Maybe you are keeping youself a little negative, and finning slightly to maintain position? This can feel safer as you feel like you might sink, butn not like you might ascend accidentally...Talking of ascending (not that we were ) I have a real problem ascending horizontally (although I descend horizontally). I feel that I want to be vertical with the line in front of me. For some obscure reason I feel much less in control if I'm horizontal, even on the safety stop which I can hold with no problems but prefer to be vertical.
Why should this be?
That sounds about right. Easy to put a bit more air in the wing if necessary, not so easy to stop a hurtle towards the surface from 5 metresMaybe you are keeping youself a little negative, and finning slightly to maintain position? This can feel safer as you feel like you might sink, butn not like you might ascend accidentally...
PS sorry didn't get to drop into Aquanauts and say hello at the weekend, ended up diving out of QAB instead due to the buggering around with the lock gates...
A head-down attitude seems to make you more prone to the narks.
Good exercise - descend horizontally, legs bent to stop air migration, then at the bottom pick up a second weightbelt.
Lay it on your back (open) and ascend again horizontally.
Do it right and the belt will stay in place, do it wrong ...
I believe it comes under CBL
... and yes, I have done it.