Trim is one of the four fundamental skills in scuba diving, yet there are many divers who don’t always have good trim. Why is that, and is it really that important? Although the concept of trim is fairly simple, it’s not always so simple to achieve it. Today we’ll take a look at what trim is exactly and why it’s important. I’ll also give you some tips to help you achieve perfect trim, and discuss common problems.
There’s one dive skill that you’ve been doing way before you even became a scuba diver: breathing. You’ve been doing it all day, every day from the moment you’ve been born, and I’m guessing it has worked out pretty well for you so far. So it can come as a surprise when I tell you that your breathing technique may not be as good as you think it is! In this article you’ll find out everything you need to know about breathing underwater.
Buoyancy control lies at the very core of scuba diving. It’s the key to a safe and relaxed dive, and it affects many other important factors such as trim and air consumption. It’s a skill that you can (and should) always keep perfecting – even as an experienced diver! Learn more about my 6 favorite tips to improve your buoyancy control.