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Expert Freediver Course - Molchanovs Wave 3 - September 20-22, 2023 - Vancouver, BC

Assistant Instructor & Expert Course from Molchanovs. In this course we teach you techniques for deep freediving to 40m+, mouthfill EQ, advanced rescue systems and competition techniques. After this course, you will be a qualified Molchanovs Assistant Instructor and own your way to instructor.

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Expert Freediver Course - Molchanovs Wave 3 - September 20-22, 2023 - Vancouver, BC
Expert Freediver Course - Molchanovs Wave 3 - September 20-22, 2023 - Vancouver, BC

Time & Location

Sep 20, 8:00 AM – Sep 22, 5:00 PM

West Vancouver, British Columbia, 7102 Marine Dr, West Vancouver, BC V7W 2T3, Canada

About The Event

EXPERT/ASSITANT INSTRUCTOR FREEDIVER COURSE - MOLCHANOVS WAVE 3 - VANCOUVER, BC

1) COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The Molchanovs Wave 3 Freediver Course from Molchanovs Education is the expert-level and assistant instructor course. This course is intended for anyone wishing to advance their depth diving to 40m+ (130ft+), learn competition-grade rescue systems, advanced equalization and mouthfill technique. This course will prepare you to be a fully qualified assitant instructor and put you on the path to become a Molchanovs instructor. 

This course is taught and run by Canadian record holder and professional freediver Luca Malaguti. Luca is a Master Instructor that dives to over 300 feet on one breath. 

This Course Includes:

  • Molchanovs Wave 3 Freediver Course (accepted and acknowledged world-wide)
  • Online Theory + Knowledge Study
  • Access to online manuals, videos and training platform
  • Online Theory + Knowledge Review Session
  • Four Days of Open Water Sessions
  • Work and progress in different disciplines (CNF, CWTB, CWT and FIM) 
  • Introduction to Variable Weight (VWT) diving 
  • Introduction to Functional Residual Capacity (FRC) diving 
  • Advanced free-fall technique 
  • Confined Water Session*
  • Advanced Frenzel Equalization technique(s) and Mouthfill Equalization 
  • Competition-grade and advanced resuce systems 
  • Lung stretching, reverse pack and packing techniques 
  • Advanced breathwork and pranayama
  • Practice relaxation and visualization techniques for deep diving
  • Learn the FEDOF method of teaching and assit the instructor in simulations 

*Pending availability of pool space. We focus primarily on depth training at our school. 

Passing Requirements:

Insurance (Optional): 

  • Free medical coverage for students: an exclusive benefit for DAN Professional Members.
  • Currently only offered for AIDA International registrations. 
  • Offered at no cost to the student.
  • Up to US$25,000 coverage for medical expenses for injuries occurring during entry-level training.
  • Coverage ends 180 days after registration or until last certifying dive.

2) COURSE PRICING:

  • Course Cost: 925 $CAD + applicable taxes per person (Includes Wave 3 Freediver Certificate)
  • Course Payment: Due to limited spaces, we are asking for full payment upon event reservation.
  • Cancellation and Refund Policy please click here

3) SCHEDULE:

The Molchanovs Wave Program is one of the most intensive open water freediving courses available. Please expect a full weekend of diving, learning and fun!

Day 1 (Online): Online theory review, Q & A session, Molchanovs Dashboard use & intro to Base Training 

  • Where & When: Online via Zoom Call the evening before we meet. Usually Friday's from 6PM to 9PM PST.

Day 2 (In Person): Open water part 1, confined water session*, advanced techniques & equalisation skills  

  • Where & When: Whytecliffe Park, Horseshoe Bay. 8AM - 5PM (Full Day!)  

Day 3 (In Person): Open water part 2, rescue and safety skills, breathwork & yoga

  • Where & When: Whytecliffe Park, Horseshoe Bay. 8AM - 5PM (Full Day!)  

Day 4 (In Person): Open water part 3, deep freediving, streamlining & free-fall

  • Where & When: Ansell Point, Howe Sound. 8AM - 5PM (Full Day!)  

Day 5 (In Person): Open water part 4, mouthfill, advanced rescue systems 

  • Where & When: Ansell Point, Howe Sound. 8AM - 5PM (Full Day!)  

4) COURSE PRE-REQUISITES:

  • Able to swim 200 meters non-stop & comfortable in an open water setting
  • Have a Wave 2 freediving certificate (or equivalent)  
  • Must be 18 years old (16 years old with parent/guardian consent)
  • Signed medical statement and liability forms

5) EQUIPMENT REQUIRED:

  • Freediving specific wetsuit, two-piece (5mm to 7mm thickness recommend) or a 7mm surfing wetsuit with hood
  • Neoprene gloves and booties (make sure booties fit with fins)
  • Fins (freediving fins or snorkelling fins) with closed-heel
  • Rubber/nylon weight-belt and weights
  • Mask and snorkel
  • Warm clothes, change of clothes, towels and proper footwear
  • We suggest to bring a warm beverage and snacks/food for an entire day
  • Discounted equipment from EliosSub, Oceaner, Atmos and Alchemy (contact us for this discount)
  • Receive 10% off selected Molchanovs Equipment using code "SEATOSKY10" here: https://molchanovs.com/

Please note:

1. It is the student's responsibility to purchase or rent the equipment needed for the course.

2. We highly suggest purchasing your own gear. It's an investment worth making in freediving. 

3. For local rental and purchase we suggest:

  1. Sea Dragon Charters - 6373 Bruce St, West Vancouver, BC | (604) 329-3486 | Speak to Jan for a freediving gear rental package.
  2. Diving Sports Canada - 4578 Main St, Vancouver, BC | (604) 694-1886 | Speak to Achraf for a freediving gear rental package.

6) PRO TIPS & TRICKS:

  • Try not to eat 2-3 hours before any freediving session (i.e. static, dynamic or open water)
  • Do some light stretching or yoga at home before coming to a session
  • Come well dressed and warm (yes, even during summer time in Canada)
  • Bring extra warm/dry clothes and extra warm beverage, snacks and light food
  • Bring a yoga mat or any other equipment related to stretching, breathwork or meditation
  • Ginger Tea is an excellent way to stay warm beforehand, read why here

7) PAYMENT DETAILS & CANCELLATION POLICY:

i. Payment:

  • Due to limit spaces, we are asking for full payment upon booking.

ii. Payment Options:

  • Secure credit card transactions protected by Wix Bookings and Stripe.
  • Canadian clients can e-transfer to info@seatoskyfreediving.com. Please contact us for this option.
  • PayPal transfers also available to non-Canadians (3.5% additional transfer fee).
  • Please note an additional credit card fee (3%) may apply in payments. 

iii. Terms and Conditions & Cancellation Policy:

Cost

  • Molchanovs Expert Course

    Payment Options: 1) Secure credit card transactions protected by Wix Bookings and Stripe. 2) Canadian clients ONLY can e-transfer to info@seatoskyfreediving.com. Please contact us for this option. 3) PayPal transfers also available to non-Canadians (3.5% additional transfer fee).

    CA$925.00
    Tax: +CA$111.00 GST/PST
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