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Welcome to Karma Dives Crew

Mark Davies


G'Day and welcome to Karma Dives

My passion has always been with the water.

I completed my PADI Open Water Course in Melbourne, in August 2011. Even though the waters were freezing, I was so excited to be under the water instead of riding waves on top. After achieving my certification, I went straight into the PADI Advanced Open Water Course and was hooked instantly. My next course came only a few months later when I was Volunteering in Madagascar. I completed my Rescue Course and moved onto to become a Divemaster. During this course I was already searching places to become an instructor and haven’t looked back since. I worked for Ocean Divers as a Divemaster for a few month before heading to Malapascua Phillipines to get my PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) certification. Returning to Melbourne, I continued to work as a OWSI at Ocean Divers under the guidance of Jane Bowman and Warrick McDonald. My next Instructing adventure was in Bali where I worked at Nautilus Diving Bali located in Seminyak. Our most common dive site was the USAT Liberty Wreck in Tulumben. After my 9 month stint here I achieved an Elite Instructor Award for certifying over 50 students in the year, this also allowed me to go to the next level as a PADI Master Scuba Dive Trainer.

Next came 6 weeks on the beautiful island of Nusa Lembongan off the South East coast of Bali. I trained out of Blue Corner Dive adding a few more specialty instructor certifications as well as becoming an PADI IDC Staff Instructor allowing me to assist PADI Course Directors in training new Instructors.

Last year I found a new underwater passion in Freediving. The tranquility of this sport is like no other I have tried. The Freediving training focusses on the development of mental strength and certainly encourages you to get to know your body, which really is an amazing feeling. I went on to become a SSI Freediving Instructor after completing a Zero to Hero Freediving Course through Freedive Gili on Gili Trawangan Indonesia. I then transferred my SSI certification across to PADI as a PADI Freedive Instructor

I look forward to sharing my passion and love of the underwater world with you. Check out our courses.

Karma Dive Boat

She’s a beauty.

Oceancraft rigid inflatable 6.4m with a 140 Suzuki outboard. Licensed to carry 12 passengers and a skipper. Diver platforms on the stern with a ladder for easy access. Dive kit holders to take 8 sets as well as a tank rack to hold 8 spare cylinders. Small centre console leaving plenty of room to gear up and move about. Life jackets, First Aid, O2 kit all stowed away in the bow storage. Canopy for shade with plenty of seating on either side.