to explore. Explore the macro life down one side, then be prepared for the contrast when you reach the bottom and find yourself surrounded by big fish. You’ll leave The Cauldron via the channel where dense schools of small to medium sized fish congregate. Only after you’ve dived here will you truly understand why it’s so iconic. Batu Bolong – Marine life gathers here as though the huge rock pinnacle is a magnet drawing them in. In the blue, you’ll see sharks and tuna hunting while schools of smaller fish dart around in synchrony. On the pinnacle itself the colours will astound you along with the sheer number of small reef fish swimming in and out of corals trying to keep up with the action. Pillarsteen – Pillarsteen boasts incredible topography including a number of caves and swim throughs. Peering into many of the crevices don’t be surprised to find something looking back at you! Marine life highlights here include a range of crustaceans, moray eels, often a passing shark or turtle, and plenty of reef fish. If macro is more your thing, take a close look at the soft corals and you won’t be disappointed – this site has something for everyone.

What to see

Komodo might be most famous for its larger inhabitants – think manta rays, sharks, eagle rays, tuna, jacks, trevallies, bumphead parrotfish and Napoleon wrasse - but the abundance of smaller fish is phenomenal – prepare to be amazed.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • 5* PADI IDC Resort with purpose built training pool
  • Full range of PADI courses to suit beginner and expert divers alike
  • Training available in English, French, Spanish, German and more!
  • Small groups, private guides on request
  • 13m fibreglass speedboat and a traditional outrigger
  • Choose from 3 tank or 2 tank dives each day

Description

Blue Marlin Komodo is a 5* PADI IDC Resort with the first purpose-built dive training pool in Labuan Bajo.

The dive resort offers a full range of PADI diver courses taught by experienced international instructors. All courses are taught in small groups and are available in English, French, Swedish, Spanish, Dutch and German.

There are 5 dive vessels including a 13-metre fibreglass speed-boat for up to 3 daily fun dives and a traditional outrigger for more leisurely 2 tank dives.

Personalised itineraries and private dive guides are possible for divers with specialised interests or needs. 

 

DIVING SERVICES

PADI Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Divemaster
  • Instructor/Idc Course
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Drift Diving
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Other Specialties

Adaptors & tanks

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • 15L Tanks Available
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Battery Charging Station
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Dutch
  • French
  • Indonesian

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Idc Resort

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star Cdc/Idc

Resort Amenities

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Equipment For Kids
  • Rebreather-Friendly

Activities

  • Dvd Library
  • Book Swap/Library

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Food & drink

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

How to get there

Arrival

  • The best way to reach Labuan Bajo is by air. The majority of visitors fly in from Ngurah Rai Airport in Bali, thoughGaruda now offers direct flights from Jakarta. 
  • Having landed in Bandara Komodo Airport, you can catch a taxi to the resort (around 10 minutes).
  • Check in time is 12pm.

Departure

  • Check out time is 10am. 
  • The resort will arrange a taxi for you when it is time to head back to the airport (additional cost).

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