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Fri, Aug 16


Porteau Cove Marine Park

Specialty Wave Course - Wave Freediver Course - Porteau Cove, BC

Wave 1 to 3 Freediver Course combo for assistant instructor training. Please contact us to see if you qualify to join this course.

Specialty Wave Course -  Wave Freediver Course - Porteau Cove, BC
Specialty Wave Course -  Wave Freediver Course - Porteau Cove, BC

Time & Location

Aug 16, 2024, 8:00 AM PDT – Aug 17, 2024, 6:00 PM PDT

Porteau Cove Marine Park, Unnamed Road, Squamish-Lillooet D, BC, Canada

About The Event

Beginner Freediver Course - Molchanovs Wave 1 - Vancouver, British Columbia  


The Wave 1 Freediver Course from Molchanovs Education is intended for anyone interested in freediving up to 20 meters (65 feet) and learning the fundamentals of breath-holding underwater. The Molchanovs Education program places a strong focus on safety, technical skills and training. As a course participant you will be part of the Molchanovs Community, have access to online Base Training and coaching with the Molchanovs online platform.

Course Includes:

  • Molchanovs Wave 1 Freediver Course (accepted and acknowledged world-wide)
  • Online Theory + Knowledge Study
  • Access to online manuals, videos and training platform
  • Online Theory + Knowledge Review Session
  • Confined Water Session*
  • Three Open Water Sessions
  • Learning the Frenzel Equalization technique
  • Learn rescue and safety skills in freediving
  • Practice static and dynamic apnea
  • Introduction to breathwork and pranayama
  • Learn relaxation and visualization techniques for deep diving
  • Option of only completing pool training part of course (Lap 1)

*Please note due to lack of vacancies in public pools, the confined water session will be replaced by an additional open water session 

at no additional cost to you. 

Passing Requirements:

  • 1 min 30 sec static
  • CWTB & FIM 12-20m
  • CWTB Buddying 6-10m
  • Rescue from 6-10m

Insurance (Optional): 

  • Free medical coverage for students: an exclusive benefit for DAN Professional Members.
  • 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.


  • Course cost: 715 $CAD + GST/PST + 2.4% Credit Card Fee*
  • Course cost includes: 
  1. Wave 1/Lap 1 Freediver certificate
  2. diving insurance 
  3. Full access to Molchanovs Base Training Platform (lifetime access to training) 
  4. Sea to Sky Freediving Co. T-Shirt
  5. Equalization Tool 

*Sorry about this! Credit Card fees are hurting small businesses, however, note that the 2.4% Credit Card fee can be waived if paying with interact e-transfer. See below for details or message us! Thank you! 


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 8PM PST.

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

  • Where & When: Porteau Cove Marine Park, BC 8AM - 5PM (Full Day!)  

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

  • Where & When: Porteau Cove Marine Park, BC 8AM - 5PM (Full Day!)


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


  • Freediving specific wetsuit, two-piece (5mm to 7mm thickness recommend) or a 7mm surfing wetsuit with hood
  • Lube (water & conditioner mixture) for the wetsuit
  • 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
  • Low volume freediving mask and freedive snorkel
  • Warm clothes, change of clothes, towels and footwear (i.e. crocs!) 

Specials & Discounts for Students: 

  • Recieve 10% discount on Atmos diving watches when you sign up for a course (contact us for promo code). 
  • Get a 10% discount on wetsuits from our sponsors Deep Humans (contact us). 
  • Get a 10% discount on carbon fibre fins Alchemy Carbon (contact us). 

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.


  • 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


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
  • PayPal transfers also available to non-Canadians (5% additional transfer fee)
  • Please note an additional credit card fee (2.4%) may apply in payments

iii. Terms and Conditions & Cancellation Policy:


  • Molchanovs Wave 1 Course

    Payment Options: 1. Please note booking automatically includes a 2.4% credit card fee. 2. Secure credit card transactions protected by Wix Bookings. 3. Canadians can e-transfer to to save the 2.4% credit card fee applicable upon registering (contact us beforehand). 4. PayPal transfers also available to non-Canadians (5% additional transfer fee). 5. Google Pay and Apple Pay also available as payment options.

    Tax: +CA$102.96 Tax & Fees



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