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My name is Laura, founder of Mara Adventures

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Calm Sea

"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever"

 Jacques Yves Cousteau. 


How Mara Adventures came about

The sea cast its spell on me when I was very young. I learnt to scuba dive when I was twelve years old, and have been diving, swimming and working in it ever since. In 2017 I did my first official freediving qualification, and I was hooked. I really loved how freediving channelled the power of the breath and meant I had to be super present, focused and relaxed.  Being both my biggest inspiration and teacher, I am forever humbled by the majesty of the ocean. I believe it is my life's purpose and mission to reconnect humans to our blue planet, by facilitating high quality and safe ocean interactions. 


Having spent the last 12 years working as a scuba dive and free dive instructor and expedition leader globally, I felt it was finally time to embark on my own venture. Thus Mara Adventures was born. 


My experience

Over the years I have combined hands on experience from leading expeditions in Timor-Leste, Belize, Costa Rica and Scotland with an plethora of qualifications so you can be assured that safety and high quality education is at the heart of what I do. I live and breath the ocean and truly want to make the ocean an accessible, empowering place for people. 


To give you an idea of my expertise I have added in a few of my qualifications below:

  •  MSc Outdoor Education

  • EFR (Emergency First Responder) Instructor 

  • Oxygen Provider Instructor 

  • Wilderness First Aid 

  • PADI MSDT (master scuba diver trainer)

  • SSI Level 2 Freediving instructor

  • Molchanov Wave 2 Instructor

  • 200 hour Yoga teacher training

  • PADI Mermaid Instructor

  • XPT Performance Breathwork Coach

  • Full HSE Medical

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