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Molchanovs Instructor Course

Looking to take your freediving journey to the next level?

Take the next step in your freediving journey - learn from the leading freediving educators in the Molchanovs Instructor Course.

*To be eligible for a Crossover course, you must hold an existing freediving instructor certificate from a recognized agency.


Benefits of being a Molchanovs Instructor
Becoming a freediving instructor with the Molchanovs Freediving Education System comes with some serious perks. Not only will you be teaching from the most up-to-date, comprehensive teaching materials created by today's top freedivers and educators - you also get extra benefits!

Instructor discounts
Who doesn’t love premium freediving gear at a discount, especially with such a wide range of Molchanovs products for every freediving level? As a Molchanovs instructor, you get a 15% discount on gear for yourself and items you want to sell to your students. We also keep you posted on special sales and instructor discounts throughout the year!

For instructors who want to make a large equipment purchase for their schools for the first time, we can offer abigger discount. For more information, send a message to


Instructors can also further their own freediving training (and find inspiration for teaching their students) with a 20% discount on Base Training + programs taught by elite freedivers.


Competitive fees
We know some of our instructors’ livelihoods come from their courses, so we stay competitive with our instructor fees. Plus, if you are a busy instructor or run a freediving school, you also get discounts on student registration fees based on volume!

Student registration fees include up-to-date manuals with the most comprehensive course content, access to further training after their course, early access and discounts on Molchanovs gear, and many other benefits. Students see this value - it keeps them returning to further their freediving education!


As a Molchanovs instructor, your input is valuable to us, and your (and your students’) questions must be answered promptly! This is why we have a dedicated support team to answer questions and receive input from students and instructors.

Instructor Trainers (ITs) also have their own separate channels, giving them direct access to support. The Molchanovs Movement Board discusses topics and suggestions brought up by ITs to implement positive changes and allow the Molchanovs Freediving Education System to evolve constantly.


Seminars and webinars

We see instructors as an investment, which is why it is important for us to make sure they feel valued, satisfied, and up-to-date with everything freediving! We frequently hold seminars and webinars for Molchanovs Movement members, instructors, and Instructor Trainers to discuss developments in freediving, new techniques, the latest education material updates, and hear thoughts and suggestions. After all - it is their individual voices that shape our education system.

W2I Course Price: $1,800

W3I Upgrade Course Price: $600

W2I Crossover Course: $800

Apnea Total Instructor Course

The Apnea Total Instructor Course (ATIC) is designed for experienced freedivers who would like to turn their passion into a career and spread the Apnea Total methodology around the world. This course is by far the most challenging but also the most rewarding course offered in the Apnea Total Education System. 

The Instructor Course lasts for a period of about 4 weeks and consists of intensive theory and water sessions designed to develop your freediving knowledge and teaching skills, which includes the opportunity to take part in an internship where you will be teaching real students. 

To enroll in the ATIC, candidates must be certified Master Freedivers and meet the following requirements:

  • Professional attitude and excellent role modeling skills

  • Having assisted Apnea Total Instructors while teaching both the Freediver and Advanced Freediver courses

Physical requirements including:

  • Dives to at least 35 meters in the CWT discipline

  • Repetitive CWT dives with short surface intervals (stamina exercises)

  • Static Apnea time of at least 4:30 

To gain certification as an Apnea Total Instructor you will also be required to teach at least two Freediver Courses and one Advanced Course under the supervision of an Apnea Total Instructor Trainer.

Price: $1200

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