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Welcome to Black marlin Dive Centre!

Crispin Gibbs

Crispin Gibbs first came to the Togeans seven years ago and discovered why it had been kept such a secret; pristine coral reefs, crystal clear breathtakingly beautiful untouched desert islands with palm-fringed white sandy beaches, who could resist. Returning each year finally at the start of 1999 his dream was realised with the opening of the Black Marlin Dive Centre, a professional western run dive centre offering quality service for diving in a relaxed fun environment. Crispin runs the dive centre with his wife Lala.

The Togian Island

The Togian Islands offer divers and snorkelers the unique experience of being able to explore all three types of Coral reef.The islands in the centre of Tomini bay, known as the calmest bay on earth, an undiscovered tropical paradise boasting hundreds of islands with beautiful white sandy beaches as yet untouched by tourism.

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The Resort

Black Marlin offers the perfect base from which to see it all. Stay in a traditional bungalow (with bathroom), with the ocean laping at the steps, offering spectacular views and sunsets. Get away from cars and pollution to relax on an unspoilt beach with a fun, laid back atmosphere.

Accommodation

  • ACCOMODATION STANDARD BUNGALOWS
  • DELUXE BUNGALOWS
  • VIP ROOM

Facilities

Pool table, Ocean Cafe, Restaurant area, Western bar, Reception with safety box for valuables, Dive shop and dive boats.

Discounts are available if a Diver or doing a Padi dive course with us.

Climate

The wet season is November to March. Temparature is 85 degrees all year round but cooler in the evenings as we are very close to the equator.

Go For a Dive

The Togean Islands offer divers and snorkelers the unique experience of being able to explore all three types of Coral reef (fringe, atoll and barrier). The islands in the centre of Tomini bay, known as the calmest bay on earth, are an undiscovered tropical paradise boasting hundreds of islands with beautiful white sandy beaches untouched by tourism.

IDYLLIC HIDEAWAY

Black Marlin Dive Centre on Kadidiri island is an idyllic hideaway desert island with pristine coral reefs, crystal clear tropical waters and a huge selection of dive site to whet any divers appetite. Dramatic drop offs, pinnacles, canyons, slopes and even a WWII B24 Bomber wreck in near perfect condition!!

The amazingly diverse marine life has been recommended by no less than Jacques Cousteau.

EPICENTRE FOR CORALS

The Togean Islands are the epicentre for the worlds most diverse corals.

IN-DEPTH INFORMATION

Black Marlin, a Padi Dive Centre, offers professional/personal service whether exploring the nearby reefs (20 mins) on our traditional Indonesian outriggers or a day trip to the reefs of Una-Una, an active volcano, on our custom built dive boat. Soon liveaboard trips will be available to explore the reefs for 2-7 days and see it all from the best placeā€¦the sea.

“BLACK MAGIC” DAY DIVE BOAT

15ft Dive deck, masses of space for diving, relaxing, listening to music or enjoying a cold drink. Plenty of deck space for sunbathing and comfortable areas in the shade to make the perfect day on a boat in any weather.

Padi Courses

  • Scuba Tune Up
  • Padi Scuba Diver
  • Padi Open Water
  • Advanced Open Water
  • Adventure Diver
  • Medic First Aid
  • Rescue Diver
  • Dive Master

Courses

DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING

This is a quick way to get you to experience scuba diving safely. The morning session consists of a 40 min chat on the theory involved followed by a shallow water session to teach you some basic skills with an instructor. Then you can dive to 12m accompanied by an instructor or dive master.

SCUBA TUNE UP

Been a while since you last went diving? Then take the Scuba Tune-Up to refresh your skills with a short quiz and inwater refresher with an instructor or dive master.

PADI SCUBA DIVER

Your first step to becoming a diver. A short course giving a more indepth introduction to the theory and practice of diving.

Later can be upgraded to a Full Open Water Certification.

PADI OPEN WATER

Fun packed 4 days, video sessions, computer aided discussions on dive theory that you will have studied in the course book, shallow water skill building sessions and 4 open water dives. Once you’re done it’s valid for life!

ADVANCED OPEN WATER

No lectures , just diving ! Expand your diving experience including Deep, Night and Navigation diving , then choose two more elective dives i.e Wreck, Multilevel , naturalist and photography plus many more . Detailed briefings before every dive.

Latest Information

NEW FAST FERRY

KMC Express Bahari, a 36 metre long, 6 metre wide, 27 knot 2 storey fiberglass ferry should start to run in May/June. This will cut the transfer time to 5 hours.

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