SCUBA Progress, Session 4
It's become SCUBA blog!
Tonight was session 4, pool session 3. Just two more of these to go! Tonight we did:
- Entering by just falling backwards into the pool. I think I like this way better than the giant step.
- More alternate breathing with the octopus. This time we did the whole shebang: out of air, sharing, swim to surface, inflate BCD orally.
- Swim back and forth while only exhaling. Despite my first session performance, I think I swam just as far as anyone else, thank you.
- Finally, neutral buoyancy exercises, laying at the bottom of the deep portion of the pool (14').
Actually, the neutral buoyancy exercises were kind of fun, even though I'm not sure I got it down 100%. You lay face down and slowly inflate your BCD until you can "pivot" up and down based on your breathing.
The instructor didn't say anything about my form, so I guess I was OK. What was really interesting was that I could see how a small change in depth affected my buoyancy. If I started going up, I'd just keep getting higher and higher unless I released some air. An obvious result, but still cool when you experience it first hand.
We did other crap too, but it wasn't really memorable or challenging.