Plan your pre-dive meals like you plan your dive. Pandesal and coffee for breakfast won’t cut it on dive days, we’ve come up with a list of pre-dive power foods.
Bananas are good for calories and cramps. Apples are good because they have more fiber than most fruits. Combined with the natural sugar, the energy gained from apples will last longer than other sugary produce.
Scrambled, poached, or boiled—no matter how you eat them, they’ll provide protein and power that you’ll need to compensate for the extra calories you’ll burn while diving.
Foods high in omega-3 fatty acids are some of the best things to eat before a dive. The high amount of protein keeps you from feeling hungry again. The vitamins in salmon help your body convert food into energy.
This is an excellent source of carbohydrates, which you need because your body will burn more calories when submerged in water. Your body will work hard to maintain your body temperature. This is true even if you’re in tropical waters.
You probably already know how important it is to be hydrated while diving. Not only will water help your body metabolize the nitrogen you absorb on a dive, but it will also benefit digestion.