Molchanovs Wave 1 Freediving Course

Learn all the essential skills and techniques needed to be a self-sufficient freediver & buddy

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Who Should Take A Molchanovs Wave 1 Freediving Course?

This class is for anyone wanting to dive into the world of freediving. This will help surfers, swimmers, spearos, and other watersports athletes understand their capabilities to breath-hold in the water

Anyone who is new to the sport of freediving will start at level 1. Even if you have experience freediving on your own or spearfishing, we recommend taking the first level. Some of the material is essential and each course manual uses the previous level materials to expand on related topics.

When You Train With Rica Freedivers You Get:

Free Gifts​

The number one rule in freediving is to never dive alone. So...we encourage you to bring your friends and family along. We will give both divers a $50 gift card for our store.

Certified Diver Guarantee​

We are confident in our ability to help new divers. If you do not pass the course in the allotted time. You can train with us for free until you pass.

Start Today

Start today from the comfort of your home. Our instructors will assess your abilities and assign you a remote training program to best fit your goals as a freediver. 

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Molchanovs Wave 1 Freediving Course - $500


"Beyond grateful for my time spent with Rica Freedivers crew. The experience and knowledge gained over the past few months is priceless. Looking forward to what the future holds!"

Josh Griskie

Deep Republic

I spent 2 full months at Rica Freedivers working on improving my freediving, and I couldn’t recommend this place more! I initially booked it after reading all of the amazing reviews, and it did not disappoint."

Vanora Guerard

I have been training with Brad at Rica Freedivers for a month now and I couldn't be happier!!
I started with wave 1 then feeling really comfortable training with Brad I signed up for wave 2 and 3."

Sylvain Lambrechts

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Frequently Asked Questions

The courses are very similar at each level in terms of structure and time spent in water. The main differences are the following;

  • PADI course requirements are generally a bit easier
  • Molchanovs includes the “No Fins” Discipline in all courses
  • Molchanovs Courses come with a training program to continue training on your own time after the course at no additional cost.

We typically recommend PADI courses to students who dont have a lot of experience in water, with a PADI scuba diving background, or just wanting to try it as recreation.

Those students who are comfortable in the water and want to train freediving as a sport we recommend Molchanovs Freediving Courses

To get the certification, one must do the following:

Static breath-hold of 1:30

Dynamic breath-hold 30m (100ft)

Dive to depth of 12m (40ft)

We generally recommend that you start with wave 1. However, if you feel ready for wave 2 we can do a 1 day evaluation of your skills in the pool and open water and take the wave 1 exam to start at wave 2.

You will need to read over the manual we send you and take the online course. If you feel ready you can take the online exam as well.

You should also be well rested, hydrated, and ready to learn!

You can either use your own gear or use our equipment. Price for using our equipment is included in the price, nothing extra.

Each instructor can have up to 4 students in a class. However we try to limit this to 3 students per instructor. This gives the students enough one on one time to learn everything needed for the course.

Swim wear, refillable water bottle, towel, and reef-safe sunscreen.

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