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Back to Basics - Ear Equalization Techniques and Tips

By November 18, 2012

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As a professional diver, people are always asking me, "Doesn't scuba diving hurt your ears?" Many potential divers have experienced ear pain when diving down in a swimming pool because they did not properly equalize the pressure in their ears. These people are worried that they will experience the same sensation when scuba diving. Relax, most people can equalize their ears easily with the techniques outlined in this article. Read more

Essential concepts for scuba diving:

Buoyancy Basics for Scuba Divers
Pressure, Depth, and Diving
Nitrogen Absorption


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