Molchanovs Wave 1 Freediving Course in Xiao Liuqiu, Taiwan

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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

Not included:

Course requirements:
-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 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.

Language spoken by the instructor:
Chinese (Cantonese)
Chinese (Mandarin)
Indonesian (Indonesian Malay)
Duration of the course in days: 3.0
Total number of hours of course: 18.0
Level of the freeding course offered: Beginner level
Specific freediving course offered: Molchanovs Wave 1
Private course: No
100% Online: No
Appropriate age group(s) of the student(s):
6 - 11
12 - 15
16 - 77+
Possibility to be insured by a freediving accident coverage (cf. menu): Yes
Additional cost per student for freediving insurance (if applicable): 20
My instructor will take pictures and videos of my dives: Yes
Level of the instructor: Instructor
Years of experience teaching (20 = 20 or more): 2.5
Number of certified students (250 = 250 or more): 42
Particularly experienced at solving equalisation issues: No
The instructor has experience as a competition freediver: Yes
The instructor has experience as a coach in competition: No
Elite Freediver: the instructor is within 75% of the current world record at any discipline: No
Instructor's personal best in Static Apnea (STA) | 2.50 = 2'50'': 4.02
Instructor's personal best in Dynamic With Fins (DYN): 100.0
Instructor's personal best in Dynamic With Bifins (DYNB): 100
Instructor's personal best in Dynamic No Fins (DNF): 60
Instructor's personal best in Constant Weight (CWT): 45
Instructor's personal best in Constant Weight Bifins (CWTB): 41
Instructor's personal best in Free Immersion (FIM): 50
Instructor's personal best in Constant Weight Without Fins : 35
Instructor's personal best in Variable Weight (VWT): 35
Safety standards guarantee: Direct link to the personal profile of the instructor on his/her federation website
Direct link to the personal profile of the instructor on his/her federation website (if applicable):
*for instructors only: I am looking for instructor dive buddies: Yes
Listing created Jun 12, 2020

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