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Best Breathing technique

Discussion in 'Advanced Scuba Discussions' started by Kareemovitch, Aug 26, 2019.

  1. Kareemovitch

    Kareemovitch Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Egypt
    Dear experts
    Hope all doing great..i just finish my DM course
    I have now 68 dives...my question is the best way to breath .... my last dive ends at 50min with 40bar...i see groups make drift with 70 min...iam quiet enough..i take quit long breath then adjust my buoyancy then i breath out when i need ...l think they reduce the reg valve to stay long...i dont know ..need your support about my issue
    Bedt regards
  2. PfcAJ

    PfcAJ Orca

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: St Petersburg, Fl
    Just breath when you need to breath. If you try to “do” something you’re going to use more gas.

    The real trick is to work on needing to breath less. Be neutral, efficient, in trim, and still.
    Altamira, grf88, Kareemovitch and 5 others like this.
  3. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Philadelphia and Boynton Beach
    Slow deep breath, short hold with glottis open, slow exhale with immediate inhale. As you will see, this is the opposite of the way you breathe on land
  4. Outbound

    Outbound Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Michigan
    Are you a bigger guy? What is your level of cardiovascular fitness? These two factors will also impact your gas consumption rate.

    You can always use an HP100 if you need more air, or go even bigger if necessary.
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  5. hroark2112

    hroark2112 Tech Instructor

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Raleigh, NC

    The human body needs a certain amount of oxygen to survive. The only way to reduce the amount of air you need is to reduce the amount of oxygen your body needs. Less movement, more efficient movement, relax and stay calm. Proper weighting means you use less air to maintain your buoyancy. Better trim means less energy to move through the water.

    All those methods people use to control their breathing are just gimmicks. The more time you waste counting your breath in & out, the more time you waste that you could be using to actually enjoy your dive.
    Steve_C, Kmart921, Altamira and 4 others like this.
  6. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

    If you must think of your breathing, then think of it like breathing in yoga so that you have the zen experience.

    Other than that, definitely go with PfcAJ's advice.

    You've only got 68 dives. That may seem like a lot but it isn't.

    You're really going to notice a lot of improvements over all, as your dive numbers continue to tick up.
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  7. happy-diver

    happy-diver Skindiver Just feelin it ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: same ocean as you

    I've got no idea how I do anything underwater, it's just there it is, and then it's over
    so I read your instructions up there and thought, what's this?? How do I check this

    So I listened to a couple of my videos and then another dudesses and it's spot on

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

    Well I'm efficiently amused
  8. Kareemovitch

    Kareemovitch Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Egypt
    iam 188cm with 99kg
    you mean about hp100....(use another tank?)
  9. Mike1967

    Mike1967 Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Victoria, Australia
    Bigger tank
  10. Princess Chris

    Princess Chris Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Wellington, New Zealand
    Don't worry about air consumption, just focus on nailing your buoyancy and being the best damn diver you can be. I would much rather dive with an air hog who has their head in the right place and good technique than a self involved clown who can stay down for 90mins.
    Bad news is you'll never be as efficient as a 60kg diver simply due to your size, I'm about your size and it infuriates me when my 5'5" 60kg students use almost the same amount of air i do but you just have to live with it. But good news give it time you'll get better.
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