Breathing Efficiency

From my very first training dive, maybe even in the swimming pool, my instructor noticed that he and I consume air at about the same rate.

The one indicator that he breathes air more efficiently underwater is that he is much larger than I am. You can’t tell from the photo, but he is always the tallest one around the dive center, both staff and clients/customers included.

On the other hand, he has around 300 logged dives. While he has perfect buoyancy, I struggle with my buoyancy and still consume air at the same rate. I am still struggling with my frog kick, and I “cheat” and swim with my arms more than I should admit.

The promising news for the future is that an 11-liter scuba tank, starting with around 200 BAR, can last an hour with 70 BAR to spare back on the boat. How long it will last after I achieve half-decent buoyancy, let alone perfect buoyancy?

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  1. You really make it appear so easy together with your presentation but I find this matter to be really one thing which I feel I would by no means understand. It seems too complicated and extremely wide for me. I’m looking forward on your next put up, I will attempt to get the dangle of it!


    1. Scuba diving is learned in small steps. Most of it is still too complicated for me, but course by course we slowly learn. In the future, I will spend more time explaining to non-divers. Thank you for all your comments!


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