For those times when we just can’t submerge, divers need a little something to remind them of the sea. Check out this recipe for a refreshing spritzer to get you through the dry days.

Sometimes we just can’t get to the ocean, and our best mechanisms for coping with diving withdrawal are music, food, and beverages that remind us of the sea. The feeling is best described in the song, “Ocean is my Potion,” by singer and songwriter Mishka. The lyrics are a great accompaniment to this refreshing sparkling “Blue Ocean” spritzer, inspired by the sea.

“Ocean is my potion; I need vitamin sea. So if you’re trying to find me, look out there by the reef…if you’re a sailor, swimmer, deep-sea diver then you know what I mean…”

Fresh, great-tasting drinks for divers are often high in calories, especially in the form of sugar, and sometimes in the form of alcohol, which goes almost directly to stored body fat. In hot weather, on dive trips, or landlocked, the following refreshing spritzer is big on nutritional benefits and taste, but low in calories and sugar.

Drinks for Divers

Blueberries create the sparkling blue color of this ocean-themed beverage, but any berry or citrus combination will satisfy. It’s easy to make and the ingredients are readily available. After juicing or muddling the berries, place all ingredients in a shaker. Shake for a few seconds and pour over ice. Calorie count for the blueberries in this recipe is about 75, and the small amount of citrus and sparkling water make this drink less than 100 calories.

diver drinks

1 cup of blueberries (juice or muddle)

1 cup of sparkling water

1 mint sprig (muddle)

1 teaspoon fresh lemon, lime or orange juice

A few drops of liquid Stevia

Note: If you’d like to make this an alcoholic spritzer, adding 8 oz. of white wine instead of sparkling water increases the calorie count by 185 calories, making it closer to a 300-calorie beverage.

Blueberries are best when locally grown, but wherever they come from, they freeze well for enjoyment year-round. Blueberries are an excellent source of vitamin C, an important antioxidant. It helps the growth and repair of body tissues, and makes the collagen essential to maintaining healthy skin, cartilage, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels. Vitamin C also helps heal wounds and repair and maintain bone and tooth health.


Have something to add to this post? Share it in the comments.
New stuff
sea cucumber

Marine Species: Sea Cucumber

The sea cucumber may not be the most glamorous animal, but for as common as they are underwater, most divers know little about them.
by Rebecca Strauss
Covid-19 disinfection

COVID-19 Diving Precautions and Practices: Protecting Yourself and Others

Divers around the world are wondering how to move forward in these uncertain times. Here are some updated COVID-19 diving precautions courtesy of DAN.
by Guest Author
Mergui Archipelago

The Best Diving in the Mergui Archipelago

The Mergui Archipelago in Myanmar offers some of Southeast Asia’s best diving, and chances are you’ll have sites all to yourself.
by Guest Author
blue and mako sharks

Diving with Blue and Mako Sharks in South Africa

You’ll cover some serious nautical miles when diving with blue and mako sharks in South Africa — but the long boat ride will be well worth it.
by Guest Author