Become A Professional Freediver Instructor!

Do you spend a-lot of your time thinking about freediving and talking about freediving? Becoming a Freediver Instructor gives you the tool to harness your passion enabling you to do what you love as a profession. Imagine your job being one where you share incredible underwater achievements with others. Unlocking the potential of others and transforming their lives for the better while enriching your own.

Do you want an on-demand personalised Freediver Instructor course? We have you covered!
Enrol and begin anytime that suits you after chatting with our team here at Adventure Freedivers!

Next Steps? Schedule a call with our Instructor Trainer Max

Next Instructor course intakes:
October 2022
November 2022
December 2022
Limited availability


Maxine McLaughlin

Growing up on the water in Shelharbour, NSW, she thought she knew all there was about the water and water sports. After a spinal injury left her doing aqua aerobics in the pool with ladies who had 50+years on her, she stumbled across the world of freediving which completely changed her life. She moved overseas and eventually found herself in the Caribbean with great mentor's, learning how to share and teach this amazing sport. 
Maxine has experienced the world of freediving from many angles, from training herself, training with athletes, working on underwater shoots and multiple other events where underwater safety is needed. She continuously keeps up to date with new understandings and research involving freediving and hopes to contribute to the overall safety and knowledge of the freediving community.
With a breath hold of over 5 minutes and the ability to dive to over 50m deep on a single breath, she is happiest while in the water sharing her knowledge and passion with student's across the world.

Notes From Max:

It's easy to look online and see training plans, courses and workshops which push numbers depths and times without considering the needs of the individual person. This allows us to forget how unique everyones experience is. Your fears, your thoughts, your experiences and your physiology all impact what your journey will be like.

I have spent years on my own professional and diving development and this is something that I hope will never end!
It is an extremely interesting sport, but these experiences have shown me how important the individual learning experience really is. We don't all fit into the one box, one size does not fit all and everyone learns and adapts in different ways!

I aspire to be the coach that I wish I had from the start. The one who could accelerate learning and adapt to needs as they arise. Someone who is versatile and able to efficiently share knowledge and experiences.
Everyday, I am so excited to be able to share freediving with people around the world, to help to unlock the potential of others. To show them how to use the tools they already have, then add a few more into their toolbox.

I hope to see you in the water soon!

Adam Stern

Australian National Record Holder

"Maxine is not only an incredibly professional instructor, but she also strives to continuously increase her knowledge. I have seen how much she cares for her students both in the water, and through ensuring they leave with getting the most out of their course. I would recommend her to anyone planning to take a Freediving course or looking for some coaching"

Mauro Barberis

Ocean Photographer & Freediver Instructor

"Today, I am a Molchanovs W2 Instructor, and Maxine was with me as an instructor & coach throughout the entire process. I have witnessed Maxine being promoted, endorsed, congratulated, praised, and being repeatedly asked to work with the best freedivers in the world. And from personal experience, it was no surprise to see her constant rise. I recommend Maxine from Adventure Freedivers with the highest distinctions to any and all types of students. It is so rare to find teachers that care so much for their students, teachers that are so humane, and are both skilled in the discipline they teach as well as in the process of conveying the knowledge."

Nays Baghai

Award Winning Filmmaker & Underwater Cameraman

"Simply put - Maxine is one of the most experienced and professional freediving instructors active in Australia. She is a natural teacher with a friendly personality, an encylopedic knowledge of the sport, and a rock-solid work ethis that elevates her above others"

See what the industry professionals have to say

Erin Kneuer

Head Freedive Instructor Utila Water sports & Apnea Total Instructor Trainer

"As Maxine's instructor trainer it has been wonderful watching her grow as an instructor and see her passion shine through. She is always staying up to date on the newest information regarding the science of the sport and her dedication to learning and continuing to expand her knowledge base makes for a great experience for her students. She goes above and beyond to give her students the best experience possible and provides extremely informative but most importantly fun courses! She has a fantastically optimistic outlook and a relaxed energy that is so important when freediving. "

Jimmy Jeantot

100m+ Diver & Competition Freediver

"I have had the pleasure of training with Maxine. I have seen her in the water as a coach, safety, instructor and also when training for herself. She is truly a complete freediver with a great spirit and attitude that made every session with her a delight.I always felt 100% safe and confident coming back from 90m+ dives knowing that she was watching over me, with safety as a high priority she is also the ideal freediving buddy. Her passion is contagious, and she will teach you with patience and dedicated attention"

Sunny Jeong

Competitive Freediver & Freediving Instructor

"Maxine is one of my favorite instructors, she always makes everyone laugh and immediately feel comfortable. If I were to do my course again, she is definitely the one I would want as my instructor"