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Free-diving & Yoga with
Mara Adventures


Rewild yourself with cold water, nature, community
and breath on an exciting ocean adventure!

Freediving is one of the most ancient practices in the world, the art of breath retention and diving has been used for centuries by our ancestors. Come learn how you are physiologically connected to the ocean and feel the freedom of exploring the depths on a single breath! 

Join Instructor Laura and Tom and enjoy a deep dive in and around the West Coast of Scotland this September aboard the Lady. Whether you're a total newbie and want to level up your snorkelling or are an experienced freediver seeking depth, we can cater to you as we explore this beautiful area by boat. Combining freediving, wild swimming, snorkelling and daily yoga and breath practises, this trip is unlike anything else in the UK! 

No prior experience needed, just swimming ability and a sense of adventure! Come explore with us.

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

 Jacques Yves Cousteau. 

For the 2023 season, Mara Adventures is running two adventures aboard the tall ship the Lady of Avenel and our sister ship Volharding, a dutch sailing barge.

These trips will integrate Free-diving, Yoga, Breathwork, and other activities such as meditation & swimming alongside sailing whilst exploring the beautiful West Coast of Scotland.


Wild Women & Ocean Magic - Adventure Sailing Expedition

Sunday 2nd - Saturday 8th July 2023 - Sailing from Pontoon Marina, Oban

The Trip 

Are you craving community, connection and an epic adventure immersed in nature? Join Laura and Sinaed on a women's only trip in and around the West Coast of Scotland on the sailing barge The Volharding


.We will soak up the majesty of the surrounding Highlands, from the rolling hills, clear and cold water to the eagles, dolphins and maybe even whales! 

  • Connect to yourself with daily movement, yoga, and journalling. Connect with the ocean doing some amazing adventures snorkeling and wild swimming.

  • Connect with your new tribe with some cold water immersion or dancing under the stars by a bonfire and drinking cacao under a full moon.



  • 6 Nights onboard The Volharding

  • 3 Hearty and healthy meals a day plus coffee, tea/snacks

  • All in water activities

  • An intro to Freediving session or Snorkel confidence session

  • Daily yoga/mindfulness or breathwork class

  • Full moon cacao ceremony

  • Gear Hire (including mermaid tail)

  • A Mermaiding session

  • A personalised daily practice to take away with you.

  • Goodie bag! (with tee shirt and journal)

  • An abundance of wildlife, bucket load of sea shanties and an amazing adventure!

Go to Mara Adventures for booking details and FAQs


Rewild & Free - Freedive Sailing Expedition

10th - 16th September 2023

Sailing from Pontoon Marina, Oban 

The Expedition

This is a call to all those with an adventurous spirit who want to explore the stunning West Coast of Scotland from the spectacular The Lady Of Avenel This beautiful and hardy sailing vessel sleeps 12 guests comfortably (based on two sharing).


The expedition will be facilitated by Laura and Tom both of whom are freediving instructors with a passion for adventure! Whether you are a seriously experienced Freediver or a total newbie wanting to level up your snorkelling, we can cater to your needs as we enjoy the biodiverse and cold clear waters of the Scottish West Coast.


Expect breathwork sessions, yoga, SUP time, hikes, wild swimming, cold water immersion and snorkeling/freediving. 


  • 6 nights aboard The Lady of Avenel in a shared cabin

  • 3 healthy/hearty meals a day

  • In water supervision 

  • All in water activities

  • daily yoga/stretching sessions

  • 'intro to freediving' or coaching (depending where you're at)

  • Gear Hire (if you don't have any!)

  • A goody bag with tee shirt!

  • A very memorable adventure filled with new friends, incredible wildlife and epic scenery!

Go to Mara Adventures for booking details and FAQs

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