We hope this video makes people aware of the dangers of free diving alone. Its more fun in pairs and definitely safer 🙂
avoid shallow-water blackout:
- Do not hyperventilate to excess no more than three or four breaths.
- Recognize that any strenuous exercise will limit your bottom time drastically; when you exercise, head for the surface much sooner than usual.
- Recognize a dangerous situation when your mind starts to focus on a goal, and drop your weight belt.
- Treat your weight belt as a disposable item; if in doubt, drop it. Bring a spare weight belt to decrease your hesitancy to drop it.
- Avoid endurance dives. If you must make a long or deep dive, make sure you have a buddy standing by on the surface.
- Adjust your weight belt so that you will float at 5 meter. ( for example 3mm wetsuits maximum weight 3if you r diving lower than 5 meter, if you diving depth is only 5 meter is ok to use more than 3 weights)
- Consider a swimming pool a dangerous place to practice endurance breath-holding. Always have an observer standing by to assist.
- Learn the basics of CPR and think about adapting them to your diving arena, whether diving from shore, board or boat. More info
All information are from http://shallowwaterblackoutprevention.org