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www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Gili Air
Nusa Tenggara Barat
83351
Indonesia
Tel: +356 993 12347
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4.97 / 5

based on 63 reviews - 100% of reviewers would recommend dive-education.com to a friend




About dive-education.com

Hallo! My name is Matt and I am a PADI Course Director. I use the platform www.dive-education.com to share my experiences and information about PADI Courses, especially about our IDCs! Thank you for reading and if you have any question you can contact me at info@dive-education.com. Happy bubbles!


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from MELLIEHA reviewed www.dive-education.com Go Dive Malta

written on Sep 02, 2021

Added Sep 02, 2021

5/5 stars

Great training and good fun

I took my IDC Staff Instructor course the last spring with Matt at Go Dive Malta and it has been a great experience! Good fun combined with quality training is the perfect receipt for the success. I'm very happy about my choice of choosing Matt as instructor and I it will be great to help him in the future instructor courses. Great value! Thanks again Matt for sharing with me your knowledge and passion for teaching to new instructors.

Marco would recommend www.dive-education.com

About Marco

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

from Reykjavík reviewed www.dive-education.com Go Dive Malta

written on Aug 18, 2021

Added Aug 18, 2021

5/5 stars

Great Freediving experience

Matt was my instructor for PADI Basic Freediving course, and I must say luck was on my side when I met him in Malta. As an Advanced OW scuba diver, I had been curious about freediving for a while, but doubted my abilities. But with a good instructor, anything is possible. In the theory session, Matt was clear, concise and good to communicate with (our chosen language was English, but he's multilingual). In the water, he was very patient and attentive to my needs, which is essential when you are learning to Freedive. He was with me through every step of the way, showed me the best technique and helped me overcome my inhibitions until I was able to freedive down to 15 metres. What a great feeling! It's easy to tell that Matt is passionate about what he's doing and very knowledgeable. Last but not least, he's a fun guy to be around, so you're guaranteed to enjoy the experience. I give him my top recommendations.

Una would recommend www.dive-education.com

About Una

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 51-100
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

from Switzerland reviewed www.dive-education.com Go Dive Malta

written on Aug 14, 2021

Added Aug 14, 2021

5/5 stars

IDC maggio ‘21

Ho fatto il mio IDC in maggio 2021. È stato un corso molto intenso e ha richiesto un notevole sforzo fisico e mentale. Sono state due settimane ricche di emozioni. Consiglio vivamente a tutti coloro che volessero intraprendere questa strada di rivolgersi a Matt perchè svolge il suo lavoro davvero con impegno e dedizione. Grazie graziella

Miky would recommend www.dive-education.com

About Miky

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 301-500
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

from Basel reviewed www.dive-education.com Go Dive Malta

written on Aug 06, 2021

Added Aug 06, 2021

5/5 stars

Amazing experience

Matt just recently introduced me to amazing world of freediving, in Malta.
It's been a great and structured course with an amazing location. I like how calm and professional Matt is teaching. I definitely can recommend Matt to anyone who wants to join the freediving (and scuba diving) world.

Jaz would recommend www.dive-education.com

About Jaz

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Free diving

from meaux reviewed www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Komodo

written on Oct 30, 2019

Added Oct 31, 2019

5/5 stars

well structured exam

really good examiner, not stressful at all even funny and he gives confidence before the exam, really professional, the exam itself is well structured and conducted nothing to say

thomas z would recommend www.dive-education.com

About thomas z

Age : 20-29
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Cave diving

from Buenos Aires reviewed www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Komodo

written on Oct 28, 2019

Added Oct 29, 2019

5/5 stars

IDC Staff with Matt

A very good And professional exprience. I learned a lot and in a very fun, yet correct, way.

Matt is very good at explaining what you need to do and how and helps you a lot during your course. I couldn't have chosen a better place to do my IDC Staff, I am 100% satisfied and happy.

Thank you Matt for everything !

Fede Roman would recommend www.dive-education.com

About Fede Roman

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

from Bangalore reviewed www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Gili Air

written on Sep 30, 2019

Added Sep 30, 2019

5/5 stars

Amazing experience - Professional and fun!

The course is well structured and organized. Matt is demanding and candidates thrive in their instructor examination because of that. Personally, I found Matt’s IDC relaxing with a leisurely schedule. I would recommend anyone to Matt for their IDC!

Gili Air is something else - people are warm, the weather is amazing and diving is a joy. Hoping to work there in the near future.

Ajay Katte would recommend www.dive-education.com

About Ajay Katte

Age : 20-29
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Free diving

from Bristol reviewed www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Gili Air

written on Sep 26, 2019

Added Sep 26, 2019

5/5 stars

Couldn't of asked for more from an IDC

From the moment I signed up to do my IDC I was given some things do prep for when the IDC started and was also helped with getting transport to and from the island as well as accommodation sorted for my time on the island. I was quite nervous when the idc started but that all soon went away when Matt made everything so straight forward and although there was lots to learn it was never too stressful. By the time I went to the IE I was so well prepared that it was a breeze! I really would recommend Matt to anyone

Francis g would recommend www.dive-education.com

Response from dive-education.com Oct 06, 2019

Thank you Francis for the nice words.

Best of success in your diving (and more) career!

About Francis g

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

reviewed www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Gili Air

written on Jul 03, 2019

Added Jul 03, 2019

5/5 stars

An awesome time on Gili Air!

I did my IDC on Gili Air with Blue Marlin and Course director Mattia Fieschi.
It was awesome, the pool and facility's at Blue Marlin are sweet and the staff super friendly.
Matt raised the bar very high during the IDC and at times it was full on but he knew exactly what he was doing and turned us into very good instructors, we all had near perfect scores on our Instructor Exam!!!
I had the time of my life on a beautiful little island surrounded by the sweetest people :)

This user would recommend www.dive-education.com

About This user

Dives done : 1-20
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

from Melbourne reviewed www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Gili Air

written on Jun 29, 2019

Added Jun 29, 2019

5/5 stars

Would recommend /10

Matt's IDC is thoroughly thought out to maximise practical application and emphasises consolidation through repetition. It's an intense 3 weeks (incl. prep to IE) but at least you know you'll be prepared for the IE.
Matt's care and passion for teaching is motivating and infectious. He not only teaches you to pass the IE but provides real life context too. Matt brings out the instructor in everyone and it was cool to see everyone develop throughout the course.
To Matt, thank you for sharing your knowledge and preparing me for what's to come.
To future IDC candidates, I couldn't recommend Matt enough. Good luck, and do as the Welcome Letter says!

Amanda would recommend www.dive-education.com

Response from dive-education.com Jul 02, 2019

Thank you Amanda for the nice review!

About Amanda

Age : 20-29
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 301-500
Interests  : Photography

from Melbourne reviewed www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Gili Air

written on Jun 26, 2019

Added Jun 26, 2019

5/5 stars

Awesome IDC with an excellent Course Director

The IDC was well structured and put us into perfect preparation for the IE. I found the Course Director to be full of energy, extremely caring, and motivated to guide us candidates into becoming potentially outstanding instructors. I couldn't recommend highly enough.

Matty Aisbett would recommend www.dive-education.com

Response from dive-education.com Jun 26, 2019

Thank you for your constant attention and interesting input during the whole course Matteo, you will definitely be an outstanding instructors!



Best of success. :)

About Matty Aisbett

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 301-500
Interests  : Tech diving

reviewed www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Gili Air

written on Jun 24, 2019

Added Jun 25, 2019

5/5 stars

Great time doing my IDC and (Most of) My MSDT with Blue Marlin Gili Air

Can't say enough good things about my IDC at Blue Marlin Air.
The facilities are wonderful, with a beautiful pool right next to the ocean to train in. The staff are all wonderful. The island atmosphere is something i will be dreaming about for years to come... unless i make my way back to live here which I am really thinking I will do.
It was a blessing to have Matt as our course director. He pushed us hard, but always kept things light and fun along the way. He brought energy and enthusiasm every day, and used his years of experience to turn everyone in the group into capable PADI instructors.
If you take the course with him, just remember to actually do the prep work he assigns and bring all the required materials and you will have an unforgettable time.

This user would recommend www.dive-education.com

Response from dive-education.com Jun 25, 2019

Thank you Dan Cowboy for the nice words!

It was more than a pleasure to have you at Blue Marlin Gili AIr!



Best off success in your dive career.

About This user

Age : 20-29
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Free diving

from leeds reviewed www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Komodo

written on Jun 13, 2019

Added Jun 14, 2019

5/5 stars

IDC with Matt

IDC with Matt in blue Marlin Komodo! There were a lot of things Ii found difficult during IDC but Matt made sure we were all prepared and ready for out exams. MSDT on the live aboard with BM was nothing but amazing! The food, the diving and the company was great. Having found work straight after IDC and meeting a lot of dive instructors that rate Matt extremely highly, I couldn't recommend Blue Marlin and Matt enough.

Rosie would recommend www.dive-education.com

Response from dive-education.com Jun 14, 2019

Thank you very much Rosie.

I am happy that you started your career straight after the end of the course!

About Rosie

Age : 20-29
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Free diving

from Turin reviewed www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Komodo

written on May 21, 2019

Added May 21, 2019

5/5 stars

It was amazing

I did my IDC with Matt in Blue Marlin in Komodo and I'm really satisfied.. The course was intense but Matt prepare us in a great way and teach us not only the rules to follow but how to behave in front of real life situations..the atmosphere in the diving center was really friendly all the staff so kind. The best part of my experience was the liveabord for the Instructor specialties course on Ikan Biru. One of the best experiences I ever had. Diving in wonderful dive sites, a lot of great food all surrounded by a relaxing atmosphere.. If I had the chance to go back, I would choose that every time. Than you Matt & Blue Marlin!

Luisa b would recommend www.dive-education.com

Response from dive-education.com May 25, 2019

Grazie mille Luisa!

Best of success in your diving career in Gili T!

About Luisa b

Age : 20-29
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

from Le Minihic sur Rance reviewed www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Gili Air

written on May 20, 2019

Added May 21, 2019

5/5 stars

Great preparation for the IE with Matt at Blue Marlin Gili Air!

Great IDC course! Matt is extremely organised and structured, which really helped me knowing at anytime during the course where we were and where we were heading to. Always available at anytime for questions or doubts (and believe me, I like to ask loaaaaaads of questions). Go go go IDC Course with Matt at Blue Marlin!

Morgane Pellé would recommend www.dive-education.com

Response from dive-education.com May 22, 2019

Thank you Morgane! You will be a very well organized Instructor as well :)

Best of success!

About Morgane Pellé

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

from Rotterdam reviewed www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Komodo

written on May 18, 2019

Added May 19, 2019

5/5 stars

IDC with Blue Marlin Crew

If you want to have some proffesional guiding in diving, go Blue Marlin. The course director is Matt Fieschi and he is very dedicated to make everybody succeed. Dynamic teacher, nice facilities and awesome crew are everything you need to become an instructor. Had an amazing time and learned a lot. To finish with a bang, do the liveaboard. Diving in Komodo parc is an experience of a lifetime.

Max Nohlmans would recommend www.dive-education.com

Response from dive-education.com May 21, 2019

Thank you Max, you did a great job during the course!

Best of success!

About Max Nohlmans

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

from Málaga reviewed www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Komodo

written on May 18, 2019

Added May 18, 2019

5/5 stars

An incredible experience!!

I highly recommend Matt to everyone who is thinking of becoming a highly qualified instructor of diving. Everything is perfectly scheduled, planned and organized. The rhythm is really intense but he makes it really enjoyable, fun and full of information. I was surprised for not being only trained about how to be a good instructor, also about how to be a better professional and person. I really appreciate his patience, kindness, availability and best of the attitudes in every single moment. It was a great pleasure for me, Thank you very much!! :)

José María López would recommend www.dive-education.com

Response from dive-education.com May 21, 2019

The pleasure was mine to have you in this course.

Thank you for the nice review and best of success in your diving career Jose!

About José María López

Age : 20-29
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

reviewed www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Gili Air

written on May 03, 2019

Added May 04, 2019

5/5 stars

Definite Yes.

MATT is short for Master of Aquatic Teaching Techniques. I loved his IDC and really felt prepared to teach afterwards! This experience honestly changed my life.

Amy would recommend www.dive-education.com

About Amy

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

from France reviewed www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Gili Air

written on Apr 17, 2019

Added Apr 17, 2019

5/5 stars

What an experience!

I've always dreamt about becoming a dive Instructor since I was a kid. And I start working tomorrow, one week after finishing the Instructor Examination.
These two weeks with Matt were full of knowledges, patience, share, laughs, exams ( a lot Hahaha) but that was totally worth it.
I litteraly felt prepared for the IE like an athlete before the Olympic Games! I wouldn't say that it was easy (come on guys, we are soon Instructors!) but the fact that we have the Mock IE previously to the actual IE is very helpful.
Matt is always available, ALWAYS, and will never move on until every single person in the classroom understands and masters the topic. And if you have some translation trouble, there's 99% of chance that he speaks your language!
You are also offered an Introduction to Freedive, which gives you a break and makes you relax all along.
Blue Marlin Dive team is awesome, the Dive Center of Gili Air is well located on the sunset side of the island, perfect to relax after some class presentations.

If you want to become a PADI Instructor, do your IDC. If you want to be a good PADI Instructor, do your IDC with Matt.

Kevin De La Muerte would recommend www.dive-education.com

About Kevin De La Muerte

Age : 20-29
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Wreck diving

from Sevilla reviewed www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Gili Air

written on Apr 15, 2019

Added Apr 16, 2019

5/5 stars

Fantastic

When you have a dream, everything you do is try to make it real, usually is hard, but with the correct people can be easier. This is what happen with Matt and his course, it have been an amazing days, a lot of new information easy to understand thanks to his way to teach, of course is not easy deal with a big group, everyone different, different ages, different experiences... but he did. He maked us ready for the instructor life, more than ready! I expend really good time in Blue Marlin Gili Air, this paradise is the best place ever to be, good people around, like a little family where you feel part of it since the first second. Then your buddies, thats your real family for two weeks, wich are going to stay in my heart forever. Thanks everyone who was around, thanks for the time and experiences, laughs and cries. Thanks Matt for your knowledge, patience, jokes, support and thanks for make it easier.

Martagr92 would recommend www.dive-education.com

About Martagr92

Age : 20-29
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : DeepSea submersible

from Grenoble reviewed www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Gili Air

written on Apr 14, 2019

Added Apr 14, 2019

5/5 stars

Very nice dive shop !

I did an IDC course with Matt at Blue marlin gili air... it was awesome... everyone pass the exam... all the dive shop, manager, divers, divemasters, local staff were supportive. I really felt the familly mood ! Thank you very much !

Pierre would recommend www.dive-education.com

Response from dive-education.com Apr 16, 2019

Merci merci Pierre!



best of success in your dive career!

About Pierre

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : DeepSea submersible

reviewed www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Gili Air

written on Apr 08, 2019

Added Apr 09, 2019

5/5 stars

Exceeded expectations

CD Matt Fieschi was wonderful during my staff instructors course. He covered the relative information and more. I got ample opportunity to practice my new skills in real life scenarios and got amazing feedback. I’m very happy with the standard of training I’ve received and feel ready to implement it all in my future diving career as a PADI Staff Instructor. Thank you Matt

This user would recommend www.dive-education.com

Response from dive-education.com Apr 12, 2019

Thank you Kyle for the nice review.

You will be a great IDC Staff Instructor!

About This user

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : DeepSea submersible

from France reviewed www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Komodo

written on Apr 02, 2019

Added Apr 02, 2019

5/5 stars

Really recommended, go for it!!

I did my IDC course with Matt (Blue Marlin) in Labuan Bajo (Komodo) last month. Before to start the course, Matt provides you the material which it's very useful to study before the course begins. The 2 days preparation were very useful, I really recommand it!!
I really like the detailed schedule which Matt give us at the beginning of the course which it's helping to see a very clear vision what we are going to do but also for the homework have to be done. He is very patient, kind, available to answer at yours questions anytime, he speaks fews languages so it's very helpful if there is something you don't understand well and also he is very supportive. I really felt definitely ready for the IE!!!
Thanks a lot for all your support and your hard work!!

Amelie would recommend www.dive-education.com

About Amelie

Age : 20-29
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

from Raleigh reviewed www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Komodo

written on Mar 20, 2019

Added Mar 20, 2019

5/5 stars

Highly recommend!

This IDC was amazing in so many ways. Matt is patient, kind, knowledgable, professional, fun, and motivating! To start with, he provides study material before the IDC even begins (if you have the time to do the 2day prep- do it!! Very useful). A detailed schedule is provided so it's clear what needs to be done by what date. I never felt unprepared or excessively stressed. If there is something you don't understand, he will find different ways to explain it until you fully grasp the concept. If you do the work he asks of you, you will walk into the IE completely prepared for anything the examiner might throw at you. I chose to participate in the 4day liveaboard on Ikan Biru (Komodo) which I also recommend! Not only was the diving amazing- the staff, facilities, food, and overall experience was unforgettable. After the course, Matt remained a resource for me and the other candidates. He helped/helps us with CVs and job-hunting with no hesitation. I am so thankful for this experience- it was truly worth every penny. Take notes, ask questions, and have fun!

Maiah Cope would recommend www.dive-education.com

Response from dive-education.com Mar 21, 2019

Thank you infinitely for this nice review Maiah.

Best of success in your career which I am sure it will be great!

About Maiah Cope

Age : 20-29
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 301-500
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

from Corfu reviewed www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Gili Air

written on Mar 14, 2019

Added Mar 14, 2019

5/5 stars

Unique and unforgettable experience!

Firstly, Gili Air is an amazing island with nice chill vibes, no cars, no motorbikes and amazing friendly local people. Secondly, Blue Marlin is a really good dive center, staff are very friendly, very good facilities and diving equipment. But most important the IDC with Matt was very rewarding regarding all the aspects of it. Very good preparation, nice classroom, big pool and Matt was excellent at his job, able to communicate in different languages. Thank you Matt mostly for your patience and your support. Keep on training good and responsible instructors! See you soon!

Niko would recommend www.dive-education.com

About Niko

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Free diving