WHO WE ARE
UNDERWATER ADVENTURES AUSTRALIA
provide training, travel, and adventures with a focus on fun and safety.
Based on the Gold Coast we are a community of environmentally conscious divers that learn, train, and grow together.
SCUBA, Freediving, & Mermaiding, like yoga, all focus on breath. UAA integrate yogic practice into our training, combining aspects of yoga and meditation for physical and mental flexibility, breath control, and relaxation.
Along with modern scientific research and medical knowledge, we integrate yoga postures (asana), yogic breathing (pranayama), and meditation with our training. These teach the necessary relaxation, focus, and concentration for diving to our clients so they can extend themselves safely beyond perceived limitations while connecting deeply with themselves, others, and the environment.
We have found that this practice relieves any anxiety that our students may have before entering the water and places them in a relaxed yet focused state ideal to overcome their concerns and nerves.
These skills transfer out from the water to allow our clients to stay relaxed, focus, and deal in better ways with the pressures of modern life.
The founder of Underwater Adventures Australia, John Pearce, is a qualified PADI instructor for SCUBA, Freediving, and Mermaiding, a qualified Yoga Teacher, and a multi award-winning Architect. He has been “freediving” one way or another his entire life and SCUBA diving since 1982.
John knows first hand the transformative and healing power of diving and freediving. The powerful connection between mind and body created through this practice, allows us to enter into a state of mindfulness, teaches us acceptance and to be present in the moment, as well as to believe in ourselves rather than listening to the self-limiting thoughts we all experience.
From personal experience, John knows that facing challenges in a safe and supportive environment helps us to face fears, process trauma, deal with anxiety, and address depression.
If you have any queries or concerns at any stage before, during, or after your course, please do not hesitate to approach our personable instructors by phone or email to address these privately and confidentially.
Your safety is our primary concern throughout all of our training and adventure trips. We strictly limit our numbers, train and practice safety and rescue procedures to ensure in-water safety for all our participants.