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Question average time on each dive

lucasb

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i’m new to this and this might be a dumb question but what’s the average time that the average free diver spends under water on a dive?
 

erixsparhawk

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Well with bifins I spend about 1 min going down to 30m and back and that doesn't really tax my breath hold length. In dynamic I spend about 2:30 optimizing for distance. When I'm fooling around with the fishes and corals i spend about 1:45 but I can just take 15 sec on the surface and dice again ad infinitum. Im fairly fit generally but basically "untrained" other than a freediving cert. Mostly I'm "snorkeling"
 
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cp1204

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Well with bifins I spend about 1 min going down to 30m and back and that doesn't really tax my breath hold length. In dynamic I spend about 2:30 optimizing for distance. When I'm fooling around with the fishes and corals i spend about 1:45 but I can just take 15 sec on the surface and dice again ad infinitum. Im fairly fit generally but basically "untrained" other than a freediving cert. Mostly I'm "snorkeling"
1:45 after only 15 sec surface interval? WOW!
I have stable 1:40 average fun-dive time only with 2min+ breath intervals in between. And that's with average depth about 8-15m. Less then 8 I'll spend to much O2 trying to stay underwater with my set of weights, and below 15 the other way around - average time goes down because of increased effort to descend/ascend and trying not to fall on the ocean floor (negative buoyancy down there).
 

DiveConcepts

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Some free divers, who swim without a snorkel or scuba gear, can hold their breath for more than 10 minutes.
 

Leander

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Especially if you're new, don't focus on time. Focus on enjoying yourself and just come up when you need to.
 

stefpix

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With 1'15" - 1'45" you can spear any fish in the sea.
I would do 1:30 but this year i can do 50 seconds, Not sure if it is because I had covid in February 2020, which was mild, or a lazier year, less active, or years going by. I plan taking a class. More than need to breathe, when I come up i feel the urge to exhale CO2. Anyway, where i dive there is boat traffic, heavy currents, I can't see the bottom from the surface, so I am less relaxed. But I got plenty of fish of 70-90 cm length.
Of course I would like to lay on the bottom longer and wait, but I tend to dive, go down and swim around the rocks, that uses energy.
 

marco15499

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Well, I had Covid on September 2020 and it wasn't mild. It's a matter of training hard to get back in shape.
 
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