Competitive Freediving | Molchanovs Wave 4

The next course will be in 2024, stay tuned for dates!
In this unique course, you learn the skills and finesse to become an expert freediver. The course is geared to prepare you for competitive freediving, with topics include mastering mouthfill, dealing with pre-competition jitters, and competitive training methodologies.

We address in detail how to develop a good tactic for your dives, how to train for freedive performance and how to approach competitions. We also talk about the finer details of all techniques, tapering for maximum performance, and basic periodization principles. We break down dives into segments and analytically approach each phase. In this course, you will become a freedive athlete and gain an understanding of your body energy potential and your energy systems.

The Wave 4 course is based on personal approaches shared by champions. You will get the opportunity to upgrade your theoretical knowledge and practical application from previous courses, also in terms of accident and injury prevention, dry training principles, depth adaptation, equalisation and strategies necessary for deep diving. This course is just the start of your life as a freedive athlete, so by the end of it, you will be equipped with the knowledge to comfortably dive the following performances: 

  • 5:00+ STA
  • 100+m DYN
  • 75+m DNF
  • 50+m CWT/FIM
  • 35+m CNF


  • Wave 3 certificate for Wave 4
  • OR completed crossover evaluation
  • AND active first aid certificate 

Pool Requirements

  • STA 5 min
  • DYNB 100m
  • DNF 75m

Open Water requirements: 

  • CWTB & FIM 50m
  • CNF 35m
  • CWTB Buddying 30m

Rescue 25m, Surface tow 50m & rescue breaths