How To Blow a Bubble Ring Underwater | Sport Diver

How To Blow a Bubble Ring Underwater

You've probably seen a divemaster or buddy do it and thought: How do you blow a bubble ring underwater? It's not a critical safety skill — or really important scuba diving skill whatsoever — but it is fun, and could be a good way to pass the time on your next safety stop. Check out this video from Hugo Mattsson on how to make bubble rings, both by shooting them your hands and by blowing bubble rings with your mouth.


Learn To Speak Scuba: Hand Signals Every Diver Should Know


Mattson breaks his two techniques down with five easy steps each. Check out his tips for shooting air bubbles and try for yourself:

1. 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.

how to underwater bubble ring

Shooting a Bubble Ring - Step 1

Hugo Mattsson

2. Tilt and Breathe

This gets your bubbles moving upward so you can get things started.

how to underwater bubble ring

Shooting a Bubble Ring - Step 2

Hugo Mattsson

3. Disperse Bubbles

Use a flat palm to knock the stream of bubble downward and in front of you.

how to underwater bubble ring

Shooting a Bubble Ring - Step 3

Hugo Mattsson

4. Press Your Knuckles Together

Make two closed fists and bring your knuckes together.

how to underwater bubble ring

Shooting a Bubble Ring - Step 4

Hugo Mattsson

5. Use the Force

Quickly knock the stream of bubbles outward by quickly pushing your fists outward and to the sides.

how to underwater bubble ring

Shooting a Bubble Ring - Step 5

Hugo Mattsson

Here are Mattsson's tips for blowing air bubbles:

1. Horizontal Position

Position yourself so you're facing the surface, as your air bubble will rise toward the surface.

how to underwater bubble ring

Blowing a Bubble Ring - Step 1

Hugo Mattsson

2. Take a Deep Breath

Get your air supply ready, but remember not to hold your breath while scuba diving.

how to underwater bubble ring

Blowing a Bubble Ring - Step 2

Hugo Mattsson

3. Remove Your Regulator

Make a point to securely hold your regulator while trying this so it's close at hand.

how to underwater bubble ring

Blowing a Bubble Ring - Step 3

Hugo Mattsson

4. Stick Your Tongue Out and Extract

Quickly suck in your tongue so it forces the air out in the form of a bubble.

how to underwater bubble ring

Blowing a Bubble Ring - Step 4

Hugo Mattsson

5. Keep Tongue as Round as Possible

This will help you achieve the best results.

how to underwater bubble ring

Blowing a Bubble Ring - Step 5

Hugo Mattsson

Happy bubble blowing!

Latest


Gear


Videos