Molchanvos Remote Instructor Course

It’s a first with Molchanovs, do your Instructor Course Remotely!!!

The Molchanovs Training Systems are Massive Game Changer!

Molchanovs is changing the industry, and not everyone is happy about it!

Freediving is one of the fastest-growing watersports, and whether you like freediving for the challenge, the sport, spearfishing, the photos, or just to hold your breath a little bit longer while snorkelling, freediving is taking the world by storm.

And, of course, the big established agencies are loving this – we all do, but now things are changing. Molchanovs is determined to do things differently. Molchanovs is developed by some of the best freedivers in the world. They offer their instructors and students an incredible amount of value, while the fees for instructors and dive centers are by far the lowest in the industry.

And this is not all. Molchanovs is now the first freediving agency that offers full and partially remote instructor courses – you can now start your instructor course any day, at any time. It is time for you to join the movement!

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You Can Cross Over from Almost Any Freediving Agency!

Start your remote course today! Complete the academic part online, finish the in-water parts by yourself when you have access to the pool and ocean, or visit us in Panglao!

Do you want to become a Molchanovs freediving instructor? Great, fantastic! Are you coming to Panglao for an instructor cross over or your training but can’t wait to get started and spend as much time in the ocean as possible? Great, starting a remote cross over now will save you a lot of time on location. Are you going on a freediving trip, but there isn’t a Molchanovs Trainer to cross you over? No worries, start your instructor cross over with us and record all your skills, and we can certify you as Molchanovs Instructor. Do you have trouble travelling abroad because of COVID 19 travel restrictions but have access to the pool or ocean? No problem, start the course online and finish it with your friends in the pool and ocean at home.

Let’s get introduced! We’ll schedule a video call, and we will answer all your questions and show you around the center!

There are quite a few different options and ways for you to join our freediving instructor and development programs. With many of our customers, especially those who join the Zero to Hero freediving programs or the Freediving Internships, and those who come for training and an Instructor Course, we often schedule an FB Whatsapp or Skype call to talk about the different options. We understand that all the information about the various agencies and the courses’ different levels and options can be confusing. During this call – which is, of course, free of charge and without any further obligations, we discuss all the options. We will make a plan together, and we’ll immediately show you around the freediving school and resort, so you have a good idea of what kind of dive center we are!

We believe this is a great way to get introduced, get your questions answered and get an inside look into daily life at the academy. Fill out the form below, we’ll send you all the needed information, and we’ll schedule a call. We look forward to talking to you soon!

It all sounds great… But what is Molchanovs, and what exactly are the Molchanovs Training Systems?

The Molchanovs Training Systems and the Molchanovs freediving courses were initially developed by Natalia Molchanova, the greatest freediver who ever lived. Unfortunately, this Russian freediving champion passed away in 2015 but is still today the freediving mother of so many top-level freediving athletes.

Then in 2018, a group of entrepreneurs and some of the best freedivers in the world came together and said; the industry needs to change, we are going to do things differently, it’s not about money, it needs to be about freediving and our community of ocean enthusiasts.

The Molchanovs systems are a freediving training system based on open-water or pool courses tied together by the Molchanovs Base Training and Molchanovs Movement. The Molchanovs Movement is a global community of freedivers who can all participate in 100% free training, and they get access to 100% free workouts of the week. They can achieve freediving milestones and earn badges.

Now two years later, Molchanovs is the fastest-growing freediving agency and freediving community in the world, and as you can see, that makes perfect sense.

The Many Benefits of Doing the Freediving Instructor Cross Over Remote!

You now know that Molchanovs is an incredible training system and that in 2018 the founders said they wanted to do things differently. But if all the other freediving agencies only run classroom instructor courses, why would you start your Molchanovs Freediving Instructor cross over remotely?

There are actually a lot of reasons why this is a great idea.

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    You don’t have to worry about COVID-19 travel restrictions.
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    You will have more time to study, and you can study in your own time and pace.
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    The remote courses are often one-on-one, so there is no need to worry about peer pressure in the classroom.
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    Starting the course remote has great financial benefits with prices up to 50% cheaper than classroom courses.
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    We can schedule the course outside of regular office hours, so there is no need to take time off work.
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    You can now start your course without the need of having a Molchanovs Instructor Trainer in your area.
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    You plan on travelling to Panglao – or any other destination, but you want to spend as much time as possible in the ocean instead of in the classroom.

Are you Making the Right Choice with Molchanovs and the Molchanovs Instructor Course?!

Besides the fact that Molchanovs is the only freediving agency in the world where you can take the freedive instructor course online, there are more big differences between Molchanovs and the other freediving agencies.

The Freedive Academy Panglao has mostly worked with two agencies; Molchanovs and Scuba Schools International (SSI). We can teach all the recreational freediving courses and both the SSI Freediving instructor courses and Molchanovs Freediving Instructor courses. On this page, you can see the differences between the two different freediving instructor courses – and why we don’t recommend doing the AIDA Instructor Course.

SSI has exactly 50 years of experience in teaching scuba courses – since 1970 and have been teaching freediving since 2008. They have the largest dealer network of dive centers in the industry by far, and all this experience results in the most solid instructor course currently available. Joining an SSI Instructor Course means you’ll be a well-trained dive professional who will be more than ready to work in the dive industry. With the SSI course, you become a high-level teacher or instructor and dive professional. The Molchanovs Instructor Course is more about fine-tuning the student’s technique and is much more about technical freediving.

Traditionally, if you want to start your own center or work as a Freediving Instructor for an established center, SSI will be the better option. Having that said, Molchanovs have been getting a lot of traction. It is more pure freediving of a much higher technical level, and the value they offer to dive centers and independent instructors are like no other agency. In the end, you really can’t go wrong with either agency.

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Become the Best You Can Be from the Comfort of your Home!

You have been freediving for a while. You are already an instructor with another freediving agency, and now you decided that you want to become a Molchanovs Freediving Instructor. Then beginning with the Molchanovs Remote Instructor Course is a great start.

With Molchanovs, it doesn’t matter if you’re going to upgrade or cross-over; with Molchanovs, there are plenty of options to start from home.

Contact the team now. For sure, you’ll love what the academy has to offer.

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How Does a Remote Freedive Instructor Cross Over or Upgrade Course Work!

Let’s look at the Molchanovs Instructor Requirements and How this work with remote instructor courses.

There are remote possibilities for both the Wave 2 and Lap 2 instructor courses and the Wave 3 and Lap 3 upgrades. For both levels of the remote instructor course, there are different scenarios possible.

With the fully remote cross over course, you need to record and submit to your instructor trainer the in-water performance requirements. You join the course, follow all the theory and online presentations, and complete the online exams. When you’ve completed the theory and online part of the program, you have one year to find a pool and open water location. Here you and your buddy record the required skills. When you upload the videos to a video sharing site, you can share them with your instructor trainer, and when all skills are approved, your trainer will certify you via the Molchanovs System.

A partially remote instructor course could happen when, for example, you travel to Panglao. We understand, the freediving in the Philippines is pretty incredible, and you want to spend as much time in the water as possible – we get it 🙂 And if this applies to you, then you might want to start your instructor course from the comfort of your home.

The base price for the fully and partially remote instructor course or upgrade is the same. When you come to Panglao and finish the course here with an Instructor Trainer, you pay $52 per IT session for the evaluation. These sessions are usually longer than the regular coaching sessions, often one-on-one, and often entail, besides the in-water part, also a short classroom evaluation. How many IT sessions you need depends on the preparation and home study and training the instructor candidate has done before starting the sessions. But because of the efficient one-on-one sessions, the flexible scheduling of the IT sessions, the total cost of the instructor course is usually still quite a bit lower than the regular course price.

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 2 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; COVID 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 still need to pay the first year annual fee directly to Molchanovs. The annual fee for an Independent Instructor is currently set to $100 a 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, Assist in a Wave Instructor Course. 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 with 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 upgrade: $650

Price per person for the W3I cross over: $700

Be sure to contact us; COVID discount may apply.

Please note; for those crossing over to Molchanovs Wave 3 Instructor, after you pass the cross over, we will certify you as a Wave 3 Instructor. To become an active instructor, you still need to pay the first year annual fee directly to Molchanovs. The annual fee for an Independent Instructor is currently set to $100 a year.

Please contact us for schedules, prices and options. The remote courses are very individual, and we often customise the package and course to fit your needs.

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Freedive Academy Update: as you can imagine, COVID-19 and the Philippines' lockdown since March 2020 messed up our instructor course schedule quite a bit. As of now (June 2021), the only instructor courses scheduled and confirmed in Panglao are the Swim Teacher course in August and the SSI React Right Instructor program. If you are still in Panglao, feel free to stop by with any questions you might have.

For those not in Panglao, we are currently only running online Molchanovs Instructor Crossovers and upgrades. We run them almost every two weeks now so. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you might have.

Below you will find an overview of all our upcoming instructor courses.

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    August 2 - 4, 2021

    Molchanovs Wave 2 Cross Over

Online Course

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    August 16 - 20, 2021

    SSI Swim Teacher Course

Course happening in Panglao.

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    August 27 - 29, 2021

    Molchanovs Wave 2 Cross Over

Online Course

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    September 8, 2021

    SSI React Right Instructor

Course happening in Panglao.

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    September 13 - 15, 2021

    Molchanovs Wave 2 Cross Over

Online Course

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    September 27 - 29, 2021

    Molchanovs Wave 3 Cross Over

Online Course

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

Since we live in uncertain times, we don't have a yearly schedule (yet). We are not scheduling courses too far in advance and prefer to run them by booking. When you're ready to plan your trip - or online cross over course, contact us. Our support team - who are all freedivers too - is ready to answer all of your questions. They know exactly the seats available for the FITC's, and they know 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 Level 3 courses need to be scheduled somewhat in advance too.

Please Contact us for More Information about the Online Freediving Instructor courses.

There are quite a few different options and variations possible with the online courses – much more than we can list here. If you have any questions, please contact us, and we’ll schedule a Whatsapp, Facebook, or Zoom video call to discuss the possible options.

We teach the Molchanovs Instructor courses mostly in the English and Dutch language. Regularly we work with translators, so feel free to contact us if you prefer another language.

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