Remarkable Freediving & Wildlife Adventures

HQ: Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, AUSTRALIA

Freediving boat excursions, training, tours and courses in Melbourne

EXCURSIONS

Scenic Wildlife Tours, Swim with Seals, Reef and Wreck Freediving, Snorkel with Seadragons

Learn to freedive, freediving courses in Melbourne

COURSES

Learn to Freedive, Become a Snorkel Guide, Surf Bigger Waves

Freediving tropical holidays and tours

TOURS

Discover Freshwater Sinkholes, Explore Tropical Island Reefs

Freediving training and courses in Melbourne, Victoria

STORIES

What Kind of Freediver are You?
Photographer, Marine Scientist, Spearfisher, Surfer?

EXPERIENCE AN UNFORGETTABLE JOURNEY WITH VICTORIA’S FREEDIVING PIONEERS

Australian Freediving Innovator Marlon Quinn wants to share with you the finest freediving experiences. Our excursions highlight spectacular scenery, wildlife and underwater features and marine life that you can’t find anywhere else on Earth.
Whether you choose the Bay Scenic RIB Boat EcotourBlairgowrie Seahorses Shoredive, South Channel Seals Swim, Sorrento Shipwrecks PlungeFlinders Coastal Caves Freedive, Mount Gambier Sinkhole Tour or Tasmanian Capes Tour, you won’t be disappointed. Then there’s always the international Solomon Islands Escapes!
Not certified as a freediver? WaterMaarq has certification courses for everyone…begin now!

Our excursions depart from Sorrento and Flinders VIC.
Our courses run in Cheltenham and Blairgowrie VIC, Port MacDonnell SA and Hobart TAS.

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Freediving excursions, scenic eco boat tours, freediving courses in Melbourne, Victoria

WILDLIFE AND COASTAL EXCURSIONS

Scenic RIB Boat tours, Swimming with seals, Snorkelling with seadragons and Freediving bay and coastal reefs

FROM $60

The best guided freediving excursions to the sinkholes in South Australia, with WaterMaarq

GUIDED SHORT BREAKS

Multi-day tours to the South Australian freshwater sinkholes and Tasmania’s stunning Tasman Peninsula.

FROM $600

The best guided freediving holidays to the tropical Solomon Islands with WaterMaarq

OVERSEAS FREEDIVING HOLIDAYS

Experience the unspoilt beauty of the Solomon Islands and the treasures that remain.

FROM $3,900

BOOK EXCURSIONS ONLINE

Freediving and Snorkelling

Seahorse at Blairgowrie Pier taken whilst freediving

Snorkel / Freedive From Shore

2 HOUR SEAHORSES SNORKEL / FREEDIVE EXCURSION FROM SHORE

FROM $79

Snorkel / Freedive with Seals

2 HOUR SOUTH CHANNEL SNORKEL / FREEDIVE WITH SEALS BOAT EXCURSION

FROM $89

Fun freediving in Port Phillip Bay with WaterMaarq

Fun Freedive in the Bay

2 HOUR FUN FREEDIVE IN THE BAY BOAT EXCURSION

FROM $89

Freediving Training in Melbourne, Port Phillip Bay Boat Dives

Freedive Training Dives

2 HOUR POINT NEPEAN FREEDIVING TRAINING BOAT EXCURSION

FROM $89

Deep freediving in Melbourne on shipwrecks with WaterMaarq

Shipwreck Freediving Excursions

3 HOUR SORRENTO SHIPWRECKS FREEDIVE BOAT EXCURSION

FROM $140

Freediving excursion in coastal sea caves on the Mornington Peninsula

Freediving Coastal Caves

3 HOUR FLINDERS COASTAL CAVES FREEDIVE BOAT EXCURSION

FROM $140

Scenic RIB Boat Tours

Scenic Wildlife Eco Boat tour in Port Phillip Bay from the Mornington Peninsula

Scenic Bay Wildlife Tour

75 MINUTE PORTSEA AND POINT NEPEAN SCENIC WILDLIFE RIB BOAT TOUR

FROM $60

Scenic Whale Sightings Eco Boat tour from Flinders on the Mornington Peninsula

Scenic Coastal Whales Tour

1.5 HOUR PHILLIP ISLAND SCENIC WHALE-WATCHING RIB BOAT TOUR
*JUN-AUG only

FROM $65

FIND A COURSE

Find and book the right course for you, begin learning today!
Full course information page here.

PADI Freediver Basic course on the Mornington Peninsula

Start Freediving

Discover freediving and look inside yourself to find the underwater beauty of freediving with ease.

FROM $350

PADI Freediver learn to freedive course in Melbourne, Victoria with WaterMaarq

First Level Freediver

Freediving is about inward power, discipline and control, enter the underwater world quietly, on your own terms, staying as long as your breath allows. Freediving is for you.

FROM $628

Advanced freediving courses in Melbourne with WaterMaarq Freediving

2nd Level Advanced Freediver

Achieving a new freediving time or reaching a new depth is an incredible feeling. It satisfies that very personal desire to do your best and be proud of what you can accomplish.

FROM $730

Master freediving courses in Melbourne with WaterMaarq Freediving

3rd Level Master Freediver

Master is the highest award for a freediver. By improvement of your ability to operate in the water, mental and technical training, the freediver will be able to reach new performances, with ease.

FROM $730

Freediving Training Sessions

Group or private freediving technical training, open water or pool

FROM $60

Freediving seminars and training in Melbourne with WaterMaarq

Freediving Seminars

Quality, professional seminars that contribute towards achieving your freediving certification.
FROM $90

Hold your breath longer and surf bigger waves with WaterMaarq Freediving

Breath-hold for Surfers

High performance training for board riders, surfers, body surfers and beach lifeguards. Maximise your ability to perform in extreme conditions.

FROM $100

Professional Snorkel Instructor in Training at Portsea

Become a Professional

Professional level freediving and snorkelling certification courses provide the platform for marine enthusiasts to share their passion and inspire others. As a professional instructor, you are well placed to pursue a lifestyle supported by doing what you enjoy.

FROM $595

FIND A TOUR OR HOLIDAY

Find extended adventures to freshwater sinkholes and tropical island extended escapes.

Freediving tours to the freshwater sinkholes in South Australia with WaterMaarq

Cenotes, Caverns and Caves

Gain unprecedented access to the incredible freshwater sinkholes of South Australia.
Only for level 2 freedivers and higher.

3-day guided freediving tour in SA

FROM $600

Freediving tours and holidays in the Solomon Islands with WaterMaarq

Solomon Islands Freediving Holiday

Explore the unspoilt beauty of Munda, the jewel of Solomon Islands 

7-days freediving on WWII wrecks, reef walls, swim-throughs, coral gardens and marine life you won’t believe, all based from the island of Munda.

FROM $3900

Freediving tours and holidays in the Solomon Islands with WaterMaarq

Solomon Islands Liveaboard Holiday

Explore the unspoilt beauty of the Solomon Islands by liveaboard

10-days freediving every terrain you can imagine, WWII wrecks, reef walls, swim-throughs, coral gardens and marine life you won’t believe.

FROM $4600

DESTINATIONS
Go beyond the beaten path and feel like you’re the first one ever there.

Sorrento Backbeaches

Banksia Reef

Point Nepean Bay

Pope's Eye Marine Park

Flinders Sea Caves

South Channel Fort

South Channel Pile Light

Blairgowrie on the Bay

Freshwater Ponds SA

Portsea Bayside

Freshwater Sinkholes and Caverns SA

The Bay at Sorrento

Why Visit Mornington Peninsula

The Mornington Peninsula is a favourite beach holiday destination for Victorians with vast nature based experiences, as well as fine food and wine. Visit the sites of first European settlement near the town of Sorrento, where nowadays yachts bob on their moorings. Swim in Port Phillip Bay at the safe beaches of Rye, Safety Beach and Dromana; or see the wild surf at the ocean beaches of Portsea, Sorrento, Rye, Point Leo and Gunnamatta.

Take in the coastal views and wildlife on a cliff-top walk through Mornington Peninsula National Park. Follow the Fort Nepean Walk past the tunnels guarding Port Phillip Bay. Or take the Bushrangers Bay Trail to Cape Schanck Lighthouse. Climb to the summit of Arthurs Seat State Park for spectacular views of the bay and Melbourne skyline. For a true challenge, the 26-kilometre long Two Bays Trail is the peninsula’s longest continuous walking track, linked by boardwalks, steps, bridges and grass paths. Spot fur seals, dolphins and seabirds on a wildlife cruise from Sorrento.

The Mornington Peninsula is approximately a one-hour drive south of Melbourne.

About WaterMaarq

Professionals in Freediving
Headquartered in Blairgowrie on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, WaterMaarq is the first full service freediving education, tours and excursions organisation in southern Australia. We thrive on safety, professionalism and adventure!

We’re passionate about the underwater world and particularly the one that rests on our doorstep. It’s vast and ripe for exploration. Home to marine animals that don’t exist anywhere else on earth, we’re spoilt for amazing wildlife experiences. The world of colour and movement under the surface looks nothing like you’d expect. It goes hand in hand with freediving; it too surprises people with the feeling of calm, weightlessness and freedom that only gets better every time you go.

To help you discover freediving and the big blue, we run the only freediving specific charter service in Victoria providing snorkel and freedive excursions.

WaterMaarq offers you the highest level of freediving instruction available. Start your adventure today, explore freediving and change your life. 

STORIES AND IDEAS
Find the latest tips and advice to start your freediving journey and choose the best experiences for your level.

FIND ACCOMMODATION
Discover the best local accommodation to suit your needs and budget throughout Mornington Peninsula VIC and Mt Gambier SA destinations.

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The best accommodation in Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula

Buoys on Queens

Boutique luxurious accommodation in Sorrento, VIC

The best accommodation in Port MacDonnell in South Australia, Customs House

Customs House

Our favourite premium stay in Port MacDonnell, SA