Natalia Molchanova was a freediving world champion and the holder of 42 world records. She originally created the freediving education system. The Molchanovs education system as it is today was formally launched in 2018. It has taken the education and training system from Natalia, added its own expertise together with a group of the world’s best freedivers (including Alexey Molchanov) and freediving trainers.Molchanovs covers education, training and experiences. The principle aim is to help a freediver to learn and train like one of the world’s best, under instruction from Molchanovs instructors and with support from a global freediving Molchanovs community.
Molchanovs Education System is a new and fastest-growing freediving agency in the world. It’s an online community of freedivers whom all took a Molchanovs Freediving Course. Through an online platform, freedivers from all over the world, are able to share ideas, discuss training, develop skills, and find support when needed!

MOLCHANOVS freediving courses

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In this introductory course, you learn the basics of freediving and discover your natural freediving ability. You are taught to learn techniques to hold your breath beyond a minute and a half. Topics include physics and physiology of freediving, an introduction to freediving equalization, relaxation and breathing techniques, and rescue and safety procedures.

 

If you are taking the Wave 1 course, you are also taught to freedive to a depth of 12-20 meters (40-66 feet) in open water.

Minimum Performances requirements:

Constant Weight dive (CWTB & FIM) to 12-20m

Constant Weight (CWTB) Buddying 6-10m

Rescue from 6-10m

Static apnea of 1min30

Dynamic apnea of 30m

Exam 75% passing rate

Course format 

2 to 3 full days, breaks into :

one theory (e-learning) / Exam (online)

one breathing and relaxation

one static apnea, one dynamic apnea

three open water

On the successful completion of the course, you will receive a Wave 1 certification.

Prerequisites: 

Swim 200m unassisted, non-stop in a pool setting

18 years of age (16 with a guardian's consent). Do not have any medical conditions

Wave 1

Introduction 

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In this intermediate course, you learn how to train your body for freediving and learn the base of Constant NO Fin Dive. You will learn how to permorm a pre-dive optimization. You will  improve your Frenzel equalization and be introduced to the dolphin kick.

You will be practising to the most fun part of freediving: Free falling!

If you are taking the Wave 2 course, you master the skills and knowledge needed to freedive comfortably to a depth of 24-30 meters (79-99 feet) in open water.

Minimum Performances requirements:

Constant Weight (CWTB & FIM) dive to 24-30m

Constant Weight no fins (CNF) to 15m

Constant Weight Buddying 10-15m

Rescue from 15m

Static apnea of 2min30

Dynamic apnea with fins (DYN) of 55m

Dynamic Apnea No fins (DNF) of 35m

Exam 75% passing rate

Course format 

3 to 4 full days, breaks into :

one theory (e-learning) / Exam (online)

one breathing and relaxation

one static apnea, one dynamic apnea

four open water

On the successful completion of the course, you will receive a Wave 2 certification.

Prerequisites: 

18 years of age (16 with a guardian's consent). Do not have any medical conditions

be certified Wave 1 or have passed crossover evaluation for Wave 1

Wave 2

Intermediate 

level

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In this advanced course, you learn to equalize below your residual volume to achieve greater depth performances and to hold your breath for over three and a half minutes. Topics include advanced relaxation techniques and an introduction to mouthfill equalization. If you are taking the Wave 3 course, you are taught how to train in preparation to freedive comfortably to a depth of 34-40m (112-131 feet) in open water.

Following completion of Wave 3, you are permitted to act as an assistant in Molchanovs courses (conditions apply) and you may also participate in a Molchanovs Instructor Course.

Minimum Performances requirements:

Constant Weight dive (CWTB & FIM) dive to 34-40m

Constant Weight (no fins) to 25m

Constant Weight Buddying (CWTB) 20m

Rescue from 20m

Surface tow 20m

Static apnea of 3min30

Dynamic apnea of 75m

Exam 75% passing rate

Course format 

4 to 5 full days, breaks into :

one theory (e-learning) / Exam (online)

one breathing and relaxation

one static apnea, one dynamic apnea

four open water

On the successful completion of the course, you will receive a Wave 3 certification.

Prerequisites: 

18 years of age (16 with a guardian's consent). Do not have any medical conditions

be certified Wave 2 or have passed crossover evaluation for Wave 2

Wave 3

Advanced 

level

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