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Tips from anyone who went through dive school/water training

Sunshine

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Feb 25, 2017
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Bozeman, MT
#1
Hey all,
So I've run into a snag during training. I'm trying to figure out how to look up, breathe, and talk with a charged mask. I can breathe fine with a charged mask with a snorkel or reg in, but the second I look up, I get water draining through my sinuses and down the back of my throat, thus leading to choking and generally ending up like a 16 year old taking his first shot of hard alcohol. It's not pretty.
Is there a technique I'm missing?

Thanks
-Sunshine
 

Bonnie

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Apr 8, 2017
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#2
Nope. You just gotta suck it up. Thats pretty much how mask appreciation goes in a nut shell. Add in some flutter kicks, push-ups and salt water on the boat ramp to force your head back to do just that. Once it drains in your sinuses you go refill your mask.
 

Bonnie

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Apr 8, 2017
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#3
No. I noticed February 17th 2017 which puts it about 6 weeks ago. Relatively recent in my opinion.