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Deep Sea Fishing Tips – Avoid Sea Sickness

Getting out on the open seas is so much fun, and feeling the ocean breeze on your face, with the stunning Pacific Ocean surrounding you is an experience that shouldn’t be missed. Whether you’re a beginner or an avid fishing enthusiast, this is an activity that is great for all, and even if you don’t catch anything, you’re sure to have a great time.

One aspect of being out on the open seas that can ruin a day quickly is getting sea sick. The motion of the ocean and wobbly sea legs can take your day from great to not great in an instant, but there are plenty of precautions that you can take to avoid this, and ensure that your time at sea is as amazing as you hope.

Though some passengers are lucky enough to avoid getting sea sick entirely, many who spend the day on the board, fall victim and few things can make you feel better while on the boat. Despite the cool ocean air, and comfortable setting of some charters, getting back on land is really the only thing that will start to help the symptoms.

With some advanced planning and taking a few precautions, a day at sea can be quite enjoyable, and you won’t be stuck hanging over the side of the boat and miss all of the action and excitement when a big game fish is hooked. In order to stay well, and avoid getting sea sick, follow these instructions:

  • Take motion sickness medicine as directed on package. Typically, dosage starts 24 hours prior, and continues on a set cycle leading up to the time at sea. It is necessary to build up the medicine in your body.
  • Look up and out at the horizon if you feel nauseous.
  • Wear a motion sickness patch
  • Avoid drinking alcohol the night before, and the day of
  • Eat a solid prior to departing.
  • Apply pressure to the inside of your wrists with your fingers or an anti-nausea wristband.
  • Drink a coke to tame your stomach

If you think you might fall victim or have a tendency to get motion sick, ask your doctor for remedies prior to departing for Hawaii. We want your fishing trip to be as fun as possible, and to avoid getting sea sick.

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