Sunday, 15 April 2007

Part 8: A discussion on diving and air consumption: Trim

If you get yourself neutrally buoyant but find that you fall forwards, backwards or to one side or another then your trim needs adjusting (imagine everyone on a small plane suddenly standing up and all moving to one side!).

You can correct yourself in the water, (using movement, energy and therefore more air) as many times as you wish however you will always fall back unless you correct the cause.

The solution is normally as simple as shifting a weight slightly. It won’t fix itself - don’t put up with it!