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Tag Archive: air consumption


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 […]


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 […]

improving air consumption scuba diving

 The Secret To Improving Your Air Consumption  by Andy Davis I encounter many novice divers who are dissatisfied, even frustrated, by their air consumption whilst scuba diving.  High air consumption is often the controlling limit on dive time for novice-intermediate level divers. It really sucks to head to the surface because you’ve burned through your […]