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Molchanovs Wave 1 Cape Town

Level 1+ certification! Online theory, 2 pool sessions, 2 open water sessions (ocean or freshwater)


    Service Description

    Requirements: Swim 200m unassisted, non-stop in a pool setting Minimum age 16 (with consent) Passing Requirements: Pool (for Wave 1 & Lap 1): 1 min 30 sec static 30m DYNB Open Water (for Wave 1): CWTB & FIM 12-20m CWTB Buddying 6-10m Rescue from 6-10m Discover the underwater world in the most natural way by holding your breath. The Molchanovs Lap / Wave 1 Beginner Freediver course will take you through a fun and relaxed experience yet with a strong focus on making you a safe freediver. Everyone can access the Wave 1 course. You just need to be healthy and able to swim 200 meters. By the end of this course, through passing pool, depth, safety, and theory requirements, you will become a complete Wave 1 freediver. In this course, you will get all the basis of freediving and will become an autonomous freediver able to explore the underwater world comfortably. You will learn how to practice freediving safely, what happens with your body when you hold your breath, how to dive more efficiently, and how to handle freediving mentally, but also any other life situation. By the end of the course, you should be able to dive safely and comfortably between 12 and 20 meters — which is the depth limit for this course — experiencing both using fins or pulling on a rope to go down. You will also learn distance disciplines in the pool, with and without fins, focusing on technique and efficiency. Safety is imperative, and a big part of the course is learning how to dive with a buddy, perform rescue procedures, and prevent potential injuries. With proper knowledge and training, freediving is a very safe activity. To make it safer and more comfortable, you will learn about specific freedive gear, how to use it properly, and how to train and progress. You also get to connect with a worldwide community through our Dashboard platform where you can access your education materials, get our weekly Base Trainings, log your badges, find freedivers near you, connect, exchange, train and learn from the best in the world. Freediving is a lifelong learning experience and yours starts here.


    Cancellation Policy

    We follow a no-refunds policy. No refund for online sessions and services (e.g.: eLearning). No refund will be issued if you cancel within 48h of the practical session start time. Advanced notice of at least 48h is needed for rescheduling. However, we will refund you if we cancel an event within 48h of the session and it is not feasible to reschedule.


    About your Instructor.

    Nelson

    I am a marine guide, PhD biologist, Rescue Diver and a Master Freediver Instructor. I also coach Freediving Athletes and have achieved a national record. My students often say that I am the most patient instructor. An intuitive teacher with a soft and humble approach. My personal story around water is one of loss, hardship and perseverance. My dream is to see all people realize the amazing African freediving history and collaborative power of communities.

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