To become a Freediving Instructor certified by Molchanovs Education, a freediver must complete a Molchanovs Freediving Instructor Course or Crossover, and successfully pass all Molchanovs Instructor tests, the Molchanovs Instructor Examination, and receive a passing grade on the final paper.
Active Status / Renewal
A Molchanovs Instructor (of any level) needs to renew his active status every year. Active status expires one year from the date of renewal.
Active CPR / First Aid Certification
To sign-up or renew active status, a Molchanovs Instructor of any level needs to provide proof of a first aid certification or first aid certification refresher no older than two years at the time of application or renewal.
Professional Liability Insurance
To sign-up or renew active status, a Molchanovs Instructor of any level needs to provide proof of professional liability insurance for freediving for the whole calendar year. Any further insurances requested by local law are the responsibility of the Molchanovs Instructor and will not be checked by Molchanovs.
Dive & Health Insurance
Molchanovs strongly recommends that a Molchanovs Instructor carries a personal health insurance which covers also freediving. If local law requires to carry a personal health insurance it is to the responsibility of the Molchanovs Instructor to hold such and will not be checked by Molchanovs.
Wave 2 Instructor
To be apply to be a Molchanovs Wave 2 Instructor, you will be required to complete a Molchanovs Wave 3 course and be of an appropriate character.
The physical requirements to pass the Wave 2 Instructor course/crossover is as follows:
- 40m (35m*) CWTB & FIM
- 30m (25m*) CNF
- 25m rescue + 50m suface tow
- 100m pool DYN
- 60m DNF
- 4 min STA
- 15m Stand-by rescue (minimum 60s)
- CO2 Dive**
* Cold water, under 15ºC
**While weighted for neutral buoyancy at 10m, perform vertical finning for 60s with elbows above the surface, followed by a 20m CWT/CWTB dive.
Wave 3 Instructor
To apply to be a Molchanovs Wave 3 Instructor, you will need:
- An active Wave 2 Instructor (or equivalent from other agencies) certification
- Have at least 1 year of teaching experience as a Wave 2 Instructor (or equivalent from other agencies)
- 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.
- A record of leading at least 20 Base Sessions (Molchanovs Wave 2 Instructors only)
- 50m CWTB & FIM
- 35m CNF
- 30m rescue + 50m suface tow
- 100m pool DYN
- 75m DNF
- 4.30 min STA
- 20m Stand-by rescue (minimum 60s)
Please note that these are minimum performance requirements and the expectation is that candidates should be able to meet those standards reasonably comfortably and with good form.
The following table is a summary of the cost of one years' membership as a Molchanovs Instructor. The memberships are designed to
Independent + Base Training (Pay per Registration, Access to BT)
USD 25 per registration
Unlimited (Unlimited Registrations, Access to BT)
Dive Center (Unlimited Registrations, Access to BT)