Molchanovs Freediving Education

The greatest freediver who has ever lived, Natalia Molchanova, created a freediving education system to take someone from beginner, step by step, to an elite freediver.

Now a group of the worlds' best freedivers and freediving trainers, including Alexey Molchanov, Adam Stern, Goran Čolak and others, have taken that system, added their own expertise and revamped it to create something totally new.

It starts with Molchanovs Freediving Education, where you begin your learning through online content featuring the best freedivers in the world. You will then be guided through your learning process by instructors with a passion for freediving. When you have completed your Wave or Lap course, you can continue your progress and development by joining the Base Training Community, a global freediving community founded on the philosophy and strategies of Natalia Molchanova.

We believe it is the best way to learn how to freedive. Email us at education@molchanovs.com and we will put you in touch with a Molchanovs Instructor near you.

Wave 1 - Introduction to Freediving

Learn the basics of freediving by uncovering your natural freediving ability. Here you will be taught to dive down 12 to 20 meters, and learn techniques to hold your breath beyond a minute and a half. Topics include the physics of freediving, introduction to freediving equalization and breathing, dive visualization and much more. Course duration is typically 2-3 days.

Wave 2 - Intermediate Freediving

Students 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. Topics include breathe-up modifications, improvement of Frenzel equalization, introduction to the dolphin kick and much more. Course duration is typically 3-4 days. 

Wave 3 - Advanced Freediving

Students learn to equalize below their residual volume, to 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. Course duration is typically 7-8 days. After attending Wave 3, you may take the Molchanovs Instructor course.

Wave 4 - Competitive Freediving

Students learn the skills and finesse involved with competitive freediving, to master their bodies and dive to 50 meters and beyond. Topics include mastering mouthfill, dealing with pre-competition jitters, competitive training methodologies and much more. Course duration is typically 7-8 days. 



Pool Courses

Far from open water or just prefer the convenience and challenge of pool freediving? We hear you. After all, Molchanovs freediving education and training was born in the pools of Moscow. For those who want to start or continue their freediving journey in the pool, we have the Lap pool freediving education track. 

Lap 1 - Introduction to Pool Freediving

Students learn the basics of pool freediving and to use relaxation to improve their performances. Topics include the introduction to freediving breathing, finning and no fins techniques, dive visualization and much more. Course duration is typically 2 days.

Lap 2 - Advanced Pool Freediving

Students learn to train the specific elements of their body which contribute to larger pool performances.  Topics include introduction to the dolphin kick, mastering no fins, deconcentration and much more. Course duration is typically 2 days.

Lap 3 - Competitive Pool Freediving

Students learn the skills and finesse involved with competitive pool diving, master their bodies and achieve maximum performances. Topics include pre-competition preparation, mastering long glides and cycle efficiency, advanced flexibility and more. Course duration is typically 3-5 days.