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 centres 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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It doesn’t matter if you are an instructor or aspire to become one.

Start your remote course today! Complete your course fully remote, or finish the course later when you have access to the ocean or when you visit us in Panglao!

Do you want to change your lifestyle and become a freediving instructor? Great, fantastic, you will enjoy every bit of it! Are you coming to Panglao for an instructor course or your training but can’t wait to get started and spend as much time in the ocean as possible? Great, starting a remote course now will save you a lot of time when you are 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 course or cross over with us and simply record all your skills and we can certify you as Molchanovs Instructor. Do you have trouble travelling abroad because of COVID 19 travel restrictions? No problem, you can continue developing your freediving skills by doing the courses fully online.

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

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 – but also 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, the different levels and options for the courses 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 centre we are!

We believe this is a great way to get introduced, get your questions answered and to 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. This Russian freediving champion, unfortunately, 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.

Now the Molchanovs systems are a freediving training system based on open-water or pool courses that are 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 workout’s 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 Courses Fully Remote!

You now know that Molchanovs is an incredible training system and that in 2018 the founders said that 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 course 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 fully or partially 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 experience in teaching scuba courses – since 1970, and have been teaching freediving since 2008. They have by far the largest dealer network of dive centres in the industry and all this experience results in probably 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. The Molchanovs Instructor Course is more about how to fine-tune the student’s technique and is much more about technical freediving.

Traditionally, if you want to start your own centre or work as a Freediving Instructor for an established centre going for SSI might 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 centres and independent instructors are like no other agency. In the end, you really can’t go wrong with either agency.

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Start a New Lifestyle from the Comfort of your Home!

You have been freediving for a while, perhaps you are already an instructor with a different agency, and now you made the decision 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 want to start with your first course, 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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Molchanovs Wave 2 Instructor Certificate
Molchanovs Wave 3 Instructor Badge
Molchanovs Wave 3 Instructor Certificate

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How Does a Remote Freedive Instructor Course Work!

Let’s look at the Molchanovs Instructor Requirements and How this work with fully and partially 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 course, you need to record and submit to your instructor trainer the in-water performance requirements and in-water presentations. 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 you 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 the instructor candidate has done prior to 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 Training 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 have a Wave 3 Certification or passed the Wave 3 Crossover Evaluation and have a First Aid Certificate (no older than 2 years)

Duration: 3 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: $650

Be sure to contact us; Package Discount may apply.

The above price is including taxes, snorkelling fee, rental of freediving gear, and use of the facility.

Molchanovs Wave 3 Instructor Certificate

Remote Molchanovs Wave 3 Instructor Upgrade 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 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: $500

Be sure to contact us; Package Discount may apply.

The above price is including taxes, snorkelling fee, rental of freediving gear, and use of the facility.

Already a Freedive Instructor with a different agency? Remote Cross-Overs are Possible Too!

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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