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MOLCHANOVS Instructor course details

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. In the Molchanovs Instructor Courses, you will get familiarized with specific techniques such as Dynamic No Fins (DNF) technique, Constant Weight No Fins (CNF) technique, Dynamic and constant weight with monofin technique, Mental preparation techniques (like attention deconcentration)...and much more.

Those are very interesting for any freedivers and you will learn how to teach them in a worthwhile way for each level!



Molchanovs has a fantastic community, a fun and challenging reward system via digital badges and Molchanovs keeps your customers engaged by offering free training. You will be going through the comprehensive theory package of the Molchanovs educational system. The operating cost of being an active Molchanovs instructor is by far the lowest in the industry, while their training systems are by far the most developed. At Freediving Planet you can sign up to the following levels of instructors:

Molchanovs Lap/Wave W2I  And Molchanovs Lap/Wave W3I

W2I is the first Molchanovs Instructor level and experienced master instructors can also directly crossover-over or, after having gathered some experience, to the Molchanovs Wave 3 Instructor Level (W3I). To apply to be a Molchanovs Wave 3 Instructor, you will need:

  1. An active Wave 2 Instructor (or equivalent from other agencies) certification

  2. Have at least 1 year of teaching experience as a Wave 2 Instructor (or equivalent from other agencies)

  3. Minimum of 50 certifications (of which a minimum of 10 Wave 1 and 10 Wave 2). Certifications from other agencies will count as 50%, meaning you will require a minimum of 100 certifications.

  4. A record of leading at least 20 Base Sessions (Molchanovs Wave 2 Instructors only)


Performance requirements

​For Wave 2 Instructor (W2I)

  • 40m (35m*) CWTB & FIM;30m (25m*) CNF25m rescue + 50m surface tow

  • 100m pool DYN60m DNF4 min STA

  • 15m Stand-by rescue (minimum 60s)

  • CO2 Dive (While weighted for neutral buoyancy at 10m, perform vertical finning for 60s with elbows above the surface, followed by a 20m CWT/CWTB dive.)

  • + Exams

For Wave 3 Instructor (W3I)

  • 50m CWTB & FIM35m CNF30m rescue + 50m surface tow

  • 100m pool DYN, 75m DNF4.30 min STA

  • 20m Stand-by rescue (minimum 60s)

  • + Exams


Why us?

  • A dedicated training  will prepare you to succeed the course. 

  • We will share tips and tricks from our experience as freediving instructors, to give you more tools needed to become a certified, confident  and safe freediving instructor. We will spend a lot of time in the water to improve your freediving skills.

  • FREE INTERNSHIP Program. During this time, you will be assisting (class and in water) our Instructors when they are giving class, training, coaching. It is the best way to gather information, become familiar with the education standards, be with different students, observe different style of teaching, and learn your future job. 

  • It can be done before your start your IC and / or after your IC. The lenght of this internship is up to you, as you can stay with us a long as you want.  

WAVE  3 INSTRUCTOR Freediving Planet

What can you teach as W2 / W3 Instructor

As a Molchanovs Freediving instructor, you will have access to the online platform and online up to date material to teach, including manuals and videos, as well as the famous different Base training programming for you and your students. You will also stay involved and up-to-date in the community with monthly webinars hosted by our education board made exclusively for our Molchanovs professional team of instructors.


Your Instructor Trainer

Our AIDA and PADI Freediver Instructor course is a unique and a worldwide recognized program, conducted by the AIDA Instructor Trainer Jean-Pol Francois (JP), the pioneer in the freediving Education,  the head of AIDA Education, and one of the first PADI Instructor Trainer in Asia.  

Jean-Pol Francois is the co-founder of Freediving Planet, a brand that aims to deliver high-quality education. He has used his 30 years of experience in teaching, coaching, judging freediving to set the well recognized worldwide Education standards within AIDA International Freediving. 

He is now closely collaboration with PADI Freediver to develop a PADI Freediver Instructor Development program. By following Jean-Pol's guidance, training, coaching, and mentorship, you will be trained to the highest standards in the freediving industry by one of the pioneer. We will make sure to provide you the most up to date knowledge in freediving.

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