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Yet another Buoyancy question?

Discussion in 'New Divers and Those Considering Diving' started by BB1, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. RJP

    RJP Scuba Media & Publications

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: New Jersey
    At dive #16 you're doing better than most to simply don a drysuit and get in the water - good on ya! Keep at it...

    If you're not underweighted at the end of the dive, you're not underweighted at the beginning.

    Newer divers often just have a harder time getting down. Typically finning or sculling while trying to sink; also don't hold their breath out long enough to get started and anxiety has you breathe in again too soon.

    If you are shore diving - or diving off a boat with a good ladder and relatively calm seas - try entering the water without your rig and really, fully venting your suit. Then exit, don your rig and give it another go. Venting a drysuit fully - especially at the surface - isn't easy when you're new to it. Comfort, reduced anxiety, and skill will come with experience.

  2. fnfalman

    fnfalman Orca

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Southern California, USA
    If you can hold a safety stop just by regular breathing cycle at the end of the dive with a near empty tank and emptied BC, you're doing OK.

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