Tips from anyone who went through dive school/water training

Discussion in 'Special Operations Selection Preparation' started by Sunshine, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. Sunshine

    Sunshine Unverified

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    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
     
  2. Bonnie

    Bonnie Unverified

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    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.
     
  3. Bonnie

    Bonnie Unverified

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    No. I noticed February 17th 2017 which puts it about 6 weeks ago. Relatively recent in my opinion.
     
  4. Polar Bear

    Polar Bear They call me Mr Sunshine Administrator

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    Bonnie, please get vetted if you are active or prior. Just adds some credence to what you have posted.
     
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