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Farting and burping underwater - does it affect buoyancy?
Greg - 7/08/2012 7:10 AM
Category: Survey
Replies: 41

We’re all scuba divers so we should be used to weird body functions around other divers by now. So here’s a valid question that isn’t exactly tasteful. While scuba diving, have you ever "off gased" from the rear (farted) or burped so big that it affected your buoyancy?
jennyh2os - 8/18/2013 11:02 PM
[Choose #2] Also, my husband puked through his regulator during our checkout dives. That is gross to see, but it works!
sharonnaa - 7/19/2013 6:46 PM
[Choose #3] not yet anyway...
ScubaProMax - 11/16/2012 10:50 AM
[Choose #2] Not much change with this this but what about loosing your cookies?
Lara - 8/31/2012 9:32 PM
[Choose #2] Seriously? People claiming to never burp or fart underwater? Find Atlantis, too? ;>
Myk - 7/27/2012 4:54 AM
[Choose #1] Don’t you hold your breath as your trying to squeeze one out?
blaker85 - 7/12/2012 10:42 AM
[Choose #2] ive done both its not your buoyancy you have to worry about but rather the weird looks brom your buddy
badintexas - 7/10/2012 12:14 PM
[Choose #3] I’m a lady.. (and a Mom!) I do neither. ;0)
zielit - 7/09/2012 8:01 AM
[Choose #2] Newton’s (3rd I believe) law. Mythbusters had similar myth with truck load of birds. If they fly inside would that change its weight... Actually burp might as you exhale that air, but fart as long as it stays in your wetsuit wouldn’t ;)
michaelb - 7/08/2012 9:14 PM
[Choose #2] I do however, feel sorry for the guys in the boat following our bubbles :)
bigmlilorgan - 7/08/2012 5:59 PM
[Choose #2] haha interesting view never really thought of that
seawolfdiving - 7/08/2012 3:16 PM
[Choose #1] burping, not so much... Farting, Oooooh yaaaaa....:) esp. ina drysuit.
FritzMoore - 7/08/2012 11:23 AM
[Choose #3] Never done
peter2204 - 7/08/2012 10:51 AM
[Choose #2] Pity the one opening the dry suit zip
SeaGoat - 7/08/2012 10:38 AM
[Choose #1] Greg, this is one of your best topics ever!!! And, yes, it does affect my buoyancy. I actually drink a couple of sodas before I dive. I can burp loud enough to scare fishes!
LatitudeAdjustment - 7/08/2012 8:00 AM
[Choose #2] Even if it was traped in your wetsuit it wouldn’t change anything, you just moved it from one place to another. Just like on the bike, you don’t lighten the load by drinking the water in the bottle.
BgDmbRngr - 7/08/2012 7:55 AM
[Choose #2] helps keep me warm in a drysuit
Mavricky - 7/08/2012 7:37 AM
[Choose #2] Dry, Semi-dry or wet suit? Is this what they mean by off-gasing :)
Greg - 7/08/2012 7:13 AM
[Choose #1] It’s always nice when you fart in a wetsuit and you are also wearing a hood, it’s like a self made Dutch oven. I did have to tap a bit off air into the BC to stay nuetral.