Molchanovs Wave 2 / Lap 2 – Intermediate Freediving

Lap 2 – 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, 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.

Wave 2 – Open Water 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.

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.

Requirements/ Prerequisites

  • Lap 1/Wave 1 certificate for Lap 2
  • Wave 1 certificate for Wave 2
  • OR completed crossover evaluation

Passing Requirements

Pool Requirements (For Lap 2 & Wave 2):

  • Static 2 min 30 sec
  • Dynamic Bifin 50m
  • Dynamic No Fin 35m

Open Water requirements (For Wave 2):

  • Constant Weight Bifin 24-30m
  • Free Immersion 24-30m
  • Constant No Fin 15m
  • Constant Weight Bifin buddying 10-15m
  • Rescue from 15m

Course Fee

Wave 2: RM1,800 (includes Lap 2)

Lap 2: RM950