What method do you use to slow down your breathing?

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asked Aug 16, 2017 in Scuba Diving by Cvet (3,369 points)
I had read about divers putting ice on their face to slow down their breathing rate.

2 Answers

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answered Aug 16, 2017 by Ratfish (455 points)
Never heard of that before. I just try to stay calm and focus my breathing. I typically do not put any air in my BC when I am at depth and I use my breathing to control my bouyancy. One main thing to having good bouyancy is not just good breathing technique but also being properly weighted.
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answered Aug 16, 2017 by George1224 (5,147 points)
I just relax, harder to do in strong current tho. When I start breathing hard I stop all activity relax and catch my breath. I also swim laps with a snorkel and mask to control breathing for practice and exercise.Helps with breath control..
commented Aug 16, 2017 by Cvet (3,369 points)
Good practice
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