Take a Molchanovs Instructor Course

And Teach Pure Performance Freediving and Training!

Running Molchanovs Instructor Courses Made So Much Sense!

Adding the Molchanovs freediving programs to our center has been very exciting for everyone involved.

You now see all the big freediving centers in the world moving over from the traditional freediving agencies towards Molchanovs, which is not for no reason. The Molchanovs systems are about pure freediving. It’s an in-depth training and education system developed by some of the best, if not THE best freedivers in the world.

If you want to train all-around high-level freedivers, Molchanovs for sure is the option to go with. No other agency in the world offers such a complete and comprehensive training and education system as Molchanovs. The Molchanovs Training System is developed to make you the best freediver you can be.

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Develop yourself and Experience the Real Flip Flop Lifestyle!

Who knew that changing your life could be so much fun!

When we came to Panglao in 2015, we knew we landed in paradise. Not just because the island is green, covered by palm, coconut, papaya and banana trees. But Panglao is an incredible island with the most spectacular ocean with year-round near-perfect conditions. And, of course, the Filipinos are the most friendly people you’ll ever meet in your life.

Now it was up to us to complete it all and provide our guests with a fantastic dive center, ideally suited for teaching freediving courses, freedive training and hosting professional development programs. The freediving center is only a few years old – it was built along the access road to our first dive center here in Panglao, so we saw the building being constructed. The academy has three large classrooms, each fully equipped with all the possible tools and gadgets to teach freediving. On the ground floor, we have the reception area, kitchen, retail store and living room area where our students hang out, watch movies and play board games.

Via the backdoor in the academy, you access the outside terras with a bamboo canopy with a large lounge area, gym equipment and a stretching and yoga area. You’ll find a super nice two-lane 25-meter pool in the middle of the back area with dedicated static for your daily static training. All poolside, we have five beautiful native bamboo bungalows and one more luxury apartment – we plan on building more bungalows in 2024. Just down the road from the academy in our brand new adventure center we are working on building a brand-new super-healthy restaurant with tons of fantastic dishes for freedivers, athletes and deep blue enthusiasts – we expect to open the restaurant in late 2023. The dive area, the sports resort, the terraces, and the academy are all designed and made to create this fantastic home for freedivers.

But it’s not only the freediving center which is ‘as good as it gets’, but freediving in the Philippines, Napaling Reef and the ocean here, and of course, Panglao and its province Bohol are incredible too. When you travel to Panglao, you immediately notice that Panglao is a beautiful green island with long and wide roads, enclosed by lots of greens, making cruising around fantastic. When you drive around here on your scooter, in the cool mornings, in your shorts and flips flops, you immediately experience the flip-flop freediver lifestyle. The island has excellent high-end facilities and restaurants and offers cheap but good quality, long-term stay housing.

 

Freediving and Training don’t get better than this!

We change and gear up at the center, jumping on our scooters for about 300 meters until we reach the ocean entry. We dive at Napaling Reef with the Bohol sardine school. Just 8 meters from shore, we have a 25-meter coral wall that instantly drops to hundreds of meters depth. It’s so nice and convenient diving without a boat, at times, that we want to go in without needing to keep track of what others want. We have fixed lines ready for you at -50, -80 and -130 meters for the truly brave. With year-round near-perfect diving conditions, freediving doesn’t get better than this. The water temperature ranges from 26 – 31C, and the visibility is usually around 30 meters and goes up to an easy 40 meters – we even had a few 50-meter days! With excellent year-round diving conditions, diving without a boat at any moment, we can be very flexible and plan our freedive training wisely.

At Napaling Reef, although rare, we also get the occasional big visitors like blue whales, grey whales, and pilot whales, and of course, we regularly have whale sharks and mantas. No worries if we don’t see any of the big ones; we always have fish around the lines. We have the sardines, but we’ll see schools of barracudas, Napoleon fish, jackfish, and the occasional turtles.

The convenience and location of the center in Panglao, the experienced instructor team, of course, Panglao, and the ocean here at 300 meters from the shop where we dive without a boat – combine this all with a personalised package for your instructor course and training, and you can’t go wrong with the Freedive Academy.

 

This is how it is to be freedive in Panglao!

Please note; this video was shot at our first location. We still dive at the same reef but moved about 300 meters down the road to a brand-new and fully equipped dive center with bungalows and our two-lane 25-meter pool.

We Run Molchanovs Instructor Courses almost Every Month!

We are a big freediving center with a great facility, premium freediving gear, and a fantastic team at one of the best diving locations in the world. This recipe for success made us a fully developed and very complete freedive development center. Not only are we certifying new Molchanovs instructors almost every month, but we are capable of offering great packages at a low price and personalised with the things you need. We package the ‘standard’ zero to hero freediving program, freediving internship or freedive instructor course with, for example, extra freedive training, accommodation, pickups, a swim teacher course, or additional land and water tours in Panglao. We’ll make sure that you get the package that you need. These are the freediving packages we can offer you.

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    Molchanovs Wave/Lap 2 Instructor Course
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    Molchanovs Wave/Lap 3 Instructor Course
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    Freedive Instructor Cross Overs
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    Zero to Hero Freediving Program
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    Freedive Instructor Internship
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    Swim Teacher and Freediving Instructor Combo
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    Mermaid Instructor and Freediving Instructor Combo

Why Should you Choose to become a Molchanovs Instructor!

When we started in Panglao in 2015, we first focused on SSI primarily. We only ran SSI freedive instructor courses, SSI freediving courses, and on occasion, some AIDA freediving courses. Choosing SSI was a great decision – still one of the best business decisions so far. But with the growing popularity of the Molchanovs systems and the development of their training and education system, we found a big hole in the packages we could offer.

SSI has a massive dive center network and is an excellent option if you want to work for a freediving center or start your own dive center. With Molchanovs, you can work anywhere in the world as an independent freediving instructor without the need to be affiliated with a dive center – these are similar conditions as AIDA International for their instructors. Molchanovs, however, has a fantastic community and a fun and challenging reward system via digital badges, and as an instructor, Molchanovs keeps your customers engaged by offering, for the greater part, free training.

Molchanovs Instructor Centre

The student certification fees with Molchanovs are higher than with other agencies, while the annual membership fees are similar. The growth of Molchanovs in the last few years has been nothing short of spectacular. Their training systems are by far the most developed, and they offer by far the most value of all the different freediving agencies. You really can not go wrong by becoming a Molchanovs Freediving Instructor.

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At the Freedive Academy Panglao, we offer different instructor courses from various agencies and levels. You can take an instructor course via Zero to Hero, via a freediving internship, or we can make you an excellent package with accommodation, training, airport pickups, scooter rental, etc. Whatever package you choose, you can’t go wrong with what Panglao offers!

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Molchanovs Wave 3 Instructor Badge
Molchanovs Wave 4 Instructor Badge

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The Molchanovs Wave Instructor Courses!

You want to become a Molchanovs Open Water Instructor? You start here!

The Molchanovs Freediving System is known for delivering pure freediving, high-level skills and performance freediving. This applies to the recreational Molchanovs freediving courses and the instructor levels. Molchanovs has arguably the ‘toughest’ performance requirements in the industry.

Even though they are the most challenging in the industry, we believe that anyone with the right guidance, structure and training plans can become a Molchanovs instructor. We believe the performance requirements should not be a selection criterion for choosing the right freediving instructor agency.

When you have completed the SSI Level 3, AIDA 4 or Molchanovs Wave 3 course and are not yet a freediving instructor but want to join the Molchanovs movement, this Molchanovs Wave 2 Instructor Course is the right choice.

To start, the student must have a valid CPR, First Aid and Oxygen Provider certificate and a medical statement not older than one year. The First Aid course and the medical can all be done in Panglao but must be completed before the course. And finally, the candidate has to have a minimum age of 18 years.

 

Open Water Teaching Starts with the Molchanovs Wave 2 Instructor Level

You can do the official Freedive Instructor Training Course (FITC), the combo package or a cross-over! The Molchanovs Wave 2 FITC is the first open water freediving course available as a full course or a cross-over package. If you want to do a cross-over towards Molchanovs, ensure you have the proper certification. For example, the SSI Level 1 Freediving Instructor or a PADI Advanced Freediving Instructor can’t cross over since you need to be an SSI Level 2 or PADI Master Instructor.

Molchanovs Wave 2 Instructor Certificate

Molchanovs Wave 2 Instructor Training Course

The Molchanovs Wave 2 Instructor can teach the courses Molchanovs Wave 1 and 2, the Lap 1 and 2 courses, and the Theory 1 and 2 courses and guide the Base Training Level 1 to 4 programs.

Prerequisites: The candidate must have a Wave 3 Certification or pass the Wave 3 Crossover Evaluation and have a First Aid Certificate (no older than two years).

Duration: 10 days

Performance & Course Completion Requirements:

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    Constant Weight Bi Fins (CWTB): 40mtr. (dive time 80-90s)
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    Free Immersion (FIM): 40mtr.
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    Constant No Fins (CNF): 30mtr.
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    Dynamic Bi Fins (DYNB): 100mtr.
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    Dynamic No Fins (DNF): 60mtr.
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    Static Breath-Hold: 4:00min.
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    Standby Rescue (1min. Rescue Hang): 15mtr.
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    BO Rescue (50mtr. tow incl. Rescue Breaths): 25mtr.
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    CO2 Dive: 60sec. Surface Kicking followed by 20m CWT dive

* All skills need to be demonstrated with instructor level quality.

Price without package discount per person: $1350

Please note; after you pass the Molchanovs FITC, we will certify you as a Molchanovs Wave 2 Instructor. To become an active instructor, you must pay the first-year annual fee directly to Molchanovs. The yearly fee for an Independent Instructor is currently set at $150 a year.

Molchanovs, SSI or AIDA Instructor Combo

The Molchanovs, SSI or AIDA Freediving Instructor Combo

It doesn't matter if you do a Zero to Hero, a freediving internship or a single instructor course with training; with the Freedive Academy Freediving Instructor Combo, you get the best of two worlds!

First, please note; this is not a 2-in-1 course - you won't get two certifications with one course! The Freedive Instructor Combo is an entire Instructor course followed by an Instructor crossover course.

Some guests want to do the SSI Instructor course because this course, like no other, prepares them to become proper dive professionals. Some want to become Molchanovs or AIDA instructors because of the flexibility the agencies offer.

The Freedive Academy runs SSI & Molchanovs, SSI & AIDA and Molchanovs & AIDA combo courses.

We are saving time with performance requirements that are often the same between the different agencies. We're saving time discussing and demonstrating the skills. An excellent example is also, with the SSI and AIDA Instructor Course, we add instructor candidate skills video review, which is usually only done with the Molchanovs FITC. We are adding more value to the different courses, running both courses more efficiently and thus can do the crossover in a shorter time frame and, therefore, cheaper. This is one fantastic and compact package for both certificates! Truly the best of both worlds.

Price without package discount per person: $1750

Please note that the above price does not include the mandatory ~$350 SSI fee for the registration and annual membership fee, the freedive instructor kit level 1, the SSI level 2 upgrade kit, and wet slates. Also, the first-year yearly fee to become an active AIDA or Molcanovs Instructor needs to be paid directly to the agency. The prices with Molchanovs are currently set at $150 per year, and AIDA is now € 50 a year.

The Freedive Academy Instructor Course Schedule

We run SSI, AIDA and Molchanovs instructor courses every month now!

We can start the recreational Molchanovs Wave 1 and 2 courses any day of the week and run them multiple times a week. The Wave 3 (or SSI Level or AIDA 4) is already more difficult to schedule since we only have a few instructors capable of teaching these levels. We run the Wave 3 courses usually two times a month. The same goes for the instructor courses – there are even fewer instructors capable of teaching these, and add to this that there are fewer students in each course, and thus we need to schedule the courses carefully. This makes it necessary that you join an already scheduled course or book your trip very early so we can set the course according to your dates.

You must schedule your trip wisely. The same applies to the internships and Zero to Hero freediving programs. Although you can come earlier or leave later, your freediving internship and Zero to Hero are also scheduled around your instructor course. If you do ‘only’ an instructor course with us, arriving in Panglao the day before your course starts is not uncommon but makes it very challenging. We highly recommend coming at least one week before your course, so you have time to adjust from travelling and get into the rhythm of training.

Please feel free to contact us anytime with any scheduling questions you may have.

Since the Philippines opened up for international tourists, things have really picked up. Not only have we booked quite a few instructor courses in Panglao but have we decided to continue with the online courses and cross overs - they are a lot of fun!

If the below dates are not in line with your schedule, please don't hesitate to contact us. We expect that we'll be running at least two instructor courses - online and offline - each month and are more than happy to schedule one according to your schedule!

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    ~Feb 28 - Mar 10, 2024

    SSI FITC Level 2

Location: Freedive Academy Panglao

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    ~March 11 - 15, 2024

    Molchanovs Wave 2 Cross Over

Location: Freedive Academy Panglao

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    ~March 18 - 27, 2024

    Molchanovs Wave 2 ITC

Location: Freedive Academy Panglao

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    ~March 29 - 31, 2024

    AIDA Cross Over

Location: Freedive Academy Panglao

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    ~April 1 - 10, 2024

    Molchanovs Wave 2 ITC

Location: Freedive Academy Panglao

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    ~April 14 - 23, 2024

    SSI FITC Level 2

Location: Freedive Academy Panglao

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    ~Apr 29 - May 8, 2024

    Molchanovs Wave 2 ITC

Location: Freedive Academy Panglao

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    ~April 12 - 14, 2024

    Molchanovs W3i Upgrade

Location: Freedive Academy Panglao

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    ~May 20 - 29, 2024

    AIDA ITC

Location: Freedive Academy Panglao

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    ~June 3 - 12, 2024

    Molchanovs Wave 2 ITC

Location: Freedive Academy Panglao

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    ~April 29 - May 8, 2024

    Molchanovs Wave 2 ITC

Location: Freedive Academy Panglao

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    ~May 20 - 29, 2024

    AIDA ITC

Location: Freedive Academy Panglao

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    ~June 3 - 12, 2024

    Molchanovs Wave 2 ITC

Location: Freedive Academy Panglao

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    ~June 17 - 28, 2024

    SSI FITC Level 2

Location: Freedive Academy Panglao

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    ~July 15 - 24, 2024

    Molchanovs Wave 2 ITC

Location: Freedive Academy Panglao

Please note that the above courses are happening, but we still might be able to move them one or two days.

Besides the Freedive Instructor Training Courses (FITCs) for the Zero to Hero programs and the freediving internships, we have an approximate schedule for this year. When you're ready to plan your trip or online cross over the course, contact us.

Our support team - who are all freedivers, too - are ready to answer all of your questions. They know precisely the seats available for the FITCs and the dates of the Level 3 courses. Since we run many Level 1 and 2 courses each month, we don't have to schedule those. The Master freediving courses need to be scheduled somewhat in advance too.

We run the Molchanovs Wave 2 Freediving Instructor courses and SSI, AIDA & Molchanovs Instructor Course Combos pretty much every month. Usually, we teach them in English. Dutch is possible too, and if you prefer another language, please contact us since we also regularly work with translators.

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For more detailed information about Courses, Accommodation, Prices, etc. Please follow the below links.

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Change your Lifestyle! Move to a Tropical Island!

At the Freedive Academy Panglao, we offer different instructor courses from different agencies and levels. You can take an instructor course via Zero to Hero, via a freediving internship, or we can make you a nice package with accommodation, training, airport pickups, scooter rental, etc. Whatever package you choose, you can’t go wrong with what Panglao offers!

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It is Time to Join the Molchanovs Movement!

Join via Cross Over or start your Instructor Course remotely!

Crossing over from any freediving agency to Molchanovs is always a good idea. Molchanovs has much more to offer than ‘just’ an excellent education and training system. Their online community is a social platform for divers worldwide. Molchanovs instructors can offer their students mostly free base training whether they have access to the ocean or the pool or can only do dry training. The Molchanovs base training is updated weekly with exciting new exercises and drills rewarded via public badges.

Molchanovs Wave 2 Instructor Certificate

Remote Molchanovs Wave 2 Instructor Cross-Over Course

The Molchanovs Wave 2 Instructor can teach Wave 1 and 2 Courses, Lap 1 and 2 courses and guide Base Level 1 to 4 programs.

Prerequisites: The candidate must be a freediving instructor with another agency with a similar level and have a First Aid Certificate (no older than two years).

Duration: 3 or 4 days

Performance & Course Completion Requirements:

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    Constant Weight Bi Fins (CWTB): 40mtr. (dive time 80-90s)
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    Free Immersion (FIM): 40mtr.
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    Constant No Fins (CNF): 30mtr.
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    Dynamic Bi Fins (DYNB): 100mtr.
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    Dynamic No Fins (DNF): 60mtr.
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    Static Breath-Hold: 4:00min.
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    Standby Rescue (1min. Rescue Hang): 15mtr.
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    BO Rescue (50mtr. tow incl. Rescue Breaths): 25mtr.
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    CO2 Dive: 60sec. then 20m CWT dive

* All skills need to be demonstrated with instructor level quality.

Price per person: $700

Be sure to contact us. Group or Package Discount may apply.

Please note; after you pass the Molchanovs FITC, we will certify you as a Molchanovs Wave 2 Instructor. To become an active instructor, you must pay the first-year annual fee directly to Molchanovs. The yearly fee for an Independent Instructor is currently set to $150 per year.

Molchanovs Wave 3 Instructor Certificate

Remote Molchanovs Wave 3 Instructor Upgrade or Cross-Over Course

The Wave 3 Instructor can teach Wave 3 Courses, Teach Lap 3 Course, Guide Base 1-4 Levels, and Assist in a Wave Instructor Course. Apply for Instructor Trainer Course (ITC) after one year of active status and a minimum of certifications.

Prerequisites: The candidate must be an active Wave 2 Instructor or show proof of Master Instructor Certification from another agency. Have at least one year of teaching experience as a Wave 2 Instructor (or equivalent in other agencies). Minimum of 50 Certifications (min. 10 W1, min. 10 W2). Certifications from other agencies are accounted for 50% (e.g. 60 certifications from another agency are worth 30 Wave certifications), Track-Record of leading min. 20 Base Sessions

Duration: 2 - 3 days

Performance & Course Completion Requirements:

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    Constant Weight Bi Fins (CWTB): 50mtr. (dive time 100-110s)
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    Constant No Fins (CNF): 35mtr.
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    Dynamic Bi Fins (DYNB): 110mtr.
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    Dynamic No Fins (DNF): 80mtr.
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    Static Breath-Hold: 4:30min.
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    Standby Rescue (1min. Rescue Hang): 20mtr.
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    BO Rescue (50mtr. tow incl. Rescue Breaths): 30mtr.
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    CO2 Dive: 60sec. then 25m CWT dive

* All skills need to be demonstrated with instructor level quality.

Price per person for the W3I remote upgrade: $650

Price per person for the W3I remote cross-over: $700

Be sure to contact us. Group or Package Discount may apply.

Please note; for those crossing over to Molchanovs Wave 3 Instructor, we will certify you as a Wave 3 Instructor after you pass the cross-over. To become an active instructor, you must pay the first-year annual fee directly to Molchanovs. The yearly fee for an Independent Instructor is currently set at $150 a year.

We don’t have a schedule for the cross-overs, but we can be quite flexible in organising them. Please get in touch with us so we can schedule them according to your plan. Usually, we teach them in English. Dutch is possible too, and if you prefer another language, please contact us since we also regularly work with translators.

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For more detailed information about Courses, Accommodation, Prices, etc. Please follow the below links.

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Change your Lifestyle! Move to a Tropical Island!

At the Freedive Academy Panglao, we offer different instructor courses from various agencies and different levels. You can take an instructor course via Zero to Hero, via a freediving internship, or we can make you an excellent package with accommodation, training, airport pickups, scooter rental, etc. Whatever package you choose, you can’t go wrong with what Panglao offers!

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Are you ready to upgrade from Molchanovs Wave 2 Instructor?

Becoming a Molchanovs Wave 3 Instructor requires Dedication, Focus and Strenght!

You have taught Wave 1 and 2 freediving courses for about a year. You have a good number of certifications under your belt. Then it’s time to take your Instructor capabilities to the next level.

For most freediving instructors, whether they work as independent instructors, work for a dive center or have their own dive center, the next logical step would be to upgrade to Molchanovs Wave 3 Instructor. Our Wave 3 courses are very popular, and seeing the growth and development of the Molchanovs Movement, not upgrading to Wave 3 Instructor would be a missed opportunity.

Molchanovs Wave 3 Instructor Certificate

Molchanovs Wave 3 Instructor Upgrade Course

The Wave 3 Instructor can teach Wave 3 Courses, teach Lap 3 Courses, guide base 1-4 Levels, assist in a Wave Instructor Course, and apply for Instructor Trainer Course (ITC) after one year of active status and a minimum amount of certifications.

Prerequisites: The candidate must be an active Wave 2 Instructor or show proof of Master Instructor Certification from another agency. Have at least one year of teaching experience as a Wave 2 Instructor (or equivalent in other agencies). Minimum of 50 Certifications (min. 10 W1, min. 10 W2). Certifications from other agencies are accounted for 50% (e.g. 60 certificates from another agency are worth 30 Wave certifications), Track-Record of leading min. 20 Base Sessions

Duration: 5 days (remote options are available)

Performance & Course Completion Requirements:

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    Constant Weight Bi Fins (CWTB): 50mtr. (dive time 100-110s)
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    Constant No Fins (CNF): 35mtr.
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    Dynamic Bi Fins (DYNB): 110mtr.
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    Dynamic No Fins (DNF): 80mtr.
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    Static Breath-Hold: 4:30min.
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    Standby Rescue (1min. Rescue Hang): 20mtr.
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    BO Rescue (50mtr. tow incl. Rescue Breaths): 30mtr.
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    CO2 Dive: 60sec. then 25m CWT dive

* All skills need to be demonstrated with instructor level quality.

Price per person: $700

Be sure to contact us; Package Discount may apply.

Molchanovs offers a Complete Range of Pool Certificates.

Whether you are a Recreational or Professional Pool Freediver, Molchanovs got you covered!

We are fortunate to be diving at Napaling Reef every day with our drop-off, the sardines of Panglao and Bohol and all the marine life we have around our training lines. Molchanovs supports our friends in Europe, Russia and other colder parts of the world where they don’t have direct access to the ocean or warmer waters.

The other freediving agencies have one pool level. Molchanovs has four pool levels: Lap 1, Lap 2, Lap 3 and Lap 4. The Lap courses are based on the structure and knowledge of the Wave open water courses but without the open water parts. The cool thing about this system is that when you are a certified Lap 2 or Lap 3 freediver, you go on vacation, complete the open water requirements, and you will be immediately certified Wave 2 or 3. There is no need to start with the Wave 1, but you can immediately cross over to the equivalent open-water level.

We don’t teach them often since we have the most fantastic ocean about 300 meters from us, but if you are interested in becoming a Lap Instructor, please get in touch with us. We’ll be more than happy to explain the different options and possibilities.

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Molchanovs Lap 2 and 3 Instructor Courses

The Molchanovs Lap courses are the pool equivalents of the Wave courses, which are the open-water courses of the Molchanvs Training System.

As with the recreational Lap courses, a Lap Instructor can cross over to Molchanovs Wave Instructor once the open water performance requirements have been met.

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For more detailed information about Courses, Accommodation, Prices, etc. Please follow the below links.

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Change your Lifestyle! Move to a Tropical Island!

At the Freedive Academy Panglao, we offer different instructor courses from various agencies and different levels. You can take an instructor course via Zero to Hero, via a freediving internship, or we can make you an excellent package with accommodation, training, airport pickups, scooter rental, etc. Whatever package you choose, you can’t go wrong with what Panglao offers!

Molchanovs Wave 2 Instructor Badge
Molchanovs Wave 3 Instructor Badge
Molchanovs Wave 4 Instructor Badge

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Doing More than ‘Just’ a Freedive Instructor Course.

An Instructor Course can be much more than just 10 or 13 days of Studying!

It’s all clear now. You know that the dive center in Panglao and sports resort has everything you could possibly need with high-level, very skilled and experienced instructors. You know that freediving in the Philippines is incredible. That our dive spot, Napaling Reef, with the incredible drop-off and the school of the Panglao Sardines we see on our lines every day, is truly unique in the world. That we dive without a boat and go out at any time of the day. You know about Panglao and the many things you can do in Bohol on your days off and how easy it is to travel to Panglao. You know it; Panglao and the Freedive Academy are one-of-a-kind, and you want to come to Panglao. Now you need to decide; am I ‘just’ taking a Freediving Instructor Course, or am I going to package it? Of course, we can package your trip with training, accommodation, scooter rental, airport pickup, and different freediving specialities. Still, one of the below special packages might be just right for you too!

 

Join us with one of the following Freedive Instructor Development programs.

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    Zero to Hero Freediving Program

You love the water, you love to swim, and you want to do something incredible! Take the ultimate break from life at home, come to Panglao for 3 to 6 months and join our Zero to Hero freediving programs. A tropical adventure guaranteed a ton of fun while, at the same time, you become healthier, fitter and mentally stronger than ever before. You will start with the Molchanovs Wave 1 or 2 courses and finish the program by becoming a certified Freediving Instructor.

 

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    Freedive Instructor Internship

You are sure you want to make freediving your profession – and why not! Who wouldn’t enjoy the flip-flop lifestyle on a tropical island like Panglao? The Freedive Academy Panglao offers the possibility of getting trained and gaining proper experience working at a freedive center. After your training in the afternoons, you’ll help out around the center or retail shop, and in exchange for your work, you get a significant discount on the course prices. We provide our interns with basic housing and free lunch too. You’ll be a skilled freediver and experienced instructor at the end of your Freediving Internship!

 

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    Swim and Freediving Instructor Combo

Doing your Molchanovs Freediving Instructor course and a Swim Teacher Course s a great way to increase earnings and gain more business opportunities. We’re very proud to be the only freediving center in the world to offer all SSI Swim Teacher Courses. At the Freediving Academy Panglao, we can teach you how to teach kids, baby swimming, adult or competitive swimming. Contact us now for a personalised package to fit your needs.

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