4 Tips to Fight Off the Seasickness

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We divers are massive adrenaline junkies. However, we aren’t all exempted from seasickness.

If you’re anything like us, the worst part is the journey getting there. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to combat the sickness and make the entire experience pleasurable from start to end.

Here are the best tips to get you started.

  1. Eat something

No matter what time the boat leaves, it’s important to eat before you board it. Boating on an empty stomach is the fail-proof way of developing seasickness. Just don’t eat greasy or acidic food. Go for high-energy and protein-rich food. Another tip is to chew gum or suck on hard candy.

  1. Drink the right fluids

No, that hangover from last night isn’t going to help you. A pint while on board won’t help you either. Always opt to drink water or any electrolyte-rich drinks. This will keep you energized and prevent dehydration that could make you feel sick.

  1. Keep moving

When you keep your mind preoccupied while on the boat, you’re less prone to feeling seasick. So move around and do something. Stand up and feel the cold breeze or strike a conversation. Lying down or sitting still could all the more trigger the need to throw up.

  1. Take your medicine

If the first three tips didn’t work, you can always turn to medications to prevent seasickness symptoms. We highly recommend taking Bonine, Dramamine or Marazine. If those fail, ask a doctor about Transderm Scop. It’s a prescription skin patch that you put behind your ear before boarding a boat. It should get you fixed up in no time.

Happy diving!

 

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