This One Goes Out To The Boat Crew: Awww Yeah. #SquadGoals

We spend a lot of time thanking our instructors and divemasters, but we’re going to pour this one out for the essential ingredient that is the boat crew. The fact that you may not even recognise how hard they work is is a sign of a job well done. These guys fulfil a host of jobs around the boat and without them, we would be as lost as Justin Bieber trying to navigate the adult world.

Gotta Spot Them All: 10 Pokemon Inspired by Real Underwater Creatures

Whether or not you’ve hopped on the Pokémon train, did you know that many of these popular imaginary creatures are based on actual underwater animals? That’s right, see the Pokémon inspiration for yourself when you come diving with Blue Marlin!

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 PADI…

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,…

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

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 week away? Oh no. It’s time to do…