The Molchanovs Freediving Education program is based on the learning philosophy and expertise of some of the world’s best freedivers, including Natalia and Alexey Molchanov, Adam Stern and Goran Colak.
A Molchanovs course starts with online content where you learn directly from the best freedivers in the world. This is followed by practical sessions in the water where our experienced Zen instructors will guide you in your learning process. On completion of your course, you have the opportunity to continue your progress and development by joining our training group, as part of the global Base Training Community.
Whether you are a recreational freediver or have competitive aspirations, we believe that the Molchanovs program is the best way to learn and progress in your freediving journey.
Beginner's Freediving Course (Molchanovs Lap 1)
This course provides an excellent basic introduction to freediving, great for those who want to test the waters (pun intended) before enrolling for the depth component, or for those who are only interested in pool training.
It consists of theory lessons via a series of engaging online videos where you learn directly from the world's best freedivers on topics such as breathing technique, physiology, safety and equalisation.
During the following practical session, you will learn the key breathing techniques to prepare for a breathhold dive. Finning and equalisation techniques, duck diving and safety principles are important components that you will be taught.
The course will be conducted in a sheltered bay in the Southern Islands (due to covid-19 restrictions on pool use), mimicking calm pool conditions. The duration is half a day (with the theory portion completed before the course) and the cost is $260 per person for a group lesson. This includes boat transfers to the Southern Islands and use of equipment. Wetsuits are optional, but recommended if you tend to get cold easily.
On the successful completion of this course, you will have the option to continue to complete the open water component (additional $290) to receive a Molchanovs Wave 1 certification.
This course requires a minimum of 2 students to run. If we are unable to run the course, we will notify you 2 days before the course and offer to reschedule or a refund.
Introduction to Freediving (Molchanovs Wave 1)
Probably the most rewarding and challenging course which covers the core fundamentals of freediving, following the Molchanovs Wave 1 syllabus.
A great starting point for people who are already very comfortable in the water. For example, you may want to consider this course if you are an experienced snorkeler, scuba diver or swimmer.
You will learn the physiology behind freediving in greater depth. You will also be introduced to the various disciplines of competitive freediving with the aim of honing your technique and relaxation. It will also cover freediving safety and rescue procedures.
The course will begin with a theory session covering the physiology, equipment, disciplines and safety of freediving along with depth and pressure (via independent study through online videos). From there we will move to a pool session where we will be conducting breathing and equalisation exercises, as well as practising static and dynamic disciplines.
The second day of the course we will travelling to Lazarus Island to have an open water session, where we will be practicing depth and equalization. On the successful completion of the course, you will receive your Molchanovs Wave 1 freediver certification.
The cost is $550 per person for a group lesson, This includes the cost of transportation to and from Lazarus Island, and use of equipment.
Intermediate Freediving (Molchanovs Wave 2)
Start your Wave 2 course in Singapore and finish it in clear blue waters of Bali! To maximise your holiday time, we complete the theory and pool components in Singapore and focus on depth and recreational dives overseas. The next Wave 2 course will be in conjunction with our trip to Bali on 26-30 Oct 2019, with theory and pool segments on 29 Sep 10.30am-2pm & 24 Oct 7-9pm.
This course is for those who are interested in improving their freediving techniques for longer breath holds. You will learn how to train the body for freediving and all the skills and knowledge needed to dive comfortably up to 24-30 meters, as well as hold your breath beyond two and a half minutes.
You will cover more advanced theories of freediving to help you understand the physiology and techniques behind diving deeper. Topics include breathe-up modifications, improvement of Frenzel equalization, introduction to the dolphin kick and much more.
On the successful completion of the course, you will receive a Molchanovs Wave 2 certification. Molchanovs Wave 1 certification (or equivalent - AIDA 2, SSI Level 1, PADI Freediver) is prerequisite for this course.
Advanced Freediving (Molchanovs Wave 3)
Start your Wave 3 course in Singapore and finish it in clear blue waters overseas! To maximise your holiday time, we complete the theory and pool components in Singapore and focus on depth and recreational dives overseas.
This course covers advanced freediving techniques to help you achieve maximum performances.You will be taught how train in preparation to dive up to 40 meters, and hold your breath for over three and a half minutes. Topics include advanced breathing techniques, introduction to mouthfill (Frenzel-Fattah) equalization, attention deconcentration and much more.
On the successful completion of the course, you will receive a Molchanovs Wave 3 certification. Molchanovs Wave 2 certification (or equivalent - AIDA 3, SSI Level 2, PADI Advanced Freediver) is a prerequisite for this course. Certification in administration of First Aid and CPR (AED and O2 administration optional but good to have) is required for Wave 3 certification, this can be done before or after the course. After attending Wave 3, you may take the Molchanovs Instructor course.