Florida Keys Scuba Diving with Sail Fish Scuba
Nothing ruins your dive or snorkel trip faster than feeling seasick on a boat.
Boat and Seasickness
To get to see Key Largo Dive Sites
everyone must board a boat as the sites are all over three miles off shore.
Many divers and snorkeling guests experience seasickness while spending time on these tour boats.
What Is Seasickness
Motion Sickness while on a boat
This type of motion sickness occurs when the inner ear detects motion but the eyes can’t confirm the motion. If it’s severe, seasickness can ruin a diver’s day. Luckily there are lots of ways to help prevent this queasy feeling and manage it.
At the most basic level, seasickness is a matter of sensory mismatch. When you’re sitting on a boat that’s rolling on the water, the body, inner ear and eyes all send different signals to the brain. Your brain gets confused and you get queasy. Watch the horizon, which will appear much more stable. Also helpful is to get some breeze and air movement. Sit in the middle of the boat or the most stable point and avoid looking down.
For an excellent time to be had by all scuba divers enjoying the snorkeling and reefs of Key Largo, Florida Keys one must first prep themselves for possible motion sickness to happen. There is no cure for it once you are already out on the water and get sick. You must plan in advance for success.
Sea Sickness Pills or Patches
Not all seasickness tablets are created equally, with a variety of options available. Some are notorious for causing drowsiness. Try your chosen medication a day or two before diving to check for drowsiness or reactions to the medication before finding out it doesn’t suit you underwater. When it comes to avoiding sea sickness our medication of choice is Bonine. Take it the night BEFORE your dive, and then again the morning of the dive. Prescription-only scopolamine patches are popular as well.
Herbal and Natural Sea Sickness Prevention
Homeopathic seasickness remedies are available for those who don’t want to take medication. Ginger sweets also work to reduce nausea; divers should keep some handy in their gear bags just in case.
Sniffing peppermint oil while sucking on peppermint candy also works for many guests who refuse to take pills.
Our entire crew at Sail Fish Scuba dive shop strive daily to provide the best possible care to those on the boat who do suffer from Sea Sickness while taking a tour in Key Largo scuba and snorkeling tours.
We sure hope if you want to join us for a tour and get to enjoyed the level of customer service we provide, you prep in advance.
Scuba diving and snorkeling can be just all around a perfectly pleasant day in the Florida Keys, and we are happy when you enjoyed it with us.
Where to go for Lunch/Dinner after your tour:
Check out these coupons for local restaurants. Show the virtual coupon upon your arrival at each restaurant to get the great discounts. If you visit any other restaurant in Key Largo, show them these coupons & ask if they will match it for you and suggest to them to contact Jen Kerr owner of Sail Fish Scuba to have their restaurant added to this great tourist savings page for FREE! – https://sailfishscuba.com/key-largo-information/coupons/