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Nusa Tenggara Barat
83351
Indonesia
Tel: +62 (0)822 3791 9223
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4.92 / 5

based on 25 reviews - 100% of reviewers would recommend www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Gili Air to a friend




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

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 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 www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Gili Air 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 www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Gili Air 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 www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Gili Air 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 www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Gili Air 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 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 www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Gili Air 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  : Free 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 www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Gili Air 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 www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Gili Air 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 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

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

written on Feb 05, 2019

Added Feb 06, 2019

5/5 stars

Like a Swiss Clock

This course was full of new information. Everything was explained so detailed, that any kind of person could understand. I really like the way IDC course was structured and every little detail was discussed, every small question was answered. Everything was always in time and ready for us.
Simply THE BEST!

Igor "Red Whale" would recommend www.dive-education.com

About Igor "Red Whale"

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

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

written on Feb 05, 2019

Added Feb 05, 2019

5/5 stars

Best experience ever!!

The course was amazing!! as i said it was one of the best experience of my life! the course is intense but Matt managed to make it funny and interesting everey time.. I learnd a lot of things and now i can recommend it!! if somebody want to start a career in scuba diving i really suggest to start with the right foot and the best way to do it is with this guy here! The course director, Matt, is amazing; during the course over that the course director, he beacame a really good friend!
I want to say thank you very much Matt for the great experience and to introduced me in to the diving profesiolan world!

luca boschi would recommend www.dive-education.com

About luca boschi

Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

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

written on Feb 05, 2019

Added Feb 05, 2019

5/5 stars

Grandissimo matt

Ho partecipato all' idc di gennaio a gilli air con Matt , è stata una splendida esperienza , il posto perfetto per studiare e tutto il personale era sempre disponibile e gentilissimo . Il corso è stato strutturato dal course Director in maniera esemplare , ci ha spiegato tutto passo a passo in maniera semplice ma efficace , e ci ha preparati alla perfezione per l'esame . Durante l'idc come extra Matt ci ha omaggiato del corso di free diving , è stata una giornata diversa è rilassante dove abbiamo scoperto nuove tecniche e ci ha aperto le porte ad un nuovo modo di vivere il rapporto col mare . Grazie ancora Matt per l'impegno che ci hai messo e la pazienza che hai avuto

This user would recommend www.dive-education.com

About This user

Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

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

written on Jan 31, 2019

Added Feb 01, 2019

5/5 stars

Course Director Extraordinaire!

The journey to becoming a PADI instructor started with the IDC prep. In two days we went from "what is a Haldane?" to calculating mutilevel dive profiles in a matter of seconds. Then came the real deal, the IDC. With the diving theory still fresh in our brain, Matt intoduced us to our new best friend: the Instructor Manual. Our days were nicely balanced with classroom and pool sessions with time to decompress during the amazing lunches! Once we were fully saturated with skills and knowledge, we headed to Gili T for our exam.

And guess what?

WE ALL PASSED!

Thanks for an incredible IDC Matt!

Leon Haines would recommend www.dive-education.com

About Leon Haines

Age : 20-29
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Photography

from Santiago del Estero reviewed www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Gili Air

written on Jan 15, 2019

Added Jan 15, 2019

5/5 stars

Excelente IDC, Gracias Matt!!

Super pack incluyendo un básico en apnea, 5 especialidades, todas las comodidades de Blue Marlin Gili Air (incluyendo la increíble pileta!), dos días de repaso teórico, muchísimos consejos que Matt tiene para hacer todo mucho mas practico (y en el idioma que quieras!), y el mix de felicidad que hemos creado con este hermoso grupo, han hecho de ese casi mes por Gili Air, inolvidables! Gracias Matt y a todo el equipo de Blue Marlin Gili Air por acompañarnos en todo, espero cruzarlos pronto y quien dice también bajo el agua!

Jimena Molina would recommend www.dive-education.com

Response from www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Gili Air Jan 22, 2019

¡Muchísima graciasissssima por toda tu energía positiva que trajiste durante el curso!

Buena suerte en todo tu futuro profesional

About Jimena Molina

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

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

written on Jun 27, 2018

Added Jun 28, 2018

4/5 stars

IDC Gili Air Blue Marlin June 2018

Matt is a good and professional teacher, he knows exactly what he's talking about. The course is intense, a lot of informations, a one way to follow but all of this make the course really complete from preparation to examination. If you take your course with Matt, you will maybe be sweating a bit but you gonna be FULLY PREPARE to SUCESS on your IE and to start with your new professional teaching status, It will be a bonus to find a job because of you specialities.
Thanks Matt.
ps: Hey Darkness my old friend, Peanut sauce should disappear from the IDC Lunch

Francois would recommend www.dive-education.com

About Francois

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

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

written on Jun 21, 2018

Added Jun 22, 2018

5/5 stars

Go Pro! Go Matt!

I did my June IDC at Blue Marlin Gili Air with Matt. Awesome experience! Although since I did my divemaster recently I was super prepared but Matt knows how to make someone an Instructor. With his really intensive and effective schedule you get more than ready to tackle the IE and live your dream of being a Scuba Instructor. Make sure to take use of the specialities offered so you can become MSDT and give your diving CV the right punch.
Its definitely the right choice guys!

Rishel would recommend www.dive-education.com

Response from www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Gili Air Jun 28, 2018

You will be a great Instructor Rishel, thank you very much for the review, best of success!

About Rishel

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

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

written on Jan 27, 2018

Added Jan 28, 2018

4/5 stars

Heaps of fun

Our IDC class was amazing! I was quite nervous about doing my IDC at the first place but our Course directors was very informative and have a heaps of tips and tricks to help us with the IE and more importantly when we teach in real life. And I also leave with new lifelong friends!

Jane G would recommend www.dive-education.com

Response from www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Gili Air Jan 29, 2018

Thank you very much Jane for your review!

About Jane G

Age : 20-29
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Wreck diving

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

written on Dec 17, 2017

Added Dec 18, 2017

5/5 stars

Rockstar Course Director for IDC and IE

I just finished my IDC and IE @BlueMarlinGiliAir with Matt. He is a solid CD thats inspires Instructors to be the best and put them through a thorough preparation with materials/course that he has curated are prepared. His personal involment and motivation is inspirational. I highly recommend this IDC to all aspiring Instructors.

Raymond Shaw would recommend www.dive-education.com

Response from www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Gili Air Dec 20, 2017

Thank you Raymond, it was a pleasure to teach you!

About Raymond Shaw

Age : 50-59
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

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

written on Dec 14, 2017

Added Dec 14, 2017

5/5 stars

Perfect IDC

Even if there are many things to learn during an IDC, Matt helped us to understand all these things and to improve our knowledge and our skills.
He is a reallly good course director, patient, and friendly and has been able to answer to all the question we asked.

Jessica L would recommend www.dive-education.com

Response from www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Gili Air Dec 20, 2017

Thank you Jessica. All the best for your career, I am sure you will rock it!

About Jessica L

Age : 50-59
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

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

written on Oct 12, 2017

Added Oct 12, 2017

5/5 stars

An IDC without Bubble Rings.

Blue Marlin Air had an excellent facility and very supportive staff. The Dive Centre was vibrant and staff were always around and willing to help. I completed my IDC with Matt who was an awesome trainer. He was extremely knowledgeable and able to convey this with ease and clarity. Everyday was made fun and exciting without any loss of academic quality and standards. This training experience has set me up well for my continuing dive career, Matt's style of teaching made the course a pleasure to participate in.

Animish L would recommend www.dive-education.com

Response from www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Gili Air Oct 13, 2017

Thank you Animish, I am sure you will be a great sea ambassador in India

About Animish L

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

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

written on Oct 05, 2017

Added Oct 05, 2017

5/5 stars

Instructor specialty course

Devo ringraziare Matt per la sua grande disponibilità. Con lui ho fatto 4 specialità e si è dimostrato molto professionale, preparato e paziente. Se siete intenzionati a fare l'IDC o l' MSDT course in italiano vi suggerisco di mettervi in contatto con lui!!!

Omar Z would recommend www.dive-education.com

Response from www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Gili Air Oct 06, 2017

Grazie Omar, è stato un piacere!

About Omar Z

Age : 40-49
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 301-500
Interests  : Cave diving