Wow! Just Wow! Our list of stockist is growing thanks to the interest that all you have shown in supporting our product! So a quick recap before I formally introduce our newest stockist to you all. Need to grab a set of your own Penetrator Fins and want to get them a little closer to home? Well check out the list of stockists below:
SpearWest - Osbourne Park, Western Australia
Tackleworld Townsville - Townsville, Queensland
Splash Spearfishing - Browns Bay, Auckland
USA and Islands
Mike Hong - Hawaii Island
Westside Dive - Oahu
The Watermans Guide - USA Mainland
@freedivingfins.tw (instagram) - New Taipei City
Ondine Freedive - Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
I would like to take this time to welcome to the Penetrator Fins Supplier Network
Sea Mastermind™, our very first Freediving School who also have their own boutique retail store with locations across Thailand and Singapore.
Sea Mastermind™ was founded by a group of determined divers with strong commitment towards integrating solid academic, adaptive training techniques with modern business values for the dive industry.
This is a first for us and both Larry and I am super excited to have them on board! Freediving has become HUGE around the world, especially with social media fueling the flame of interest in the sport. In our surrounding Asian countries it has grown exponentially, with aquatic centers having specialised freedivng pools.
With our product hitting the shelves at Sea Mastermind™ in less than 24 hours (actually not even able to make the shelves) they were walking out the door! The infamous Ghost fins have maintained their notoriety as the Number 1 composite fin, Paul could not even finish unpacking before they were sold!!
What we at Penetrator love about Sea Mastermind™ is the ethos behind the brand. I know that our friends in Thailand and Singapore will be excited to learn they are also stocking our product so they can head in-store and purchase easily from the friendly staff.
Please join us in welcoming and learning more below from Paul Sinthawanarong who one of the founders of Sea Mastermind™ . Enjoy! #notsotrustysidekick
What made you interested in freediving?
I have been diving for 25 years, freedive has always been my passion. It wasn’t such a big hit back then as it was rather seen as a competitive and physically demanding sport from Asian perspective. Recently it’s incredible and sustainable underwater activity. That’s why I came back years ago to train as an instructor, now a Master Freediver Instructor! My thought is to let people become more aware of how amazing this recreational activity can transform you and add value to your life experience
What is Sea Mastermind?
We are recently seen as a happy community for divers. Our facility has 4 storey consist of shops, cafes and training facilities. Sea Mastermind™ is PADI 5 star Instructor Development and Freediving Center. We are the first in Thailand to be able to achieve such an incredible designation. Our Sea Concept Store™ is Asia First Freediving Boutiques and diver’s concept store right in the heart of Bangkok. We are opening pop-up store in Phuket and Koh Tao very soon. We are excited to now stock Penetrator Freediving Fins for our customers.
How did you hear about Penetrator Freediving fins?
Penetrator is definitely very popular over in Australia, now coming to Asia, it is a very high quality product I am proud to stock. Larry has been renowned for carbon-making and in providing high quality advanced composite manufacturing to the marine industry. I did more research and feel in awe to have learnt that the brand had involved with high profile projects such as the Volvo Ocean Race, Inter-pacific 14 foot skiff championships, numerous National and International sailing.
If you could dive anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
Well, all the famous spots like The Maldives, Thailand, Micronesia Japan, Egypt and Italy have been covered. I would like to come more unlikely spots like Dean's Blue Hole in the Bahamas or the Antarctica. Australia and New Zealand would be my whole new experience. I better get myself prepared!
What is your favourite memory freediving so far?
Ras Mohammed;The caves are fascinating. Okinawa, Japan; Crystal-clear ocean and the food is great! Diving with my Japanese mates are a lot of fun. Calamian Archipelago in Palawan is also a hidden gem for me.
What tips do you have for someone starting out?
Freediving is a self-development and self-discipline. This first thing you need to get rid of your head is the fear and the reluctance to get a head start or a try. Don’t worry too much about the depth you can make, the time you can hold your breath. It’s a good workout anyway and Freediving has become more recreational activity for everyone. It is challenging, but of course, but you can also enjoy.
How do you remain calm when underwater and not get scared?
We all have our fear. But everyone must experiences fear sometimes. But I thought Fear can actually help keep you safe by alerting you to potentially dangerous which is why learning and training how to Freedive is essential, well..it is vital!
Do you think the amount of time you have spent in the water has made you more interested in the environment and conservation?
I have learnt that Spearfishing is one of the most sustainable fishing. People in Asia feel differently though. In the water when you spend time with only yourself and the pressure, you feel more control and remain more focus. You feel like becoming part of one of those fish, organism and everything around make you feel so small. That’s what telling me that we are such a small part of the ocean. It has been there and always been there, long after we are gone.
I would like to thank Paul from Sea Mastermind™ for taking the time to answer our questions. Dont forget to follow them on Instagram and Facebook! #notsotrustysidekick