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1 on 1 Spearfishing Instruction in
Rhode Island

Learn to harvest your own food

Practice deep work by embarking on a quest to freedive beneath the waves and harvest fish. This is a deeply intimate experience between you, the animal, and your guide, and it's not to be taken lightly.
Our intention is to pass along the skill to you forever

Now booking 2024

Why spearfishing?

Hunting for survival is an ancient practice that has been forgotten by many.

The modern way of relating to our food has left us disconnected and sick.

We have lost a rite of passage.

Become Primal

Our 1-on-1 single-day experience teaches you everything you need to spearfish safely and build a foundation for a lifetime. Our mentorship approach honors who you are, and ensures you are comfortable throughout the entire experience. We provide everything, including gear.

Here's what you'll learn:

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Apnea and breath-holding to connect deeply with your body.

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Scout areas, identify hazards, read weather patterns, forecast ocean conditions, spearfish and track various species in the ocean, filet and process fish, shellfish, and seaweed for eating.

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Connect with an ancient practice, honor the animal, and join a global tribe of men and women who are spearfishers.

Are you being called
for an initiation?

  • Community leaders looking for self discovery and deep work.

  • Those looking for a connection with their food

  • People who are interested in Memento Mori and experiencing the intimacy of death to better cherish life

  • Those who are looking to obtain new survival skills.

  • Adventurers who want a new challenge. 

  • Those looking for an initiation guided by a mentor.

Pictured below, lead guide and founder Max Augliere with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Order of Canada recipient Dr Joe MacInnis
Justin Trudeau, Max Augliere, and Joe MacInnis fishing

Your Guide

MAx Augliere

Max didn't grow up hunting or spearfishing. He understands and relates to those who didn't, and he seeks to initiate them into the lifestyle forever.

Max has guided world leaders, industry executives, highschoolers, and everyone in between and is convinced each of us is capable of learning to spearfish.

After losing several close friends to overdoses, and his father to cancer, he discovered a practice lacking in modern culture. 


Max believes spearfishing as a rite of passage is a path to a gentler, more connected world. 

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"In showing me a new world beneath the surface of the sea, Max also introduced me to a more capable version of myself."



Getting Started

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1 person per experience by invite only.

Book a video conference to discuss if this is right for you here.

What can I expect?

If you feel nervous or intimidated by being in the ocean, this is to be expected and completely normal. We will work with you and mentor you through these feelings of uncertainty with the ocean. The ocean is to be respected.

This is not a freediving certification course. At the end of our experience, you will not be given a freediving certification the same way you would if you were working with a freedive training program such as Fii or Padi. 


"I walked in a little nervous for what a day of diving in the open water would look like… but not for long. Max and the team took took the time to make sure I was comfortable through every step of the process- starting from understanding why I was even interested in spearfishing in the first place." - Caroline A

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