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Which equalization technique do you use MOST OFTEN?

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by knotical, Mar 9, 2015.

Which equalization technique do you use most often?

  1. Valsalva

    90 vote(s)
    67.7%
  2. Toynbee

    7 vote(s)
    5.3%
  3. Lowry

    4 vote(s)
    3.0%
  4. Edmonds

    2 vote(s)
    1.5%
  5. Frenzel

    6 vote(s)
    4.5%
  6. VTO

    13 vote(s)
    9.8%
  7. other (please explain below)

    11 vote(s)
    8.3%
  1. Oldbear

    Oldbear Teaching Neutral Diving

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    I didn't know there were names for these either...<br><br>I swith between the VTO and Valsalva as a descend. &nbsp;If I am doing an Open Water class dive I probable do more Valsalva so students can see me and it reminds them to equalize frequently. &nbsp;If I am doing for myself it is more VTO than Valsalva...to be honest I really don't put much thought into it when I am not teaching.
     
  2. mjmason1

    mjmason1 Angel Fish

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    Location: Harwich, Ma
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    When I took my class in "84", all they taught was the valsalva technique. I have tried the others since then, but, the valsalva seems to be the only thing that works for me. I do try not to blow to hard.
     
  3. PfcAJ

    PfcAJ Orca

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: St Petersburg, Fl
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    I push through till the pressure ruptures my eardrum.
     
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