Intermediate Freediving Course (Molchanovs Wave 2 Certification)
In this course, you will learn to safely extend your limits further in all disciplines, become more proficient in no-fin techniques, and learn about the monofin technique which is fastest and most powerful way to navigate the underwater world. You will learn the history of freediving, how it all started, where, why and how we got where we are now. You will dive deeper into the physics of freediving, how it affects your body, learn about Dalton’s law and Henry’s law, and their relation to safe freediving. You will go into detail about depth and distance dives and understand the main differences and adaptations of our bodies. You will continue your breathing education and improve the Frenzel equalization maneuver with specialized drills, tips and guidance.
As you progress with your technique skillset and performance, you also work further on mental training introducing mindfulness techniques tailored to different contexts. You will also be introduced to injuries related to freediving in the middle ear, inner ear, sinuses, and lungs, learn how to prevent and treat them. Safety is also brought up to a new level with details on blackouts, decompression illness, learning how to avoid them, and mastering advanced rescue techniques.
Molchanovs Lap/Wave 1 (or other certification with a crossover evaluation) is a prerequisite for this course. In addition to that, we recommend that you have some experience with pool and depth training before enrolling for this course.
- Monday 17 May, 7.30-9.30pm - theory and dry skills practise via Zoom
- Tuesday 18 May, 7-8.30pm - Pool session 1
- Saturday 22 May, 8.40am-1pm - Open water day 1 (yacht trip)
- Sunday 23 May, 9.40am-2pm - Open water day 2 (yacht trip)
- Tuesday 25 May, 7-8.30pm - Pool session 2
Target performances for pool and depth disciplines:
- Static 2 min 30 sec
- DYNB 50m
- DNF 35m
- CWTB & FIM 24-30m
- CNF 15m
- CWTB buddying 10-15m
- Rescue from 15m
On the successful completion of the course, you will receive a Molchanovs Wave 2 certification.