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Do you struggle with the mask clearing skills?

Then check out this video with some great tips on how to clear your mask while scuba diving:


Everything you need to know about How to Clear a Mask Scuba Diving is explained in this video. PADI Platinum Course Director Marcel van den Berg explains in detail how to clear a mask scuba diving, to help you complete this skill easily and overcome any fears.

Chapters and Timestamps for how to clear a mask scuba diving:

00:00 Intro
02:00 Why this mask clearing video is for you
10:34 Is the mask clearing skill hard to do?
15:10 Why are the mask clearings skill hard?
20:21 Different types of mask clearing skills
23:42 Mask clearing tips
25:05 Tip 1: Remain calm
29:11 Tip 2: Not to much water
32:26 Tip 3: Look up, not down
35:09 Tip 4: Don't over teach it
39:28 Tip 5: Practice on land
41:20 Tip 6: Practice in the shower

How to clear a mask scuba diving is for many new scuba divers the hardest diving skill to complete in their diving course. However, in many cases people overthink it and with some practice and a good diving instructor, this skill is not so hard to master.

First of all, I recommend you to not overthink how to clear a mask scuba diving. In the end, you breathe into your mouth and out of your nose to clear it. But as soon as you start to overthink it, you start to worry. This leads to loss of confidence and when we lose confidence we tend to shake, not think clearly, and sometimes do the opposite of what we want to do. In this case, we see new diving students breathe into their nose instead of their mouth. If this happens you get water in your throat and that leads to panic.

So we learn that confidence is key in how to clear a mask scuba diving.

In the PADI Open Water course, you will practice the mask skills first in confined shallow water. This makes it easy for you to stand up if somethings go wrong and it makes people relax knowing they can stand up if needed. In confined water you will practice in order: Partially Flooded Mask, Fully Flooded Mask, Mask Removal and Replacement, Mask Removal and Replacement breathing for 1 minute (no mask breathing), and No Mask Swim. Then on the open water dives, you will repeat: Partially Flooded Mask, Fully Flooded Mask, and Mask Removal and Replacement. All these mask skills need to be completed in a comfortable, fluid and most importantly repeatable manner to ensure completion of the course and achieving your PADI Certification.

With this everything you need to know about how to clear a mask scuba diving you will know exactly how to overcome any fear and complete this skill easily.
 
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