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Over breathing your reg

Discussion in 'Near Misses and Lessons Learned' started by Marivan377, Apr 8, 2019.

  1. Marivan377

    Marivan377 Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Delco pa
    Well with all this new and useful info I’ve gained here I’ll be going back to dutch next weekend to dive again. I’m going to do the same dive same depths at a slower pace hopefully with different buddy and make sure it was just a case of overworking. Tomorrow I’ll have my regs checked at work to make certain they did not fail in anyway.
    scubadada, chillyinCanada and mac64 like this.
  2. rsingler

    rsingler Scuba Instructor, Tinkerer in Brass Staff Member ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Napa, California

    A ScubaBoard Staff Message...

    At this point, I think all of the participants have made their positions clear. Time to move on, folks.
  3. IncreaseMyT

    IncreaseMyT Banned

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Naples, FL
    There has to be some correlation between size and lung volume, I don’t feel like looking into but biology tells me so. I’m sure it is more strongly correlated to size than weight. My weight was just to give an idea of my size. I am a 52 inch chest, so there is no doubt my lung volume exceeds that of the average 145 lb person

    But I can agree that there are variations and it is not strictly correlated.

    Other than that great post it makes a lot of sense.
  4. JackD342

    JackD342 Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Highland Park, IL
  5. FinnMom

    FinnMom Divemaster Staff Member

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Finland
    I learned on my 4th or 5th OW what overbreathing feels like, exactly because of an olympic-swimmer-wannabe buddy. I try not to do regret, but I am sorry about a few really nice dives where I never got to look or think about anything else but trying to keep some this-is-a-race dipstick in sight. Congratulations on having learned early that the only way to deal with a buddy like that is to not chase them. They will come back when they miss you, or maybe they won't - but that's on them.
  6. sunnyboy

    sunnyboy Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Vancouver Island, Canada
    Rescue is a good course to take - not because you WANT to dive solo, but because there are so many terrible buddies that you end up diving solo whether you want to or not.

    I will NOT even try to catch up to those who think scuba diving is an olympic swimming race.
    BlueTrin and Griffo like this.

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