Diving Air Consumption Tips

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How do I improve my air consumption when scuba diving?

Diving Air Consumption Tips

Monitoring air supply is such an important factor to safe diving that you should practice to control and reduce your air consumption. Swim slowly and efficiently and don't waive your arms around or make rapid body movements. Rather than hyperventilating, be mindful of taking long slow inhalations and exhale equally long. Never hold your breath. If you are still having trouble keeping up with the air-consumption of your dive buddies or the dive guide, make a point of swimming ten feet shallower than the others in your group because depth directly affects your air consumption. Relax, control your breathing, and you will become a better diver.

   

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7/10/2006 7:17:12 PM
declan said:

while diving recently on the way down the shot i lost control of my breathing i dont be scared or anything but find it hard to get it under control it has happened 3 times in 4 weeks not all the time my depth of diving is 20-50 meters mark it happens mid water mark,diving 4yrs DECKY




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