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Dry vs. Wet

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Mermaid, Musician and Marketer
Nov 12, 2002
I read somewhere that the average person can do 1 minute more dry than wet but for me that is not the case.
Mine are pretty similar dry or wet but I think I give up too easily doing them dry as I'm usually on my own then and don't really wanna black out on the sofa even if it is harmless!



New Member
Feb 20, 2003
wait a minute

I thought that it was just the opposite. I can only hold my breath for a dry static of 3" min but in the water it is nearly doubled. As I have come to understand the breath hold is increased by the mamilian dive reflex. Thus it would seem that dry statics would generally be shorter than wet statics, no?


looking for deeper water
Jan 26, 2002

Yep I find dry statics to be about a minute longer then wet statics.

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