December 19, 2017

Weight check

Wearing too much or too little weight can affect buoyancy and cause divers to work harder to maintain proper trim, increasing gas consumption. Maintaining proper trim, […]
December 19, 2017

Valsalva maneuver (pinch your nose and blow)

This is the equalization method most divers learn. Pinch your nostrils (or close them against your mask skirt) and blow gently through your nose. The resulting […]
December 19, 2017

Passive equalization (requires no effort)

This typically occurs automatically during an ascent.
December 19, 2017

Voluntary tubal opening (tense your throat and push your jaw forward)

This calls for tensing the muscles of the soft palate (the soft tissue at the back of the roof of your mouth) and the throat while […]