Become a Molchanovs Instructor!

Looking to take your freediving journey to the next level? Taught by the leading educators in freediving, the Molchanovs Instructor Course is the next step in your freediving journey. This page is updated regularly with the available dates and locations of our Instructor Trainers for the Molchanovs Instructor Course or Crossover. 

To be eligible for a Crossover course, you must hold an existing freediving instructor certificate. Find out more about becoming an Molchanovs Instructor here.

Molchanovs Instructor Requirements

Molchanovs Wave 2 Instructor (W2I)

The physical requirements to pass the Wave 2 Instructor course/crossover are as follows:

- 40m CWTB & FIM* 
- 30m CNF
- 25m rescue + 50m surface tow
- 100m pool DYN
- 60m DNF
- 4 min STA
- 15m Stand-by rescue (min. 60s)
- CO2 Dive 25m

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Molchanovs Wave 3 Instructor (W3I)

The physical requirements to pass the Wave 3 Instructor course/crossover are as follows:

- 50m CWTB & FIM
- CNF 35m
- 30m rescue + 50m surface tow
- 100m pool DYN
- 75m DNF
- 4.30 min STA
- 20m Stand-by rescue (min. 60s)
- CO2 Dive 25m

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Molchanovs Wave 4 Instructor (W4I)

To apply to be a Molchanovs Wave 4 Instructor and get students ready for competitive freediving, you will need:

- An active Wave 3 Instructor certification (or the equivalent from another agency)
- Have at least 1 year of teaching experience as a Wave 3 Instructor (or the equivalent from another agency)
- Have a minimum of 100 certifications (minimum 10 W2 and minimum 10 W3).

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Molchanovs Wave Instructor Trainer (W3IT)

The Molchanovs Education Board will review & vote on completed applications that have met the criteria as outlined here.

With majority approval by the education board, the candidate is permitted to join any upcoming Molchanovs Instructor Trainer Course. Upon completion of the course and requirements, the candidate will then be activated as a Molchanovs IT.

Physical requirements are the same as the W3I course. 

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Molchanovs Wave Instructor Trainer (W4IT)

To become a Lap or Wave 4 Instructor Trainer, you will need to fulfill the following pre-requisites:

- Have at least 1 year of teaching experience as a Molchanovs Instructor Trainer (or equivalent in other agencies)
- Be a Wave 4 Instructor (Lap 4 Instructor to become L4IT)
- Proof of athlete performance within 25% of current AIDA or CMAS world records OR demonstrate extensive coaching experience of athletes at the same level OR demonstrate extensive experience as safety diver or organizer of world record-level competitions.

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