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Hello, stoked your here! 

My name is James and I created GnoMAD as a way for me to get people into the water, well... under the water. I bring an extensive list of relevant qualifications and experience, that I want to share with you

My motivation lies in showing people the most incredible part of the world, along the phenomenal Great Ocean Road. It truly is magnificent and I would class it as one of the best diving locations in the world! If you have not been underwater in this location before, you really are missing out. Additionally, I want to grow the sport of freediving in Australia (especially Victoria) and create a community of competent, safe, conservative freedivers and spearfisherman. 

My Experience: 

I have lived on the Surfcoast of Victoria all of my life and from a young age was thrown into the ocean, it is much apart of me as I am of it. 

I have been spearfishing, surfing, or freediving along this coast line weekly (sometimes daily) for the better part of 20 years and know the underwater world along the Surfcoast like an old friend. 

My relevant qualifications:


  • Freediving instructor for Apnea Total

  • ​Freediving instructor for PADI

  • Qualified Advanced Life Support Paramedic 

  • AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety

  • Surfing Instructor 

  • Surf Survival Instructor​​

  • Surf Bronze Medallion

If you ever have any questions, or just want to chat about this awesome place/sport then please don't hesitate to contact me! 

James Freediving in the Solomon Islands.
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