We all know that scuba diving is a fun pastime. We have all seen more experienced scuba divers like your divemaster or buddy blowing bubble rings underwater. Properly doing it at the safety stop. They mostly do it for fun plus it is a fun way to pass the time at the safety stop. So, how do you make bubble rings underwater?
To do make bubble rings underwater requires a little practice and patience in calm clean waters. You can even practice in a swimming pool as they can be formed within a couple of feet from the surface. It does appear to be difficult but is actually simple to master.
In today’s post, we will go through in more detail how do you make bubble rings underwater, so let’s get started!
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What Is A Bubble Ring?
A bubble ring in the simplest sense is a ring of air that spins in the water towards the surface. In a more scientific sense, it is air bubbles trapped in an underwater vortex ring creating a bracelet effect.
With the water around the air moves in a poloidal field propelling the bubbles to the surface.
What Is An Underwater Vortex?
Firstly, a Vortex is a proper term for a whirlpool. An underwater vortex is created when two opposing currents meet and swirling water is formed.
What Causes A Bubble Ring?
As we learned that bubble rings are a type of vortex ring. The deeper you dive the more pressure increases around you. So when you exhale air a bubble of air is created, with the water around the bubble pushing it upwards.
The hole in the middle of the bubble ring lets water flow through it, which moves continuously or freely through it, turning your bubble into a full-fledged vortex ring.
How Do You Make Bubble Rings Underwater?
Before you begin to learn how to make bubble rings, you need to be able to do two things which are firstly holding your breath and find somewhere deep enough. Once you have these two steps completed, now you are ready to begin making bubble rings underwater.
Be careful when trying this underwater as this requires you to remove your regulator. If you are a newbie or inexperienced diver it would be advisable to hold doing it for safety reasons.
How To Make Underwater Bubble Rings?
This will require a few attempts to get it right. The bubble rings form when a person exhales the air underwater. The air will move towards the surface because of higher pressure. Here is how to make underwater bubble rings?
- Try to get yourself in a horizontal position.
- And then tilt your head and breathe.
- Then slightly stick out your tongue and with your lips tightly around it in a circle.
- Then blow out a quick burst of air while sucking your tongue back in.
- A successful bubble ring starts off small with the bubbles not fully joined and grows in size on its way up.
- Don’t rush it and create the bubble cloud well below your chest, after all, air rises.
Finally, to do make bubble rings underwater requires a little practice and patience in calm waters even a swimming pool will do. You only have to be a few meters deep to practice creating the bubble rings. It does appear to be difficult at first but it is actually a simple one to master.
And that’s it for now! I’d love to know if this guide on how do you make bubble rings underwater has helped you. Let me know if you have any questions and let me know if there is more to add.