Interview with Marlon Quinn – Passionate Freediving Instructor and Founder of WaterMaarq Freediving

Originally posted on PADI Pros Oceania:
Marlon Quinn’s freediving journey began with a chance encounter with a ray. Today, he is a passionate Freediving Instructor and founder of WaterMaarq Freediving in Victoria, Australia. We asked him about his love for freediving and where he hopes to see it in the next few years.   What inspired…

2014 – It’s a wrap!

Placing the Book-end on 2014 The end of the annual cycle provokes a reflection on the 364 days that have passed by, seemingly at Ferrari pace. 24 hours remain before the looking glass is swung 180 degrees and what appears to the fore takes all capacity. 2014 Was A Big Year It really was. The seasonalContinue reading “2014 – It’s a wrap!”

Freefall with a Greek Twist

Freediving in Greece When it comes to coastline and freediving, the Greeks have got it pretty good! Not far from Athens at a place called Vouliagmeni is a mini blue-hole, called The Well. Local freediver Nick has taken to Guillaume Nery’s Base Jumping Freefall video and re-mastered it, Zorba style to showcase the location.

Local Freedivers Club Gains

Melbourne Freedivers Club Growth Looking back isn’t something that regularly takes my attention, but sometimes it’s healthy to check in and see where things have come from. In March 2014 The Melbourne Freedivers Club (MFC) launched on-line, in real and on deck for training at the local pool in Prahran. Six months have passed byContinue reading “Local Freedivers Club Gains”

The Darkside of The Lens

My Heart Still Thumps At times I marvel at the connectivity the internet and social media affords us. The ability to cyber connect in the street so to speak. You pass by an image on Instagram and connect with it. You’re beyond like for like and F4F, it actually speaks to you. Deciding to speakContinue reading “The Darkside of The Lens”

My first negotiation, at 12

First Jobs As a kid there’s a novelty in someone asking you to do a job for some pocket money. It’s a celebration, giving first tastes of independence and new found choices and options. Suddenly, a reliance on known variables, such as whether Mum or Dad is in a good or bad mood, or whetherContinue reading “My first negotiation, at 12”

Freedive Excursion – Point Cooke

To The Homestead With the Mornington Peninsula drawing most of the attention, a couple of freedive buddies recently found good reason to travel west in search of marine entertainment. Coerced by the power of adventure we prepared to visit the Point Cooke Marine Sanctuary near Point Cook around 30 minutes from Melbourne CBD.