We’ve all seen someone casually making bubble rings with their hands while whiling away time on a safety stop. If you’ve ever wanted to know how to make underwater bubble rings for yourself, here are a few easy tips and tutorial video.
Tips for making underwater bubble rings
- Get in a vertical position
If you’re swimming in a horizontal trim, it’s important to alter your orientation so you can manipulate your bubble stream.
- Tilt and breathe
This gets your bubbles moving upward so you can get things started.
- Disperse bubbles
Use a flat palm to knock the stream of bubbles downward and in front of you.
- Press your knuckles together
Make two closed fists and bring your knuckles together.
- Use the force
Forcefully knock the stream of bubbles outward by quickly pushing your fists outward and to the sides.
Tips for blowing air bubbles
- Get in horizontal position
Position yourself so that you’re facing the surface so your air bubbles will rise toward the surface.
- Take a deep breath
Get your air supply ready, but remember not to hold your breath while scuba diving.
- Remove your regulator
Make a point to securely hold your regulator while trying this so it’s close at hand when you want to put it back in your mouth.
- Stick your tongue out and extract
Stick out your tongue and quickly suck it in so it forces the air out in the form of a bubble.
- Keep your tongue as round as possible
Keeping your tongue in this shape will help you achieve the best results.