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How long can you hold your breath for??

Discussion in 'General Scuba Diving' started by Tribal Chestnut, Jan 25, 2017.

  1. Tribal Chestnut

    Tribal Chestnut Active Member
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    Just managed a rather feeble 56 seconds. Used to be able to do it for 90 odd.

    & I'm fitter now than then, nor do I indulge in those dirty, smelly things anymore.

    :rage:
     
  2. Griffalo

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    Just did 70 secs but used to be able to do 2 mins. Getting old..


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  3. Tribal Chestnut

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    Frustrating isn't it? I'm tempted to look Into free diving techniques.

    Also want to practice not breathing without having taken a nice deep breath - i.e. immediately post exhalation.

    Feels horrid.
     
  4. Tribal Chestnut

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    Frustrating isn't it? I'm tempted to look Into free diving techniques.

    Also want to practice not breathing without having taken a nice deep breath - i.e. immediately post exhalation.

    Feels horrid.
     
  5. jb2cool

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    I can do 2mins. I used to be able to do 2mins when I was a youngster (never made it past 2min) and was expecting some degradation but no, I can still do it.
     
  6. JohnL

    JohnL Well-Known Member

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    60 seconds for me, plenty of time to change regs!
     
  7. snowman

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    A sample of one - 72 seconds.

    M.
     
  8. Doomanic

    Doomanic Dinosaur Wrangler
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    Why?
     
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    90 seconds for me.
    Holding breath after exhale - I just managed 30 seconds.
    Underwater, I can swim 25m If I do a short breathe up.

    If thinking about how long it'll take to change regs or reach your buddy, remeber that you'll probably only realise there's a problem as you try to breathe in.
     
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    Doomanic Dinosaur Wrangler
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    That's a very good point.
     
  11. Tribal Chestnut

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    :whistling:
     
  12. Alex Denny

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    Just remember your stream of bubbles!!
     
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  13. Tribal Chestnut

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    That's why the little chap in the emoticon is whistling!
     
  14. becky9

    becky9 Diving bore!

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    It can be tough getting people to stop this, it just gets so ingrained x
     
  15. Tel

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    Depends, sit there about a minute - do a task and can double that.

    I regularly leave the reg out after doing an OOG drill to demonstrate the time you have before you have to
    put it back, usually to nervous students who do it way too fast. Trying to keep a straight face and calmly
    carry on as normal whilst sucking lemons towards the end is a skill in itself :)

    As divers if we need to hold our breaths (ignoring snorkelling) it's Inevitably when we are OOG, so that's the
    best time to practice.
     
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    depends how big she is. lol.
     

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