Introduction to

Molchanovs Wave 3 Instructor

The Molchanovs Wave 3 instructor course will expand your teaching abilities by allowing you to train advanced freedivers certifying them as Lap 3/ Wave 3 students. You will spend 3 full days with our experienced Instructor Trainers Ben and Thibault who will share their experience both as trainers and deep divers. By the end of this course, you will have gained the necessary knowledge and skills to confidently teach advanced freediving skills such as Mouthfill equalization, FRC diving, and mental preparation techniques.

Join us at Freediving Camotes to take the next step of your professional freediving journey in our world-class facility with our experienced team.

110 $ per day

Why Molchanovs?

Molchanovs is a leading freediving education platform, providing extensive online manuals written by the best freediving athletes and instructor trainers around the world. It is the fastest growing freediving agency run by freedivers for freedivers. As an instructor, you will benefit from the dynamic Molchanovs community with regular updates of the teaching materials and the assurance to teach the most recent freediving techniques.

Additionally you will be granted access to our base training database, providing you with training sessions for all levels in swimming pool and open water, as well as dry sessions including fitness, equalization and mental preparation techniques.

Last but not least, you do not need to be affiliated with a dive center in order to teach and certify Molchanovs students. Simply pay your yearly membership and teach as many courses as you want without paying any additional.

What it includes

  • Extensive online manual
  • 3 days full course with our instructor trainers
  • Teaching techniques for theory and dry skills
  • Teaching techniques for in-water skills
  • Validation of performance requirements
  • Use of equipment & facilities
  • Liability insurance
  • Internationally recognized E-certification upon successful completion


  • Being 18 years old of age
  • Being certified Molchanovs Wave 2 instructor or taking a crossover evaluation with equivalent certification
  • Having issued at lest 50 certifications (min. 10 Wave 1 and min. 10 Wave 2). Theory certifications and certifications from other agencies are counted as half a certification
  • Having at least 1 year of teaching experience as a Lap 2/ Wave 2 Instructor (or equivalent in other agencies)
  • Having a CPR/First Aid certificate no older than 2 years old


  • Teaching Mouthfill equalization
  • Teaching FRC diving
  • Teaching advanced mental techniques

Passing Requirement

  • Attend the classroom sessions
  • Pass the Final Exam
  • Passing one dry skill presentation
  • Passing 1 confined water skill presentations
  • Passing 1 open water skill presentations

Performance Requirements

Confined Water

STA 4min 30sec

Complete a Static breath hold
of minimum 4 minutes and 30 seconds

DYN 110m

Perform a horizontal dive
of 110m using bi-fins

DNF 75m

Perform a horizontal dive
of 75m without fins

Open Water

CWTB 50m

Perform a comfortable dive
to 50m using bi-fins

CNF 35m

Perform a comfortable dive
to 35m without fins

20m stand-by (1min) rescue

Demonstrate correct rescue procedures after a one minute standby at 20m

FRC dive 20m

Perform a FRC dive to 20m charging your mouthfill at the surface

30m rescue with 50m tow

Demonstrate correct rescue procedures in freediving emergency scenario from a depth of 30m including a surface tow of 50m

CO2 dive

Perform a 25m CWTb dive after finning on the surface for one minute with the arms above the head

FAQ's on Molchanovs Wave 3 Instructor

You are eligible for an instructor crossover for sure. If you have enough certifications, you can combine crossover and upgrade in one course. Contact us for more details.

You will be allowed to teach Lap 1/ Wave 1, Lap 2/ Wave 2 and Lap 3/ Wave 3 courses.

Although we strongly advise to be comfortable with the performance requirements, if you cannot complete all the performance requirements during the course because of stress or sickness, you have one year to validate them. You can book some training sessions with us for this.

Check our event page with all our next courses planned. If none of the courses fit your schedule, don’t hesitate to contact us through the form below and we will make our best to accommodate