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Why you shouldn’t hold your breath while scuba diving

Scuba diving or free diving students learn an important lesson very early in their training: do not hold your breath. The first few seconds of this video show you why. Gasses  expand as you surface from deep underwater dives. That means, in blunt, that your lungs will literally burst if you hold your breath while surfacing. This video explains the science behind this terrifying phenomenon and shows you some excellent demonstrations of how it works.

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  • I have never knew this! I always hold my breath underwater or even play games with my kids to see who holds their breath longer. Now i know what to do though. Great post!