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What's your breakfast before diving?

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba' started by Johanan, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. Johanan

    Johanan ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Riga, Latvia
    Hi, I wonder, is there any wisdom what to eat and drink before a dive trip and what one should rather abstain from? Many thanks!
  2. mikeycanuk

    mikeycanuk Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: GTA Ontario
    Bacon..abstain! I still can't stand the smell 6months later. After coming out of the water up came the bacon. I found tea and some toast with peanut butter is enough and light on my seasick prone stomach. The coconut bread on the Brac is excellent for this!

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  3. TMHeimer

    TMHeimer Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Dartmouth,NS,Canada(Eastern Passage-Atlantic)
    What's breakfast? I just need tiny bit of coffee to wake up (and not contribute to pee) and a shot of cola., as I am an addict.
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  4. Doubler

    Doubler Contributor

    # of Dives:
    Location: Bremerton, WA
  5. Doomnova

    Doomnova Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Playing go fish with the fishies :D
    Usually pasta or rice of some kind.. I tend to eat pretty light during the SI between dive so I carbo load the day before the dive and the morning of. Drinks usually juice of some kind (light acid so no orange juice) the sugars in the juice will help to keep your energy up. Avoid milk products as they can cause gas (person dependent myself it doesn't bother me) and anything with caffiene as its diuretic and thus will cause you to burn more water and dehydrate you/make you run to the washroom more. Which here we usually wear drysuits and getting in and out of them can be a PITA.
  6. boulderjohn

    boulderjohn Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Boulder, CO
    I think it just depends upon you. I love good breakfasts, and whether I dive afterward doesn't matter to me. I will only abstain from something that might be causing me some gastric distress, but I usually avoid that anyway.
  7. Dsix36

    Dsix36 Solo Diver

    My breakfast is a can of Mountain Dew. Occasionally I will have a banana also just to shut up my dive buddy.
  8. ehamill

    ehamill Registered

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Nokomis, Florida, United States
    I assume you eat the banana BEFORE getting on the boat? No bananas allowed!
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  9. leoconnor

    leoconnor Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: FL
    We are not prone to seasickness, but we still eat a light meal to avoid indigestion. We also avoid dairy and bacon.
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  10. Dsix36

    Dsix36 Solo Diver

    Of course.
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