The Molchanovs Freediving Education System is the most modern and comprehensive freediving system to date. The Molchanovs Freediving Education will teach you freediving, from the basics of breath-hold and water skills through to an elite competition freediver. There are four open water course levels, each of which is known as a Wave. All levels are also available as Lap courses. Lap courses cover the same theory and pool requirements as the corresponding Wave course but do not include open water depth sessions.
Once you have completed a Wave / Lap course, you can continue your training and track your progress by joining Base Training. This global freediving community is founded on the philosophy and strategies of Natalia Molchanova and is a platform to share knowledge, skills, and experiences with other freedivers. Training programs for freedivers of all levels are published on a weekly basis, to help you progress through your learning and develop your freediving skills. This system is designed by the best in the freediving world, not just to make the best freedivers, but also to make the strongest community.
Wave 1, Wave 2, and Wave 3 are recreational freediving courses aimed at the enjoyment and improvement of the student’s abilities. These programs are focused on developing basic knowledge and mastering basic freediving skills, including relaxation techniques, correct breathing, equalization techniques, and learning methods of psychic relaxation during apnea dives. Wave 4 is an expert-level freediving course for students who are interested in competitive freediving and developing their knowledge and skills in preparation for a competition. The Wave 4 program is focused on developing competitive freediving abilities, so as to achieve personal bests and break records in static apnea, dynamic apnea, and depth diving.
Wave 1 / Lap 1. Introduction to freediving
Price: IDR 4.950.000
Duration: 3 days
Maximum depth: 20 meters
Price includes: equipment rental, learning materials, Molchanovs certification, Base Training
In this introductory program, you learn the basics of freediving and discover your natural freediving ability.
Topics include the physics and physiology of freediving, freediving equalization, relaxation and breathing techniques, and rescue and safety procedures.
Wave 1 includes 2 confined water sessions and 3 open water sessions.
After this course, you will be able to swim underwater for a distance of up to 30 meters (dynamic apnea) and to freedive to a depth of 12-20 meters in open water.
The instructor course is created for freedivers with a high level of freediving ability and experience who are ready to take it to the next step and become a professional.
During this course, you have to perform a lot of performance requirements as well as academic requirements.
The physical requirements to pass the Wave 2 Instructor Course:
40m CWTB & FIM
25m rescue + 50m surface tow
100m pool DYN
4 min STA
15m Stand-by rescue
You will learn all aspects of freediving, will upgrade your own skills and knowledge, will learn how to teach people, how to organize freediving courses, provide appropriate safety for your students, etc.
After this course, you will be able to teach Wave 1 / Lap 1, Wave 2 / Lap 2 courses, and run Base Training Sessions.
This course is suitable for active freediving instructors from any other freediving agency.
During this course, you will go over every aspect of freedive technique and get introduced to the Molchanovs Teaching System as a very effective way how to teach all skills on all course levels. A special emphasis is laid on how to perform and teach no-fins and monofin techniques.
Experienced Master Instructors can also directly crossover to the Molchanovs Wave 3 Instructor Level (W3I). Please contact us for further details!
How can I freedive if I can not hold my breath for too long?
This is one of the popular doubts for beginners but it appears only due unknowing.
During your basic freediving course you will learn proper breathing and relaxation techniques.
Almost all the students reach breath-hold times of well over 2 minutes without any problems during the first lesson!
What the difference between Molchanovs and SSI courses?
The basics and structure of the courses are the same. The main difference in the duration of the courses, learning materials, and some skills. The materials in Molchanovs are newer and more comprehensive. Also to complete the course and to be certified you have to reach higher requirements.
I never did a course before but I have some experience. Can I start with the Wave 2 course?
If you never did a course before it is highly recommended that you start with the Wave 1. There is a lot of information vital for your progression and for your safety. And there are many topics which won't be taught a second time on the next courses, such as proper breathing for freediving, breathing for relaxation, how to do a proper and safe breathe-up, plus safety and rescue from blackout, proper fining and streamlining, etc.
You should know all the basics and should be able to dive at least up to 15-20 meters confidentially and smoothly to be able to join Wave 2 course.