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    Have you upchucked under water? or wimped to the gallows of the boat.

    This Man Law's forum looks like the right place for this... My rule is it's ok to throw up as long as you don't ask me to go back to shore. Well, I abided by my rule as it was first given to me by capt. Bill. We went out about 28 years ago in a 18foot in small craft warning and I kept going freediving and then it came on a descent. It was a really weird feeling going thru the snorkle and surprisingly easier than doing it in the air from the boat. Nice & Smooth. Who else has tried it?

    We probably need a safety thread to list safety in perceived order: 1.Bed (probably lol) 2. rocking chair 3. office 4.boat 5.car 6.under water scuba diving 7.underwater freediving 8.spearfishing as 6 to 7 etc.etc.etc. Problem is if you stay home & do nothing the bones demineralize and muscles waste and your a goner sooner than you think. Oh well, "life is a risk" choose your risks & life choices accordingly.

    I didn't plan on starting a safety issue; Just a man's law forum of go as long as you can thru pain etc. as most men have & I'm happy to see some gals have too. If you go as long as you can this can happen. It wasn't bad for me, how about you?
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    LOL ... I'd always heard it was no problem blowing chunks thru your regulator, and discovered that was true my last Florida trip .... MY problem? Too many people on the boat talking about rough seas and hurling the day before, made me queasy. The power of suggestion is a killer! Add to that a real strong surge at depth, and I was a goner ....

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    Blowing chunks is not the problem, its the gasp for air after.
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    I haven't tried it...yet. As long as I stay away from anyone else doing it I am fine. One whiff of that pungent smell and I will run to the side of the boat.

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    Your boat has a gallows?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daz View Post
    Your boat has a gallows?
    My thought exactly. I'm guessing, yardarm.

    I guess it's used on divers who heave, then demand to be returned to shore. Ya leave'em dangling from the yardarm as a warning to all others.
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    Living in South Carolina, I've never done a shore dive. Our coast is mostly sand for many miles out to sea. Neither of us has ever been seasick, but we've been on trips where nearly everyone was hanging over the rails.

    Here's some things we've seen people do that may need to be avoided.

    1. Don't sit at the back of the boat sucking in diesel fumes.
    2. Try to sit in the middle of the boat to avoid feeling the wave action.
    3. Don't over eat or eat anything you normally would not eat at home. If you have only toast for breakfast at home, then stick with that.
    4. Hydrate and bring a hat to keep the sun off, especially if your already vacation sun burnt.
    5. Not a good idea to party until 2:00am and then get on a boat at 7:00am for a three hour ride in 3-4 foot swells. Get plenty of rest the night before.
    6. Relax and chill, no reason to be stressed. I've seen people get seasick over stress alone.
    7. If someone on the boat gets sick, don't focus on them or the sounds their making. Sometimes this can start a chain reaction
    . Grab iPod and ignore. If you catch the smell, move to a different area of the boat.
    8. When you surface after a dive, do not take the regulator out of your mouth in high swells. Drinking salt water can bring on sea sickness.
    9. If you need to throw up, don't use the head if boat is equipped. Just hang over the downwind side. No need to be embarrassed and the fish will like you much.
    10. If you know your prone to seasickness, find something that works for you like dramamine or the like.

    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Frogman View Post
    Blowing chunks is not the problem, its the gasp for air after.

    I guess that's why they mention to keep your reg in and barf trough it, not to take it out cause it'll help you drown if you do.
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    Jcat, you forgot this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daz View Post
    Your boat has a gallows?
    No, Just quickly wrote something, how's bilge of the boat.


    But but I do like ricks idea: " I guess it's used on divers who heave, then demand to be returned to shore. Ya leave'em dangling from the yardarm as a warning to all others." lol
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