Have you ever felt bad after a dive?

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asked Jul 6, 2017 in Scuba Diving by Cvet (3,369 points)

4 Answers

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answered Jul 9, 2017 by NinjaShark (3,775 points)
sometimes, after my first dive in a two tank dive, i get a little sea sick on the boat during the surface interval. once i get back in the water for the second dive i feel fine. I found that if I don't eat breakfast before going diving, i am more prone to sea sickness... it's weird, i would have thought it would be the other way around. But now that I know that, this sea sickness doesn't happen as often, i also think part of it may be psychological lol.

the only other thing, is sometimes feeling exhausted as George1224 has mentioned. I recently got nitrox certified, so i'm looking forward to that.

Remember, if you have any rash, headache, weakness, or tingling after a dive - get it checked out, make sure the dive master on the boat knows if you are on a charter, because it could be a sign of Decompression Illness which includes Decompression Sickness or Arterial Gas Embolism.
commented Jul 10, 2017 by George1224 (5,147 points)
Have you tried Bonine? I take it before bed the night before and again the morning of. I eat a normal breakfast and I dont get seasick at all. Try it, it works.
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answered Jul 12, 2017 by cquade7 (3,269 points)
I have, but it was mostly due to soreness from a cramp I had. I now always remember to stretch and stay hydrated, and I am lucky that I have great sea legs, and do not get seasick, but I always carry Bonnie with me just in case any other divers get sick.
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answered Jul 7, 2017 by George1224 (5,147 points)
I have, A few years back my wife and I went diving in Florida. We made 2 two tank dives on Saturday and were exhausted for the rest of the day. We did not dive on Sunday. We took a nitrox class when we returned and have been using it ever since with no more exhaustion. We naow can do 2 two dives and a night dive both days and feel great afterwards. Nitrox is the greatest.
commented Jul 7, 2017 by Cvet (3,369 points)
Good for you it does make a difference. Dive safe and enjoy.
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answered Aug 5, 2017 by Sascharay (133 points)
I've always come out smiling
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