Freediving Courses

Learn to Freedive

WaterMaarq certification freediving courses are the foundation to becoming a Freediver.

World Class Learning

The certification courses are designed to work in levels, each building upon the last. Following the Freediver Basic, there are three main course levels, which develop your abilities, knowledge and technique to safely and effectively freedive deeper and for longer on one breath.

Learning – You’re In Control

Courses feature the latest self-paced learning systems, which combine technology, practical dry training exercises and professional in-water instruction. Once your theory training is complete, you are ready for your first pool training sessions. Once the foundation pool skills are in place, then it’s time for freediving in the open water!

PADI Freediver Journey

WaterMaarq: Education with Professionals

WaterMaarq Freediving provides you with unequalled freediving development. Founder Marlon Quinn trained under the world’s best freedivers, world and national champions to develop his craft. A qualified trainer (CERT IV TAE), he’s developed as a freediving instructor under AIDA, Apnea Academy, Apnea International, AUSI and PADI freediving certification systems.

At WaterMaarq, you’ll be learning with professionals with a deep knowledge base of course content and world-class materials delivered to you in a safe, structured and fun learning environment.

PADI Freediver courses in Melbourne, Hobart and Adelaide

PADI Freediver Basic

Learn pool freediving foundation skills

First Level

The PADI Basic Freediver course is the first part of the PADI Freediver course. It’s the first step for developing your solid freediving skills. You learn the basic freediving principles and focus on practicing breathhold techniques in a pool or confined water site. It’s the starting point for all courses. To enrol in the PADI Freediver course you begin by enrolling in the Basic course. Learn more…

PADI Freediver

Learn freediving depth foundation skills

Freediving is about inward power, discipline and control. If you’ve always wanted to enter the underwater world quietly, on your own terms, staying as long as your breath allows, then freediving is for you. Taking the PADI Freediver Basic course is your first step toward discovering why freediving is becoming a popular way to explore beneath the waves. Once you’ve completed the first part of this course, the PADI Freediver Basic, the next step is to freedive in the sea! Learn more…

PADI Advanced Freediver

Dive to new depths

Second Level

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. The PADI Advanced Freediver course is designed to fulfil that personal need to refine and improve your freediving skills, allowing you to progress slowly while learning how your body performs during apnea. Learn more…

PADI Master Freediver

Fine-tune your freediving skills

Third Level

If you’re an advanced freediver who wants to learn how to fine-tune your lifestyle and training so that you can approach elite freediving levels, then the PADI Master Freediver course is for you. Through focused sessions, you’ll bring your static apnea, dynamic apnea, free immersion and constant weight skills to the next level. Learn more…

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Fully Certified Freedivers

We know that the safest freedivers make the best freedivers. We deliver courses that with confidence certify you as a person that exemplifies the qualities of a modern freediver, one that doesn’t merely tick boxes, but one that we’d be proud to have as an Ambassador.

With us, you will become the freediver you wish to be. Through structured, rigorous and professional training, you’ll be at your best.