Tips for preventing seasickness while scuba diving?

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asked Aug 20, 2017 in Scuba Diving by frontbeast (2,220 points)
Lots to read on the internet. But id rather hear some personal experiences

5 Answers

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answered Aug 20, 2017 by hurfish (3,024 points)
No big deal let it out and enjoy the day. If you can prevent it it is the better option. I prefer Bonnine over other OTC methods.
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answered Aug 21, 2017 by George1224 (5,147 points)
bonine is great. I take it the night before and the morning of the dive. I never get sick. its a lot better than dramamine. Bonine doesent make you drowsy.
commented Aug 21, 2017 by frontbeast (2,220 points)
Awesome. Thank you
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answered Aug 24, 2017 by NinjaShark (3,775 points)
There's always shore diving! ;-)

But seriously, i found that eating well before going on the boat to dive, i tend to not get sea sick... if I'm on an empty stomach, sometimes I get sea sick... don't know why, and it usually happens during the surface interval between dives. Once i'm back in the water i'm fine though.

If there is a very bad swell, and the waves are really choppy, that can certainly trigger it for me too. I just try to close my eyes or focus on a point on the boat... if that doesn't work, like someone else mentioned, just do what you need to do, and typically feel better right after that.
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answered Sep 19, 2017 by gsanders (400 points)
I did a night, boat dive.  The water was choppy and the boat was listing.  Found that laying down on your back and closing your eyes worked pretty well
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answered Jan 12, 2018 by revgramza (1,095 points)
For me personally...

I take care of my gear quickly, then keep my eyes on the horizon.

I like to ride on the bow of the boat.

I stay out of the diesel exhaust.
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