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Hiya!

I have just been reading an earlier thread about headaches and diving and one of the replies mentioned skip breathing.

I wondered if anyone out there could fill me in as I haven't the foggiest as to what this is??!!!

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<font color='#0000FF'>Hi scubachick.

Skip breathing basically means holding each breath for longer than normal to extend the dive time you can get from your air supply.
Can cause loads of problems and is not advisable in anyway.

See link:   http://diver.net/bbs/messages1/6855.shtml

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You can also get the headaches if you buoyancy isn't quite right and you find yourself unconsciously holding your breath rather than sorting it out....
 

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as this subject has been brought up,as a trainee,I find myself breathing in normally,but trying to breath out as slowly as possible,1) to make my air last longer,2)to help maintain my buoyancy, am i wrong in doing this?, no noticeable side effects, and funnily enough it makes me feel more "relaxed" after I get into a rhythm.

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Buy a bigger tank!

Air is what keeps you alive, use as much as you need and don't skimp on it. In time, as you become more comfortable and your technique improves, you will get better on air. If you don't, what's the big deal? Use what YOU need, not what others do.

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Yup,

Relax and enjoy, best way to improve your consumption rate, that and good buoyancy control.

Ahhh Good Vis, experience, good buddy, warm, familiar site etc etc all help as well but hey
 

Dive Safe

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Exactly.  Get a big tank or better still, tanks.  When you have more gas than you need, you can relax and your SAC plummets.

Just checked my log books.  Did a v. easy dive in Babbacome today and used 50% less air than when I first did it.  Must have been sucking for England...
 

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Was that not Linda Lovelace?
 

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[b said:
Quote[/b] (frisky fraser @ Mar. 06 2004,19:34)]as this subject has been brought up,as a trainee,I find myself breathing in normally,but trying to breath out as slowly as possible,1) to make my air last longer,2)to help maintain my buoyancy, am i wrong in doing this?, no noticeable side effects, and funnily enough it makes me feel more "relaxed" after I get into a rhythm.

                                Fraser.
As long as you don't feel out of breath or like you are depriving yourself of air and no headaches, stick with it.

There are many techniques, including breathe in slowly, hold it briefly, breathe out slowly, pause briefly.  Repeat (Don't forget this bit
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Some people recommend a 4 second cycle, breath in for 4, hold, breathe out for 4, hold.

Personally I just don't think about it.  Just relax enjoy and make sure you have enough air for the dive.  If you find a rythm that works for you and it seems natural to the point where you do not think about it great.

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Quote[/b] (Paul Oliver @ Mar. 06 2004,21:37)]Was that not Linda Lovelace?
Sucking 'for England' mate - so it's obviously Mary Millington!  
 

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Sorry Bren

My Porn star knowledge is nothing compared to yours


I just knew i'd catch someone with that one


Dive safe


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