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Farting noises and reverse packing

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Oz freediver
Oct 3, 2001
OK, at the risk of being thought of a bit of an idiot, I'll post this anyway, some of you may get a laugh out of it.

I've only recently figured out how to pack, using the cheeks, but can't get it working in reverse to reverse pack. I've been practising negative pressure dives for a little while and found another method to reverse pack.

After I exhale as much as I can, I press my lips together and make what can only be described as a farting noise !
I guess it is using the cheeks also, I just can't seem to exhale past the normal point any other way. When I do this in the pool, I can empty enough so that I can no longer equalise normally at about 4m depth. Probably not as effective as other methods but it's working pretty well for me.

Now at the public pool so people don't see me as "the wierdo making farting noises" I do this underwater. I'm sure there are some confused swimmers - hearing really long farting noises in the water ?! :duh

NSW Australia


Well-Known Member
Jun 8, 2005
if you can resist the urge to breathe open your lips a tiny bit more to stop the noise if it embarrasses you.
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Well-Known Member
Jan 21, 2001
Award for the response to the oldest thread? 9 years? Wow.


1BREATH Freediving
Jul 24, 2007
hahahaha, nicely found Waxlips! its nice for us all to remember that even the great divers started somewhere.

Walrus is now diving 100m constant weight. and packing alot. how things change.



small wins
Jun 27, 2004
And still farting alot i believe...Thanks waxlips for finding more great old posts for us.. - The Worlds Largest Community Dedicated To Freediving, Scuba Diving and Spearfishing


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