What is Deep Breathing?

for scuba divers | taught by Dr Laura Walton
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Rocio Villanueva

I find this class very helpfully, I highly recommend it to Divers that are Veterans who suffer from PTSD.

Daniel Crisp

Solid information

As an experienced diver, I have seen my SAC come down as I have gained experience. This course built on previous training, but provided more specific knowledge and practical exercises to improve my breathing technique.

Charlotte Woerde

Clear and useful explanation about deep breathing.

I always thought deep breathing meant a big breath. When I started thinking about it, it just caused stress since my buoyancy and trim would change when taking a big breath. This course gives a clear explanation about the actual deep breathing and...

Rocio villanueva

I find this class very helpfully, I highly recommend it to Divers that are Veterans who suffer from PTSD.

Daniel Crisp

As an experienced diver, I have seen my SAC come down as I have gained experience. This course built on previous training, but provided more specific knowledge and practical exercises to improve my breathing technique.

Charlotte Woerde

I always thought deep breathing meant a big breath. When I started thinking about it, it just caused stress since my buoyancy and trim would change when taking a big breath. This course gives a clear explanation about the actual deep breathing and...

Jill Hottel

In it's short format this course tells us how to think (or not!) about our breathing so that we can improve our diving. The course is approachable, and the content is laid out in a very clear and easy-to-understand format.

Firas Alragom

In addition to diving, I practice yoga and meditation. In all 3 of these disciplines courses and instructors constantly refer to "taking a deep breath" but I never came across anyone that taught how to do that in such an easy, understandable and m...

Peter Leposo

Good information delivered in a simple excellent manner.

linda martin

I found this Deep Breathing Course extremely useful at looking how essential it is to breathe in the correct manner whilst scuba diving .I recently had a dive where my breathing was quicker and was quite shocked at my air consumption and was feel...

Oliver Ohlendorf

As a dive professional I went swiftly through the course and I found that most information is self-evident. The information provided could be aimed at poorly trained divers. Nevertheless the course itself is put together very neatly.

Derrick Picha

I take breathing for granted and don't really think about it. Dr. Walton's 1-hr course reminded me why as a diver it's important to think about breathing and practice breathing. In this course, she calmly guides you and gives you a simple method t...

Gina Mascord

Olivia Cole

I believe this course offers enough information to help any new or experienced diver to revisit the basics. Understanding your breathing not only for diving but for life in general is great to help remain calm in stressful situations. This course ...

Dr Laura Walton
Dr Laura Walton
PADI IDC Staff Instructor & Clinical Psychologist

About the Instructor


A Psychologist and Scuba Diving Instructor fascinated by the psychology of scuba diving.  I help scuba divers to understand why we do what we do underwater.  I share knowledge and practices that divers can use to bring awareness to our behaviour and make conscious changes to our actions.

Think like a Diver; Dive Aware.



Remember being told to breathe slowly and deeply during your scuba diving training?

But what exactly is a deep breath? Learn about the value of proper breathing for diving and wellbeing.


You will learn:

What is a slow, deep breath?

Why are slow, deep breaths important in scuba diving?

How can we become aware of our breathing habits?

How can we develop proper breathing habits?

Course Contents

10 Videos
2 Quizzes
2 Surveys
4 Texts
1 Audio
1.0 hr