The Molchanovs Education System was originally created by multiple world record-holder Natalia Molchanova. Top freedivers such as Alexey Molchanov, Adam Stern, Goran Colak, and others have added their expertise to this education system and provided freediving students with comprehensive online materials that cover beginner-level courses all the way up to competitive- and instructor-level courses. The Molchanovs Education System also includes access to Base Training, which is a collection of programs designed to help freedivers train and improve their performances, including a Workout of the Week, Benchmark Workouts, and Badges.
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WAVE 1

  • Basic knowledge of freediving physiology
  • The freediving breathing principle
  • Prevention of blackouts (BO) and loss of motor control (LMC)
  • How to dive safely
  • Practice the Frenzel equalization technique
  • Learn the theory of different rescue techniques
  • Prepare for the Wave 1 exam
  • Putting the freediving breathing principle into practice
  • Learn how to safely extend apnea time
  • Practice static safety for BO and LMC
  • Learn how to weight yourself correctly for dynamic sessions
  • Focus on body posture and finning technique
  • Introduce no-fins technique
  • Practice dynamic safety for BO and LMC
  • Learn the duck dive, body positioning, line orientation, and focus on ease of equalisation
  • Practice free immersion (pulling up and down a line) and constant weight (finning up and down a line)
  • Focus on freediving technique
  • Learn how to safety and rescue fellow divers
  • 1:30 static breath-hold (STA)
  • 30m dynamic with bi-fins apnea (swimming horizontally) (DYNB)
  • 12-20m constant weight (finning up and down a line) (CWT) and free immersion (pulling up and down a line) (FIM)
  • Rescue from 10m depth
  • Pass the Molchanovs Wave 1 online exam with 80% or more

Included:

1. Molchanovs Wave 1 three-day course
2. Certification fee

Not included:

1. Equipment: snorkel, wetsuit, fins, weight belt/weights, lanyard (500NT/day)
2. Transportation to and from class location/dive sites

  1. The course requires 200m of non-stop swimming as a prerequisite
  2. If you fail to pass the course requirements, you still have up to one year to train for and complete them
  • Group discount
    • 2-3 people: 300NT discount per person
    • 4 people: 500NT discount per person
  • Discount on equipment purchase
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WAVE 2

  • Three theory sessions
  • Relaxation and stretching session
  • One static apnea session
  • One dynamic apnea session
  • Four open water sessions
  • Molchanovs Wave 2 online exam
  • Learn the common traumas in freediving, how to address them if they occur, and prevention
  • Improve freediving technique, body posture, relaxation, and Frenzel technique
  • Learn the grouper call and reverse packing
  • Learn how to freefall
  • Work on increasing depth safely
  • Practice safety and rescue skills
  1. 18 years old
  2. Completed Molchanovs Wave 1 freediving course or Molchanovs Wave 1 Crossover
  3. Completed medical questionnaire with physician’s signature if required
  • 2:30 static breath-hold (STA)
  • 50m dynamic with bi-fins (DYNB)
  • 35m dynamic no-fins (DNF)
  • 24-30m constant weight (CWT) and free immersion (CWT)
  • Rescue from 15m depth
  • Pass the Molchanovs Wave 2 online exam with 80% or more

Included:

  • Molchanovs Wave 2 three-day course
  • Molchanovs Wave 2 Certification fee

Not included:

  1. Equipment: snorkel, wetsuit, fins, weight belt/weights, lanyard (500NT/day)
  2. Transportation to and from class location/dive sites
  1. The course requires 200m of non-stop swimming as a prerequisite
  2. If you fail to pass the course requirements, you still have up to one year to train for and complete them
  • Group discount
    • 2-3 people: 300NT discount per person
    • 4 people: 500NT discount per person
  • Discount on equipment purchase