Don Ward wrote: > Travis and Sherry mentioned air consumption. Like all divers, in my early > diving days I had a problem with air consumption. I think guys are more > sensitive to this issue thus try harder and compound the problem. I used > to try all sorts of things to breath properly and save air. My reward was > terrible headaches on top of bad air consumption. I found that my air > consumption did not improve until I stopped thinking about it. With time > you will relax and before you know it you will be breathing naturally and > you air consumption will go down dramatically. Now I am engrossed in the > dive looking for critters. I now have great air consumption and give it no > thought. And, btw, I am proof that conditioning has nothing to do with it. > :) It is all about being relaxed and that only comes with time and > experience. <snip valuable advice to save bandwidth> > > > > My advice is to stop thinking about the air consumption and just enjoy the > dive. With time ( and it really doesn't take a lot of time) your air > consumption will be up there with the pros. > Thanks, Don. That is exactly the way I wanted to put it, but you just said it MUCH clearer. Travis -- ------ This email was written on 100% recycled electrons ICQ-4114583 [\] Dive safe!!