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Tag Archive: gas consumption


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Scuba Q and A Question:   I was taught that “recreational divers plan all dives to be no stop dives” and also that most agencies consider 40m /130 feet as the maximum depth for recreational deep diving.  That seems inconsistent when my dive computer allows me to dive below 40m/130 feet and still stay inside no-stop limits. […]

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Scuba Q and A: How Can I Use Less Air While Scuba Diving? Q. How do you use less air while scuba diving? Answer: Some divers, especially low-quality instructors, usually rush to suggest all manner of easy quick-fix solutions, that don’t really work. The truth is, your respiration demand is driven by your level of […]

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Scuba Q and A: How Can I Make My Air Last Longer When Diving? Q. I normally finish my air before everyone else. How can I conserve air when I dive? Answer: There are several factors that dictate air consumption. Let’s examine them: Lung Volume This is something you cannot change. Different people have different […]