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THE "PERFECT ( being horizontal ) TRIM" HOAX

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba' started by BLACKCRUSADER, Dec 27, 2020.

  1. Wibble

    Wibble Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: UK
    725
    507
    One point, when decompressing in a current, unless you’re holding on to a shot/anchor line, you’ll be floating within a body of water that is calm and still relative to yourself, so unless there’s some bottom topography pushing up the water, you’d be hardly aware that you’re moving.

    Same in waves and swell; only your SMB spool/reel bouncing up and down will give you a clue as to the mayhem going on at the surface. Until you surface and you feel very small whilst waiting for the boat to pick you up.
     
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  2. Coztick

    Coztick Contributor

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: calgary
    686
    449
    Exactly!
    Being horizontal is required for total control.
    Up and down is buoyancy. Sure, you can kick up or down. Under normal conditions, why would you?
     
  3. mac64

    mac64 Contributor

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Ireland
    873
    607
    No it’s not. And the only time it’s comfortable is looking down, otherwise it’s a pain in the neck (literally) unless you have eyes on the top of your head.
     
  4. Coztick

    Coztick Contributor

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: calgary
    686
    449
    I've forgotten...
    Dial in a SM rig and enjoy the mobility!
    Drifting like debris is fine until the current pushes you into structure.
    How do you perform the Buddha Back-up?
     
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  5. Centrals

    Centrals Barangay Pasaway

    # of Dives:
    Location: Hong Kong
    9,656
    3,528
    Inside a cave or wreck YES otherwise it is debatable.
    When on horizontal position my eyes are looking down. And if I have to see where I am going the only way is to lift my head. As a human being it is NOT natural because it cause stress on the neck. Our body has been designed to stand up and look forward.
    On decompression stop that is another story because you are going no where and usually there is nothing to see around you in blue water. All I have to do is stay eye contact with my buddy, with occasional signaling to ascend to next stop or whatnot, and check the time so I can look down most of the time.
    Do whatever way you prefer.
     
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  6. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board Staff Member

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Cave Country!
    61,939
    30,413
    Most of the time I am looking down or to the side. Especially while on a wall or reef. Critters are hiding in the sea fans and such.
     
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  7. mac64

    mac64 Contributor

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Ireland
    873
    607
    When did that happen to you because it never happened to me, I can drift through a wreck under complete control.
     
  8. CycleCat

    CycleCat Contributor

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: near Taos, New Mexico, USA
    159
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    In case you haven't figured it out yet... you guys are never going to convince each other.

    I plan to be horizontal when needed and otherwise when I damn well feel like it.
     
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  9. mac64

    mac64 Contributor

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Ireland
    873
    607
    In that case a horizontal trim suits you. I find taking video about 45 degrees suits me best.
     
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  10. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board Staff Member

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Cave Country!
    61,939
    30,413
    Whatever works, works. :D here's my video while trim...

     
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