Welcome to Aquanautes, your one-stop destination for all things related to water sports! We're here to inspire, inform, and connect water sports enthusiasts of all levels, helping you to make the most of your aquatic adventures.

Our Story

Aquanautes was founded by Lachlan "Mako" Collins, an avid water sports enthusiast with a lifelong passion for the ocean. From learning to swim as a young child to mastering the art of surfing, Lachlan's love for water sports has taken him on countless adventures around the world.

Realizing that there was a need for a dedicated online platform where water sports enthusiasts could gather to share their knowledge, experiences, and passion, Lachlan decided to create Aquanautes. Launched in 2008, the website has since grown into a thriving community that offers valuable resources, tips, and insights for everyone who loves spending time on or in the water.

Our Mission

At Aquanautes, our mission is to inspire and support water sports enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels. We aim to:

  • Provide expert tips, tricks, and advice to help you improve your skills and enjoy your favorite water sports safely.
  • Offer in-depth gear reviews and recommendations to ensure you have the best equipment for your needs.
  • Showcase breathtaking water sports destinations from around the world, inspiring you to explore new horizons.
  • Foster a sense of community and connection among fellow water sports enthusiasts, encouraging the sharing of experiences, knowledge, and passion.

Our Team

Our dedicated team at Aquanautes comprises experienced water sports enthusiasts, professionals, and instructors, each bringing their unique skills, insights, and expertise to the table. We are committed to providing you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and reliable information, ensuring that you have all the tools you need to embark on your next aquatic adventure with confidence.

Contact Us

We love hearing from our readers and fellow water sports enthusiasts! If you have any questions, suggestions, or feedback, please feel free to reach out to us through our Contact Us page. We're always eager to learn, grow, and improve Aquanautes for our community.

Together, let's dive into a world of water sports and make a splash with Aquanautes!

Team section

Welcome to the Aquanautes family! Get to know our passionate and dedicated team of water sports enthusiasts and professionals, who work tirelessly to bring you the best in aquatic adventures.

Olivia Martin

With years of experience in kayaking and kayak guiding, Olivia is our go-to expert for all things related to the sport. Her passion for kayaking and exploring new waters has taken her on numerous adventures worldwide. As our Social Media Manager, she not only shares her kayaking expertise but also engages with our community of water sports enthusiasts on various social platforms.

Lachlan Collins

Born in Australia and raised in Florida, Lachlan combines his passion for water sports with a deep love for both cultures. A skilled surfer and experienced scuba diver, Lachlan created Aquanautes to share his knowledge and help others explore the exciting world of water sports. As the Chief Editor, he oversees the content and guides the team to deliver the best information to our readers.

Sofia Lopez

Sofia is an accomplished swimmer and certified swimming instructor with over a decade of experience teaching and coaching swimmers of all ages. As our Content Manager, Sofia ensures that the information we publish is engaging, accurate, and valuable. She also shares her expertise in swimming technique, training, and safety through our articles and guides.

Ethan Wright

Ethan is a professional surfer and surf coach who has competed in numerous events around the globe. He brings his vast knowledge of surfing and surf culture to Aquanautes, sharing his experiences, tips, and favorite surf spots with our readers. As a writer, he creates in-depth articles and guides on surfing equipment, techniques, and travel.

Max Harrison

A certified PADI dive instructor with extensive experience in scuba diving, Max brings his love for underwater exploration and marine life to Aquanautes. He shares his insights on dive training, safety, and equipment, and as our Gear Reviewer, he tests and evaluates the latest scuba diving gear to help our readers make informed decisions.

Harper Johnson

Harper is an avid stand-up paddleboarder and windsurfer who has explored watersports locations around the world. Her enthusiasm for these sports is contagious, and she loves to share her experiences and tips with our readers. As a writer, she creates engaging and informative content on SUP and windsurfing, covering everything from techniques to gear recommendations.