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Thanks for visiting Oahu Diving's information on seasickness. As you might have guessed, I actually can't believe we have to say this, Oahu Diving and it's staff are not doctors or experts in the medicine or seasickness. Therefore this information below should be only used for entertainment purposes. So go ahead and laugh it up. Sure beats puking in out.
Seasickness is a form of motion sickness that you get on a boat or anything that floats on water characterized by a feeling of nausea and, in extreme cases, vertigo. It is typically brought on by the rocking motion of the boat. Therefore when the wind is strong this could enhance you susceptibility to seasickness. I have seen in rare cases where the water is flat as a lake yet some people have gotten sick and by setting foot on a boat- even if the boat is out of the water in say dry dock. Strange huh.
While others like Oahu Diving's staff and captain are relatively immune. This could be from the fact that we are on boats all the time, some 6 hours a day- getting immune through exposure maybe. This is kind of strange. According to some medical web sites some people have even claimed experiencing sea sickness while watching nautical themed television shows. Now that's extreme.
There are many precautionary medicines, devices and special dances that are available these days to fight sea sickness. Some work well for some people and not so well for others. I hate to say this but if this is your first trip on a boat it may be a "hit and miss" situation. Doing the following should be a sure way of eliminating, slowing the progress and softening the intensity of sea sickness. Seasickness is like a headache. Some medicines may or may not work for you.
I find that when you are on the boat. The best thing you can do is just do slow movements around the boat. It is best to look out to the mountains and just fix your lie of sight on a house on the mountain. While doing this have a bottle of water and sip on the water occasionally. Do not chug the water down. Again, here is where you would want to talk with someone to just try to get your mind of the fact that you are not feeling well. Laying down and closing your eyes is a sure way of remaining seasick or even increasing the nauseating feeling that accompanies seasickness. Having some crackers helps too. Try eating some with regular intervals. Do not, and I say this again DO NOT start reading a newspaper or magazine. Similar to reading in the back of a car you can imagine what this will do for you.
Remember folks, for children, elderly people, those using medication, pregnant or breast feeding women - it's best to consult your doctor before taking new medication. Oahu Diving in no way are trained physicians, just professional divers who have been working on the waters for well over 20 years. Therefore as always, check around and seek professional advice on seasickness and if you plan on using medication Google search it well.