“Last time the whole group had to finish the dive so early because I used all my air too quickly. I felt embarrassed about the situation. This feeling of being the weakest one in the chain is horrible.”
We have heard that from one of our guests who really feared to go diving because of his previous experience.
It would be a shame not to enjoy the diving anymore or even worse to give up on diving, just because of your air consumption.
For there are a few simple technics and skills that everyone can learn, and improve his (or her) air consumption. By practicing these 10 easy tips you can extend your dives, you can enjoy more of your beloved dive spot, and you will feel more relaxed before, during and after diving.
Let’s go through 10 tips on how to use less air when scuba diving for a more comfortable and efficient experience under water.
A bonus tip
Our article is based on our knowledge and experience, on intense consultation with other experts and colleagues in the diving industry, as well as on some publications in trade journals for diving.
Hence, read until the end so that you do not miss your personal secret that will help you to use less air while scuba diving.
Well, first of all we need to remember that we all breathe differently. The volume of our lungs differs as well; our diving experience is individual; and also, we all are in different physical forms. EVEN your personal condition might vary from dive to dive.
However, some common scuba diving skills can help every diver to reduce the air consumption. Our 10 divers’ secrets for using less air while scuba diving have already helped many of our divers and guests. Some of them still keep them written in their logbook.
So what’s important and where to start
It is important to observe and to adjust your behaviour under water.
Analyse your behaviour by taking a video of yourself underwater and asking a professional or your dive buddy to look at it.
We have prepared for you a video that will help you to adjust and get better under water and to use less air. We show you our secrets that definitely will help you to save air on each dive. Simply follow this link to our YouTube channel.
AND do not get too concentrated on your air consumption only – We all dive for the pleasure of discovering the life down there and not for the goal to bring more air back on land.
10 tips for a better scuba diving
Just to remember
Recreational scuba diving is not about competition. Scuba Diving is all about the feeling of freedom and weightlessness.
We will be happy to welcome you in our dive centre, and to share more tips for a better scuba diving.
Wet Frog Divers
We are a SSI dive centre in Labuan Bajo, Flores, Komodo, located inside the 4* Bintang Flores Hotel. We offer daytrips for diving in Komodo on our own boat as well as a wide range of dive courses. Book your Komodo experience with us. Follow us on Instagram, YouTube or Facebook.
See you soon under water.