Gold Winner 2019 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards

The RACV VTIC Victorian Tourism Industry Awards are the annual peak awards to recognise excellence for tourism operators across the state in our $30-billion dollar industry. In 2019 WaterMaarq has been awarded the top honour in the Adventure category, the Gold Winner. A huge achievement for an operation only commenced five years ago.

Weedy Seadragon Breeding Season

The beginning of the Weedy Seadragon breeding season takes place in late spring and early summer. It’s a source of great fascination in southern Port Phillip Bay as the male weedy seadragons can be identified carrying up to 250 eggs on their tail. Seeing them on a snorkel boat tour is unique and fun thing to do, near Melbourne.

WaterMaarq Tourism Awards People’s Choice

Your chance to WIN a $5000 Travel Voucher with RACV Resorts. Cast your vote! Simply take 10 seconds to vote for WaterMaarq in the 2019 Victorian Tourism People’s Choice Awards, it’s really easy! Vote Now What is the RACV Victorian Tourism Awards?   For the...
Freediving Salmon Schools

Freediving Salmon Schools

Freediving in Schools of Australian Salmon The remarkable summer of freediving with WaterMaarq continues as this morning’s adventure charter found us freediving salmon schools in Port Phillip Bay. Freediving Fun Boat Dives Certified freedivers are enjoying the...
Portsea Mermaid Sightings

Portsea Mermaid Sightings

Mermaids spotted on Portsea beach, Mornington Peninsula Mermaid Trio Splashes in Shallows In a surprise appearance, Portsea mermaid sightings have been reported along the Mornington Peninsula this summer. Did you see them? Mermaids Jacinta, Katja and Jess have been...
Beginner Freediving Tips: Snorkel Breathing

Beginner Freediving Tips: Snorkel Breathing

Be More Comfortable in the Water Learn to become more relaxed in the water snorkelling and freediving by breathing more easily and comfortably with your snorkel. It’s a common myth that freediving is only an activity for extreme athletes, spearfishing...
PADI Freediver Basic Course August

PADI Freediver Basic Course August

Training Extended Breathhold and Increased Comfort Levels WaterMaarq’s first PADI Freediver Basic course for season 2016/2017 saw six hardy spearfishermen and freedivers commit to an intense winter’s evening of breathhold training. Several of them doubled...

PADI Pros Oceania – Interview WaterMaarq’s Founder

In The Media This week we’re pretty excited to see the interview by PADI Pros Oceania with WaterMaarq’s founder, Marlon Quinn, go live on the site. Follow the link below to read the article and gain an insight into Marlon and his passion for freediving in...

Wreck Freediving under Mediterranean Beauty

Les Films Engloutis – “Haven” Another cool clip from those French masterminds, Guillaume Nery and Julie Gautier. This time, it’s underwater scooter diving on the Haven wreck in the Mediterranean. As they say it’s a “short film about...