6. Stream 2 Sea is my favorite leave-in conditioner to use between dives on the boat. It’s Florida-made and reef-safe! Don’t use too much or your mask will slide off your head. Yes, I know this from personal experience.
Trident Silicone Lube 7. Help Getting Your Fins Off Easier
A little dab of
silicone on the sides of fin booties is the secret to getting fins off easier in the water. I have wide feet, so my SCUBA fins tend to “stick” to my booties.
Of course, this always happens after a dive, when I’m trying to quickly get my fins off before I get back on the boat. It’s especially bad when the water temperature is colder, and I am in a heavy wetsuit and doubled up on SCUBA socks! I look like a circus clown thrashing around in the water trying to get my fins off!
The best “hack” I have found for this problem is to put a small dab of silicone grease on each side of your SCUBA boot at the widest part of your foot. This makes the fins slide easily off.
Bonnie Motion Sickness Pills 8. Prevent Sea Sickness
This SCUBA trick works! It has been perfected by my dive buddy Maria. Unfortunately, she (used to)get seasick all the time. I’ve watched her puke over the side of a boat more times than I can count.
She has been experimenting on herself for years, trying every possible combination of ginger chews, pills, wrist bands, and patches. Through trial and error, she found an epic solution to preventing seasickness. Luckily, I am not prone to seasickness, but I still follow this SCUBA tip because once seasickness starts it’s ruined your diving and your day.
The huge mistake people make is taking seasickness pills right before they get on a boat.
The key to preventing seasickness is so easy. You have to pre-loading your system 1-3 days before your dive. Especially if you are prone to seasickness.
Since I am not prone to it, I take a pill the night before and then when I get up in the morning. If the water is rough (with more than 2 foot high waves) I will take pill another in-between my dives. I always use
Dramamine at night and
Stream 2 Sea Reef Safe Sunscreen