Introducing the PADI ‘How To’ series featuring helpful tips as you discover the underwater world. If you’ve just started the PADI Open Water Diver course, or simply haven’t been in the water for some time, we’ve got you covered with a full visual breakdown on how to perfect these skills so you feel the most comfortable in the water.

During the PADI Open Water Course, you will learn how to clear you scuba mask in case it floods with water while at depth. Watch the below video to see how it’s done:

Step by Step | How to Equalize:

Step 1: Pinch your nose (as you descend).
Step 2: Blow against fingers (gently).
Step 3: Should feel pressure ease.
Step 4: Remember to equalize early and often.
Note: If unable to equalize do not descend.

Looking for different methods on how to equalize? Check out this article that lists various techniques.

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