Make ‘Air Goggles’ To Search For Items You’ve Dropped In The Water

Video: If you’ve dropped something in the pool and can’t spot it from above the water, this super simple trick can help.

You know how you can pull a cup underwater, open end down, and it stays filled with air? That’s kind of how this trick from YouTuber MicBergsma works. Just use your hands to make cups around your eyes and slowly lower your face in. Now you have yourself a pair of free “air goggles”. Take a look around and look for your keys, your kid’s toy, or whatever you may have dropped in there by accident.

If you didn’t manage to cup enough air as you lowered your face into the water, you can let out some air bubbles from your nose to refill your all-natural goggles. When you’re done, close your eyes, pull out your hands, and back out of the water.


  • Lol we used to do this as kids at the pool. Actually do not they teach you this when you have to pick up the brick?

    Anyhoo, yeah if you’re not much of a swimmer, fun thing to know. It’s also more accurate than looking from the side of the pool due to less refraction effect. Still, probably a good idea to get used to opening your eyes underwater – this can tell you roughly where the keys are, but you ain’t swimming down and hunting around for them with your hands over your eyes lol. Who knows, if you’re short sighted you might even see clearer underwater lol

    • Ex swim teacher says:

      The picking up the brick lesson is two fold:
      1. learn to swim under water.
      2. learn to open your eyes under the water. Its about conquering the fear, knowing that it will be blurry and look wierd, but accepting it anyway.

      But will try that next time I’m at the beach 🙂

      • Yeah, but you didn’t use this to see where the brick was before diving? We were told that you can see further like this than sticking your head under, so do this on the surface then dive down and open your eyes.

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