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Aug 17, 2002
Im new to this sport.I started diving a week ago. My dry static is 3:00 ,but under water I can hardly stay about 30 sec. Can anybody tell me why this happens.

30 seconds in the water, is this staying still or actually moving? If you're moving then it's simple enough, your muscles using up oxygen as you swim. If it's static, then I dunno :p

Just keep trying! Read through any previous threads in here that look like they might be of use to you, and anything else you need to know, just ask. Everyone's friendly, helpful, and insane.

Also, enjoy the sport, and welcome to DeeperBlue!

It is about 30 sec when Im moving,but isnt that to big diference 3 min and 30 sec.

Thanks for the welcome and the answer.:D
You might just need to practice. Not actually timed myself holding whilst swimming, but I do 33m (one length of the pool I use). Also look through the threads here about doing exercise whilst holding your breath, I believe this can build up your tolerance to the carbon dioxide if you do it regularly. Occasionally I just hold my breath when I'm walking around the house. But obviously don't try doing apnea cycling, there's a few obvious dangers there. Another one is apnea weightlifting, but be careful there as there is the possibility of a blackout, and you could end up dropping the weights onto your feet or something.

As I said before, just look through the threads here, and you might be able to find some useful ideas, and keep practicising. Your times could increase as you practice.

Good luck,
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