Molchanovs Certification

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.

 Molchanovs Lap 1 (Pool Only)

Want to get a freediving certification but not sure if you are ready to head out into the blue? This course is tailored just for you!

This pool-based course provides an excellent basic introduction to freediving, great for those who want to test the waters (pun intended) before enrolling for the open water 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 pool session, you will learn the key breathing techniques to prepare for a breathhold dive. Finning, equalisation techniques, and safety principles are important components that you will be taught.

The course will be conducted over half a day (with the theory portion completed before the course) and the cost is $260 per person for a group lesson, This includes the use of equipment (mask, snorkel and fins), and a free 2 hour pool training session after completion of the course(regular price of $30, to be used within one month of completing the course ).

On the successful completion of this course, you will have the option to continue to complete the open water component (additional $360) to receive a Molchanovs Wave 1 certification.

Molchanovs Wave 1 (Pool & Open Water)

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 $590 per person for a group lesson, This includes the cost of transportation to and from Lazarus Island on our very own private freediving boat, rental of equipment (mask, snorkel and fins), as well as a free 2-hour pool training session (to be used within one month of completing the course).

Molchanovs Wave 2 (Pool & Open Water)

This course is for those who are interested in improving their freediving techniques to go deeper and stay underwater longer.

You will cover more advanced theories of freediving to help you understand the physiology and techniques behind diving deeper. You will also cover training concepts, planning a dive session, safety and rescue, the physics of freediving, equalisation techniques, and how to prevent injury while freediving.

On the successful completion of the course, you will receive a Molchanovs Wave 2 certification. Molchanovs Wave 1 is prerequisite for this course.

This course will be held in conjunction with an overseas trip. The cost of the course will be dependent on the location of the trip.

This course is by schedule only. Enquire with us for the upcoming course.

A $400 deposit is required to secure a spot in this course.  

Molchanovs Wave 3 (Pool & Open Water)

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) is a prerequisite for this course. After attending Wave 3, you may take the Molchanovs Instructor course.

This course will be held in conjunction with an overseas trip. The cost of the course will be dependent on the location of the trip.

This course is by schedule only. Enquire with us for the upcoming course. 

A $500 deposit is required to secure a spot in this course.