Master Pool Freediving Course | Molchanovs Lap 3


In this course, you will develop an understanding of advanced physiological and mental implications, and demonstrate proper technique in all pool disciplines. In this course, you will also reflect on ancient freediving practices and how these transformed into modern freediving.

You will expand your mental toolbox by learning how to use attention deconcentration, which is a completely different mental approach to your dives. You will learn about advanced equalization approaches and learn how to simulate depth with Functional Residual Capacity (FRC) dives and how to prevent depth-related injuries. Packing, reverse packing, flexibility training and the knowledge of when and how to apply these techniques (and when not to!) will enable you to expand your limits while staying always safe.

The Lap 3 is a semi-professional certificate that enables you to act as an assistant instructor for Lap 1 & 2 courses and equips you with the according level of knowledge and skills. With this certification, you will be able to take the Molchanovs Lap 2 Instructor Course. 


  • Lap 2 certificate OR completed crossover evaluation
  • Active first aid and CPR certificate (available as an add-on for the course) 

Target performances/skills for Pool & Depth disciplines:

  • STA 3 min 30 sec
  • DYNB 75m
  • DNF 50m
  • Good monofin technique 
  • Safety and rescues 
  • CWT & FIM 34m-40m*
  • CNF 25m
  • no mask, 1-fin self- rescues
  • Rescue 20m & 20m surface tow

 Our next Wave 3 certification will be during the trip to Camotes, Philippines! (trip prices apply)