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    Diving with consumed Soda...

    Any effect in bouyancy or equalization in the stomach? Any bad experience with drinking soda before dive. It's a newbie question so....
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    Bigger issue would be the caffeine, which dehydrates you. However, it's probably not a big problem either way.
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    I am a carbination addict, if I am not drinking soda, I am drinking selter water, I love the way the bubbles feel in my stomach (I tend to get an upset stomach a lot, and it seems to help). Anyway, it has never seemed to bother me at all.

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    Kewl, cause I know myself that I won't resist drinking soda whenever I go. At least I know it don't matter even if you dive.
    What the "Eyes" see, the "Ears" hear, the "Mind" believes.
    Harpooned himself instead of being bitten, then bleed to death instead of dying by being eaten...
    In the water everything looks 33% larger. So, if it happen you see a 10 footer Tiger Shark. Don't worry it's only a guppy...

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    I've heard pros and cons on drinking carbonated drinks before the dive...as to the extra "air" it tends to give you; never have experienced it myself- all the instructors I've had harp on water, water, water to stay hydrated- works for me!
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    Never had a problem with a soda between dives

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    Usually I have to have a soda at lunch or in the afternoon. I have a high metabolism and I need the sugar and caffine to keep going.
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    No issues with the carbonation but make sure that if you are drinking caffeinated soda then you need 2 8oz glasses of water rather than 1 to offset the effects of caffeine and dehydration.
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    Haven't drank soda in years but I don't see how it would cause problems..

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    Yeah I drink soda every once in a while between dives and I really see no issue.

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