Normal Amount of Time a Scuba Diver Can Spend Under water
I was wondering if you could help me out with a couple of questions. I am new to diving and was wondering what the normal amount of time spent underwater is and how much it can vary.
I was also wondering how many dives you can do in one day.
It's difficult to nail down a normal amount of time a diver can spend underwater. There are several things that can effect a diver's bottom time:
1. Buoyancy: This plays a big part in a longer bottom time. I have
a page about how buoyancy can effect your bottom time and how to
achieve good neutral buoyancy.
2. Breathing Control: This works in harmony with buoyancy control to
give divers a longer bottom times. I have a page on scuba air
consumption and tips on how to develope good breathing control.
3. Relax: To get the most out of your bottom time it is important to
relax. This will make buoyancy and breathing control much easier
to master. This is the third step towards the Zen of diving.
4. Dive as much as you can. The more we dive, the better divers we
become. As we become better divers we will increase our bottom
You can find my pages on Buoyancy Control and Scuba Air Consumption by visiting my Scuba Tips page.
Remeber, in recreational (no-decompression) diving the amount of time we spend underwater is determined by the safe diving depths on the dive tables used by your certifing agency.
I hope this information answers your questions.