Simon Liddiard and Blue Marlin Dive Centre, Gili Trawangan receive PADI Awards as they celebrate 25 years in the Diving Industry
This year Blue Marlin Dive Centre on the island of Gili Trawangan in Indonesia, celebrated 25 years in the diving industry and to mark the occasion, recently hosted a party to commemorate their 25th Anniversary. Blue Marlin is the longest-established dive centre on the island – founded in the 1990’s by owner and avid diver, Simon Liddiard – a PADI Course Director and renowned technical diver
Simon Liddiard, Director of Blue Marlin Dive and Pak Haji Abdul Malik with the PADI Awards for ‘25 Years of Outstanding Scuba Diver Training’ – Blue Marlin Dive and ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Scuba Diving Industry and Diver Training’ – Simon Liddiard.
PADI Asia Pacific’s Vice President, Marketing, Sales, Field Service & Business Development, Danny Dwyer was at Gili Trawangan for the landmark occasion along with Regional Manager, Paul Tanner to present Blue Marlin Dive Centre with the PADI Award for ‘25 Years of Outstanding Scuba Diver Training’. Simon, who is their Director, also received a PADI Award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Scuba Diving Industry and Diver Training’.
Blue Marlin Dive on Gili Trawangan has developed over the years from a PADI Dive Centre to become an award winning PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Resort with a reputation for pioneering diving in the Gili Islands. In 2011 Blue Marlin also became a PADI TecRec technical diving facility and in April 2014, were awarded PADI Green Star status for their commitment to protecting and conserving the environment.
In addition to their flagship operation on Gili Trawangan – Blue Marlin Dive also have PADI 5 Star Dive Shops on Gili Meno, Senggigi – Lombok and Blue Marlin Komodo at Labuan Bajo, Flores. The company now operates 12 boats and employs 175 local people, operating not only dive centres but also restaurants and accommodation on the Gili’s.
Every Blue Marlin Dive outlet is committed to a high standard of service and excellence in diving. Their dedication and commitment to quality scuba diver training is second to none.
They are proud of their name and reputation for quality, professionalism and value which has created the demand and allowed them to produce so many proficient divers.
The highly qualified and professional team at Blue Marlin provide all levels of PADI diver training from introductory dives to PADI Instructor Development courses and beyond. Diver courses are available in English, Dutch, French, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Portuguese, German and Bahasa Indonesia. Blue Marlin are also a world class, award winning technical diving centre.
Their fully stocked retail shop offers a large range of major brand dive equipment at very competitive prices. In Blue Marlin’s signature restaurant and bar you can enjoy fantastic food and refreshing drinks.
Please join PADI Asia Pacific in congratulating Simon Liddiard and the team at Blue Marlin Dive on celebrating 25 years in the diving industry!