Introduction to Wave 2

The Molchanovs Wave 2 Freediving course is taking your freediving to the next level. Together, we will optimize your pre-dive preparation, refine your Frenzel equalization and introduce you to the no-fins technique. Another major aspect of the Wave 2 course is to start freefalling by making use of negative buoyancy during deep dives, allowing for a more efficient usage of oxygen. During the sessions in our swimming pool we are aiming to extend your static breath hold comfortably beyond two and a half minutes, refine the skills learned during the Wave 1 course and introduce you to the dolphin kick. Taking the Wave 2 course, you master the skills and knowledge needed to freedive comfortably to a depth of 24-30 meters in open water.

4 days - 480 $

What it includes

  • Extensive online manual
  • 2 pool sessions
  • 4 open water sessions
  • Theory & Dry workshops
  • Use of equipment & facilities
  • Liability insurance
  • Internationally recognized E-certification upon successful completion
  • Access to Molchanovs base training


Wave 1

OR completed crossover evaluation


History of Freediving

Brief overview of the history of freediving


Effects of breath holding and the underwater environment on the human body


Physical laws related to freediving

Mental Preparation

Calm and focus the mind and slow down metabolic processes to conserve oxygen

Breathing Techniques

Breathing techniques to prepare for a freedive and recover oxygen supplies


Pros and Cons of different equalization methods and how they are performed


Pressure related injuries

Safety & Rescue

Emergency situations and correct responses


Frenzel Equalization

Master the Frenzel equalization technique

Buoyancy & Freefall

Use negative buoyancy to freefall effortlessly

Dolphin Kick

Practice the dolphin kick technique

Buddy System and Rescue

Practice buddy system and correct response in freediving emergency scenarios

No Fins

Learn how to freedive without fins using the breaststroke technique


Train to focus your awareness on the present moment

Passing Requirements

Pool Requirements

STA 2 min 30 sec

Complete a Static breath hold of minimum 2 minute and 30 seconds

DYNB 50m

Perform a horizontal dive
of 50m using bi-fins

DNF 35m

Perform a horizontal dive
of 35m without fins

Open Water requirements

CWTB & FIM 24-30m

Perform a comfortable dive to at least 24m by pulling the rope and using bi-fins

CNF 15m

Perform a comfortable dive to at least 15m without fins

CWTB Buddying 10-15m

Demonstrate correct buddying techniques to a depth between 10-15 meters

Rescue 15m

Demonstrate correct rescue procedures in freediving emergency scenarios from a depth of 15 meters

FAQ's on Wave 2

You can check our event calendar where you will find all the Wave 1 courses planned for the next months. If none of the dates offered match your possibilities, don’t hesitate to contact us. We will do our best to accommodate.

Once you register for the course, you will be given access to the online materials including manuals, videos and exam. You can go through them at your own rhythm to prepare for the course. If you are newly certified we recommend a few trainings session beforehand to make the most out of your course.

You just need a swimming suit and sunscreen. Every other equipment you might need is included in your course. If you already have your own freediving equipment, feel free to bring it. We also provide towels to all our guests.

You need to hold at least one of the following freediving certifications (or equivalent) to join this course: AIDA 2, SSI Level 1, PADI Freediver, Raid Freediver. We recommend to be comfortable at 20 meters in CWT and FIM and to be familiar with the basics of the no-fins technique.