So, either you’re considering learning to scuba dive, you’re a newly certified diver, or you’re an experienced diver looking forward to your next big dive trip; whatever your situation, you want to learn what can be done to quickly and easily boost your scuba diving hoodies level a bit so that your next dive will be even better than the previous dive.

Scuba diving is an activity which can be enjoyed by almost anyone, not just the stereotypical outdoorsy fitness buff. While being in top physical condition would certainly benefit any Scuba Diver, in reality it is only necessary to be in reasonably good shape in order to enjoy scuba diving.

Even if you’re not happy with what you see in the mirror, don’t worry, with just a little bit of effort doing some very easy exercises you can get a lot more enjoyment from scuba diving. Getting more enjoyment from scuba diving is definitely a worthy goal.

Here are some quick and easy scuba exercises to help you accomplish that goal.

Breathing Exercises for Scuba Divers

I can hear it already…Breathing Exercise??? Yes, breathing exercises, after all the primary activity you’re performing while diving is breathing air through your scuba regulator, so breathing is a great place to focus when considering exercises for scuba diving. Breath control is not only essential for safely ascending / descending and proper buoyancy control, but controlling your breath will also help to keep you calm and relaxed, which will in turn lead to a safer and more enjoyable experience.

A common breathing exercise, referred to as “diaphragmatic breathing” is performed as follows:

Diaphragmatic Breathing

  • Sit or lie comfortably, with loose garments.
  • Put one hand on your chest and one on your stomach.
  • Slowly inhale through your nose or through pursed lips (to slow down the intake of breath).
  • As you inhale, feel your stomach expand with your hand.
  • Slowly exhale through pursed lips to regulate the release of air.
  • Rest and repeat.

 

Core Exercises for Scuba Divers

I’m sure thoughts of sit-ups and crunches are flashing through your mind right now. Very few people enjoy core exercises and for good reason, they tend to be exhausting and at times seem like nothing more than nausea inducing torture. Because of that, I’ll offer some alternative exercises to incorporate into your scuba workout routine.

Twisting

  • Easy Method
    • Stand with your arms extended horizontally and slowly rotate your upper body while keeping your feet planted.
    • Rotate fully one direction and then fully the other direction.
    • Continue for as long as desired.
  • More Difficult Method
    • Just as with the easy method, Stand with your arms extended horizontally, however this time instead of just rotating your upper body we’re going to add a jump into the mix.
    • Jump straight up and then rotate your upper body and lower body in different directions.
    • When you land, jump again and rotate in the other direction.
    • Continue for as long as desired.

If the twisting exercise above is too strenuous, then here is an even easier scuba exercise to use in your scuba workout routine:

 

 

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