Molchanvos Remote Instructor Course

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

The Molchanovs Training Systems is a 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 to hold your breath a little bit longer while snorkeling, freediving is taking the world by storm.

Of course, the big established agencies love this—we all do—but now things are changing. Molchanovs is determined to do things differently. It was developed by some of the best freedivers in the world. Molchanovs offers its instructors and students an incredible amount of value.

And this is not all. Molchanovs is now the first freediving agency that offers complete 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 Molchanov 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 with access to the pool and ocean, or visit us in Panglao!

Do you want to become a Molchanovs freediving instructor? Great, fantastic! For many reasons, someone wants to do an online or remote instructor crossover. Are you coming to Panglao for an instructor crossover or your training but can’t wait to get started? Do you want to spend as much time in the ocean as possible? Starting a remote crossover now will save you much 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; we can certify you as Molchanovs Instructor. Perhaps you don’t have enough time or money for another freediving vacation. Do you have trouble traveling abroad 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, answer all your questions, and show you around the center!

You can join our freediving instructor and development programs in many ways. 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, courses, and options can be confusing. During this call – which is, of course, free of charge and without any further obligations, we discuss all the possibilities. We will make a plan together and immediately show you around the freediving school in Panglao 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 at daily life at the academy. Fill out the form below, and we’ll send you all the needed information and schedule a call. We look forward to talking to you soon!

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

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 needs to be about freediving and our community of ocean enthusiasts.

The Molchanovs Education system is 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, for the most part, free training. They get access to workouts of the week. They can achieve freediving milestones and earn badges.

Now, just a few 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 remotely start your Molchanovs Freediving Instructor cross-over?

There are actually quite a few reasons why this is such a great idea.

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    You don’t have to worry about 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 remotely has great financial benefits with prices up to 20% 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 traveling 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 works with Scuba Schools International (SSI), AIDA International, and Molchanovs.

We teach all recreational freediving courses offered by each of these three agencies and offer all the SSI, AIDA, and Molchanovs Freediving Instructor courses.

On this page, you can see the differences between the three different freediving instructor courses.

Signing up for the AIDA Instructor Course is a great idea. AIDA is a non-profit that prides itself on developing the sports side of freediving through research and organizing freediving competitions. AIDA also supports independent instructors – just like Molchanovs does.

SSI has over 50 years of experience teaching scuba courses – since 1970 and has been teaching freediving since 2008. They have the industry’s largest dealer network of dive centers 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. You become a high-level teacher, instructor, and dive professional with the SSI course. Meanwhile, the Molchanovs Instructor Course is more about fine-tuning students’ techniques and 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 said that, Molchanovs has been getting a lot of traction. Molchanovs is more pure freediving and has a higher all-around technical level, and the value they offer to dive centers and independent instructors is more than you would get with AIDA.

In the end, you really can’t go wrong with either agency. SSI is very solid. AIDA is a non-profit that is very strong in developing the sport of freediving, and Molchanovs is an excellent alternative for those traveling around to teach and those who have a preference for all-round high level skills.

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

You have been freediving for a while, and you are already an instructor with another freediving agency. Now, 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 upgrading or crossing over; 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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Fill in the form today. Check the possibilities. You’ll usually have an answer within hours.

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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 works with remote instructor courses.

Remote possibilities exist for the Wave 2 and Lap 2 instructor courses and the Wave 3 and Lap 3 upgrades. There are different scenarios for both levels of the remote instructor course.

With the fully remote cross-over course, you must record and submit the in-water performance requirements to your instructor trainer. You join the course, follow all the theory and online presentations, and complete the online exams. After completing 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 that freediving in the Philippines is pretty incredible, and you want to spend as much time in the water as possible—we get it. 🙂 If this applies to you, 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 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, home study, and training the instructor candidate has done before starting the sessions. But because of the efficient one-on-one sessions and 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 Molchanovs Wave 1 and 2, the Lap 1 and 2 courses, Theory 1 and 2, and the Discover Freediving program and guide the Base Training 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 at an instructor-level quality.

Price per person: $700

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

Please note that before starting the Molchanovs FITC, you will have to pay an additional $100 for the Molchanovs professional registration - we will put this on your invoice since we need to pay this to Molchanovs before the course starts. Then, once we certify you as a Molchanovs Wave 2 or Lap 2 Instructor, to become an active instructor, you must pay Molchanovs the first-year annual fee directly, which will also be $100 annually.

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 2 Instructor Course. Apply for the 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) with a minimum of 50 Certifications (min. 10 Wave 2). Certifications from other agencies account for 50% (e.g., 60 certifications from another agency are worth 30 Wave certifications), and the 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): 75mtr.
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    Static Breath-Hold: 4:00min.
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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 Discounts may apply.

Please note that for those upgrading from the Wave 2 instructor level, you'd have to pay an additional $50 for registration. Instructors crossing over to Molchanovs have to pay the $50 registration fees, and to become active instructors, they must pay the first-year annual fee directly to Molchanovs. The yearly fee for an Independent Instructor is currently set at $100 a year.

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

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Maybe not online? Come to Panglao for your Freediving Instructor course.

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

Our guests are finding us for professional development programs and instructor courses! The beginner-to-freeding instructor programs with the new bonuses are especially popular. Every month, we run at least one, mostly two FITCs, mostly Molchanovs and AIDA, and every couple of months, an SSI Instructor Course. We are continuing to run Wave 3 Instructor courses online.

The courses below are confirmed and happening, but some might still have somewhat flexible dates. If the below dates don't work with your particular schedule, please don't hesitate to contact us! We have the team in place, and since most of our guests are here long-term, we can often move courses around. Message us!

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    ~April 1 - 10, 2024

    Molchanovs Wave 2 ITC

Location: Freedive Academy Panglao

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    ~April 11 - 13, 2024

    AIDA Cross Over

Location: Freedive Academy Panglao

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    ~April 14 - 23, 2024

    Molchanovs Wave  2 ITC

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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    ~May 11 - 15, 2024

    AIDA Cross Over

Location: Freedive Academy Panglao

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    ~May 2 - 14, 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

    AIDA ITC

Location: Freedive Academy Panglao

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    ~July 15 - 24, 2024

    SSI FITC Level 2

Location: Freedive Academy Panglao

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    ~July 29 - Aug 2, 2024

    Molchanovs Wave 2 Cross Over

Location: Freedive Academy Panglao

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    ~Aug 5 - 14, 2024

    SSI FITC Level 2

Location: Freedive Academy Panglao

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    ~Aug 16 - 20, 2024

    Molchanovs Wave 2 Cross Over

Location: Freedive Academy Panglao

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    ~Aug 22 - 31, 2024

    Molchanovs Wave 2 ITC

Location: Freedive Academy Panglao

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    ~Sept 2 - 4, 2024

    Molchanovs W3i Upgrade/co

Online via FA Panglao

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    ~Sept 16 - 25, 2024

    AIDA ITC

Location: Freedive Academy Panglao

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    ~Oct 7 - 11, 2024

    Molchanovs W3i Upgrade/co

Online via FA Panglao

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    ~Oct 14 - 23, 2024

    AIDA ITC

Location: Freedive Academy Panglao

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    ~Nov 4 - 13, 2024

    AIDA ITC

Location: Freedive Academy Panglao

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    ~Nov 18 - 27, 2024

    Molchanovs Wave 2 ITC

Location: Freedive Academy Panglao

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    ~Dec 2 - 12, 2024

    SSI FITC Level 2

Location: Freedive Academy Panglao

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    ~Dec 14 - 18, 2024

    Molchanovs Wave 2 Cross Over

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.

We have an approximate schedule for this year - in addition to the Freedive Instructor Training Courses (FITCs) for the Zero to Hero programs and the freediving internships. When you're ready to plan your trip, contact us.

Our support team - who are all freedivers, too - is ready to answer all of your questions. They know precisely the seats available for the different FITCs and the dates of the master-level courses. Since we run many beginner and advanced freediving courses each week, we don't have to schedule them - we can start them any day, but the master freediving courses need to be scheduled somewhat in advance.

We teach the Molchanovs Instructor courses mainly in English. We regularly work with translators, so feel free to contact us if you prefer another language.

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