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Find Us Sep 27

Map of Tomini Bay, Sulawesi – Indonesia

At the map of Sulawesi below, you can easily spot Black Marlin Diving in the middle of Tomini Bay. The dive center is located just opposite of the volcano island Una Una. The quiet bay of Tomini offers fantastic scuba diving and snorkeling. The only way to get to Kadidiri Island is by boat; there is no airport on the island itself.
 Map of Sulawesi Indonesia - Tomini Bay - Click to Enlarge
From Manado.

Take a bus from Manado to Gorontalo and one of the ferry boats from there.

From Palu:

Minibuses are the cheapest way to get to Ampana from Palu. In Ampana you can either choose to take a speed boat or the daily ferryboat, leaving in the morning to the Togian islands. The minibus cost only 10€

From Gorontalo:

Ferry Boat from Gorontalo to the Togean Islands-Sulawesi Indonesia

The KM Puspita departs from Gorontalo to the Togian Islands once a week. The Puspita leaves at 9pm and arrives the following morning at about 9am. The KM Tuna Tomini departs also once a week from Gorontalo to the Togian islands. The boat leaves at Friday evening 8pm and arrives 12 hours later, early in the morning. The more comfortable ferry boat offers AC cabins and reclining seats in the air conditioned VIP class.

From Marisa:

A new ferry is scheduled in 2011 from Marisa to Dolong, Wakai, Ampana and Poso once a week. We will let you know as soon as the new ferryboat schedules are posted. Another and much faster way to get to Kadidiri is the speedboat service from Marisa directly to Kadidiri. The price for the speedboat is 250€ for a max. number of 6 people. The journey takes only three hours. Not included in the speedboat price is the transport to and from Marisa.

From Bunta:

Charter services and charter cars are available from Bunta to Kadidiri. It takes only 2 hours to get to the isalnd and the price is 165€.

From Pagimana:

There is a ferry from Gorontalo to Pagimana every other night. From there to Bunta or Ampana you can take one of the car services in Pagimana

From Ampana:

A speed boat service is available in Ampana. The boat will bring you to Kadidiri in about 11/2 hours. The charter price for the speed boat is 210€ There is also a daily ferry boat service from Ampana to the Togean islands, leaving in the morning at 10am. There are also many local buses during the day and charter cars are available at a price of around 75€.

From Makassar:

Makassar South Sulawesi Indonesia

If you don’t want to fly from Makassar to Luwuk and take a bus or charter car to Bunta, you can also take the bus. It’s much cheaper but the journey will take a full 24 hours. Although well spent 24 hours, traveling through the larger part of Sulawesi, it is strenuous and you will be tired upon your arrival in Ampana or Bunta.


There is always the quicker way of flying and there are many airports in Sulawesi. You can fly from Manado to Luwuk if you’re coming from up north, and from Makassar to Luwuk coming from the south. There are also daily flights from Manado to Gorontalo, from where you can take one of the ferry boats to the Togian Islands. The boats leave at 8 and 9 pm every night.

Guestbook Sep 27

Black Marlin Diving Indonesia Crew and GuestsWelcome to the Black Marlin Diving Guestbook. In this guestbook you can read what other visitors of our dive resort have experienced in Kadidiri, what they have seen underwater and how they have been treated, or you can let others know about your stay at Black Marlin Dive Resort in Indonesia. Tell them about the fascinating experience you had in your diving course or what you have seen on your fun dives. If there is something that we should make better, please consider to let us know about this too. We are always eager to better our service and make your stay at our dive resort in Indonesia as pleasant as possible. Diving Sulawesi with Black Marlin is fun! Read here more about us and our team.

Pictures Sep 26

View some amazing pictures of Black Marlin Diving in Kadidiri, Sulawesi – Indonesia. Come and enjoy scuba diving in Indonesia in a small family like dive resort on a remote island in Sulawesi.

Sulawesi Diving - Black Marlin Diving Kadidiri

View Pictures of one of the most beautiful dive centers in the world! Black Marlin diving is located in the calmest bay of the world, in Tomini Bay. The tiny island Kadidiri is home of black Marlin Diving.

Jelly Fish Lake

The red jellyfish lake in Sulawesi, Indonesia, is most famous for its very colorful but sting-less jelly fish.

Una Una Trips

Join us on one of our fantastic dive trips to Una Una island! Our dive boa5t is equipped with 200 hp and will bring you to any dive site without delay!

VVIP Accommodation

Have a look at the latest photos of our new V-VIP Bungalows accommodation in Kaddidiri at Black Marlin Diving in Sulawesi .

Eco Reef in Kaddidiri

Pictures of the artificial reef building which helps the environment to better recover from pat coral bleaches. Black Marlin Diving in Indonesia opened a volunteer project to add a new reef to a former dead area.

About Jan 16

About Sulawesi Diving

Black Marlin Diving Indonesia - The Dive Resort StaffSulawesi Diving dot com is the virtual home of Black Marlin Diving in Kadidiri, a professionally run PADI and SSI dive center on a beautiful tropical island in Indonesia. Kadidiri is part of the Togean Islands in Sulawesi, Indonesia. It is a remote paradise island which offers some of the best scuba diving in the world in a relaxed and laid back atmosphere. We will do our best to provide you with all necessary information about Sulawesi and the Togean Islands on this website. We will tell and show you how to get to Kadidiri where Black Marlin Diving is at home. We will show you pictures and videos about our paradise island in Sulawesi, so you can see for yourself what you can expect in your next diving vacation with Black Marlin Diving.
Sunset outside the dive center - Black Marlin Diving Kadidiri Sulawesi
We will also show you images of the underwater world of Sulawesi, where you can see some real miracles of nature.The wonderful underwater life of Kadidiri Sulawesi Indonesia If you haven’t been scuba diving yet, what a better place to begin with? Black Marlin Diving offers all PADI and SSI Diving Courses from Open Water Diver to divemaster. You will get and unforgettable diving safaris in on one of the best dive spots in the world! Diving in Indonesia is different from diving in the rest of the world; it always was. First of all, everything here is more colorful and bigger than elsewhere and then there is the variety of underwater life in our waters. Have a look at our pictures of Kadidiri and Sulawesi and our underwater pictures from our dive spots in Kadidiri. Our staff will be eager to assist you with all matters.
Ghost Pipe Fish Kadidiri Sulawesi Indonesia

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About Crispin Gibbs

Crispin Gibbs Manager at Black Marlin Diving SulawesiCrispin Gibbs visited the Togean Islands the first time almost twenty years ago and quickly discovered why these pristine islands had been kept a secret for such a long time. Colorful coral reefs in crystal clear tropical water are waiting for the scuba diver. Sulawesi is simply inviting for scuba diving and to enjoy countless breath taking beautiful, untouched islands, with nothing but coconut palm trees and white sandy beaches; who could resist?
In the beginning of 1999, Crispin realized his dream and opened Black Marlin Dive Center, a professional western run dive school which offers quality diving courses and diving safaris plus an excellent service for diving in a relaxed and fun environment. Crispin runs the dive center with his beloved wife Lala.

Welcome to Sulawesi Jan 16

Diving in Sulawesi Indonesia – Tomini Bay

Beautiful Beach on Kadidiri Togean Islands, Sulawesi IndonesiaOff the coast of Central Sulawesi, in Indonesia lays an archipelago composed of 56 pristine islands and islets. Situated in the Gulf of Tomini you find the Togean, or Togian Islands. The islands in the center of Tomini Bay, offer a yet undiscovered tropical paradise, ideal for relaxing, snorkeling and scuba diving. Tomini Bay is known to be the calmest bay on earth! The three largest islands of Tomini Bay are Batudaka, Togian, and Talatakoh. There are only 37 villages on all the islands in the bay. If you are planing to go diving in Indonesia and especially in Sulawesi, this is a great place to start scuba diving. If you don’t want to dive, at least snorkeling, should absolutely be on the top of your “to do list” in Sulawesi!

Scuba Diving and Diving Courses

Diving Courses Indonesia Open Water Diver CourseIn the north of Pulau Batudaka you find on of the smaller islands, Kadidiri. This is where you find the dive center of Black Marlin Diving. Check out the way description and the map of Sulawesi here. A small, western run dive school, with professional diving instructors, dive guides and divemasters. If you haven’t been trying scuba diving yet, it’s time to get wet now! And what better place to become a certified scuba diver than in Kadidiri? The colorful underwater world of Sulawesi will immediately catch your attention. Colorful tropical fish on even more colorful coral reefs. Spanish dancers and nudy branches, ghost pipe fish and tiny seahorses, sharks and dolphins; Sulawesi has it all. And on top of that you get to see some amazing beaches in a tropical paradise what others only dream of! If you consider to start a professional diving career in Indonesia, you can be helped too! Black Marlin Diving offers all PADI and SSI diving courses from Open Water Diver to Divemaster.


Bedroom at Black Marlin Diving SulawesiBlack Marlin Diving also offers most comfortable accommodation on Kadidiri. The dive resort accommodates divers and non divers alike in 15 exclusive and stylish bungalows just a few steps from the ocean. A mosquito net is mounted on every bed. A hammock is available on the terrace where you can hang out in the evening, relax and enjoy the panoramic sunset view with a cool drink in your hand. All rooms and bungalows are clean and equipped with western style toilets. Please keep in mind that Kadidiri is a remote island, away from big towns and cities, so shopping possibilities are limited. Everything used on Kadidiri, including water, has to be carried to the island by boat. Please have a look at our Eco Efforts where we try to keep our environment intact and be careful with the use of natural resources. Please contact us for reservations or if you have any questions about Sulawesi, Kadidiri or Black Marlin Diving.


Pool Table at Black Marlin Dive Resort IndonesiaBlack Marlin Diving also facilitates an “Ocean Cafe” with a Pool Table as well as a restaurant, serving western and local food. Enjoy a cool beer or a cocktail at the “Western Bar” and talk about your latest diving adventures. Your valuable belongings can be deposited at the reception where you find a safety box. The electricity at the resort is limited to 14 hrs a day from 10am to 12pm. If you need to make phone calls from Kadidiri on your own mobile phone or you need internet connection, you can buy a SIM card for either Indosat systems, Mentari or iM3. Credits are available at the reception of Black Marlin Diving or you can buy credits (pulsa) on the mainland.