Half day

Minimum age
Minimum age
16 (with consent)
Open water sessions
Open water sessions

What’s included

  • Certificate
  • Water provided
  • Equipment (Add 10€)
  • Photo/Video
  • Stretching and Pranayama
  • Transport
  • Rent Accomodation

Freedive coaching

If you’d like to perfect a particular skill, a coaching session with a professional instructor is your safest bet to achieving your goals. With the ability and experience to assess you, your instructor can craft a training plan specific to your needs. Whether you’re looking to improve your finning, equalising, duck diving, how to properly execute free-immersion on a line or you simply want to nail a relaxation technique, your instructor will be able to help you reach your objectives.

And seeing that each individual has different aquatic abilities, spending that extra time in the water can make all the difference and it can truly help you master a skill. This is why we recommend a minimum of five days-worth of coaching with breaks in between to rest your body and mind.

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A typical day

Similarly to what takes place during our courses, our session includes a discussion of what will take place throughout the day, stretching, breath-work, as well as one open water session, followed by a debrief during which we analyse the progress so far.

Morning - Making a plan and preparing for the open water session

The purpose of a coaching session is to help you reach a specific goal. This is why the day begins with an open discussion of what your objectives are and what you would like to achieve. Next, we’ll analyse your equalising abilities, while we’ll work hand-in-hand to devise specific drills and dry exercises to improve your equalising once in the water. The morning part of the session ends with stretching and breath control exercises known as pranayama.

Late morning / afternoon - Heading out to the open water

During your first open water session, we’ll focus on making you comfortable in the water and getting into the swing of things, while keeping the plan we devised earlier on in the day in mind. This session will also provide your coach the opportunity to analyse your diving and to determine what needs to be done further. At the end of the session we’ll plan and set goals for our future coaching sessions.

Is coaching appropriate for you?

Becoming an excellent freediver takes more than just attending a couple of courses and getting a certification. And when considering that courses take place within a limited number of days, this means that you wouldn’t have had the time to properly train the skills you were taught.

Giving you the freedom to work on whichever discipline you choose and without confining you to any set expectations, coaching can also help you train before taking on a course, as well as establish the skillset you need to achieve the certification.

On the other hand, if you’re already certified and you would rather dive on a line with other divers, our training session is perfect for you to buddy with other freedivers and share your passion as you hone in your skills.

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Is coaching appropriate for you?

Freediver duck-dives and descends

How to perfect your freediving skills?

If after a few coaching sessions you have decided that you would like to obtain a certification, our Wave 1, Wave 2 and Wave 3 Molchanovs courses will take you a step further to becoming a professional freediver. Setting itself apart from other organisations and systems by offering an online platform, brimming with the latest freediving education and training which is constantly updated, the Molchanovs’ way of training revolves around slow and steady progression so that you can enjoy every step of the way.

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Looking to explore Malta and Gozo beneath the waves? Have a look at our numerous excursions on both islands.

How to perfect your freediving skills?

Freediver using positive buoyancy to float to surface

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I need to be a certified freediver to participate in a coaching session?

    Our coaching sessions are appropriate for both certified and non certified divers. Certified divers can focus on improving a particular discipline, while non certified divers can master any skills they want following a training plan fit to their needs. Alternatively, a coaching session may also be used as an opportunity to prepare yourself for a course.

  • I would like to train with a coach but I’m new to freediving and I’m not sure where to begin. How can the coach help me?

    Unlike a course which has an established skillset you should achieve in order to acquire your certification, coaching is tailored specifically to your goals. If you don’t know what these should be, your instructor can help you devise a plan, guide you and offer advice.

  • I have difficulties when it comes to equalising. Will coaching help me?

    Equalising is a skill and like all skills this is something you can improve at through training and carrying out dry awareness exercises. A good coach will be able to spot what you may be doing wrong and can devise a plan to better yourself. However, participating in a days’ worth of coaching won’t provide you with sufficient time in the water so we recommend having a look at our packages.

  • What should I bring with me on the course?

    All equipment is included in all the courses so all you need to bring with you is your swimwear and a towel. Should you wish, you may bring a light snack, although we do provide nuts, fruits and water.

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