Master Freediving Course | Molchanovs Wave 3


Next course date TBA.

In this course, you will develop an understanding of advanced physiological and mental implications, and aim to perfect your technique in all freediving disciplines

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 advanced equalization approaches that combine the Frenzel manoeuvre either with the mouth-fill or reverse packing for deeper dives. You will also 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 always staying safe.

The Wave 3 is a semi-professional certificate that enables you to act as an assistant instructor and equips you with the according level of knowledge and skills. It is also the last step towards joining a Molchanovs Instructor Course if your goal is to make a career out of freediving.


  • Lap 2 certificate OR completed crossover evaluation
  • Active first aid 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