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Molchanov system for a (part-time) instructor vs other systems?


Well-Known Member
Sep 6, 2010
I'm currently an AIDA instructor, and am debating doing a Molchanov crossover. Most of the info I've heard seems very positive, though to be fair, it's also mostly come from Adam or Alexey's episodes on the Freedive Cafe Podcast.

There isn't a lot of information out there in general about the systems and what they provide for the instructors, or for their students. As a very part-time instructor, if I were to do a crossover with one, I'd likely let the other drop. I don't need to pay for more than one system per year with the few courses I do.

The main reason I'd be thinking of switching is the training bases that are offered for students. It could help the few students I have each year have something to focus on. It also seems that things are being pretty well thought out, including even having a kind of 'part-time' instructor renewal fee. And having some of the best educators/divers working on their system is a high point. Plus, it could be cool to get in on the semi-ground floor of it.

I'm curious if any of the pros here have any additional info/thoughts about which system might be better, primarily from the instructor perspective.