Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History: An Interview with Tech Instructor Theresia

Did you know there are only two female technical instructors qualified to teach up to Extended Range in all of Southeast Asia? Blue Marlin Tech is immensely proud to call one of them, ours. Very few woman divers have chosen the technical path, and even fewer have made it all the way to the instructor level: Meet Theresia Gollner.

An Intro to Your First Underwater Camera

Looking to discover another facet of diving? If you are looking to invest in some underwater camera equipment, here is Blue Marlin’s “Guide to Purchasing Your First Underwater Camera Set Up”.

The PADI Divemaster Course: Expectations vs Reality

  Since the day you took your first breath underwater, you’ve been dreaming about how cool it would be to one day get a qualification in diving that will enable you to work in the profession. You’ve researched different locations, saved up some money, absolved yourself from any responsibilities back home and committed to your…

Divemaster Eko: Journey to Instructor

One of Blue Marlin’s core principles is ‘family’. When someone in your family does well, its a great moment for the entire team. Read about Komodo’s senior divemaster’s journey from divemaster to instructor.

Guess What I Saw? 10 Bragworthy Underwater Finds

It’s 6 pm, as with the end of most days diving, you are sitting around a table chatting with some of the staff and new friends you’ve made on the boat whilst sipping beers and exchanging highlights from the day. One of your new friends begins to describe her Discover Scuba Diving experience. She beams,  “I’m totally…

A Guide to Diving Etiquette or: How not to be that guy.

An orange glow spans the horizon, the ocean is mirror flat and the air is filled with nature’s morning symphony. It seems as if the world is waking up with you. As you delve into your morning meditation, the  sun begins to peak over the horizon. You take another sip of your perfectly made, robust coffee and think to yourself, ‘This…

SNORKEL: Good or Evil?

We’ve all been there. It’s day 1 of your Open Water Scuba Diver course. You’ve assembled the gear, managed to get the full equipment attached to your body,  and are eagerly awaiting your chance to breathe underwater for the first time. As you giant stride into the water and begin to assess the fastest way…

Blue Marlin’s Last Minute Holiday Gift Giving Guide

Blue Marlin’s Last Minute Holiday Gift Giving Guide You’ve spent the past month in quiet denial. Why does everyone start celebrating the holidays so early these days? As the music gets louder and the decorations seem to emerge from every possible surface, you can’t ignore it anymore. Christmas is upon us…. And less than a…

Farewell to Instructor Lisi!!

This week we say goodbye to one of our long standing PADI Scuba Instructors Lisi.  Austrian born Lisi Aichberger has been with us at Blue Marlin since January2013, when she initially enrolled for a couple of fun dives before deciding to take her PADI Rescue Diver course with us.  At that time she was travelling…