As a Molchanovs Wave 2 Advanced Freediver you will extend your limits further in all disciplines (up to a depth of -30m), become more proficient in no fin techniques, and learn about the monofin technique which is fastest and most powerful way to navigate the underwater world. You will learn the history of freediving, how it all started, where, why and how we got where we are now. You will dive deeper into the physics of freediving, how it affects your body, learn about Dalton’s law and Henry’s law, and their relation to safe freediving. You will go into detail about depth and distance dives and understand the main differences and adaptations of our bodies. You will continue your breathing education and improve the Frenzel equalization maneuver with specialized drills, tips and guidance.
As you progress with your technique skillset and performance, you also work further on mental training introducing mindfulness techniques tailored to different contexts. You will also be introduced to injuries related to freediving in the middle ear, inner ear, sinuses, and lungs, learn how to prevent and treat them. Safety is also brought up to a new level with details on blackouts, decompression illness, learning how to avoid them, and mastering advanced rescue techniques.
Lap 1/Wave 1 certificate for Lap 2
Wave 1 certificate for Wave 2
OR completed crossover evaluation
Static 2 min 30 sec
Open Water requirements:
CWTB & FIM 24-30m
CWTB buddying 10-15m
Rescue from 15m
INTRODUCTION TO POOL FREEDIVING
Students learn to train the specific elements of their body which contributes to larger pool performances. Topics include an introduction to the dolphin kick, mastering no fins, deconcentration technique, and much more. The course duration is typically 2 days. After completing Lap 2, you may take the depth component to upgrade to Wave 2.
INTRODUCTION TO FREEDIVING
In this intermediate course, you learn how to train your body for freediving and how to hold your breath for more than two and a half minutes. Topics include pre-dive optimization, improvement of Frenzel equalization, and introduction to the dolphin kick.
If you are taking the Wave 2 course, you master the skills and knowledge needed to freedive comfortably to a depth of 24-30 meters (79-99 feet) in open water, including using gravity on your deeper dives to go into free fall.
By means of online videos and the Wave 2 manual you will learn:
History of freediving
Introduction to air control: Reverse packs or grouper calls
Preventing potential traumas
Effects of depth
Two Pool Sessions
Pool sessions are carried at Pacific Dreams beautiful 25mtrs pool, ideal for Dynamic and Static Apnea.
During this sessions you will learn:
Improvements of techniques
Dynamic swimming (55M)
Buddying and rescue procedures (repetition)
Improving Dynamic No Fins (DNF) technique
Introduction to the monofin technique
After completing the two swimming pool sessions and clearing all the requirements, Students will receive a LAP 2 Certification. (Pool Freediving Certification)
Three Open Water Sessions
In the open water sessions, you can apply everything you have already learnt from the theory and the pool sessions and upgrade to a Wave 1 Certification (Open Water Certification)
We also document your progress with video footage and analyze it at the end of each open water session!
In open water you will learn:
Improvement of equalization: Frenzel technique
Usage of lanyards
Free fall technique
Further safety and rescue: Rescue from 15+m
Introduction to Constant Weight No Fins (CNF) to 15m
Application of air control (Grouper Call and Reverse Packing)
Improve your relaxation while focusing on your freediving technique
As a certified Molchanovs Wave 2 freediver you will be able to meet the following requirements:
2:30+ min Static Breath Hold (STA)
55+m Dynamic With Fins (DYN)
35+m Dynamic No Fins (DNF)
24 – 30m CWT and FIM in the open water
15m Constant Weight No Fins (CNF)
Free fall technique