Thursday, November 8, 2012

How to keep neutral buoyancy!

Maintaing neutral buoyancy is the key to an excellent diving. Buoyancy control is also very good for the marine environment because it prevents you from crashing into the coral reef and hurting the underwater habitat.

Phantom Divers got you the best tips:

• Use the proper amount of weights. If the weight are placed properly and you have normal breathing, you should be able to float at eye level. Then you can slowly sink yourself by relaxing and exhaling completely, and making sure all the air is out of your BCD, and lungs. If you sink too fast it means you are carrying  too much weight!
• Always adjust your weights for what you are wearing and the place where you are diving, because remember that the water temperature plays a big roll on it
• It is important to place yourself horizontally as soon as you can. Add small amounts of air to your BCD to descend more slowly and reach the end with neutral buoyancy.
• Remember that the dive tanks will be lighter during the dive so you will need to have greater control.
• Relax and breathe normally, inhaling or exhaling a little air can make a big difference.
• For a subtle adjustment, try to use a breath control first before using your BCD inflator. You can adjust your buoyancy, simply by taking a deep breath or exhaling.
• Always remember not to hold your breath.

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