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Buddy breathing
KevinD - 9/09/2009 8:43 AM
Category: Survey
Replies: 30

I know it is not taught that much any more but I have a question on Buddy Breathing. When (if) you all learned how to buddy breath, how did you have your hands positioned? Person who is sharing the air has their right hand on their regulator hose, but how did the receiver place their hands?
j_Dub - 9/15/2009 10:43 PM
[Choose #2] BCD Strap
knightddiver - 9/15/2009 11:42 AM
[Choose #3] Book said arm, Instructer had a better way, grab ahold of BC by right shoulder, Doner and receiver this kept both close and hard to break apart.
nauidiver - 9/13/2009 12:16 PM
[Choose #2] I’m right handed so I hold the donors forarm with my right hand & use my left for the reg... Most people are right handed so I would say thats most commen. But I guess it reall does not matter how you do it as long as it works well.
Granitehawk - 9/12/2009 10:28 AM
[Choose #3] What ever is most comfortable for you and your buddy at the time ( Major stessor in real life do not care about hand postion)
Zoltrac - 9/11/2009 4:37 PM
[Choose #2] I was taught that right wrists are held by each buddy, and deflator in the left.
Matt65 - 9/10/2009 3:37 PM
[Choose #3] Clicked choice #3, but actually none are correct, was simply passed back and forth
diverjay - 9/09/2009 9:01 PM
[Choose #3] I was taught that the sharer held the reg in the right hand and the sharee’s BC in the left and the Sharee held the reg in the left hand and the sharer’s bc with the right hand
Catman - 9/09/2009 7:25 PM
[Choose #2] Either hand will work as long as the free hand hold bcd to keep donor close.
RAWalker - 9/09/2009 6:24 PM
[Choose #4] each right hand on the buddy’s harness/BCD