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!

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    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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