Monday, January 29, 2018

To Pee or not to Pee

As divers, you may have heard of the expression "there are 2 types of diver, those who pee in their wetsuit and those who lie about it"!! So what should you do??

Drinking a lot of water before and after diving will help keep you hydrated and is also important to reduce any possible risks of DCS. On Midnight Blue, we are always offering water and drinks to customers to encourage hydration. However the downside is obviously the need to pee. When you are then in or under water there is a physiological response from the cooler temperature and increased pressure that causes your body to think it needs to pee.

Sooooo, should you pee when you're diving or snorkeling then YES! Just when you get up to the surface undo your wetsuit and let some salt water inside to sluice around or rinse off with a fresh water shower. It's nothing to be ashamed about and you definitely shouldn't hold on to it! Drinking lots of water will help to dilute the urine and reduce any smell anyway, so when you're with The Dive Academy just keep asking for more drinks and its a win situation for everyone!

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