Caliph Hamish Aw-Michty Ay-Ya-Bastard, Spiritual leader of Scottish State in England
I find pulling down hardish on my ear lobe of the affected ear while i squeeze and blow my nose usually work for me.
Struggling to equalise can spoil your diving experience, and can just suddenly affect someone after several OK dives.
its a strange thing.
I had been on boats for 30 years without issue, then went sea fishing off Penzance and spent hours chuckin up over the sides turning myself inside out!!
sea sick once... whats that all about?
The body is a strange thing, well mine is lol
The main thing is equalise WAY more often than you think you need to. If it has become uncomfortable, you are not equalising enough. People forget that pressure differentials are highest at the surface so you need to equalise a lot more at shallower depths than when you get near your planned depth.
Turning you ear towards the surface can help