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  How-To
The Adventurer's Handbook
30 Crucial Skills, Nifty Tips, and Shameless Shortcuts
By Robert Earle Howells

How to See More Fish When Diving

Free-diving photographer Tim Calver [see his recent shots for Adventure] can hold his breath long enough to get cool shots a hundred feet [30 meters] underwater. But his tankless technique is just as handy for snorkelers who want more face time with fish a dozen feet [3.5 meters] down.

Relaxation—both mental and physical—is the key, Calver says. Prepare by taking long, meditative breaths, exhaling everything, and then filling your lungs completely. Next, bend at the waist, kick one leg up in the air, and commence a slow, easy flutter kick in a straight line toward the bottom.

"The less effort you use, the more time underwater you'll have without bubbles and noise disturbing the sea life," he says.

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•  Introduction
 
How to
•  Avoid an Avalanche
•  Avoid Blisters
•  Beach a Kayak
•  Bike Up Steep Trails
•  Build a Fire When It's Wet
•  Climb Higher
•  Cross a River on Foot
•  Fight Altitude Sickness
•  Find Your Way
•  Fix Gear in the Field
•  Haggle for Anything
•  Hike Lighter
•  Keep Warm on Frigid Hikes
•  Leave (Absolutely) No Trace
•  Make Tastier Backcountry Grub
•  Melt Snow to Drink
•  Paddle With Power
•  Predict the Weather
•  Put on Your Skis
•  Run Off-Road
•  See More Fish When Diving
•  Ski Faster
•  Slide Down an Icy Slope
•  Slip a Bribe
•  Stick to the Rock
•  Swim Rapids
•  Swing a Machete
•  Take Better Photos
•  Telemark for Real
•  Wipe Out on a Bike
 
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