I've done some comparative research on how many calories you burn during a dive and it can vary from 400-600 an hour. I thought it sounded like a lot too but then I thought about it a little. Our bodies work extra hard to keep warm, we are swimming (even if it is slow and only a little bit -- I hardly ever kick unless I am chasing a newbie down!) and we work other muscles to keep horizantal in the water. It does make sense.
I don't count scuba as my ONLY cardio but I do throw it in there on my tracker, which is why I burn three times the amount of calories I am supposed to a week. The weight has been coming off rather quickly though so diving must have something to do with it.
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