Wave 1/Lap 1 Freediver - Beginner Course
Duration: 2-3 Days
Max Depth: 20 meters
Certification: Wave 1
Cost: 565 $CAD + taxes
Get your aquatic mammal on with this course!
The Wave 1 course will train you to become a safe, independent and skilled freediver.
Anyone with basic open water experience and a good ability to swim can join.
Learn the technical parts of diving, including how to duck dive, body positioning and line orientation.
You will learn about equalization techniques, breath-work, depth relaxation, and numerous disciplines/techniques taught in freediving.
The Wave 1 course covers safety in freediving and depth rescue training.
You will have access to the Molchanovs Community for online Base Training, for the Workout of the Week and coaching.
Wave 1 internationally recognized certification is included in this course.
Frequently Asked Questions
What freediving course should I sign up for?
We recommend to sign up for an Wave 1 Freediver course if you have little to no experience, but are comfortable in an open water setting. A pool based course (such as the AIDA 1 Freediver Course) will help you achieve a comfort underwater while holding your breath if you feel unready for open water.
What prerequisites do I need for the Wave 1 course?
For a Wave 1 Freediver course you must be able to swim 200 meters non-stop in a pool setting and sign the appropriate medical and liability forms.
What equipment should I bring in the pool session?
For a Wave 1 pool session you will need a wetsuit, a mask and snorkel. A wetsuit must be used to stay warm while practicing statics and dynamics in the pool.
Is freediving a suitable activity for me?
Freediving is an activity suitable for everyone, irregardless of experience or background.
What equipment should I bring for the open water session?
An open water session in Canada requires specific freediving equipment to maintain comfort, warmth and protection in the water. In the summer months, the surface water may be warm, however thermoclines persist at depth.