There are times when scuba divers need to dive fast, whether it’s time to help another diver or just avoid awful surface weather. In such circumstances, a negative entry isn’t just the greatest strategy but also looks super cool. It’s also known as negative buoyancy descent, and it’s advised if you’re diving in an area with intense surface currents and rough waves.Negative entries demand courage and familiarity in the water because you’re going down quickly instead of checking your equipment at the surface. Here are some tips to help you make a negative entry when you go scuba diving. Set In Your Lead You can’t stand on the boat completing a weight check and requesting extra lead when you have to make a negative entry. That’s why you need to be aware of your ideal weight. If you’re unsure, there’s no harm in adding a few more pounds that’ll help take you down when you’re about to go scuba diving. Prepare To Jump For negative entry, both the typical huge stride and the back-roll work well. However, since you’re heading directly down, release all the air from your BC before you start. Also, hold your mask and regulator, so they stay in place when you’re about to jump off the boat. Dive In Like An Expert When you’re about to dive into the water, expel all the air out of your lungs with one big breath. This helps eliminate any excess buoyancy. Simultaneously, keep your torso straight and your arms in so that the force of… Read More »5 Tips on Making A Negative Entry
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