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If you want to begin your journey into freediving and would like to complete your first-level certification course, then the Molchanovs Wave 1 Freediving Course is perfect for you!
Your three-day adventure into freediving in Xiao Liuqiu, Taiwan includes:
-1 theory session that focuses on freediving physiology, the breathing principle, the Frenzel equalization technique, safety and rescue theory, and preparation for the Wave 1 exam
-1 static session focused on practicing relaxation in water, the breath-hold, buddying, and rescue
-1 dynamic session focused on body posture, finning technique, correct weighting, introduction to the no-fins technique, buddying, and rescue
-3 open water session that include learning the duck dive, body posture, finning technique, checking equalization, buddying, rescue techniques, pulling down the line (free immersion) and finning down the line (constant weight), with depths up to 20m
-Wave 1 exam
-Photos and videos of your freediving journey
-Certification fee included
-1:30 breath-hold (static/STA)
-30m swimming horizontally (dynamic with bi-fins/DNYB)
-12-20m pulling up and down a line (free immersion/FIM) and finning up and down a line (constant weight/CWT)
-Rescue from 10m depth
-Pass the Molchanovs Wave 1 online exam with 80% or more
- A pre-requisite of the course is being able to perform 200m of non-stop swimming *If you fail to pass the course requirements during your stay, you still have up to one year to train and complete them
About the instructor:
Kris is an AIDA and Molchanovs W2 freediving instructor in the water and a Staff Writer for DeeperBlue.com on land, focusing on freediving-related how-to articles, guides, tips and technique, and equipment/freediving destination reviews. Currently, Kris has over 70 articles published on the subject of freediving. She occasionally gets in front of the camera as an underwater model and teaches people how to pose for their own underwater photos.
Kris is passionate about helping students to comfortably overcome their fears and issues, and loves watching them grow individually as freedivers. Her teaching style involves a calm and relaxing, yet comprehensive approach to learning theory and diving. She strives to make sure her students have fun during their course, while maintaining the highest emphasis on safety rather than numbers. Kris learned freediving in Dahab, Egypt as a PADI Divemaster, and has taught freediving in the Philippines, Indonesia, and Taiwan.