Freediving Instructor Course (7 day) - OceanSense Freediving

Freediving Instructor course

Freediving Instructor Course

Freediving instructor Course Overview

Where passion meets profession! Begin the exciting journey of turning your love for freediving into a rewarding career.

Our SSI Freediving Instructor Course provides top tier instruction from our experienced instructor trainers. Certifying you to teach freediving and opening a world of possibilities in this rapidly growing sport.

At OceanSense, we’re genuinely passionate about nurturing the freediving industry. We take pride in helping individuals enter this field, sharing our expertise to grow the sport we love.

Run over 7 days, you will be fully immersed into both practical and theoretical aspects of teaching freediving, ensuring you not only gain certification but emerge as a confident and adept freediving instructor. 

We also offer a ‘pathway to freediving instructor’ program that combines your Level 3, Wave 3 or Master freediver course, with the Instructor Course as well as internship opportunities to gain experience. 

If the scheduled dates for this course don’t suit, please contact us and we can try to find another date that suits you. 


This course suits experienced freedivers that are wanting to start a career as a freediving instructor. The minimum prerequisite is a Level 3, Wave 3 or Master Freediver Certification.  

Our 'pathway to freediving instructor' program offers a pathway through the Level 3 and Freediving Instructor courses, with internship opportunities along the way to gain experience. 

Contact us for more information on this program. 

Provided all course requirements are met, this course will certify you as an SSI Freediving Instructor.

This course is available in Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Cairns and Airlie Beach. 


Other locations may be available on request. Contact us to enquire

SSI Crossover Courses for instructors from other agencies are available. 


Upgrades from SSI Level 1 instructor to Level 2 & Level 3 instructor are also available. 


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Pathway to Freediving Instructor

Are you a current Level 2 freediver with the long term goal of freediving instructor?

Our Pathway to Freediving Instructor Program is made for dedicated freedivers with the goal of instructorship. This program seamlessly guides you through your Level 3 and Instructor Course, offering internship opportunities along the way.

By bundling both courses, you not only enjoy a discount but also get the chance to gain practical experience interning alongside the OceanSense team of experienced instructors. Enquire for more information. 

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If you’re interested in becoming a freediving instructor and want to find out more about, call us on 0412 704 122 or enquire here. 

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OceanSense Freediving Reviews

Excellent5.0 Based on 347 reviews fromJade K.Jade K. ★★★★★ Thank you thank you for such a magic freediving retreat in Amed with such a beautiful bunch of humans, for your presence, your wisdom, your warmth, your encouragement, your energy and light. Thank you for igniting a flame within, harbouring this feeling of aliveness and deeper connection to the ocean. The Oceansense crew is so kind, knowledgeable and helpful in guiding you on your freediving journey wherever you are from amateur to expertise. I highly recommend any of their offerings, you’ll have a blast! Much love guys!Irina H.Irina H. ★★★★★ Recently came back from the Phillipines retreat - and everything and everyone involved deserves five stars! The diving was spectacular, the organisation impeccable and the team just the best! Looking forward to my next adventure with oceansenseRyan J.Ryan J. ★★★★★ Amazing experience, Patrick was a great coach and made sure everything was explained and understood perfectly.Will be coming back for the level 2 course !Darren S.Darren S. ★★★★★ Thank you OceanSense! Freedivers, if you are looking for Molchanvos instructors in Qld then look no further. Matt, Jenna & Gonzalo are beautiful people and quality instructors. Also, when they are out of town holding retreats you can confidently rely on Chloe & Bryan the hold the fort!Alanna G.Alanna G. ★★★★★ Love the OceanSense team! They are calm, professional, friendly, and adapt their training to the needs of each student. I've gone from struggling with equalising, to getting to crazy depths (30+ metres) and it's all thanks to the patience and passion of this team!Bianca C.Bianca C. ★★★★★ I was pointed towards Ocean Sense through word of mouth. Now after completing a retreat with them I can highly recommend them myself. The crew (Jenna, Matt and Gonzalo) are very knowledgeable, passing on many useful Freediving tips and tricks and make you feel comfortable, safe and at ease in the water. I can’t thank the team enough for a wonderful experience!Aleasha S.Aleasha S. ★★★★★ Amazing week, such a great group, three of the best, most experienced and professional instructors there is.So much diversity, every day on the trip was different, well planned, so much fun and ran so smoothly, exceeded my expectations!Would travel with them again in a heartbeat! 💙💦5 star 🌟Mitchell G.Mitchell G. ★★★★★ Excellent experience! Instructor Chloe is amazing!! Highly recommendPeter T.Peter T. ★★★★★ “You don’t know what you don’t know” wow, I've been in and around ocean activities all my life and this L1 coarse opened my eyes and put a lot of fineness and more importantly a lot of valuable safety components into my dive routine.I can’t thank Jenna and Matt enough.Michał M.Michał M. ★★★★★ I had the opportunity to complete my level 1 freediving certification with Jenna. Jenna is very knowledgeable, patient, and a great communicator. She’s really a pleasure to work with and a great personality. I would highly recommend training with Ocean Sense and Jenna in particular.Luke M.Luke M. ★★★★★ Very informative course! As a spear fisherman we probably aren’t as aware of recovery and the appropriate techniques to conserve oxygen compared to Freedive where it is a lot more regulated. Being able to pick up on small changes to improve breath hold time as well as comfortability whilst diving was well worth completing this course. Highly recommend it even if you are a seasoned spearo.Bree M.Bree M. ★★★★★ I’ve been on two retreats now with these incredible instructors. The first was in Amed -Bali and it was amazing! Highly recommend!This was with Matt, Jenna and Gonzalo - all instructors are fabulous!The second is one I just finished up in Lake Barrine. I’ve been wanting to focus more on progressing my diving and getting comfortable with going deeper. The Oceansense team set up the space so brilliantly; from meeting everyone the night before, preparing us with exercises before we go into the water and then when we were in the water, starting off slow and watching our techniques. By the end of the last day, I was diving comfortably to depths that I used to struggle to get to.They really care about your small wins and their passion for their job really shines.Thankyou so much Matt and Jenna for sharing your knowledge. And Thankyou Lisa as well!Definitely recommend the wonderful Oceansense Team 🌟💜Taru H.Taru H. ★★★★★ I did a freediving depth camp and wave3 course with oceansense freediving. I haven’t been freediving for a while and was not so sure how it goes. Matt and Jenna made me feel really relaxed with my dives, they were really good instructors, so it was easy to take all the new information in and to the practice. I definitely got so much to take with me to my freediving journey. 😊Marinda P.Marinda P. ★★★★★ I just completed my Level 1 PADI Freedive course with Gonzalo and the crew at OceanSense. Had such a wonderful time and exceeded my own expectations thanks to their teaching. Massive thank you and highly recommend 🙂Mark C.Mark C. ★★★★★ Amazing instructors make this a sport that anyone can find joy in immersing into. Beautiful locations too!Jackson W.Jackson W. ★★★★★ We had an amazing experience with OceanSense! As a passionate spearo, I found their course incredibly beneficial for perfecting my technique and learning essential life-saving recoveries. Matt and the team are incredibly knowledgeable and dedicated to helping you reach new personal bests while ensuring safety remains paramount.My partner, who was less experienced and a bit anxious about the course, also joined me. The OceanSense team went above and beyond, taking the time to work with her on equalization and finning technique. They were patient and accommodating, showing genuine care for each participant's progress and well-being.I wholeheartedly recommend OceanSense to anyone with a love for the water. Their professionalism, expertise, and genuine concern for their students' success make them stand out. Thanks to OceanSense, we had a fantastic time!Regards Jack and Shaqiraalex C.alex C. ★★★★★ Awesome course with great instructors.Was very interesting to learn the facts and put them to practice.Cheers🤙Derek J.Derek J. ★★★★★ Conducted my freedive level 1 with Jenna and Matt, they made the course enjoyable and held a relaxed atmosphere- good people ,fun course !Trent K.Trent K. ★★★★★ Thanks Jenna and the Ocean Sense team it was absolutely amazing. You guys have given me a new perspective of free diving and I’m slightly obsessed 🤪. I felt so welcomed and comfortable the whole time, and my mates and I had and really fun weekend while learning so much about ourselves. HIGHLY RECOMMEND Ruby S.Ruby S. ★★★★★ 100% recommend free diving! Jenna was amazing with the theory side of it while also making the practical diving skills so enjoyable and fun while also being educational. Loved the weekend learning to free drivejs_loader

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