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CROSS OVER to Instructor course details

you can switch from AIDA, MOLCHANOVS, PADI Freediver without starting over. All our Instructor cross over courses are a condensed version of our full courses, consisting of several academic, confined, open water sessions and examinations. In all our Instructor courses, if you suffer from a Blackout, LMC or Barotrauma during the course you will not be allowed to dive for the next 24hours. 



Minimum standards to enroll

Duration: 5 days during the same time frame as the full AIDA IC.

Crossover candidates do only need to attend the five first days. .To enrol as a AIDA Instructor Crossover Candidate you must provide a copy of your current Freedive Instructor Certification • Evaluation upon entry of the course: AIDA2-4 exam in 1.5h, pass-rate 90% (see folder in “AIDA-IC Freedive Flow”-Dropbox for according slide sets and manuals for your preparation) • To register as an AIDA Instructor you will then further need: • with all provided PDFs pre-loaded and the means to take notes. You should also be able to connect to a large TV via HDMI cable for your presentations. • Action camera (GoPro or similar) and the means to analyse footage (laptop). This IC includes an intense training how to take and analyse video footage of students.


Performance requirements

​For Wave 2 Instructor (W2I)

  • 40m (35m*) CWTB & FIM;30m (25m*) CNF, 25m rescue + 50m surface tow

  • 100m pool DYN, 60m DNF, 4 min STA

  • 15m Stand-by rescue (minimum 60s)

  • CO2 Dive (While weighted for neutral buoyancy at 10m, perform vertical finning for 60s with elbows above the surface, followed by a 20m CWT/CWTB dive.)

  • + Exams

For Wave 3 Instructor (W3I)

  • 50m CWTB & FIM, 35m CNF, 30m rescue + 50m surface tow

  • 100m pool DYN, 75m DNF, 4.30 min STA

  • 20m Stand-by rescue (minimum 60s)

  • + Exams

Minimum standards to enroll


Why us?

  • A dedicated training  will prepare you to succeed the course. 

  • We will share tips and tricks from our experience as freediving instructors, to give you more tools needed to become a certified, confident  and safe freediving instructor. We will spend a lot of time in the water to improve your freediving skills.

  • FREE INTERNSHIP Program. During this time, you will be assisting (class and in water) our Instructors when they are giving class, training, coaching. It is the best way to gather information, become familiar with the education standards, be with different students, observe different style of teaching, and learn your future job. 

  • It can be done before your start your IC and / or after your IC. The lenght of this internship is up to you, as you can stay with us a long as you want.  

Minimum standards to enroll

WAVE  3 INSTRUCTOR Freediving Planet

What can you teach as W2 / W3 Instructor

As a Molchanovs Freediving instructor, you will have access to the online platform and online up to date material to teach, including manuals and videos, as well as the famous different Base training programming for you and your students. You will also stay involved and up-to-date in the community with monthly webinars hosted by our education board made exclusively for our Molchanovs professional team of instructors.

Minimum standards to enroll


Your Instructor Trainer

Our AIDA and PADI Freediver Instructor course is a unique and a worldwide recognized program, conducted by the AIDA Instructor Trainer Jean-Pol Francois (JP), the pioneer in the freediving Education,  the head of AIDA Education, and one of the first PADI Instructor Trainer in Asia.  

Jean-Pol Francois is the co-founder of Freediving Planet, a brand that aims to deliver high-quality education. He has used his 30 years of experience in teaching, coaching, judging freediving to set the well recognized worldwide Education standards within AIDA International Freediving. 

He is now closely collaboration with PADI Freediver to develop a PADI Freediver Instructor Development program. By following Jean-Pol's guidance, training, coaching, and mentorship, you will be trained to the highest standards in the freediving industry by one of the pioneer. We will make sure to provide you the most up to date knowledge in freediving.

Minimum standards to enroll

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